According to deeplearning.ai, only 22% of companies using machine learning have successfully deployed a model. The need for ML Engineers is growing exponentially as the industry moves towards data-centric AI.

ML Engineering (MLOps) is at the intersection of Machine Learning, DevOps, and Data Engineering. It is a critical role that ensures AI products get deployed in production in a scalable and reliable way.

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Many AI projects fail due to the lack of MLOps expertise to help put ML in production. Companies realize that building successful AI products requires data engineers, scientists, ML engineers, and product managers to work in a team.

ML Engineers play an essential role in putting models in production and ensuring models can be continuously integrated and deployed (CI/CD) with high-quality data (data-centric AI).

If you currently work as a Data Scientist, Software Engineer, or DevOps professional, ML Engineer could be a great natural progression.

MLOps’ most important task is to make high quality data available through all stages of the ML project lifecycle.

-Andrew Ng on data-centric AI-

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Source: Indeed

ML in production is more than just the code

Source: Google NIPS Paper

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What do ML Engineers do?

On a typical day, an ML Engineer may be involved in the following tasks:

Who can become an ML Engineer?

ML Engineering has a higher entry bar. An ideal candidate will have a solid software/programming background, decent knowledge in data science and machine learning, as well as experience with CI/CD and Data Engineering. 

It may sound scary to beginners. The reality is that it’s very hard to find the ideal candidates. So as long as you are a relentless learner who can demonstrate great desire for learning, strong aptitude for problem solving, and the dedication to make it happen. 

If you are a data scientist, then learning data engineering, DevOps, and the principles of software engineering is the key. 

If you are coming from a DevOps background, learning AI frameworks, improving data wrangling skills, and knowing the difference between AI pipelines and traditional software CI/CD pipelines are important. 

How much do ML Engineers earn?

The average base pay for ML Engineers is between $110k and $130k in the U.S. It is the highest in different data & AI roles. 

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