I’m Brian Owen, a data engineer for about a decade, and despite my efforts to be convincing, the opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. I’ve worked in big companies, small companies, and as a consultant for a brief stint. Everything I’ve learned comes from either the senior engineers that taught me or the failures that occurred when I didn’t listen. Data engineering can be a tough career. I hope some of this hard won information is useful to you on your way.