This is an excellent article providing foundational requisites to become a data scientist. The skills and capabilities you mention in this article are critical.
Data scientists also focus very much on dealing with Big Data Analytics.
Understanding the data architecture, platforms and practices can also be beneficial for data scientists. Data architects and data scientists work closely in creating synergy in data driven business organisations.
Pleased to come across your insightful writing on Medium Brooke Whistance
I’d like to share one of my articles which can provide a perspective in dealing with Big Data from architectural perspective.