Edwards Ltd

Data Engineer, IIoT Analytics

Job description

Data Engineer – Semicondutor Service

We are looking for an experienced data engineer to join our semiconductor service at Edwards, part of the Atlas Copco Group. Reporting into the Semiconductor Division Analytics Manager, the candidate will use their knowledge of analytics, ensuring that data from assets/instrumentation, and other business processes are standardized, stored and remain current, in an analytics data platform. The position involves working with customers and colleagues to make data from equipment and processes accessible to Analysts and Data Scientists. This will typically include building or maintaining the infrastructure required to consolidate data drawn from customer sites around the world, and other business systems and processes; automating the transport, formatting, and storage of data in a data analytics platform, and developing data pre-processing and interfacing solutions that feed exploratory and production data analytics.

The role requires a collaboration with IT and other DevOps teams, particularly in respect of big data and analytics infrastructure, and the development of production systems for ingesting and cataloguing data. The candidate needs to be inquisitive about what the data reveals about the equipment and processes that generate it: they will use analysis tools to explore the data, link data from different sources, and provide context that helps the understanding of others. The role involves implementing tests for data quality and building automated pre-processing jobs. The candidate will ensure that they are able to independently contribute and take responsibility for their own work, whilst identifying opportunities to enhance systems and processes that improve data quality. The ability to actively collaborate with others, making positive contributions to the team is a must; whilst also following the ethics of the company, specifically in relation to safety and sustainability.


The role is based in our Burgess Hill, West Sussex office, where we have a flexible working culture, with opportunity to work from home, there will also be occasional global travel.

Main responsibilities:

  • Use data analytics tools to explore data, highlight important features, and clarify the relationship between service interventions and equipment performance that affects the customer’s outcomes.
  • Work with Data Scientists to understand the characteristics, features and quality requirements needed to feed analytic algorithms or processing steps.
  • Ensure that the data platform can provide the required data, by working with peers to acquire it, and developing the transformations and schemas and interfaces that help accelerate the development and testing of analytic algorithms.
  • Support Edwards Service teams and Service Technology Centre’s with standardizing data collection.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance systems and processes that improve data quality, and drive the changes required with the help of development teams.
  • Communicate own work and the work of the wider team – to internal stakeholders, but also to the customer where appropriate – using reports, dashboards and presentations and tailoring the message for the audience.
  • Participate in team design and code peer-reviews, to help establish and share best practice.

Requirements – Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Higher level qualification in computing systems administration, big-data engineering or another IT discapline.

  • Competent with at least one scripting or general purpose programming language – preferred is Python; bash, PowerShell/JavaScript etc. may be an advantage. Experience with a data integration toolkit – Azure Data Factory; DataBricks; other

  • Experience with relational, NoSQL and big-data storage formats (e.g. CSV/JSON/Parquet/Avro), including scripting the manipulation of data between these formats

  • Experience of SCADA or Industrial IoT platforms would be an advantave.

  • Fluent with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel. Familiarity with Microsoft PowerBI would be an advantage.

  • Excellent spoken and written English; other Asian or European languages may be an advantage.

Why Edwards is a great place to work

At Edwards we are proud to be the industry leader in vacuum and abatement, pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver innovative solutions for our customers in the global semiconductor, display and LED sectors.

The Edwards legacy is built on the pioneering spirit of our people. For more than 100 years our talented people have put us at the forefront of technology by engineering environments where the world’s innovation can thrive.

We want to be a workplace for everyone. At Edwards, part of the Atlas Copco Group, we know that diversity and inclusion are critical to our long-term success. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to understand our customers’ needs and strengthen employee motivation, productivity, innovation and results. We will continue to invest in our people, celebrating diversity, encouraging individual growth, and making sure Edwards is a place where everybody is proud to work.

About Edwards

Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

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