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About Edwards

"What I like about Edwards is..."

Graduate Engineer Tinashe describes the working culture at Edwards, and explains how it has helped her to develop and improve.

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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.

Your mission in Semiconductor Service (VSS)

Due to rapid industry growth a new Data Engineer position has become available within the Semiconductor Service Division at Edwards. Edwards is a market leader in the growing Semiconductor sector, and forms part of the Vacuum Technique Area of the Atlas Copco Group. This key role will work as part of the digital team, who provide digital solutions to the Semiconductor business divisions.

One of the key delivery tracks of the team is data analytics with a primary responsibility to ensure that the data required to feed analytics is available, of the appropriate quality, and requires the minimum of manual processing. 

Your mission Includes: 

Your mission as Data Engineer is to expand and optimize our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing the data flow, data quality and data collection for cross functional teams.

You will support our developers, data analysts, data scientists and Information Systems (IS) data team on data initiatives that will enable optimal data delivery architecture and common data that will be consistent for all business divisions. In this mission you may be required to travel between Edwards and customer sites.

Key Responsibilities 

  • You create, test monitor, and maintain data pipelines from multiple applications to the Azure Data Factory.
  • You will Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability
  • You are able to ensure our infrastructure meets the requirements for optimal extraction, transformation and loading of data from a wide variety of sources.
  • You can collaborate with stakeholders, data analysts and data science teams to assist with data related issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • You can create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in providing greater insight and functionality from our data.
  • You seek out opportunities to automate routine or manual tasks, using scripting languages, software frameworks and libraries to move, translate and store data.
  • You can use analysis tools to explore the data, link data from diverse sources, and provide context that helps the understanding of others.
  • You will work with our business analysts, solution architects and data analysts on the development of analytics and predictive models, providing feedback within the team, and presenting results and insight as part of the wider Digital Transformation project.
  • You collaborate with IS and other DevOps teams, particularly in respect of big data and analytics infrastructure, and the development of production systems for ingesting and cataloguing data.This role is office based and not shop floor based. 


This role is flexible and can be based from the Vacuum Technique head office in Burgess Hill, home-based or from our European locations (Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany).

Education and experience

  • Good working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Experience building and optimising data pipelines, architectures, and data sets.
  • Data pipeline and workflow management tools.
  • Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience with relational SQl and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc.
  • Experience with Azure Data Factory.
  • Experience of performing root cause analysis on data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Good project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Expert 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.
  • Basic knowledge of Machine Learning and SAP Experience would be beneficial.

What makes us special: 

  • We are a part of a global group; therefore, we offer many opportunities to grow internationally or locally. 
  • We have a learning culture, where you can develop at your own pace. Benefit from our 17k+ learning and development programmes. 
  • Our industrial ideas empower our customers to grow and drive society forward. 
  • We offer a safe, inclusive, and healthy work environment where people can grow and develop, and where performance is rewarded in a fair way.
  • We know that diversity and inclusion help us to understand our customers’ needs and strengthen employee motivation, productivity, innovation, and results.

This is a great opportunity to join Edwards, a part of the Atlas Copco group in a very supportive team. Reporting into the Digitalization Manager, Semiconductor Divisions.

If you are inquisitive about what data can reveal about products and processes, and you enjoy using analysis tools to explore the data and helping others understand the results, then we would like to hear from you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 28th, 2022
  • Immediate Start
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany and Burgess Hill (Sussex) (Remote)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Robotics
  • Software

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