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Data Engineer

Smiths Group

Location : Fremont, CA

Headquarters : London

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Experience : Mid Level

Job Description
Ref: GROUPNA00050
Division: Group
Job Function: Engineering

The Smiths Digital Forge is a center of excellence for the development of software technologies enabling the digital transformation of the Smiths business. The Digital Forge is a facility located in a technology/innovation rich area – San Francisco bay area. The Digital Forge focuses on innovation through the reinvention of business models, products, and services. The technology employed will be both conventional (cloud, deep learning and AI, networked devices, high performance compute, commodity sensors, embedded connected devices/IoT) and forward-looking (e.g. Augmented Reality, etc.).

The Smiths Digital Forge is currently seeking a Data Engineer who will be responsible for planning, executing and delivering machine learning-based projects. The bulk of the work will be in AI/machine learning modelling, data exploration and preparation, data collection and integration. The Data Engineer will implement methods to improve data reliability and quality. This includes combining raw information from different sources to create consistent and machine-readable formats. They also develop and test architectures that enable data extraction and transformation for predictive or prescriptive modeling.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop analytical tools and programs
  • Collaborate with data scientists and architects on several projects
  • Analyze and organize raw data
  • Build data systems and pipelines
  • Interpret trends and patterns
  • Conduct complex data analysis and report on results
  • Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modeling
  • Build algorithms and prototypes
  • Combine raw information from different sources
  • Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability
  • Identify opportunities for data acquisition
  • Guide and inspire the organization about the business potential and strategy of artificial intelligence (AI)/data science
  • Collaborate across the business to understand business constraints
  • Conduct work on data science projects
  • Understand new data sources and process pipelines, and catalog/document them
  • Work with various databases, and other source systems such as SQL or graph databases.
  • (Help to) create data pipelines for more efficient and repeatable data science projects
  • Display drive and curiosity to understand the business process
  • Collaborate with other engineers, and IT to evaluate and implement AI/ML deployment options
  • Establish best practices around AI/ML production infrastructure
  • Upskill yourself (through conferences, publications, courses, local academia and meetups).
  • Promote collaboration with other data science teams within the organization. Encourage reuse of artifacts.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, operations research, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related quantitative field such as, economics, engineering and physics is Experience in more than one area is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates should have 1+ years of experience of relevant project experience in successfully launching, planning, executing of data engineering projects. Preferably in the domains of imaging systems, risk modelling, customer behavior prediction, quality assessment, and/or factory automation.
  • Must have basic coding knowledge and experience in several languages: for example, [C/C++, Python, R, Java, Javacript, MATLAB, etc.].
  • Ideally, the candidates are adept in agile methodologies and well-versed in applying DevOps/MLOps methods to the construction of AI/ML and data science pipelines.
  • Candidates need to demonstrate that they were instrumental in launching data science projects.
  • All candidates must be self-driven, curious and creative.
  • They must demonstrate the ability to work in diverse, cross-functional teams in a dynamic business environment.
  • Should be confident, energetic self-starters, with strong moderation and communication skills.

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers’ operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Group

Smiths Group plc is a global entity with 5 distinct trading Divisions. Smiths Business Information Services, commonly known as "BIS," is Smiths Group's internal IT organisation, supporting the Group's business divisions and corporate centre. Key priorities include delivery of all day to day IT services, development of new IT solutions and services and helping colleagues protect the company’s information assets.

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