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INFICON Junior Data Scientist in Newton, Massachusetts



INFICON is a growing, global, leading provider of innovative technologies that enhances productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial processes. The products provided by INFICON are world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control and are vital to manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells, and industrial vacuum coating applications. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China with subsidiaries located throughout the world.

This position will be located in Newton, MA. For more detailed information about INFICON, please visit our website at


Do you have a passion for Data? Do you dream of working with customers on their most forward-looking AI initiatives? Do you feel a thrill of discovery when you identify sources of perplexing variability in your Data or Model output?

We develop software for monitoring semiconductor manufacturing process and are leveraging the latest technologies to address our customers' needs. You will be part of a team that investigates and builds general solutions based on all of the data available in factories, ranging from time series data, to post manufacturing data, to production logs. You will be working side-by-side with application developers and customers to clear some of the most pressing obstacles to the fourth industrial revolution in semiconductor manufacturing. Your mission will be to improve on our solutions by identifying their weaknesses and finding potential improvements, which could range from better data cleaning to complete redesigns of the underlying machine learning models. As part of a small and dynamic team, your expertise and opinions will be highly valued.


Applied research and implementation of statistical machine learning, deep learning, and data science to advance the state of the art in data-driven decision-making and automation in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.


Perform data analysis, data pre-processing, and feature engineering in support of advanced machine learning algorithm development.

Incorporate physical and operational insights/constraints into statistical models to achieve a high degree of robustness.

Prototype algorithms for proof of concept, validation, and software implementation.

Develop and support systems for testing of machine learning algorithms and their output.

Support performance evaluations and the transition of algorithms into existing fault detection and classification systems.

Other related functions as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in applied mathematics/statistics, computer science, chemical engineering or related technical field.

Demonstrated ability in machine learning development, scientific modelling and/or data analytics.

Demonstrated ability with python

Expertise with inferential statistics or time series analysis

Experience with agile development practices and Git version control.

Experience with SQL, Graph stores, or NoSQL stores.

Experience with Deep Learning methods or Bayesian modelling a plus

Applicant must have a dynamic skill set, be excited to work with new technologies, be highly organized and capable of coordinating multiple tasks. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills and excellent judgment. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)