Data Analyst/Engineer

Pacific Biosciences, Inc. Menlo Park , CA 94025

Posted 1 week ago

Pacific Biosciences is looking for a person with a strong statistics background and programming experience to join our Manufacturing Engineering team to provide yield reporting and to mine & analyze large data sets. You will help us build and monitor our biologically-integrated semiconductor-chip sequencing technology.

Key skills will include problem solving, statistical design and analysis and excellent communication skills.


  • Create and Maintain yield dashboards

  • Report on factory metrics associated with quality and cost

  • Deliver high quality analytics insights from a large-scale database

  • Set up quality reporting systems for sharing information and develop a data pipeline that allows regular reporting to visual data

  • Maintain existing software & data management systems and develop improvements to these systems

  • Integration of statistical reports and methods with manufacturing databases (SPC, etc)

  • Work closely with Process Engineers in Manufacturing Engineering to correlate process conditions with product specifications.

  • Time Series analysis of manufacturing data to identify trends and events

  • Pareto, FMEA analysis to identify impactful projects

  • Drive quality improvement activities associated with manufacturing yields using statistical analysis

  • Develop key metrics to report on manufacturing capacity and throughput.

  • Mine large data sets and identify useful trends

  • Monitor field performance, draw correlations between customer performance and internal metrics and monitors

  • Draw data correlations between existing and new manufacturing procedures and processes

  • Optimization of metrology methods and sampling to improve predictive power

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in a Quantitative field (Statistics/Mathematics/Physics) or relevant experience

  • Min 5 years work experience in an industrial setting

  • Very strong statistical analysis and experimental design capability

  • Solid competency in statistics, working knowledge of data mining algorithms including classifications techniques, probability networks, association rules, supervised and unsupervised clustering and Generalized Linear Regression

  • Strong working knowledge of JMP, R or other statistical languages

  • Software development experience with a variety of environments (C#, C++ or similar)

  • Experience with Matlab/Python/JMP/R and integrating data analysis tools in C++/C# GUI is a plus

  • Relational Database knowledge (SQL) with the ability to mine the data for anomalies, trends, outliers and correlations

  • Experience working with Process Engineers in Hardware manufacturing

  • Experience with a manufacturing execution system (e.g. Siemens Camstar) also a plus

  • Strong collaborative and team work attributes with active communication and good documentation skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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Data Analyst/Engineer

Pacific Biosciences, Inc.