Data Scientist

BAE Systems

Warton, Preston, UK

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Would you like the opportunity to be part of an emerging and growing department with the chance to influence and scope team development? We currently have a vacancy for a Data Scientist at our site in Warton.

As a Data Scientist, you will be working in a cutting-edge area of growth within the business, developing skills within data science applied to advanced aerospace projects, including future programmes. The role offers the opportunity to use your data science skills in a highly interesting discipline.

We are running a number of projects that look to take real data generated from our Support Service, Customer Operations and business activities to drive efficiency and offer new and exciting capabilities to our customers.

As a Data Scientist, you will be expected explore datasets ranging from our air business covering the full product and service lifecycle, applying advanced statistical approaches. For example, typical work would be creating code in Python and other Languages within an Analytic framework to create data exploitation applications and provide insights from the data.

The role combines technical and commercial aspects and will involve interaction with suppliers, customers, domain experts from across the Air business to deliver tangible data exploitation capabilities and services. You will also have the opportunity to shape and influence the development of this and the wider advanced analytics capability within Support Services and the Air business as a whole.

Your main responsibilities as a Data Scientist will involve:

  • Managing technical projects competently in order to ensure adherence with baseline schedule, scope and costs
  • Developing and deploying machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities for the benefit of BAE Systems
  • Developing new algorithms in a variety of application areas including design, manufacturing, maintenance, situational awareness and autonomy
  • Taking responsibility for technical development of applying machine learning algorithms across new development areas
  • Maintaining knowledge in this area of expertise, keeping up to date with current developments and events
  • Understanding of the customers’ business issues and needs, both obvious and underlying
  • Responding to customer requests, maintaining clear communication, correcting problems and taking action to make things better for the customer

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Relevant industry experience or Masters, PhD or relevant post-doctoral experience (computer science/ physics/ mathematics/ STEM subject)
  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to write high performance production quality code
  • Demonstrate proficiency in coding, e.g. C++/ Python/ MATLAB/R
  • Demonstrate knowledge in some of the following areas: Machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, large-scale data mining
  • Some experience working on classification problems would be advantageous
  • Industry experience building and productionizing innovative end-to-end advanced analytical capabilities or getting insights from data would also be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for a strong communicator with the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will be able to clearly communicate on complex topics as well as being proactive and hard working with the ability to use your own initiative, but also be strong as part of a team.

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


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