Senior Research Scientist - Machine Learning

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
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Chelmsford, Great Baddow, United Kingdom

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The Defence and Space Business Unit in BAE Systems Applied Intelligence delivers mission focused solutions in cyber & electronic warfare, digital transformation and special communications to clients across Land, Sea, Air, Space and Cyber.

We are looking to recruit researchers to join our rapidly expanding Data Research group based in Great Baddow, Essex.

Role Summary

We are looking for candidates who are adaptable, enthusiastic and highly motivated. You should have existing skills in Artificial Intelligence or neural net based Machine Learning and will need to be a proficient programmer, preferably in Python. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of Data science research topics for customers across the defence, security and commercial sectors. You will also have the opportunity to forge strong links with Academic partners.

Candidates will have the opportunity to mix technical challenges with customer-facing and project support tasks. In addition to a solid academic background and excellent written and verbal communication skills, we are interested in candidates with experience in NLP and experience in the creation and application of knowledge graphs to large unstructured data sources.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Conduct novel research in given topic areas, often in partnership with leading UK Universities.
  • Develop prototypes and proof of concept demonstrators
  • Take ownership of tasks in projects and deliver to challenging standards.
  • Work effectively both on self-directed projects and in larger project teams.
  • Preparation of technical reports and technical proposals.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • PhD. qualified in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in the application of AI/ML techniques. Of particular interest are candidates with experience in the domains of:
    • Natural Language Processing, including Information extraction, text-mining and entity linking
    • Creation and analysis of knowledge graphs. Including areas such as ontology construction, knowledge graph embeddings, link-prediction and node classification
    • Experience with state-of-the-art graph neural networks, such as Graph Convolutional Networks (GCNs) and Graph Attention Networks (GATs)
  • Appetite for working in a secure environment is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in software development in any of the following: Python, Java
  • Experience with ML frameworks: TensorFlow, Pytorch, scikit-learn is essential
  • Desirable: Experience with one or more graph machine learning packages (StellarGraph, torch-geometric etc.) and knowledge graph toolkits (Neo4j)

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:

We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.

Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we’ll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you’ll have client contact, variety and support from day one.

We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


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