Data Scientist

BAE Systems.
04 Jan 2019
27 Mar 2019
Job Role
Data Protection
Job Type

The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
We are looking for talented Data Scientists that want to be challenged! You will be highly analytical and natural problem solver with an excellent understanding of data technology and an aptitude for working with large volumes of data.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Data Consulting Practice as a Data Scientist, working with a diverse range of people and organisations on some of the most high profile and ground breaking data analytics projects.

What you will be doing:

As a Data Scientist you will innovate using analytical tools and techniques on data then develop or exploit data driven solutions, either on client site or working closely with the client. You will work with minimum supervision and alongside both the clients' business and technical staff. You will be recognised as owning deliverables, including responsibility for defining and crafting the analytical solutions to business problems. If you are more experienced we will expect you to lead teams and projects on behalf of BAE.

Data, information and intelligence are at the heart of what we have always delivered. We enable organisations to improve their data handling and find new ways to exploit it, whether through master data, transaction data or scalable Big Data solutions.

Skills & Experience:

  • You will have excellent analytical and problem solving skills using a range of data analysis or statistical techniques
  • Comfortable handling and manipulating large volumes of data
  • Appreciation and understanding of the following data technologies, ideally with hands-on practical experience with at least one of them:
    • Commercial or open source data analysis tools
    • Big Data platforms
    • Relational and/or NoSQL databases
    • Business intelligence and ETL
    • Data visualisation
    • Machine learning
  • Able to script or code data processing approaches, ideally in at least one of Python, Java, Scala, MapReduce or SQL.
  • Ability to quickly understand the data landscape of an organisation
  • Ability to present complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences
  • A client-facing approach - able to analyse client data problems, and communicate inputs and outcomes clearly as a technical expert or lead on a project
  • Pro-active and keen to learn and actively engaged in developing their data science skills

Hear from the people whose expertise defends nations, governments and businesses from cyber attacks around the clock

About our team
You'll be part of a big company, but we try to create a culture that feels more like a small one. The work will stretch you and be challenging, but we encourage a healthy work-life balance and welcome a discussion on flexible working. Most of all, we know teams who work well together also perform well. We'll do everything we can to ensure you have fun at work, and in social activities outside of it.
We are specifically recruiting for our National Security business which is the largest area within our Government business. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner for our National Security clients in delivery of their core mission. At the end of 2017 we had over 600 employees working across our intelligence, law enforcement and defence clients. This year, we are looking to build on our success and grow even further by recruiting over 100 new members to our team.
We have a rich history of working within National Security. In fact, we have over 40 years' experience of delivering advice and solutions to our customers in this sector, supporting them in carrying out their vital missions. We are currently at the forefront of introducing new technology and approaches, and would like you to be part of this exciting phase in our history.

Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.

Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
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.
Division Overview: UK Services
UK Services delivers IT Services and Consultancy to Applied Intelligence clients based primarily in the UK. We divide our clients into 3 market segments; National Security, Government and Enterprise Services. We differentiate ourselves through recognised expertise in Data, Security, Digital Media and Business Solutions.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.