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Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Salford
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Software Developer
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Job Title: Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Location: Gloucester OR Manchester OR Remote

Working as part of Raytheon UK's Cyber, Space and Training (CST) business, the Strategic Research Group (SRG) is a multi-disciplinary expert team focused on next-gen research in artificial intelligence, security research and cloud technology.

SRG is not yet another software team building enterprise solutions. The group operate at the cutting edge of technology and research, applying world class research to customer-relevant challenges in order to create unique prototypes, genuine expertise and valuable hands-on skills.

The team has grown substantially over the last 3 years providing an increasing number of opportunities for work and development in space systems, cyber security, control systems and more.

This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding and high profile, working in agile and successful team dedicated to deliver high quality and innovative solutions to meet complex customer requirements.

Candidate Requirements:

You should have hands-on experience designing, developing, deploying and managing machine learning models at scale, in production. Good verbal and written communication skills should aid your ability in working well with the team. The role involves taking novel and innovative solution through to production; so a creative, yet pragmatic mindset is welcomed.

The following core skills are required for the role

Proven experience designing and implementing ML/AI pipelines.

Ability to write production level Python, with good software engineering fundamentals such as Test Driven Development, SOLID design patterns.

Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases.

Additional desirable skills/experience includes:

Experience with ML frameworks such as Tensorflow and PyTorch.

Experience in DevOps and code deployment using CI/CD best practices.

Good understanding of AWS or Azure platforms.

Exposure to Infrastructure as Code e.g. Terraform.

Experience with containerisation technologies.

Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem and large-scale data processing frameworks e.g. Spark, Apache Beam.

Awareness of MLOps frameworks e.g. MLFlow, Kubeflow.

Note that Raytheon anticipate that this is a demanding skillset and therefore are flexible regarding the overall skills match. Where necessary training will be provided to the right candidate to ensure that any skills gaps are addressed

Broader Experience

Raytheon UK welcomes individuals with a broad range of experiences, diverse careers and technical qualifications. Such diversity of thought is an asset, and as such, broad career experience is valuable. Examples of relevant experience or qualifications are:

Professional data science certifications (eg Cloudera Data Scientist) or other technologies.

Experience working in the Defence and National Security domain, in particular direct experience working with UK Government customers.

Evidence of proactive self-development and self-directed learning such as Cloud certification.


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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