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Graduate Data Science Researcher - 2024

Employer
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Location
Chelmsford, GB
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 May 2024

Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Graduate Data Science Researcher

Start Date: September 2024

Base location: Great Baddow (Chelmsford)

Here at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it's leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

As the cyber and intelligence arm of BAE Systems, we employ over 4,500 people across 16 countries in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. With our distinguished heritage, we relish the opportunity to transform digital and data practices, defence, intelligence, security and society for government agencies, law enforcement, financial services, and critical infrastructure.

The graduate programme is designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be assigned a Career Manager, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

Role Profile

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence Laboratories is seeking to recruit researchers to join our rapidly expanding Data Research group. 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. The Data Research group has a diverse range of teams working in: reinforcement learning, NLP, knowledge graphs and graph based neural nets, AI for RF and EW, sonar and acoustics and you will have the opportunity to work with these colleagues in multi-disciplinary teams. Candidates will have the opportunity to mix technical challenges with customer-facing and project support tasks

This role will involve the following general responsibilities:
  • Conduct novel research in given topic areas, often in partnership with leading UK Universities.
  • Develop prototypes and proof of concept demonstrator.
  • Work effectively both on self-directed projects and in larger project teams.
  • Preparation of technical reports and technical proposals.
Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who are adaptable, enthusiastic and highly motivated. You should be keen to develop skills in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and will need to be a proficient programmer, preferably in Python. Ideally you will have an MSc or an equivalent level of expertise, with some existing experience in the application of deep learning. An appetite for working in a secure environment is desirable but not essential. Experience in software development in Python is essential and some experience with machine and deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, Pytorch, scikit-learn, etc.) is desirable. In addition to a solid academic background and excellent written and verbal communication skills, we are interested in candidates with experience in disciplines such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Economics, Theoretical Physics and Biosciences with statistics.

What's in it for you?
• Work-life balance is important; you'll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
• Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
• You'll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE
• You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.
• £34,000 starting salary, rising over the course of the programme
• £2,000 welcome payment

Entry Requirements
• On track to achieve/ already achieved a 2:2 or above in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject
• You will need to have graduated within the last 3 years

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

What are the next steps?
• CV submission & review
• Digital assessment
• Live Interview

Life at BAE Systems Digital 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 well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital 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.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital 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 Digital 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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