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Data Scientist

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Data Scientist

Location: Portsmouth. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £47,940 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Applying a range of machine learning techniques, data mining, prescriptive and predictive analytics to improve business capability

  • Applying designated quantitative techniques, statistics, time series analysis, optimisation, and simulation to develop appropriate models for classification, regression, and prediction

  • Supporting the development and deployment of data science workflows to streamline business processes for agile decision making

  • Analysing large and diverse datasets to provide clear and insights for a range of business applications

  • Dashboards and presenting using storytelling methods to stakeholders with different levels of technical understanding

  • Researching and assessing new data science techniques via literature reviews and engagement with academia, SMEs and other data science teams across BAE Systems

Your skills and experiences:


  • Postgraduate level qualification in Data Science

  • Experience of using Phython and its application to data science projects

  • Curiosity and drive to undertake individual and team projects, and to see through to completion


  • Experience of using Tensorflow

  • Experience of data base technologies including, but not limited to SQL Server, Cassandra, InfluxDB

  • Strong core knowledge of applied maths and statistics


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Maritime Services team:

As a Data Scientist at Maritime Services, you will be contributing to the development of new and existing products as well as undertaking original research to enhance BAE Systems’ knowledge base and capability within the field of Prognostics and Health Management. Working with various data sets including time-series, text data and transactional records, you will be using innovative machine learning techniques to deliver novel insights to support our engineering teams. This role will enable you to put your curiosity and skills into play and allow you to work with various stakeholders via exposure to different areas of the business, all with the aim of maintaining BAE Systems’ position at the forefront of this technology.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.