Job description

Job title: Data Scientist

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

Salary: £47,683+ (dependent on skills and experience)

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Applying scientific methods through experimental design, exploratory data analysis and hypothesis testing to reach robust conclusions
  • Building scalable machine learning pipelines and combining feature engineering with optimisation methods to improve the data product performance
  • Exploring ways of using new data science tools and techniques to address business and organisational challenges
  • Sharing data science practices across all departments, promoting professional development and use of best practice across all capabilities identified for data scientists
  • Applying data science techniques to present, communicate and disseminate data science products effectively, appropriately and with high impact
  • Working with technologists to design, create, test and document data products with agreed software development standards, including security, accessibility and version control
  • Contributing to decision-making throughout the product life cycle by using data sources, analytical techniques and tools

Your Skills And Experiences

  • Experience using data tools such as Python, MATLAB, Kubernetes and TensorFlow
  • Hold a mathematical background with a strong understanding of statistical data
  • Inquiring mindset with the ability to translate data sets to customers


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.

Data Scientist Team

As a Data Scientist, your role will be to collect, analyse and interpret data to help drive decision-making using mathematical skills. You will have the opportunity to work with data architects, data engineers and data analysts to address and solve complex business problems

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail and structured thinking with a variety of data sets, as well as strong communication skills to translate what the data represents effectively to customers

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.

Closing Date: 16th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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