Data Scientist - Gloucester - National Security

Job City:  Gloucester
Professional Area:  Digital Creative Services
Job Req ID:  120922


Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Gloucester 


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.

Data Science:

We are looking for experienced Data Scientists to join our team following continuous growth and success in the UK Government sector.

Our people are what differentiates us, they are resourceful, innovative and dedicated. We have a mix of generalists and specialists and recognise that this diversity contributes to our success. We recognise the benefits of forming teams from a mix of disciplines, which allows us to come up with cutting edge, high quality solutions.

Our breadth of work across the Public Sector provides diverse opportunities for our people to develop their careers in new areas of expertise and with new clients. Our projects are spread across the Data Science lifecycle from delivering Research and Proof of Concept models, to building and delivering operational solutions.

What you could be doing for us:

  • Applying Data Science and analysis techniques ranging from: Data Aggregation and Management Information reporting (MI), statistical-based analytics to advanced approaches such as machine learning and predictive analytics.
  • You could be working with a range of different colleagues (including Data Specialists, Business Analysts, Creative and Engineering teams) to understand the challenges our clients face and develop meaningful insights into their problems and their data.
  • Taking on the management of one or more areas of technical work including: planning, identifying risks and regular reports to the project manager.
  • Use your knowledge and experience of Data Science technologies to evaluate potential solutions and combine capabilities in order to deliver innovative and effective solutions for our clients.
  • As part of our Consulting workforce you could be presenting and demonstrating solutions to clients at all levels of seniority, tailoring your communications to effectively explain analytical techniques and advise on their application.

What background are we looking for?

  • Data Science, Analysis or Engineering, with a solid understanding of Data Science and Machine Learning concepts along with experience of applying them in your previous role.
  • Experience in using Data Science tools and technology, including at least one analytical scripting language (e.g. Python, R, SAS). Rather than specifying a list of technologies we look for, demonstrable ability in what you have used previously, along with adaptability and willingness to learn. 
  • A good understanding of Open Source software for Data Science and can evaluate these platforms against COTS products. Given a customer problem you can analyse and evaluate options and recommend solutions.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of database concepts (including unstructured, NoSQL and “Big Data” platforms) with experience using object and data modelling techniques.
  • Previous experience working in the domain of Cyber Security and Intelligence is desirable, but not essential.


How we will support 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
  • You can work around core hours with flexible and part-time working
  • 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
  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career
  • You’ll be part of our bonus scheme

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.


Please note as a Data Scientist you may be required to work on client sites that are away from your base location. This can be for an extended period of time. In this instance, all travel and expenses costs will be covered. This will not be applicable to all Consulting projects so If you have concerns about this; please speak to your recruitment contact.

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 Applied 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.

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.

Job Title:  Data Scientist - Gloucester - National Security

Job City:  Gloucester
Professional Area:  Digital Creative Services
Job Req ID:  120922