2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job title: Data Scientist

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

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working on a broad range of projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team; driving new operational and customer insights based on data intelligence
  • Help driving cultural business change, covering a wide range of business solutions, which depend heavily on Information to enable and offer the customer the required capability
  • Applying an analytical mind-set to deliver insight to the business
  • Supporting projects ranging from data exploration, analysis, and visualisation, integrating algorithms into software, cutting edge machine learning, and developing data processing pipelines
  • Understanding business problems and translating them into testable hypotheses for which analysis can be conducted
  • Liaising with business functions such as Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Planning, PM&C and Quality; across multiple boat programmes

Your skills and experiences:


  • A degree or equivalent practical experience in a relevant numerate discipline such as maths, physics, economics, engineering, or similar
  • Programming and data handling in Python or similar
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Experience of stakeholder management would be beneficial


  • Experience with Process Mining and Data Visualisation
  • Working with varied data sources such as images, video, and text
  • An understanding of machine learning, frameworks such as Tensorflow, Scikit Learn, or Pytorch and how they might be applied to data


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave incentive 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 Enterprise Information Management team:

As a Data Scientist on the IM& T Enterprise Information Management team, you will be joining a new team working on an exciting new project developing Data Science solutions to real life problems within submarines. You will be working from proffer of discovery right through to end delivery. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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: 20th June 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.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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