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Principal Research Scientist: Machine Learning

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Laboratories is seeking to recruit individuals to join our rapidly expanding Data and Information Processing Capability . We are looking for candidates who are adaptable, enthusiastic and highly motivated. Ideally you will have experience of Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning applied to the Image Analysis. You will ideally have experience of leading teams developing image analytics. We offer you the opportunity to lead projects covering a wide range of image analysis requirements for customers across the defence, security and commercial sectors. You will also have the opportunity to maintain your strong links with Academic partners.

You will be leading a team of 8 dedicated researchers working at the cutting edge of ML research in the image analysis domain and should have some experience of management of early career researchers. You will work on a mixture of customer funded projects and internal BAE programmes.

Candidates will have the opportunity to mix technical challenges and customer-facing activities in an entrepreneurial culture. In addition to a solid academic background and excellent written and verbal communication skills, we are interested in candidates with experience working with Image and Video data for Defence and Security applications.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Lead novel research in given topic areas, often in partnership with leading UK Universities.
  • Oversee development of prototypes and proof of concept demonstrators
  • Manage a team of machine learning researchers.
  • Effectively present results to both technical and non-technical audiences
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Several years of experience in the application of Machine Learning to Image analysis problems in addition to a PhD. in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Appetite for working in a secure environment is desirable but not essential.
  • Candidates must already have a right to work in the UK.
  • Experience in software development in any of the following: Python, Java
  • Experience with ML frameworks: TensorFlow, Pytorch, scikit-learn is desirable
  • Experience with edge processing devices such as Jetsons, FPGAs etc is desirable

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.

About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 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.

Launched in 2022, Digital Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, and has a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses around the world from advanced threats.

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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