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Data Science & Machine Learning Research Engineer

Gloucester, United Kingdom

Overview

Cyber crime and threats are evolving across the globe. Raytheon is developing cutting-edge solutions to defeat these threats – and our software engineers are at the heart of our vital work.

We use an Agile/Scrum methodology and you’ll be involved in the full software development lifecycle. The technologies we have at our disposal are second to none, so you can also expect exposure to AWS, Java, Cucumber and everything in between.

You’ll be part of a growing, high-performing and truly agile team of specialist developers, testers and analysts drawn from diverse and interesting backgrounds. Working collaboratively and in conjunction with our partner organisations, you’ll help to design, develop and maintain critical cyber applications and systems for government, law enforcement and commercial customers.

We strive to make software excellence the standard. So we’ll also look to you to develop and share best software engineering practice, continually improve our coding capabilities, and design and develop new product functionality from an Agile perspective.

  • Career & Development Opportunities
  • Full-time
  • Entry, Mid, Senior

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Meet Our Cyber Defenders

Developing the technology of tomorrow: Conor’s role as a Software Engineer

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

At Raytheon UK, our people are constantly looking at how we can evolve our technology. Conor is one of our software engineers developing the technology to defend the UK from tomorrow’s threats. We caught up with him to find out more about his work and why he joined Raytheon UK.

Changing career paths: How Kara became a software engineer

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

We are working to support a greater number of women into the cyber and engineering sector. Kara, one of our software engineers, has come through our Women in Cyber Academy. We caught up with her to find out more about her work and how she got into the sector.

From computational biology to cyber security defender: Matthew’s story

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

At Raytheon UK, we are proud to employ people dedicated to finding innovative solutions. Matthew, one of our machine learning engineers, embodies this idea. We caught up with him to find out more about his role.

Working at the forefront of technology – Robert’s journey as a software engineer

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

Robert is one of our senior software engineers working at the forefront of developing new technologies to help keep us all safe. We caught up with him to find out more about his work at Raytheon.

From tech enthusiast to cyber defender: Stephen’s road into software engineering

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

Take one of our engineers, Stephen. He joined Raytheon UK as a graduate from Lancaster University. Since then, he has worked his way up the ranks to become one of our Senior Software Engineers in Manchester.

We caught up with him to find out what inspired him to start a career in cyber security and his proudest moments since joining Raytheon UK.

Joshua’s journey from computer whizz to scrum master

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

At Raytheon UK, we admire people with passion. One of our employees, Joshua, exemplifies this, having taken on the role of Scrum Master in addition to his existing one as a software engineer. We catch up with him to find out where his love of technology comes from and what drove him to Raytheon UK.

What’s it like starting a career in cyber? Just ask Alice…

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

Having grown up in a military family and recently acquiring a masters degree in computing, Alice is one of our newer software engineers at our Gloucester branch. She tells us what it’s like to have just started a career in the cyber sector.

Emily: The maths master protecting the UK’s cyberspace

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

If you’re interested in joining our talented cyber team, you can apply here.

Emily is one of our senior software engineers based in Gloucester. She tells us what convinced her to move to cyber from the investment sector and how younger generations hold the key to filling the national shortage in STEM-related skills, like cyber.

Responsibilities

What is Raytheon’s Strategic Research Group (SRG)?

Part of Raytheon UK’s Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) business, the Strategic Research Group (SRG) is a multi-disciplinary expert team focused on next-gen research in artificial intelligence, security research and cloud technology.

SRG is not yet another software team building enterprise solutions. The group operate at the cutting edge of technology and research, applying world class research to customer-relevant challenges in order to create unique prototypes, genuine expertise and valuable hands-on skills.

Established in Jan 2019, SRG was created to focus Raytheon’s efforts on next-generation technologies critical to create the future capabilities our customers demand. In the short time since the group was established, greats success - both technically and commercially - has been achieved.

As a result of these successes, SRG is seeking to grow, allowing the group to tackle more challenges and deliver further successes.


What makes SRG different?

SRG is an expert group, made of a team of people with broad skills, expertise and experience. The team includes post-doctorate researchers, experienced data scientists and engineers with customer knowledge, security research and machine learning expertise.

SRG’s culture sets it apart from many other teams. It is vital to how the group operates and to its success.

SRG values creating and sharing tangible results over creating overly detailed plans and excessive PowerPoint presentations. The team deliver a mix of internally funded research and customer funded projects.

SRG work on a ‘cloud first’ basis - AWS, Atlassian, GitHub, Slack are main productivity tools.

SRG is collaborative, supportive and independent. Above all, every member of the group strives to delight and impress our stakeholders, taking great pride in their work.

Data Science & Machine Learning Research Engineer

Location - Gloucester


Essential Behaviours & Attitude

Delivery.
  • Hands-on experience designing, creating, building and operating complex software systems.
  • Strong experience with modern software engineering approaches and best practices.
Effective Communicator.
  • Able to tailor written and verbal communication to a wide range of audiences including technical authors, customers, conferences and public events.
  • Successful examples of conference speaking, customer engagement and managerial presentations.
Inquisitive self-starter.
  • Work with autonomy, able to build trusted relationships and rapidly establish a reputation for enthusiasm, delivery and reliability.
Supportive and collaborative.
  • Must be able to demonstrate clear examples of providing support to team members and colleagues
  • Track record of creating a collaborative working ethos within a team or organisation.
Resilient and driven.
  • Must be able to stay goal focused, regardless of blockers, obstacles or wider issues both in personal work and within the wider team.
Willingness to learn and work across boundaries.
  • Ability to work in new disciplines as a non-expert within expert teams is essential.
  • Willingness and energy to learn new topics, new concepts and new skills in order to facilitate collaboration and solve problems.

Core Technical Skills

We expect:
  • Solid technical and research foundation, either academic or professional track record in technology, research and early-stage development.
  • Strong knowledge of core machine learning models, algorithms and techniques.
  • Good skills - or demonstrable ability to rapidly learn - standard data science toolset including Python, sckitlearn, Jupyter, Apache Spark and the wider Hadoop eco-system
Your professional achievements must demonstrate:
  • Track record rapidly creating early-stage prototypes under uncertainty
  • Proven ability to create software artefacts using modern software engineering best practices where appropriate
Broader Experience

SRG welcomes individuals with a broad range of experiences, diverse careers and technical qualifications. Such diversity of thought is an asset, and as such, broad career experience is valuable:
  • Professional certification in AWS Machine Learning or Solutions Architecture, Cloudera Data Scientist or other technologies.
  • Specialist knowledge in automated reasoning, computer vision, natural language understanding, predictive analytics, behavioural analytics or any other applied machine learning domain
  • Experience creating and deploying production-grade machine learning workloads in a Hadoop eco-system (either on-prem or public cloud)
  • Experience working in the Defence and National Security domain, in particular direct experience working with UK Government customers.
  • Evidence of proactive self-development and self-directed learning in particular Kaggle participation
  • Research credentials, either academic or professional, to evidence ability to innovate and contribute new results to the scientific literature.
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Relocation Eligible
Yes

Ability to Telecommute
Temporary telecommuting - during COVID-19

Clearance Type
DV

Expertise

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
United Kingdom - Gloucester


Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Success Profile

You’ll be highly motivated, demanding of yourself and others around you, and dedicated to achieving great things – for yourself, for Raytheon and for our customers.

The following characteristics will enable you to thrive as a software engineer in our unique environment:

  • An interest in technology
  • Curiosity
  • A passion for innovation
  • The ability to work in a close team
  • Flexibility

Please note: you must be willing and eligible to gain government security clearance. We will support you to do this.

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You get a real sense of satisfaction seeing something you've contributed to, been invested in and helped deliver. It's a positive place to be.

Rewards

  • Pension

    Contributory pension scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).

  • Work / Life Balance

    37-hour week, with an early finish on Fridays (subject to job requirements) – flexible working may be considered depending on your role.

  • Career Development

    At Raytheon, we foster an inclusive culture of professional development. We support a variety of developmental opportunities including: Mentoring programs, Skills Development, Leadership Development, Rotational job assignments, and Continuous Improvement, all of which contribute to advancement of our employee’s capabilities.

  • Paid Time Off

    25 days’ holiday plus statutory public holidays and an enhanced sick pay scheme.

  • Life Insurance

    Life insurance – six times your salary

  • Family Friendly

    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity and shared parental leave.

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