Data Engineer

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
Job Summary:
We have a requirement for a Python / Big Data developer to work within our team on our client site in London to build the data ingest pipeline into a Hadoop big data platform. This role is part of a large, international Big Data programme with hundreds of varied data feeds to be ingested over the life of the programme. The candidate needs to be enthusiastic, ambitious, a quick learner and a team player willing to join a larger development team.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop / code and test big data capability based on the design supplied
  • Align algorithms with relevant industry standards
  • Work with modern devOps / open source development, build & continuous integration environment
Mandatory Skills and Experience Required:
  • Good Python 2 skills essential
  • Good Apache Spark skills essential including Python integration with Spark
  • Software Engineering/Delivery experience essential, with experience working on large software development projects utilising source control.
  • Scala skills as an alternative to Python will be considered
Other Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • Good Scala skills desirable including integration with Spark
  • Knowledge of Hadoop based technologies including Apache Hive and Impala
  • Ability to manage large volumes of data from multiple sources
  • Knowledge of approach data structures for algorithms for efficient ingest of e.g. large scale time series datasets, batch, real-time etc
  • Good time management to complete committed tasks to the set deadlines
  • Good communication to engage and interact with the clients teams directly
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires 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. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: UK Services
UK Services delivers IT Services and Consultancy to Applied Intelligence clients based primarily in the UK. We divide our clients into 3 market segments; National Security, Government and Enterprise Services. We differentiate ourselves through recognised expertise in Data, Security, Digital Media and Business Solutions.

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