Data Science Manager

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Northrop Grumman

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work – and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible . Our Opportunity t o Deliver the Nation’s Security . Together.

Salary: 77,600.00 – 116,400.00

Role clearance type : Must hold and maintain suitable clearance (domain dependent).

Location: London/Cheltenham

About Your Opportunity:

The Data Science Manager is an experienced, hands-on Data Scientist to support our customer mission requirements through research and development, alongside managing the Data Science team. The Data Science Manager takes the lead for managing a team who work across the spectrum of Research, Data Science, and Machine Learning Engineering/Capability Development.

The Data Science Manager is a Subject Matter Expert in at least one Data Science field, and is able to bring a wide range of experience to the domain. Looking to understand technology trends, risks and opportunities, to bring a clear-eyed view as to what should be adopted now and in the future.

Internally the Data Science Manager will act as the focal point for data science, be a leader and mentor to the data science team, supported by the Data Science Practice lead to develop and chart the career growth of the team. Externally, they will demonstrate thought leadership to our clients and be instrumental in the development of new business, stimulated from client intimacy and furthering our current innovation culture.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules – we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.

  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

Your Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership

  • Contribute to shaping our clients’ technical direction, projecting thought leadership, prioritising time with clients to gain mission intimacy and to increase Northrop Grumman’s technical ‘presence’.

  • Use customer domain experience to shape the development and scope of work, challenging ways of working and driving improvement where appropriate.

  • Lead the design, planning, development/research and testing of Data Science and Machine Learning capabilities

  • Responsible for the quality of project team deliverables, providing overall assurance of tasked work.

  • Provide top level technical mentoring/leadership cover for the data science team across their respective projects.

  • Write and contribute to technical responses for Business Development purposes.

Resourcing & Workforce Management

  • Responsible for the leadership and management of the Data Science workforce aligned to the Account.

  • Support the Engineering Authority in the development and maintenance of workforce plans within the Account, providing Data Science team input.

  • Provide career progression in alignment to the relevant competency framework & expected behaviours, and NG Leadership Characteristics. Promoting the Data Science Practice for the associated materials to support career discussions and development.

  • Supporting the Data Science Practice Lead in the development or implementation of initiatives or materials, where required through either support resources, partnership and or promoting general workforce engagement or participation in the Practice.

  • Work with the Engineering Authority to deliver a team that meets the OU vision and strategy through structured training and recruitment.

  • Working with the Account Lead and Engineering Authority to ensure that the Data Science team are fully focused on driving ‘Time on Mission’. Working with their teams to drive the education and awareness required to support our employee’s ability to be working on mission and accurate time reporting.

General Operational duties

  • Ensure business successes are actively identified and celebrated (both teams and individuals).

  • Have a good understanding of business processes and be able to provide guidance to teams.

  • Remain compliant with all applicable policies and procedures.

  • Act as a role model, exhibiting NG’s values at all times.

  • Act as a Northrop Grumman Brand Ambassador.

  • Actively promote diversity and inclusion.

Your Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience developing capabilities analysing large amounts of data to identify patterns / trends and building useable and value-added data products that facilitate effective decision making.

  • Proven track record of conducting high-quality research in the field of Generative AI, demonstrated through publications in top-tier conferences or journals.

  • Experience in large language modelling techniques, such as Transformer-based models (e.g., GPT, BERT) and their applications to generative tasks.

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, along with experience in deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).

  • Experience with multimodal learning and integrating different modalities (text, images, audio) into generative models is highly desirable.

  • Solid understanding of natural language processing techniques, including semantic understanding, entity recognition, and sentiment analysis.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically and creatively to tackle complex research challenges.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively present research findings and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.

Your Future Team:

The Data Science team is a small but growing area of the business. The overall direction and maintenance of this domain will allow us to prosper and provide further growth in our capabilities.

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry . We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And w ithin a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with [email protected] , where one of our recruitment business partners will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Cyber & Intelligence Business:

Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the Defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

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