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Defence - Data Engineering Team Lead - Hyr

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

Job Details

Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Guildford || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Gloucester || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : London

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.

Digital Intelligence:

Customers increasingly demand integrated information and technology solutions delivering advantage, communications, planning, operations and cyber protection. BAE Systems has recently formed a new business unit called Digital Intelligence to bring together a range of capabilities to meet this Digital demand.

What you’ll be doing for us:

To work as part of a client side team that defines and resolves complex data collection and data integration issues ( i.e. ETL - Extract, Transform and Load design and development ) to make data and information available to decision makers, internal and external interfaces and real time decision procedures with operation systems and delivery channels. The Consultant Data Engineer specialises in helping clients within large scale projects and programmes to help shape specific solutions. However, they will also need to develop a holistic view of the organisation. Consultant Data Engineers will often work closely with Enterprise Data Architects.

What previous experience will you have:

Preferably in the Defence Domain (or with the ability to adjust)
  • Managing teams to an agreed schedule and within budget
  • Generating metrics and reporting the status of the engineering on your project
  • Responsible for the process and lifecycle choices for your project
  • Solving problems and re-planning where required
  • Developing the engineering workforce
  • Supporting recruitment

Your skills and experiences:
  • Sets strategies for effective use of ETL and Data Integration Tools
  • Provides expert knowledge in the selection, provision and use of ETL architectures, software and facilities, typically taking responsibility for a team or technical staff.
  • Leads the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers.
  • Establishes policy and strategy for the selection of systems architecture components working with Enterprise/Solution Architects as required. Co-ordinates design activities and good engineering practice e.g. based on Erchitecture Engineering Quick Strat, promoting these disciplines to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Ensures that appropriate standards (corporate, industry, regulatory, legal, safety-related, national and international) are identified and adhered to.
  • Delivery of complex solutions (numbers of data sources or technical components), working with Solution Architects as required and utilising proven design patterns as far as possible.
  • Reviews data-related contracts for external suppliers (or from client to internal/external customer).
  • Works with minimal supervision on major strategic engagements
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills


You’ll receive benefits including: performance related bonus (of up to 10%); competitive pension scheme; enhanced annual leave allowance 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

Why BAE Systems?

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital 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.

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for this position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance (without caveat) prior to starting with us.

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.

Division overview: Functions

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and the business could not operate without all the dedicated work of our Functions teams. From Finance & Operations through Communications & Marketing, to HR and Site Operations and more, our Functions teams enable our divisions to implement ground-breaking digital transformations and crucial defence software.

As part of Functions, you will be supporting and partnering with our global business from the backline, being a strategic advisor within your specialist area, and ensuring the business runs smoothly and efficiently. We all have a role to play in defending our clients; and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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