Job details

Data Science Engineer

Job reference: 000634

Location: Romsey

Closing date: 28/02/2022

Department: National Security

About Roke

Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

The Opportunity 

Roke have a wide range of exciting opportunities for experienced Data Scientists to join our Business Units. Domain experience in an area relevant such as Healthcare, Public Sector, Defence and National Security will be considered.

This role will expand your abilities through working alongside our wealth of specialist Data Scientists and Software Engineers on various projects, from rapidly prototyped research right through to high grade enterprise systems.

You could be developing data science solutions within one or more of our client side teams around the UK or working on our ground-breaking projects within one of our UK based offices. Hybrid working can be allowed where possible. 

If you'd like, you could also provide technical leadership to junior member, as well as, interacting with stakeholders during the development cycle. Just let us know your interests. 

Our data analytics work encompasses all types of data, including structured and unstructured data (such as text and image). We use a variety of software, picking the best approach to suit the customers’ needs. For example, you might exploit your software expertise to solve big data or data streaming challenges using open source technologies. 

Alternatively, you might use your statistical background to develop machine-learned models to classify data. Perhaps, you will specialise in data visualisation techniques in order to enable our customers to easily access the required information from their data.
Regardless, your projects will be diverse – working with varying clients, across a number of sectors, using a range of skills. Consequently, we are looking for individuals able to work flexibly across projects in different domains. You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new approaches & solutions. Equally, you may apply them to complement or advance existing solutions.

Why We Want You 

You will have data science expertise; however, as this is such a broad area we would consider experience in a subset of any of the following:

  • Large scale (‘big data’) data ecosystems, cloud infrastructure and analytic frameworks.
  • Techniques and toolkits for data cleansing, data preparation, data processing, fusion and analysis
  • Techniques and toolkits for combining data or analysing data streams in real time
  • Programming languages and techniques for visualising data

You enjoy growing your skills and those of your team by regularly learning about new technologies. Most importantly, you judge your achievements by the success and happiness of your team and its customers.

Roke also operates in the fields of network communications, network connectivity, autonomy and cyber and your familiarity with underpinning concepts in one or more of these areas would be beneficial but not essential. 

Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment. 

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Security Information 

Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be willing and eligible to achieve a minimum of SC clearance. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see

High level clearance bonus is available and will be considered on application.


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