Machine Learning Engineer

  • Airbus
  • Bristol, UK
  • 04/09/2021
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Airbus Operations Limited

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

Job Description

The Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (DMZ) department is looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to be based at either our Filton (Bristol) or Broughton in North Wales sites. The department is a central group of data scientists, software engineers and product managers with a mission to apply AI/ML technologies to the most valuable and challenging analytics projects across a variety of different Airbus business areas, from customer services, engineering, HR, Finance to manufacturing. Joining DMZ, you will work closely with a multi-national team of AI specialists, IT specialists, products and platform managers to deliver AI services covering AI/ML technical pillars in Airbus including computer vision, time series anomaly detection, knowledge extraction, decision making and hybrid modeling.

As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will be a key contributor in defining best practices and implementing AI/ML in production across a variety of different products, relying on all Airbus backbones (PCP, Skywise, SAP…) You will engage in the AI communities to mentor and coach the data scientists and advanced analysts in the business to follow MLOps and DataOps best practices. Finally, being based in the UK for DMZ, you will also be the local relay of our team for all analytics matters.

The key role responsibilities include:

  • Work with domain experts, data scientists and AI specialists to accelerate ML/AI into production.
    • Developing ML Systems considering all aspects of the ML lifecycle including model training, model deployment, monitoring and validation
    • Lead architecture discussions on integration of AI/ML in existing IM applications
    • Working as part of an Agile team
  • Communicating with project stakeholders to understand their data science and IT needs, report on project progress & results and offer recommendations & guidance
  • Support the development of the broader analytics community through:
    • Sharing expertise and best practices on using machine learning and AI in production
    • Software engineering best practices
  • Act as the team relay in UK

Technical skills:

Essential Requirements:

  • Python Software Development, including modules for data engineering/machine. learning such as Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow and PyTorch.
  • Data Engineering tooling such as Apache Nifi, DVC, Apache Airflow, Argo Workflows or similar
  • MLOps tools including MLFow, Kubeflow, Tensorflow Serving, Seldon Core, AWS SageMaker or similar
  • DevOps tools including Git, Jenkins and Docker
  • Experience using cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure and Kubernetes


  • Experience with SQL & NoSQL databases & big data technologies such as Apache Spark.
  • Experience with Feature Store technologies.

Soft skills:

  • Collaborative mindset
  • Autonomous
  • Proactive
  • Ability to learn continuously

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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