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This is a fantastic opportunity to join Helyx as a Spatial Data Scientist. This role will suit someone with several years’ experience in a STEM related topic and has a keen interest in all things geospatial, who is keen to learn and develop their career.

Working for Helyx as a Data Scientist, you will be applying your technical background, knowledge of data & analysis to produce solutions that meet and often exceed customer requirements.

Experience and willingness to perform Data Science within challenging environments (such as degraded network communications) and experience of working within the UK Defence landscape would be highly advantageous.

The Position
The Data Scientist role will appeal to you if you are happy working in innovative environments, with interesting customers, and data from a variety of sources. Our customers work with real-time feeds, imagery, geospatial information, and business data to decide the correct course of action in rapidly changing environments. You will be part of a small team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable professionals working in a busy, but relaxed environment.

You will report to the Chief Architect, your key duties will include:

  • Working on projects with a variety of customers to help address their unique circumstances. This will involve requirements capture, data source identification, data analysis, and problem solving to provide information from the wealth of data available.
  • Development of new techniques for managing, analysing, and visualising data and providing answers to complex questions.
  • Report writing and information dissemination to enable customer decision making.
  • Working together with people with differing skills and backgrounds to produce the best solution for the customer.
  • Nurturing relationships with customers and becoming a trusted advisor.
  • Presentation of findings from analysis, recommendations, plans, and goals to senior stakeholders at Helyx and external customers/stakeholders.
  • Using your knowledge to support other Helyx teams to improve delivery across the company.
  • Occasional travel to customer sites to gather requirements, meet with the customer, and provide briefings the customer.

About you:
This would be a great career move if you have a technical background in a STEM subject or have experience working in a client facing data science and consultancy role. You will:

  • Be proactive, enthusiastic, and an imaginative self-starter.
  • Have experience of the following techniques & technologies:
    • SQL.
    • Python & TensorFlow or other Machine Learning frameworks.
    • Web Scrapping and associated Python libraries (BS4, Scrapy, etc)
    • Natural Language Processing (Spacy, NLTK etc)
    • Data visualisation technologies such as Tableau.
    • Statistics (including spatial) and statistical software packages.
    • Pattern of life analysis and prediction.
    • Geospatial analysis techniques (cluster analysis, hot/cold spot analysis, network analysis).
    • Use of remotely sensed imagery for change detection, analysis, and decision making.
  • Have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills with the ability to inspire confidence in our customers and suppliers combined with a passion for meeting our customer needs.
  • Be comfortable working in short increments and with tight deadlines.
  • Have experience of working in an Agile delivery environment.
  • Currently hold minimum of UK Security Clearance (SC) or willing and able to achieve it.
  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience in STEM subject such as Computer Science, Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics etc.

Ideally you would also have:

  • Experience of the UK Defence Domain
  • Developed Vetting (DV) or willing and able to achieve it.

Why join us?
If you are a collaborative team player who will add value, able to motivate yourself and take pride in delivering excellent customer solutions to often tight deadlines, then we would love to hear from you

We are based in Tewkesbury, a lovely area of the West Country, however you can be mainly home based so we welcome applications from anywhere within the UK. In addition, we offer:

  • Excellent salary
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • Healthcare scheme and life cover
  • Flexible working


We are an agile and enthusiastic team of knowledgeable professionals working in a busy but informal environment where initiative and innovation are encouraged. Helyx specialise in geospatial systems, information and data science, our people are our most important asset and are what set us apart. We are a small but rapidly expanding company, where everyone makes a huge contribution to our success, and everyone can develop their career as we continue to grow.


Helyx are an equal opportunities employer.


Please apply online via our website, including a covering letter

Deadline for applications is 31st May 2022



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