Data Scientist for the Big Data Eurofighter Project (d/m/f)

  • Airbus
  • Manching, Germany
  • 27/09/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

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

As a Data Scientist for the Big Data Eurofighter Project, you will be at the forefront of further developing our Data Analytics solutions. The main task will be to support the existing business units, find new ways to address their challenges with digital technologies and support the creation of new services.

Your key roles and responsibilities include:


  • Installation and management of new Linux & Web services and big data tools on own Linux servers
  • Solving problems with existing tools, also in cooperation with the local information management team

Data structuring

  • Collecting data and "datawrangling", i.e. transforming, cleansing and linking with other data
  • Provide data sets for machine data models; determine relationships between data source attributes
  • Apply data mining techniques to perform statistical analysis

Data products

  • Development and implementation of program prototypes, e.g. in C#, Python, Java or similar
  • Support in the implementation of proof-of-concept and projects within the Eurofighter Community

Pioneering role

  • Promote new working methods and new data governance models
  • Present the results to different target groups; from engineers to managers
  • Sharing and exchanging knowledge with other teams and in close cooperation with the Airbus DTO Team

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • M.Sc. (ideally Ph.D.) in statistics, physics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field

  • Deep knowledge and expertise in data analysis and statistical interpretations of data (e.g. probability distributions, statistical tests, Bayesian inference)

  • Expertise in pre-processing, cleansing, and feature engineering

  • Expertise in Machine Learning

  • Good working knowledge of Python (in particular: pySpark, pandas, matplotlib, etc.)

  • Secure handling of Unix systems

  • Ideally: Expertise in DevOps and/or coding in a production environment, as well as basic knowledge of SQL technologies and databases

  • Optional: Experience with visualisation tools (e.g. Spotfire)

  • Being fluent in English; knowledge of German is not strictly necessary but highly recommended

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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