Lead Data Science Engineer

Remote

DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more fun with skin in the game. For that reason, we’re committed to responsibly creating the world’s favorite games and betting experiences. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices around the globe, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We love what we do, and think you will too.

DATA SCIENCE ALGORITHMS AND TECHNOLOGY

Our team comprises algorithm experts and data science technologists, coming together to develop innovative data products that solve analytically challenging problems at DraftKings. As part of this role, you will be a creative thinker, utilizing data, machine learning, and software development skills to craft high-impact solutions that grow the business.

What you'll do as a Lead Data Science Engineer:

  • Lead advanced algorithm design and development, leveraging machine learning and quantitative techniques to produce models and systems that solve important business problems.
  • Take ownership of engineering design, development, deployment, and operations of data science technical infrastructure
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders across the company to plan and execute valuable data science projects.
  • Lead design sessions and ensure your team delivers high-quality work that aligns with DraftKings engineering strategy.

What skills you will use:

  • Ideally, you have experience as the ‘expert’ on a data science team where you were responsible for all aspects of data science technical projects, including development and deployment, and then monitoring of how those applications perform in production.
  • Expertise in a programming language like Python, Java, C#, or C++.
  • Deep understanding of quantitative methods, notably writing code to navigate machine learning and data analysis.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-experts.
  • You will also need an intuitive sense of how quantitative work aligns with business priorities.
Who are we a good fit for?
We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us.

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As a technology company at our core, DraftKings believes that the best innovation comes from diverse perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and experiences. We consistently push boundaries and challenge the conventional to ensure our culture and products reflect the expectations of our employees, and the customers we serve.

We’re proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. We’ll never discriminate against anyone’s background or creed. If you’re good at what you do, we want you to do it at DraftKings.


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