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Data Science Engineer

Role Overview/Purpose:

A great opportunity for someone interested in learning data science and it’s application to sports, and the betting industry. The successful applicant will work within the data science engineering team to develop, test and deploy models into production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create statistical and machine learning models for use-cases throughout the organisation

  • Data engineering of sportsbook data assets to assist in DS model development

  • Establish and monitor robust data flows between DS products and the rest of the organisation

  • Implement DS products in Python

  • Create automatic tests to ensure accuracy of DS products

  • Build advanced data-driven analytics tools for DS product monitoring

  • Research new approaches to optimise the performance of all models and data science processes 

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field 

  • Experience using Python and it’s application to data science and data engineering

  • An understanding of Kafka, ideally with real-world experience

  • Experiencing with object-oriented programming is beneficial

  • Containerisation and Kubernetes experience is also beneficial

  • Some understanding of data science and statistical modelling principles will be considered an asset

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Effective collaborator – works well with others within the team and the wider organisation, whilst communicating effectively across a range of channels and audiences

  • Inquisitive - Self-learner who is open to learning new things 

  • Driven - can formulate ideas and research their validity, as well as experiment with different solutions to a given problem

  • Business insight – understands the organisation and the problems it faces

  • Innovative - always looking for new opportunities that will grow the organisation


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. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

Join Us!

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

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