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NFL Lead Trader

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Be the strategy behind the game.

We’re searching for an experienced Lead Trader to head up our NFL trading team in delivering a best-in-class betting product across U.S. regulated markets. As an NFL Sports Owner, you will utilize a deep understanding of the mechanics of odds and data to provide a viable and scalable trading vision for DraftKings. Sound good to you? Join us. 

What you’ll do as an NFL Sports Owner:

  • Work closely with the senior team and other vertical teams to establish, deliver and assess an industry-leading betting product

  • Understand and implement required operations processes for odds compilation, full lifecycle event trading, risk management, bet acceptance, client profiling, and reporting

  • Train new employees and support frequent performance management, reviews, and guidance

  • Analyze trading performance and build strong KPI’s to develop a culture of accountability, quality, integrity, efficiency, and effective due diligence

  • Manage scheduling and coordinate shift times for the NFL Trading team

  • Foster a collaborative way of working where knowledge, skills, and standards are shared

  • Work with the Data Science team to create and grow best-in-class models for our sports

  • Work with our product teams to build out the automated Trading Platform and UI ensuring efficient rollouts of new markets whilst providing insight and feedback

  • Identify opportunities and optimization to develop Trading efficiency

  • Support competitor benchmarking, season reviews, planning, and forecasting ahead


What you’ll bring:   

  • 5+ years of Sportsbook experience with strong people management skills leading a team

  • A Bachelors Degree with a Mathematical focus and a thorough understanding of bookmaking theory and sports betting

  • High level of integrity with an understanding of compliance and responsible gaming best practices

  • Strong data & analytical skills with a deep knowledge of and passion for sports betting.

  • Ability to multi-task and effectively respond to constantly changing needs and schedules in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to simplify all facets of Trading to senior teams

  • A detail-oriented team player with effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, able to work individually and collaboratively


Join Us!

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.

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.

As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $70,080.00 - $105,120.00, plus bonus, equity, and benefits as applicable. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and how that was determined during the hiring process.

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