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Senior Data Science Engineer

Senior Data Science Engineer
Job Location: London, UK

Role Overview/Purpose:

Our team comprises sports modelling experts and data science technologists, coming together to develop innovative DS products that deliver incremental value on the Sportsbook platform 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 best-in-class solutions that grow the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create statistical and machine learning models and integrate them into DS applications 

  • Collect and engineer sports data assets to assist in model development

  • Implement the sports models and pricing engines in Python

  • Create automatic tests to ensure model and pricing engine accuracy

  • Collaborate closely with product, developers, QAs and delivery leads to move projects from ideation to deployment

  • Test that data flows work as expected and that models are well integrated in larger business context

  • Build advanced analytics tools for sportsbook product teams

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

  • Research the different sport’s specifications and rules

  • Coach and support more junior data scientists within the team

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

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

  • Highly proficient in at least one programming language, ideally Python

  • Experience with typical DevOps flows, such as containerisation and monitoring

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Kafka are very desirable

  • Understanding of data science and statistical modelling principles

  • Keen interest in sports 

  • Self-learner who is open to learning new things

  • Familiarity with version control concepts

  • Disciplined collaborative coder

  • Understanding of object-orientated programming principles

  • Understanding of Sportsbook products will be considered an asset 

  • Experience mentoring and coaching others

  • Excellent communication & organizations skills with the ability to articulate key business information quickly and effectively

Behavioural Competencies:

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

  • Strategic mindset - individual takes a long-term view and anticipates future trends and implications

  • Business insight – individual understands the business and the problems it faces

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

Date: 16/08/2021


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.

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