Senior Lead Data Scientist

London, UK


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. Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership for the design, development, maintenance and testing strategy of DS applications particularly best-in-class sports models
  • Collaborate with business leads across Sportsbook and Engineering to define milestones and deliverables for new DS products or enhancements to existing products
  • Contribute to the architecture and design of DS projects and strategic initiatives, with specific focus on quality, stability, and efficiency.
  • Mentor and lead design and knowledge transfer sessions, ensuring other DS engineers deliver high quality work
  • To design and develop reusable libraries for use across DS


  • Strong track record of applying data science techniques to modelling sports 
  • Extensive 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
  • Significant and demonstrable Python development experience particularly the ML stack e.g. numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, tensorflow, PyMC3
  • Proficient with Docker and containerization 
  • An ability to rapidly and effectively understand and translate product and business requirements into technical solutions
  • Ability to write automated comprehensive test suites at all levels of DS applications
  • Experience with AWS services and infrastructure; ideally with AWS ML tools
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Kafka
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and automation
  • Understanding of sports betting and sportsbook will be considered an asset

Why join our Dream Team?

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 Company offers excellent benefits

  • Full healthcare cover including dental, eye-care & gym membership
  • Pension plan
  • Life Cover
  • Public transport benefit
  • Bonus based on personal results.
  • Long term career growth opportunities
  • Training and certification programs.
  • People Assistance, Development and Wellness Programs
  • State of the art modern offices with pool table, fuse ball table & more!
  • Team activities, (memorable) team buildings, Christmas party & other big company events.

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