Sports Data Scientist

London, UK


Sports Data Scientist required to work with the sportsbook data science and quantitative development teams to develop, test and deploy sports models into production.

Key Responsibilities:

• Create statistical and machine learning models and integrate them in pricing engines for different sports

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

• Implement the sports models and engines in Python and C#

• Create automatic tests to ensure model and pricing engine accuracy

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

• Build advanced analytics tools for sportsbook product development

• 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 junior data scientists within the team


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

• 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

• Solid understanding of object-oriented programming concepts

• Understanding of Sportsbook product will be considered an asset

• Experience leading and coaching others

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

Behavioural Competencies:

• Customer-focused – individual is customer-centric and creates processes, and solutions which tangibly improve customer experience

• 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

Why join our Dream Team?

Here we’re working really hard (yet not burning-out-hard), but also learning and developing fast (like Usain-Bolt-fast). We are looking for smart and focused people who represent the team spirit and are trustworthy allies in achieving great results. The business environment provokes us to be dynamic and innovative and that’s exactly what we are. We offer great career opportunities – you simply must seize them.

The Company offers excellent benefits

  • Full healthcare cover including dental, eye-care & gym membership
  • Public transport benefit
  • Bonus based on personal results.
  • Training and certification programs.
  • Opportunity to join a team of great professionals (like you).
  • New renovated SBTech branded office with pool table, fuse ball table & more!
  • Team activities, (memorable) team buildings, Christmas party & other big company events.

If you are interested in joining the SBTech team, send us your CV in English.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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