Data Science Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

At 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 and are propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Building the possibilities

Our team comprises sports modelling experts and data science technologists, coming together to develop innovative DS products that drive measurable value on the Sportsbook platform at DraftKings. We embrace a culture of curiosity and constant improvement, working collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with industry-leading technologies. 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 sports models that grow the business.

What you'll do as a Senior Data Science Engineer:

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

  • Expand the capabilities of our American Football models with enhanced granularity

  • Writing production quality code to deploy and run models in a sportsbook platform

  • Utilise our MLOps platform to train and productionise ML models

  • Create automatic tests to ensure model accuracy

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

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

What You'll bring:

  • Highly proficient in Python

  • Experience of building statistical or machine learning models for sports

  • Solid understanding of data science and statistical modelling principles

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Kafka are desirable

  • Knowledge of MLOps principles and related tools will be considered an asset

  • Familiarity with version control concepts

  • Understanding of object-oriented programming principles

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

  • Keen interest in sports

  • Understanding of Sportsbook products is desirable


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.

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