Data Scientist

About the job

About Fanduel Group

FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands and products all built with one goal in mind — to give fans new and innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, and leagues. That’s no easy task, which is why we’re so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

FanDuel Group is based in New York, with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon and Scotland. Our brands include:

  • FanDuel — A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook — America’s #1 sports betting app
  • TVG — The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network and betting platform
  • FanDuel Racing — A horse racing app built for the average sports fan
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino — Fan-favorite online casino apps
  • FOXBet — A world-class betting platform and affiliate of FanDuel Group
  • PokerStars — The premier online poker product and affiliate of FanDuel Group

THE POSITION

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

We are looking for a Data Scientist for our Sports Modeling & Innovation team to tackle our most challenging sports modeling problems. Throughout the lifecycle of a model, from data collection through results, you will create predictive models of sports to build tools and dashboards, price markets, and drive actionable insights across FanDuel Group. You will be working closely with the product and risk and trading teams, modeling player performance, team performance, and game outcomes among other challenges You will promote effective communication of model outputs and contribute to a collaborative code environment.

THE GAME PLAN

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Develop, iterate, and take to production machine learning models to predict sports outcomes and solve problems
  • Iterate and improve on betting product range to ensure market leading offering
  • Continuous improvement in pricing techniques – both at an individual level and working with trading teams to optimize predictive and derivative model pricing
  • Construct models, analyses and solutions in response to a question or problem posed by a stakeholder or colleague
  • Manage the data preparation process from collection through cleaning
  • Build robust predictive models, showing capabilities of feature and model selection
  • Contribute to a production code environment
  • Work with decision-makers across the company to understand their goals, identify opportunities to use data to develop new insights and improve business results
  • Create dashboards and data visualizations for analysis and communication

THE STATS

What we’re looking for in our next teammate

  • A minimum of 1 year of Industry Experience in data science, analytics or engineering preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a highly numerate major (Math, Stats, Econ, etc.) or relevant experience in data science preferred
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with high proficiency in Python or R, and SQL
  • Understanding and application of Bayesian statistics
  • Experience building and using models to help create production level products and tools
  • Comfortable with command line tools and GitHub
  • Object-oriented design and coding skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work across teams, locations and time zones
  • Interest or experience in Sports Gaming and/or Fantasy Sports

THE CONTRACT

We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs and platforms

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect and value everyone as individuals. We don’t tolerate bias, judgement or harassment. Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.

 

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