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Data Scientist

Company Name: 
FanDuel
Location:
Jersey City, New York, Atlanta, Remote
Type of Company:
Sports Company
Position Type:
Full-Time
Contact Name: 
Johnathan Moersdorf
Contact Email:
johnathan.moersdorf@fanduel.com
Date Posted:
February 27, 2022
Anticipated Start Date:
April 1, 2022

Position Description

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. ● 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

Desired Qualifications

● 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

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