Data Scientist

December 6, 2021

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    December 6, 2021
  • Expiration date
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  • Gender
    Both
  • Field
    Experimental
  • Section
    Industry

Job Description

Bet Technology

CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs

We are looking for a data scientist to drive our horse racing and sports modelling. Betting on sports and racing is at the core of our business and you will be responsible for developing on existing models and experimenting with development of new models. We provide an informal working environment with the tools and facilities required to do the job well working with industry experts.

We are searching for a candidate with the following characteristics:

  • Technical excellence in statistics, machine learning or computer engineering.
  • Adept using analytical programming languages such as; R, Python, C++, etc. with at least 2 years commercial experience.
  • A passion for horse racing, sports data and analytics.
  • Excellent communication and team work.

Data Scientist Role Includes:

  • Develop new predictive approaches and models for our target sports (professional team sports), using a variety of tools, including standard statistical, probabilistic programming, and neural networks.
  • Work with specialists on feature development, and with clients on model utility (i.e. low bias predictive performance), with a continuous improvement mindset for operational models.
  • Define and build data pipelines to drive modelling.
  • Define and build tests and reports on input data integrity (including statistical checks on e.g. covariance), and predictive performance, likely creating custom approaches to do so.
  • Work within professional best practice for model development, including test automation and version control.

Candidates will likely demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant statistical or technical discipline
  • Exceptional numerical fluency and curiosity
  • Research or commercial experience in probabilistic modelling (e.g. with MCMC, variation inference, non-parametric methods), and/or neural networks (e.g. deep learning, RNN’s, autoencoders)
  • Articulate, confident communication

The Perks

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Birthday Leave
  • Bonus scheme
  • Learning budget

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What’s your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?