Data Science Lead
OpenBet
Athens, Greece
πριν από 7 ώρες

Company Description

SG Digital leads the industry in providing online gaming, sports, and iLottery technology solutions, which enable the world’s largest gambling companies to provide games to their players.

The role will focus on the online Casino business, which offers a platform of 2.5K+ Table and Slot machines to 180 Operators Globally.

26BN transactions are captured and stored centrally per year providing a broad yet granular view of how players interact with different games, across the world.

This uniquely powerful data asset has huge potential to create significant value and is seen by the board as a key strategic growth driver.

We just need the right people to unlock the value.

SG Digital is a combination of several, young, former start-up business and entrepreneurialism continues to be at the heart of the business.

Employees are given ownership of their own areas of responsibility and encouraged to think big, challenge the norm and drive continuous positive change.

The culture is perfect for candidates wanting independence and the ability to make an impact.

Overview of the Role

This newly created role will be the most senior in a team of 3 Data Scientists focusing on developing capability to improve the development of new online casino games.

With rich transactional and in-play data available across SG (1st Party) and 3rd Party games, the team will lift the lid on drivers of player behaviour today and work closely with the Director of 1st Party Content to identify ways to grow player share and engagement, driving improvements to Game roadmap decisions going forward.

We are highly ambitious and hope to develop industry-leading capability that provides competitive advantage and furthers our reputation for successful Game innovation.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Managing relationship with the 1st Party Content Director, plus key stakeholders in his team, including Content Experts, Game Design and UX teams
  • Developing 360 degree expertise of how Online Casino games work, from a set-up, game-play and maths perspective
  • Defining and prioritising key use cases throughout the Game Development Life Cycle and managing an ongoing roadmap
  • Leading the development of new solutions from start to finish, executing relevant techniques, iterating results and where necessary ensuring final models are productionised in the data warehouse / core systems
  • Providing thought leadership in how we view Games and Player behaviours, defining frameworks, where relevant
  • Regularly updating the business on progress and showcasing outcomes, when available
  • Coaching junior members of the team
  • Driving cultural change encouraging the business to think and act in a data science-driven way
  • The hire is part of a wider data transformation, where we are attracting top talent from across the industry to help realise the potential value our data offers.

    Within this structure, this role focuses purely on Data Science, with a separate data team responsible for providing the required data in the right way to be able to use.

    Experience

  • 4+ Years Data Science Experience
  • Owning end-to-end development of productionised data science solutions, including testing and iteratively improving outcomes with quantifiable impact on performance
  • Creating, testing and iteratively improving new models
  • Selling-in ideas / opportunities to key stakeholders
  • Working with data / IT teams to enable models to be systemised and driving decisions in real, or near-time
  • Experience in developing customer-based solutions in consumer facing industries beneficial
  • Skills

  • Advanced Mathematics & Computational Science expertise across a wide-range of approaches / techniques, including ML
  • Hands-on / working knowledge of analytical tools, such as Python, R, SQL etc
  • Effective Business Problem Definition / Structuring skills
  • Good communicator, able to explain complex approaches in easy to understand ways
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Attributes

  • Proactive, self-starter / motivator requiring minimal supervision, happy to work independently in a matrix organisation
  • Research-based approach happy to take on unfamiliar problems and spend time looking into published works on solutions
  • Creative, capable of thinking around problems and defining innovative solutions
  • Takes ownership of deliveries, setting realistic timelines and keeping promises
  • Open communicator flags issues / concerns, as they arise and keeps stakeholders informed, with good news and bad
  • Confident engaging at different levels of management and with people at different levels of technical understanding
  • Combines high-personal standards with pragmatism to get the job done
  • Results-driven, focused on making an impact and seeing solutions being actioned and delivering value
  • Self-learner who looks to acquire new industry knowledge and skills and techniques as required.
  • Qualifications

  • PhD and STEM background advantageous but not essential
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