Data Scientist - Football

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Data

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Matt Jones

  • Contact email:

    matthew.jones@xcede.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    HQ00030826_1592220162

Xcede's Data Science recruitment team are working with one of the UK's most well known sports and media brands. They are looking to hire another Data Scientist into the team who will initially be focused on predicting football results, but may then move on to their US sports products.

Although it may take some time for sport to return to "normal" this role has recently been signed off as a top priority role as they look to further capitalise on their market presence. They are interviewing and onboarding people fully remotely, but will expect people to work from their London office when things return to "normal". There are currently three other Data Scientists working on other sport products, but this Data Scientist will be solely focused on the football products to begin with.

They are keen to find someone with a sports betting background or someone who has event prediction/forecasting experience and is passionate about sport.

Requirements:
*MSc or PhD in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, or a similar scientific field
*Strong statistics background
*Strong machine learning background
*Strong Python skills
*Good SQL skills
*Experience in sports betting or predictions would be preferred

If you are interested in this or other Data Scientist opportunities please contact Matthew Jones on matthew.jones@xcede.co.uk or +44(0)203 301 9931. Unfortunately this position is only available to candidates eligible to work in the EU without sponsorship.

For all of our live Data Scientist positions in the UK please click here - https://www.xcede.com/jobs/data-science/united-kingdom/