United Kingdom
Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)

As a Games Mathematician, you will leverage your mathematical expertise to design, analyse, and implement algorithms, models, and game mechanics that enhance player experiences and contribute to the success of our gaming products

Through our tech we’re leading digital entertainment into bold new directions and it’s our brilliant people that are making that possible. Are you ready to be a pioneer?                  

What you will do 

  • Design, develop, and implement mathematical algorithms that form the foundation of game mechanics, ranging from combat systems to character interactions and progression models.
  • Collaborate closely with game designers and developers to ensure seamless integration of mathematical concepts into gameplay features.
  • Assist in creating algorithms that manage probabilities, rewards, challenges, and other interactive elements to ensure balanced and rewarding player experiences.
  • Participate in fine-tuning gameplay mechanics for optimal challenge and engagement.
  • Apply mathematical models to simulate and predict various in-game dynamics, including player behaviour, virtual economies, resource allocation, and more.
  • Contribute to refining and validating models based on real-world player data and feedback.
  •  Utilize data analytics to extract insights from player interactions, gameplay trends, and preferences, translating these insights into actionable strategies

Who you are 

  • Competent in Statistical Analysis, able to collect and interprets data in order to uncover patterns and trends.
  • A deep understanding of statistical concepts and techniques is necessary to build accurate models for predicting outcomes, assessing risks, and optimizing strategies. Data Analysis, Interpreting, cleaning, transforming, and deriving meaningful insights from complex datasets using statistical, computational, and visualization techniques to inform decision-making and drive actionable outcomes.
  • Experience in Data Modelling, creating structured representations (models) of an organization's data to depict relationships, entities, attributes, and constraints, facilitating clear understanding and efficient management of data within databases or information systems.
  • Proficient in Programming/Scripting, the process of writing instructions for computers to perform specific tasks or operations, enabling automation and software development.
  • Good understanding of the betting and gaming industry, including different types of games, sports betting, online casinos, regulations, and trends.

What we offer

At Entain, we know that signing top players requires a great starting package, and plenty of support to inspire peak performance. Join us, and a competitive salary is just the beginning. Working for us in the UK you can expect to receive great benefits like:

  • Eligible for annual salary reviews
  • Annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave + BH + 1 additional day ‘for the good of entertainment’ to take on either Christmas Eve or New Years Eve
  • Hybrid working
  • Medical cover
  • Access to Unwind subscription
  • 50% Income protection
  • 4 x salary life assurance
  • Pension matched up to 6%

And outside of this, you’ll have the chance to turn recognition from leaders and colleagues into amazing prizes. Join a winning team of talented people and be a part of an inclusive and supporting community where everyone is celebrated for being themselves. 

Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

Sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment is changing, and we’re leading that change. By putting people first. By placing exciting, engaging and entertaining experiences at more fingertips than ever before. We're pulling into pole position by pushing boundaries further. With innovation. With technology. But most importantly, with people like you. Because when you join the Entain family, it’s your game. So let’s win together.

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent globally, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our sector. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at Entain feels valued, respected and included. Inclusion is embedded in everything we do, because we know when we feel respected and heard, we do our best work. Sustainability drives everything we do, and doing what’s right is one of our core values. Diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities. We are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.