minimum €55000, annual bonus and excellent benefits
Vacancy Type:
03 (Bwin)
About The Role

Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.

Wanna be a “Quant” working for brands like Ladbrokes, bwin and Coral? We bet you do.

You’ll deal with complex questions around sports betting and online gaming together in a team of highly skilled Mathematicians. Sounds exciting?

There is even more: you’ll improve the performance of our mathematical models, which are used in products dealing with hundreds of millions of Euro, and thereby directly influence the company results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build, implement and maintain mathematical and probability models for sports betting and Customer Management based on sound mathematical principles.
  • Follow a data-driven approach by collecting information from databases and bookmakers.
  • Demonstrate technical skills and abilities with technologies used.
  • Work with Trading teams, key stakeholders, and product managers to understand requirements for trading and risk management tools.
  • Act as a conduit between Trading, IT, and other key stakeholders being able to explain mathematical models to non-mathematicians such as Trading Operations, Client Risk etc. in the delivery of trading and risk management tools.
  • Review the existing modelling techniques and come up with new approaches where required, sometimes in ambitious timelines.
  • Ensure that solutions delivered are fit for purpose and appropriately tested so that standards are upheld to a high level.

Specialist Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree (ideally Ph.D.) in Mathematics and/or some field in applied mathematics such as statistics, control theory or theoretical physics.
  • Ideally, you’ve already worked with quantitative finance modelling or a similar role within the gaming industry or exposure to a trading department where modelling / quant data research has been practised.
  • Solid programming skills: Knowledge of R (or some other statistical software), and another – preferably compiled - language (preferably F# or C#)
  • Experience using Git and software development tools such as Visual Studio
  • Familiar with software development best practices. Familiarity with CI/CD is a plus
  • Experience with Mathematica is an advantage.
  • Ability to find patterns in data and applying machine learning techniques to derive models.
  • The candidates need to be highly organised and have a structured approach to work.
  • Being keen on challenges that require you to head into the unknown in search of a novel solution, and you have the drive to deliver it in full detail.
  • Willed and skilled to learn new domain fields quickly and being able to apply your knowledge and skills to new challenges immediately.
  • You’re fluent in both spoken and written English and feel comfortable with communicating your ideas and developed prototypes to various audiences.

What we can offer you:

  • Salary: Minimum €55,000 plus annual bonus
  • Culture – We were once a startup and still have that growth mindset (despite our size). Our industry is renowned for the speed it operates at, and the incredible pace of innovation. Our values include winning together, being bold, exciting customers and driving innovation.
  • Development – Both personal and professional development are important to us. Everyone gets 5 paid days to focus on development, along with subscriptions to learning resources like cross knowledge, linkedin learning and our own learning room. Monthly Empower talks from inspirational leaders from outside the industry.
  • Wellbeing – Our employee assistance program offers free advice on everything from work advice, relationship advice, legal information, and financial advice. Everyone gets a free subscription to the unmind (mental wellbeing) app. Counselling session are available through EAP. We have a monthly schedule of wellbeing sessions and talks with each office having wellbeing champions and coordinators.
  • Flexible benefits package - Annual bonus, employee share scheme, health screening, life assurance, matching pension contributions, lunch vouchers, enhanced vacation package, retail discounts, discounted gym membership, with the ability to flex your benefits package to suit your needs
  • Offices - Newly refurbished offices, with chillout spaces and modern facilities
  • Social - Fantastic programe of free social activities, from our summer parties and Friday night drinks, we've got you covered.
  • Sports - We're as passionate about sports as you are, if you can name a sport, we've probably got a company team.
  • Hybrid Working – We offer 2 days a week working from home

What the recruitment process looks like:

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

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. 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.