Salary:
Competitive salary, great flexible benefits and annual bonus
Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Brand:
23 (Entain)
About The Role

Working as part of the wider Sports Product Back End function, you will be a senior member a team of Product Analysts responsible for the refinement, validation and integration of sport-betting models and data feeds as well as in the optimisation of functionality for multiple back-end systems.

 We're looking for a statistically minded person with a background in trader or similar role to join the team in London. For this role we have a flexible hybrid approach. Main office location will be Stratford.
 

What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborate closely with the Entain Quants function to drive consistent and continuous improvement in the accuracy of new and existing trading models through data analysis and detailed price validation testing.
  • Continually evaluate ways to improve efficiency within price validation.
  • Regularly analyse and propose optimisations of existing functionality and parameters (delays, limits, overrounds, sports logic etc) within back-end systems to generate maximum benefit for both internal users and external customers
  • Mentor more junior members of the team to help enhance the overall capability and efficiency of the Product Analyst function.
  • Undertake a leading role in the delivery process of new models and trading functionality releases through rigorous User Acceptance Testing.
  • Prepare clear user documentation and lead ‘business readiness’ sessions with key stakeholders to ensure operational alignment ahead of Sports Product Back End deliveries.
  • Work closely with Product Managers and Business Analysts to ensure stakeholder requirements are correctly captured and constructively challenge & enhance these to ensure they deliver on the product vision.
  • Provide support and assistance with regards to live issues raised around Sports Product Back End models and systems.
  • Provide insight into improvements in both our product offering and performance through detailed analysis of internal data and competitors.
  • Encourage communication and collaboration across the business, team, and stakeholders in order to build strong relationships and develop cross functional working.

What we need from you:

  • Experience within the sports betting industry and the various features & functionality available across the sector.
  • Extensive past experience working for a Sportsbook (preferably in a sports trading role)
  • Holistic understanding of the core elements that drive the trading content of a sportsbook
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of sports with the ability to quickly identify the key strategies/game theory that underpin them.
  • Previous experience of developing/ testing sports-betting models
  • Experience using/working with sportsbook backend systems and third-party data/pricing feeds.
  • Exceptional mathematical skills combined with an analytical mindset and a passion for problem solving.
  • Extensive knowledge of key modelling approaches used within sports betting models.
  • Ability to manipulate large empirical data sets to produce detailed analysis regarding predictive accuracy of models
  • Proficient data analysis programmes
  • Pragmatic approach to delivery ensuring incremental benefit across the group
  • Comfortable managing, liaising, and presenting to senior external or internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrate extensive influence at a senior level and builds networks to achieve strategic goals
  • Develop and maintain excellent awareness of competitor activity and regulatory constraints within the marketplace to inform the business and guide and shape the Backend Product roadmap
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to collaborate across both technical and data driven teams, ensuring crucial information is clearly articulated and easily digestible.

Desired:

  • Familiarity with different software development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Experience working in a global company
  • Familiarity with the various regulatory gambling/gaming requirements imposed within different territories
  • Experience working with a range of data analysis tools/ programmes (R, Python, SQL)
  • Strong critical thinker
  • Comfortable working Independently or collaboratively
  • Logical and pragmatic mindset
  • Driven to achieve success on both a team and individual level.

What we can offer you:

  • Development – Both personal and professional development are important to us. Everyone gets 2 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, private medical, life assurance, income protection, matching pension contributions, enhanced vacation package, discounted gym membership and cycle to work scheme, with the ability to flex your benefits package to suit your needs
  • Offices - Newly refurbished offices, with chillout spaces and modern facilities
  • Hybrid Working – We offer 3 days a week working from home

What the process looks like:

  • Apply and your CV will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition Team
  • Informal chat with our Senior Talent Acquisition Partner  - Scarlett Fisher
  • 30 minute online assessment at home via our online partner Spotted Zebra
  • 1st interview will be an informal chat with the Team Lead for the UK 
  • 2nd interview will have competency & technical questions with the Team Lead and another Senior Product Analyst
  • RTW check
  • Final Feedback
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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.