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The role:  

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our team at one of our global offices.

Are you our next star player?

“We are passionate about applying data science and machine learning to build value and support our business. Our team is a highly collaborative and encouraging environment where you can hone your skills and progress your career in a direction that interests you.

You will have the opportunity to play a central role in the growth of an industry-leading data science team. We strongly believe in furthering our team, evidenced by the first-class progression opportunities you will enjoy”

Daniel O’Sullivan, Head of Data Science

Why we need you:

Within the Pokerstars Data Science team you will develop and operationalise ground breaking machine learning solutions which help power our customer experiences. You will work together with a highly talented and motivated team and grow your skills using advanced technologies such as real time machine learning.

You’ll be a Data Science partner to a business unit (Poker, Casino, Sportsbook or Operations), where you will get the opportunity to work on exceptionally interesting problems. You will be responsible for seeking out novel solutions to business-critical issues using massive datasets and a wide variety of Data Science and statistical techniques.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Degree or MSc/PhD qualified in a STEM subject

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience delivering production grade machine learning products in an academic or corporate environment

  • You’ll have a deep understanding of both statistics and machine learning techniques

  • This will include hands on experience in areas such as tree-based learners, deep learning (e.g. CNNs, RNNs, GNNs), reinforcement learning and/or unsupervised methods

  • You will be proficient in at least one programming language (Python, R, Scala).

  • Experience manipulating large datasets using SQL, Spark, or similar

  • The ability to tell a story through data and explain technical concepts to stakeholders

  • An understanding that a team is greater than the sum of its parts, and embraces winning together.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:-

  • Previous experience in the online gaming industry is a plus

  • Proficiency with the PyData stack and experience with deep learning frameworks

  • Hands on experience working with big data solutions and/or cloud technology

  • Knowledge of git and version control as well as experience working with Unix/Linux environments

  • Experience using cloud-based machine learning platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure or GCP)

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive.

Your package will include:

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus

  • 30 days paid leave

  • Health and dental insurance for you, and 50% coverage for your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)

  • Personal life insurance and income protection

  • The option to join our company pension scheme

  • External learning support of up to £2,000 or equivalent in local currency, dedicated 4 learning “Power Hours” every month during office time, full access to the Udemy and Mindtools platforms, in-house leadership program and many other training opportunities for developing your skills and progressing your career

  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us

  • 26 weeks primary carer leave, and 4 weeks secondary carer leave

  • Free Gym membership & access to an on-site gym

  • Social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties

  • Online Discount Scheme, including discounted shopping and cinema vouchers.

About the Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact:

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Want a seat at the table? Apply now!

We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible. If you’re the right fit for the role, you will be invited to a phone/zoom interview.

Find your passion with PokerStars.

Data Scientist

  • Leeds, United Kingdom
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