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Data Scientist (AI and ML)

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Overview of the role:

The PokerStars Data Science team are looking for a motivated and versatile expert, who will work on developing & deploying AI & machine learning solutions for the business. You will work together with an industry-leading team and grow your skills in delivering groundbreaking solutions to continue driving innovation at the home of online poker.

This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both, while recognising that quality time together is essential for keeping us mission aligned.

Our teams work from a lively location nestled within this historic city. Enjoy the best of both worlds with winter and summer offices, tantalizing free snacks, a gaming paradise for endless entertainment and soothing in-office massages.

What you’ll do:

Across areas such as risk detection, behavioural insights and personalization, you’ll lead the development of advanced machine learning solutions bringing to bear our vast data assets. You will collaborate with diverse teams to become an architect of innovation with AI, driving the company's strategic edge by transforming raw data into actionable insights in this dynamic and thrilling environment.

What you’ll bring:

  • Degree or MSc/PhD qualified in a STEM subject.

  • Experience delivering several production grade machine learning products in an academic or corporate environment is crucial.

  • You’ll have a deep understanding of statistical and machine learning techniques.

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

  • Experience of developing LLM-based applications and leveraging them to solve business problems is desirable.

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

  • Experience manipulating large datasets using SQL and Spark.

  • You will have experience with cloud-based machine learning solutions such as AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • You will have excellent abilities to tell a story through data and explain technical concepts to partners.

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

It’s ok if you don’t think you tick every box on this list. We love people who want to challenge themselves and are passionate about what they do. If you believe you can contribute in some areas and are eager to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Why choose us:

Aside from a generous base salary, we have a fantastic benefits & rewards program that is designed to encourage personal and career development.

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus

  • 30 days paid leave

  • Health and Dental Insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)

  • Personal life insurance and disability coverage

  • A personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby

  • 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 BGN for your new addition whilst working for us

  • 26 weeks Maternity leave at 100% pay & 4 weeks secondary leave pay (paternity) at 100% pay

  • A sports’ card membership valid across the country

  • Discounts as a compliment form us among different services

  • Monthly lunch and travel allowance

  • Free snacks, fruits and drinks in the office.

Equal opportunities:

At Flutter International we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where our people can be their authentic selves and thrive. We embrace and celebrate diversity, respecting all our uniqueness and differences.

We welcome you to let us know whether you have any accessibility needs. All you need to do is email us at Your journey with us is focused on ensuring you have what you need to be your best self.

Learn more about the works we are doing on Inclusion and Belonging here:

The group:

PokerStars is a proud member of the Flutter Entertainment family, a global leader in sports betting, iGaming, and entertainment. We're not just another company; we're listed on both the prestigious FTSE 100 index on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). What sets us apart is our world class brands, cutting-edge products, and our International division includes our operations in over 100 global markets and offers sports betting, casino, poker, rummy and lottery, mainly online. What truly defines us is our commitment to ensuring that the excitement of gaming and entertainment is experienced in a responsible and sustainable way. Our remarkable team of over 8,000 colleagues drives this vision, spread across 28 offices worldwide.

Data Scientist (AI and ML)

  • Sofia, Bulgaria
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