PointsBet
Denver , CO

Principal Data Scientist at PointsBet

| Greater Denver Area
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PointsBet (ASX: PBH) is a digital sports betting and technology company, partnered with NBC Universal as the Official Sports Betting Partner of NBC Sports. We are dedicated to bringing the fastest betting experience in the world to sports lovers across the United States.
We are currently looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join our Denver, CO based team.As Principal Data Scientist you will play an integral role in supporting PointsBet's continued growth and success.
ABOUT POINTSBET
We provide an opportunity for our people - our most powerful and irreplaceable resources - to work in an environment that is rewarding, fun, challenging, and an instrument for both personal and professional growth as PointsBet continues to become a major force in the newly legalized US Sports Betting market.
PointsBet is a sports betting operator that sits in the very rare position of owning and controlling its technology end to end. Our proprietary platform and our commitment to an in-house approach powers unrivalled innovation and personalized experiences that our customers cannot get anywhere else.
Our partnerships with leading sports organizations, teams and franchises provides both our customers and team members with unique sporting experience:
  • Official and Exclusive Sports Betting Partner of the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and their home venue, Ball Arena
  • Official Gaming Partner of the Detroit Tigers (MLB)
  • Official Gaming Partner of the Detroit Red Wings (NHL) and Little Caesars Arena
  • Proud Sports Betting Partner of the Detroit Pistons (NBA)
  • Official Sponsor of the Indiana Pacers (NBA)
  • Authorized Betting Operator of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Authorized Gaming Operator of Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • Official Betting Operator of the PGA TOUR
  • Official Sports Betting Partner of the National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Official Betting Partner of LaLiga North America
  • Exclusive, Official Partner of University of Colorado Buffaloes

As we continue to take the sports betting world by storm, we will continue to bring our proprietary and best-in-market technology, modernized and premium brand mentality, expert trading practices and proven growth marketing strategies to emerging sports betting markets.
Bet on us - there is no greater time than now to join the PointsBet family!
WHAT YOU WILL OWN
  • As a core member of the Advanced Technology team, provide hands-on technical leadership to other Data Scientists and collaborate effectively with a global technology team in building innovative AI/ML solutions.
  • Partner closely with product and business domain experts to propose solutions and strategies for business value generation of high impact in diverse areas such as personalized customer experiences, responsible gaming, and risk management.
  • A deep understanding of PointsBet business, processes and data sources needed to conduct analysis through active collaboration with business experts, external partners, and research.
  • Undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data.
  • Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns and generate features.
  • Responsible for clearly interpreting business need, and the design, development, validation and operationalizing of predictive models into production environments.
  • Consistently present information and insights from the Data Science projects to stakeholders using data visualization techniques and effective storytelling.
  • Keep abreast of current and emerging capabilities in AI, ML, and analytical technologies and how these can be applied to the product and business opportunities.

SKILLS WE SEEK
  • Master's Degree or PhD in a highly quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling, data science and analysis
  • 4+ years post graduate work experience
  • Proven experience in a ML or Data Scientist role with a track record of building and operationalizing successful ML or DL models
  • Strong technical mentoring ability for Data Scientists with a proven ability to build a high-performance Data Science and/or ML Engineering team.
  • Hand on experience with Databricks Spark dataframes, SQL, Azure ML, Azure Streaming Analytics
  • Diverse technical skills useful for all phases of the Data Science lifecycle (Python, Databricks, Azure Machine Learning, SQL, JavaScript, PowerBI etc.)
  • Aptitude for working in a fast-paced collaborative team environment with proven experience as a self-starter and problem-solver.
  • Experience with Agile software development practices
  • Working experience with SQL/NoSQL databases, Data Warehouse(s) and ETL Solutions
  • Proven project experience delivering insights from data science and ML approaches
  • Experience using shell scripts, Python, Java and/or C# in production environments with source code management and distributed version-control systems like GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket.
  • Demonstrated project experience with an industry-leading ML library (scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow/Keras)
  • Advanced statistical analysis abilities and strong understanding of the mathematical foundations of Machine Learning/Statistical algorithms with the ability to explain to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders and peers.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion

WHAT WE OFFER
  • Company paid medical plan for employees and dependents.
  • Dental and Vision.
  • 401(k) with a generous match.
  • Bonus program.
  • Medical and Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
  • Paid Time Off and 10 paid holidays.
  • Conveniently located in Downtown Denver just 3 blocks from Union Station

PointsBet is dedicated to a culture of high performance and ensuring our employees are setup to deliver their best. We offer a fast-paced, dynamic work environment where emphasis is placed on our most important asset: our people. If you are driven and in search of a new opportunity that values people, creativity, opportunity, results, and a commitment to excellence then this is where you want to be!
PointsBet is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Where we are

The 17,000 square foot PointsBet office located in the LoDo area of downtown Denver balances Scandinavian design with inspiration from the many sports that help power the PointsBet product. Our offices are conveniently located within a short walking distance from Union Station.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • AzureLanguages
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    • ReduxLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks
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What are PointsBet Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PointsBet employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Access to tickets to events (Sports, Concerts, etc...)

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