Data Scientist – Sports

Data Scientist – Sports

One of the most prestigious names in sports are looking for a passionate Data Scientist to become part of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking data and product teams in this exciting industry. You’ll be joining a brand-new team as one of the first key people in, so you’ll be comfortable with your data science abilities and happy to work in a smaller but growing team including data scientists and developers. The company are several hundred strong and the plan is to grow internationally this year: due to the nature of the industry, every region is different – requiring vast data models and different approaches to their customer base in each region.


The Job

  • To be a key part of this new data science team
  • To build complex models and tailored algorithms  to generate insight, pattern recognition and predictive behaviour
  • To develop unique data initiatives and be a subject matter for the team
  • To run analytical experiments and evaluate various models and approaches for scalability
  • To research and develop data models and algorithms
  • Work with engineering and development teams to devise solutions
  • To work and devise innovative NLP projects
  • To maintain a forward thinking approach to new technologies and adapt accordingly



  • Msc or PhD in Mathematics, Machine Learning, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering
  • Demonstrable experience in a Machine Learning / Data Science role
  • Experience of applying advanced statistical models and ML algorithms for complex problem solving
  • Excellent data manipulation and machine learning skills
  • An interest to be involved in new product development
  • Preferably experience with relevant tools; they are agnostic and open minded and will adapt to your preferred tool
  • Passionate about detail and solving problems – inquisitive nature
  • A desire to drive and learn new technologies
  • Ready to take on any challenge – supervised or unsupervised


Apply Now

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Sam King
Executive Consultant
0203 869 2048 / [email protected]

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