Sr Data Science Engineer

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by DraftKings

Boston, MA 02108
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

The Data Science group at DraftKings is an engineering team made up of members with skill sets across math and software development, dedicated to building product that solves some of the most analytically challenging problems here at DraftKings. The work we do encompasses:

* Data mining - write code to uncover insights hidden in our vast repository of raw data, and provide tactical guidance on how to leverage findings

* Algorithm design - develop quantitative models, leveraging machine learning and advanced data analysis techniques

* Algorithm platform engineering - architect and build technical platforms for our algorithmic engines to run at scale

As part of this role, you will be a creative thinker in how to solve problems, utilizing quantitative and software development skills along with business understanding to devise solutions. You'll work within the DraftKings data technology infrastructure to dive into our data sets and develop innovative new product capabilities.

What You'll Do:

* Work in complex technical systems and wrangle data from a wide set of data sources

* Research and develop advanced models that uncover learnings from raw data

* Serve as an engineering lead to build algorithm solutions into our overall technical platform

* Partner closely with business leads across the company to project plan and execute on valuable data science projects

What You'll Need:

* 3+ years of experience in a quantitative or technical work environment

* Strong software development experience - e.g. languages such as Python, Java, C#, C++, etc

* Knowledge of quantitative methods - statistics, machine learning, general data analysis

* Intuitive sense of how quantitative and technical work aligns closely with business priorities and business value

* Ability to effectively work with business leads: strong communication skills, ability to synthesize conclusions for non-experts

* Intense intellectual curiosity - strong desire to always be learning

* Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving open-ended problems

* Highly collaborative, team-player attitude

* Bonus: strong interest in playing fantasy sports

Reference: 561331653

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