Kindred Group

Senior Data Scientist II

Job description

Senior Data Scientist

You will be a skilled, hands on contributor who is able to take ownership of data science projects from conception through to delivery. You will be contributing as part of an established data science team which delivers in a variety of areas across the business. This is a predominantly hands-on role, although you will be responsible for project ownership, including management of deliveries and business stakeholders. There will also be the opportunity to mentor junior data scientists.

The Data Science team is part of a larger data and analytics group that numbers around 100 people. This wider group has separate functions for Data Analytics, BI, and Data Engineering as well as a team that supports Data Science with DevOps, Data Engineering and Developer resources. This structure allows the Data Science team to focus on the core data science work and solve some of the hardest problems in the business.

As an online high transaction business Kindred Group collects a huge amount of data. This includes data about our customer's betting and game play activity, their interests and motivations and much more. We have invested heavily in data technologies and associated analytical tools that enables our data scientist to provide innovative solutions using the latest techniques and technologies.

Some of our project categories are personalisation and recommendations, customer propensity models, cybersecurity, odds setting and risk management, anti-money-laundering (AML), entity resolution, payment/transaction fraud detection, and problem gambler detection.

Key Responsibilities
  • Hands on contributor, applying machine learning methodologies to delivering data science projects that allow the company to achieve its goals.
  • Take ownership of projects by setting objectives with stakeholders, devising solutions, and working with engineers and other data scientists to get solutions into production.
  • Perform data analysis and modelling on large (Tb) data sets.
  • Analyse wide range of data sources to identify new business value.
  • Support measurement initiatives to demonstrate efficacy of solutions to stakeholders.

Experience, Knowledge, & Skills
  • 2-4 years commercial experience in a data science role.
  • PhD or Masters in a numerate discipline.
  • Ideally experience in personalisation and recommendation, with a portfolio of deliveries in this area.
  • Strong Python skills and ideally some Scala experience.
  • Solid understanding of statistical modelling and machine learning.
  • Experience using Apache Spark to process large datasets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage and explain complex topics to stakeholders.
  • Ideally experience putting models and processes into production via hands-on implementation or managing/driving the implementation process
  • Ideally experience in cloud computing, in particular AWS

  • Competitive salaries
  • Private medical care
  • 25 days holiday
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities in-house and external training
  • Retirement plan with contributions
  • Subscription to LinkedIn learning
  • Flexible working

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