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Data Scientist / Quantitative Analyst


** Fintech Trading Platform / Sports Consultancy **


What makes Ronaldo measurably better than Messi? They’re both top of their game with mere inches between them, so how do you measure it

Goals per game, completed passes, assists, pace, dribbling ability or stamina?

Maybe just statistics on all of the above….


All of that data, measuring everything about a player, team or league. Real-time, insight nuggets which are begging to be organised and made sense of.

We are looking for a Masters or Phd graduate with proven commercial experience in sports trading or betting, as a Data Scientist to join this established data driven sports trading company.

You will have strong skills in building predictive and forecasting models in (ideally) sports betting markets, using R, Python or Matlab as well as delivering advanced predictive analytics using machine learning techniques.

You will employ techniques such as Monte Carlo Simulation, numerical optimisation, Bayesian statistics and Generalised Linear Regression modelling to help clients improve their betting results and investments.

You will work to solve complex business problems for most of the UK’s top tier gaming and gambling operators, working to leverage advanced data science techniques to answer a variety of questions.

Data underpins every decision made – on the pitch, or in business!

Join a culture of learning, collaboration and execution throughout, a team that knows their craft and are being recognised across the sports trading sector.

Based in a central London office, you will work with top clients in a powerful niche market to provide the information required to make the right decisions and build a world-class data resource.


SALARY:      £50k - £90k depending on qualifications and experience

LOCATION: Central London


Qualifications and experience required

  • Experience with R, Python or Matlab for advanced statistical analysis and modelling
  • Educated to at least Masters level in a numerate subject such as Computer Science, Machine Learning Engineering, Economics, Maths & Statistics
  • Proven experience of OR an interest in working within sports betting, lottery or gambling industries
  • Ability to provide actionable insights to solve business problems, through using machine learning techniques
  • Interest in sports high advantageous!


Call me, email me, or send a message on LinkedIn!

Kate McDermott
Managing Consultant - Blue Pelican Marketing 
01892 507129 

You can view all our vacancies on our web site , or call and ask for the marketing division.


To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Kate directly on

How to apply

If this position is of interest please send us your CV here, or you can call Kate McDermott direct on to discuss this and other vacancies that may suit.

Kate McDermott