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Data Science Analyst

Posted 20 February by Paddy Power Featured Ended

Reporting to the Head of Data Science Projects, this role is responsible for supporting the delivery of predictive models for a variety of personalisation and optimisation use cases. The successful candidate will have academic experience in maths or statistics, and experience working with large databases using SQL, and a passion for research. They will actively contribute to developing and improving our approach to data science. Agile, collaborative and a team player; the role will work closely with multiple business functions and proactively seek areas for improvement.


  • Data preparation for modelling work: complex data extraction with efficient use of SQL; deep analysis of correlations inter-dependence, significance etc.

  • Data validation. Ensuring any work is built upon correct data

  • Ensuring that comprehensive & clear documentation is maintained

  • Recommending and communicating the modelling approaches applicable for business problems

  • Building & maintaining predictive models

Skills and Experience:


  • Honours Degree qualification in a quantitative field e.g. Math, Stat, Physics, Actuary, Economics (ideally MSc or PhD)

  • Hands on experience with SQL

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate statistical results and learnings clearly & succinctly

  • Excellent organisational & time management skills


  • Experience with predictive modelling in R or Python

  • Knowledge of Sports betting, Exchange, Gaming or Social gaming businesses


Drives Results: Gets stuck in and achieves results that impact the bottom line with high levels of energy and enthusiasm

Collaborates: Is a team player - works with others across the organisation to get things done

Business Insights: Has a nose for business, uses insights to impact commercial drivers.

Communicates Effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

Flexible & Agile: Able to quickly respond to changing business needs and ensure that work streams are prioritised

In February 2016, Paddy Power and Betfair merged to form one of the largest online betting operators in the world: Paddy Power Betfair plc. The merger propelled the enlarged group into the FTSE 50.

The Paddy Power brand boasts an international multi-channel betting and gaming group. The Paddy Power brand is widely seen as one of the most distinctive consumer brands in Europe. The Betfair brand is famous for Innovation. Betfair pioneered the betting exchange in 2000 – a product which altered the landscape of the sports betting industry.

Today, Paddy Power Betfair is a force to be reckoned with. We have a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of B2C and B2B operations across Europe.

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