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Sports Quantitative Developer

Job/scheme locations: 
St Albans
Type of opportunity: 
Immediate job
Application deadline: 
07/07/2021

ARE YOU A QUANT FOCUSED TECH SELF-STARTER LOOKING TO WORK IN A SPORTS-OBSESSED OFFICE?

Since launching in 1999 we have become the leading UK platform in Sports Spread Betting. It is an exciting time to be joining the team as we look to expand into international markets having achieved double digit growth for the past 10 years in the UK.

We work in a relaxed but professional and fast-paced environment and our company culture is open and friendly.  Commuting from London is an easy 20-minute trip to St Albans out of St Pancras.
 

ABOUT THE POSITION

As a Sports Quantitative Developer, you will be part of the team that maintains and develops our suite of sports applications. These applications are used by our sports trading team, and control the creation, pricing, and settlement of our fixed odds and spread betting markets.

The role will often involve using mathematical models to calculate the expected chance of events happening in a sporting event. This information will then be used to create associated spread betting and fixed odds prices.

You will use your coding abilities to apply these mathematical models within the sports applications, to allow our clients the opportunity to bet on a wide range of markets. This is mostly done in C#, with SQL coding used when interacting with the database.

The role will also include creating and enhancing reports to aid business decisions, which will often utilise SQL coding. You will work both within the team and with other departments across the business on technical issues.

Due the nature of the sporting calendar, there will be the requirement to offer support outside regular working hours on occasion.
 

ABOUT YOU

  • You will have a mathematical or IT based degree from a top University at grade 2-1 or higher.
  • Strong A-Level’s, in Science or Maths based subjects.
  • Programming experience preferably in C#, and SQL would be an advantage.
  • Ability to deal with quantitative based problems - particular in probability.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Detailed understanding of the rules of play for major sports

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday, rising to 30 after 4 years
  • Great work-life balance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Regular company social events
  • Private car parking

After 3 months:

  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Private Health Scheme with discounts to gyms, travel and cinema tickets

 

COVID-19 ARRANGEMENTS - In the long run, this role will be conducted from our St Albans office, however, arrangements can be made to enable you to work remotely whilst the Covid-19 pandemic persists. 

 

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
London
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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