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Data Scientist (Cricket)

Role Overview


Pythia Sports are looking for a creative thinking and experienced person to join their established in-house modelling team as a Data Scientist in cricket modelling and simulation. The purpose of the role is to develop, and conduct statistical analysis of, human-interpretable predictive models for a cricket prediction pipeline.

The successful Data Scientist will be an innovative, self-driven person with high levels of integrity. They will be working closely with local and remote teams and therefore need to be highly communicative, but also work well independently. They must be well organised and have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

For this role, the following attributes and experience would also be a big plus:

  • A keen interest in cricket, especially limited overs cricket
  • Previous experience working with cricket data
  • Experience working with event-based Monte Carlo simulations

Currently working fully from home.

  • Additional pay: Bonus scheme
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday
  • Education: Master's (preferred)
  • Work authorisation: United Kingdom (preferred)

Benefits:


  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible schedule
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home

Main Responsibilities


  • Have a deep understanding of the data, its limitations and meaning, including the investigation of data validity
  • Uncover trends in multiple sports datasets
  • Build and maintain data-driven predictive models
  • Research and apply novel modelling techniques
  • Build and maintain model validation metrics to regularly track performance
  • Have awareness of the limitations of any model output
  • Have an understanding of statistical robustness and validity

Key Skills / Qualifications


  • Experience using advanced statistics and modelling techniques – preferably in sports field
  • PhD or equivalent industry experience with data
  • Strong programming skills, with a preference for (but not limited to) Matlab, Python and R
  • A track record of using data to solve complex problems
  • A knowledge and interest in sport will be helpful
  • Experience working with cloud computing (desirable).
  • Right to work in the UK
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Key Requirements

Please outline your experience in meeting the following requirements:

Full Name
Experience using advanced statistics and modelling techniques – preferably in sports field
PhD or equivalent industry experience with data
Strong programming skills, with a preference for (but not limited to) Matlab, Python and R
A track record of using data to solve complex problems
Experience working with cloud computing (desirable)
Tell us about yourself. Why should you be considered for the role?
Any knowledge or interest in sport will be helpful
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