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Quant Developer

Pythia Sports is a fast-growing technology company, delivering innovative solutions to the gaming industry since 2014.
Our business is all about predictive sports modelling, underpinned by extensive use of a wide and ever-expanding array of real-time feeds and inputs. If that sounds both complex and hard, it is, but it’s also a huge amount of fun!
We strive to be the best at what we do every day, and we know that our success comes from our most important resource – our people. We pride ourselves on hiring talented individuals who challenge the status quo and help us to build exceptional, high-performing teams.
Based in London Victoria, we’re working to a hybrid work-from-home/office model but would consider sizable remote working for the right candidate – that is attendance in the London HQ when necessary.
At Pythia, you will find a relaxed atmosphere, regular social events and remarkable colleagues looking to push technology boundaries – come and join us!


The Role

As a Quant Developer, you will be joining a small, but growing team, dedicated to ensuring our platform delivers the optimal experience to our partners.
With particular emphasis on scalability, performance, deployability and integration, you will implement complex algorithms and work hand-in-glove with other technologists, as well as our product and operational teams to ensure we design, deliver, and run our platform to the highest possible standards. Your experience and understanding of production-ready Quant code will be of real benefit as we bring our products and our teams to maturity.
Sharing our passion for delivering fantastic solutions, you will leave no stone unturned to help drive Pythia’s success and to be part of getting us to the next level!

3 Best Things About the Job

  1. You’ll be helping to solve problems almost no one else knows how to solve
  2. You’ll be working with complex real-time data from multiple sources
  3. You’ll be working on something that cannot fail, but must be designed with failure in mind

Measures of Success
In the first three months, you will have:

  • Fully understood the existing architecture, quant modules and pipelines
  • Explored and familiarised yourself with our existing models, recreating the analysis on your local machine with actual data
  • Materially contributed to at least one major new feature, model or integration


  • 28 days + Bank Holidays leave
  • Purchase up to 5 extra days of holiday/year
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible schedule
  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Generous paternity and maternity leave
  • Referral programme
  • Company sick pay
  • Work from home/office

What you will be doing

  • Design it: ensure that everything is designed not just for now, but for the growth of years to come, aligned with longer-term company strategy
  • Research it: test and iterate new model approaches based on our historical data sources
  • Build it: work to deliver great solutions that are proven to meet the needs of our partners as well as your operational colleagues
  • Test it: take personal responsibility for the quality of your output, by ensuring testing is part of everything you and the team do
  • Run it: ensure that everything is working as expected and go hunting for problems to solve
  • Document Everything: make sure we have top class and up to date technical and use case documentation
  • Collaborate: constantly engage with your other team members to ensure that knowledge and best practice is shared, learn from Pythia Seniors and help onboard new team members

Key Skills / Qualifications

What you need for this role

  • Highly experienced quant developer with experience in the betting industry
  • Material hands-on experience of delivering quant solutions using a scripting language like Python
  • Solid experience of software version control systems (preferably GitLab), and confident working with JIRA & Confluence and similar tools
  • Experience of Agile methodologies and of working with remote technical teams
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and to pick up new skill sets quickly
  • A passion for detail and problem solving, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Who you are

  • Customer-focused: everything we do is with our partners and stakeholders in mind
  • Organised: staying on top of the detail and being able to multi-task will be crucial
  • Analytical: you should be able to probe data from multiple sources in order to draw meaningful conclusions that help make our products more efficient and performant
  • Thrive under pressure: Pythia Sports is growing quickly, and we work hard, so we want you to enjoy being challenged!
  • Relevant: the marketplace, our competitors and our partners move fast, so you need to help us keep ahead by staying on top of trends and applying that to how we work
  • Team Player: building great teams is how we will succeed
Want to work with Pythia?