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Senior 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 Senior 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.

This is a hybrid role with London Victoria office attendance expected twice a week.

  • Additional pay: Bonus scheme
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday
  • Education: PhD (preferred)


  • 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
  • Optical and Dental cover
  • Generous paternity and maternity leave
  • Referral programme
  • Company sick pay
  • Team lunches

Senior Data Scientist - Cricket

  • 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

  • Multiple years experience in a team-leading role utilising advanced statistics and modelling techniques – preferably in a sporting context
  • PhD or equivalent industry experience with data
  • Strong programming skills, with a preference for Python
  • A long and proven track record of using data to solve complex problems
  • Experience working with cloud computing (desirable).

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

  • A keen interest in cricket, especially limited overs cricket
  • Previous professional experience working with cricket analytics
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