Graduate Quantitative Trading Analystdata Scientist 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: Yorkshire and The Humber

Our team of Quantitative Trading Analysts/Data Scientists is renowned within our company for being the brains behind the bed when it comes to expertise in strategic decision-making. You’ll become a valuable member of our tight-knit group based in Leeds, where we specialise in crafting statistical models for our trading platforms.

Your role will involve developing models that underpin our bookmaking operations, generating odds for sports events that drive a turnover exceeding £4 billion annually. Additionally, your models will empower us to delve into customer behaviour analysis, enabling us to devise targeted marketing strategies and compelling promotional offers.

What you will be doing

  • Playing a key role in building statistical models, ensuring that everything we produce meets the needs of the business and our customers
  • Bringing ideas with the opportunity to analyse the way we work
  • Using mathematical techniques and modelling to improve our performance and profitability
  • Presenting analysis to various audiences in a way that they will understand
  • Continuously learning and developing
  • Using cutting-edge tools and techniques to find new ways to improve model accuracy and bring exciting new opportunities for our customers and sports traders.

Who we are looking for

We are committed to responsible gambling, and we are looking for people who can support our ethos. To apply to this post, you will have:

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and modeling techniques, with a strong foundation in mathematical principles, acquired through a first-class honors or postgraduate degree in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Computer Science.
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in sports betting and bookmaking, coupled with a keen enthusiasm for sports, providing valuable insight into the industry and its dynamics.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to tackling challenges, coupled with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines, ensuring timely delivery of results and solutions.
  • Technical acumen, including proficiency in statistical programming languages like R or Python, general-purpose programming languages such as Java, Python, or JavaScript, and experience with databases (e.g., MySQL) and cloud technologies (preferably AWS). Prior experience with big data technologies (e.g., Apache Spark) and machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, Scikit-learn) is also advantageous, along with a track record of building mathematical models in a professional setting.

What we offer

Our roles offer more than just a job, you’ll become part of our 888 William Hill family! We have created an environment where our people can thrive. Check out some of the fantastic benefits on offer:

  • Financial: Competitive salary and bonus schemes.
  • Hybrid working: Our employees can work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face-to-face collaborative team time – and the chance for a coffee and a catch-up!
  • Holiday entitlement: You’ll be entitled to 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday.
  • Perks and discounts: Discounts at a range of high-street retailers.
  • Family Support: Industry-leading maternity and paternity leave and paid time off if you have caring responsibilities.
  • Health & wellbeing: Tools and services to help support your well-being, including support with mental health and financial education. You will also have access to gym discounts and our cycle to work scheme.
  • Healthcare: We prioritise your health and well-being, offering comprehensive healthcare options.
  • Pension package and life assurance: Safeguarding your financial future and offering peace of mind.

About us

888 William Hill in Leeds

Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly.

More about 888 William Hill

We’re a business that embraces change and progress. With a rich history behind us, we’ve learned a lot and have led the industry in many ways. One thing that doesn’t change is that we always aim to ‘go one better’. Now part of 888 holdings group, together we’re on a journey to build a better business.

At 888 William Hill, you’ll benefit from flexibility and a culture built on trust. We’ll give you the space to be yourself and the tools you need to protect our customers while they play. We’ll invest in your future to help you develop your unique strengths and build a career that’s right for you.

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At 888 William Hill, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion for the benefit of our company, employees, and communities. We foster a welcoming and safe workplace that values all forms of diversity and provides opportunities for growth.

Sound good? Then you belong at our place! The first step in the recruitment process is kickstarting your application, followed by an initial screening call and an interview stage.

Apply today to kickstart your application with the 888 William Hill Family!

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