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Data Scientist - Sports Modeling

At PrizePicks, we are the fastest growing sports company in North America, as recognized by Inc. 5000.  As the leading platform for Daily Fantasy Sports, we cover a diverse range of sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and Esports titles like League of Legends and CS : GO.  Our team of over 200 employees thrives in an inclusive culture that values individuals from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their level of sports fandom.  Ready to reimagine the DFS industry together? 

The Analytics Team is responsible for building and maintaining analytics tools and workflows to support the PrizePicks business across all departments - at the core of these operations is data and the insights driven from that data. PrizePicks is looking for a Data Scientist with 2+ years of experience to join our Data Science team. You will be working closely with other data scientists, reporting analysts, and cross departmental directors to test business flows, make business recommendations, and provide novel business insights to leadership focused on driving revenue growth, optimizing marketing efficiency and optimizing retention efforts.

What you’ll do:

  • Data cleaning operations, wrangling and visualizations.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

What you have:

  • Advanced knowledge of machine learning, data analysis and statistical modeling.
  • Proficiency in statistics and statistical software applications, such as Python or R.
  • Experience working with relational databases such as PostgreSQL.
  • Data visualization and report building experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.

Where you’ll live:

  • Anywhere in the US is fine but Atlanta would be preferred. 

Benefits you’ll receive: 

In addition to your great compensation package, company subsidized medical/dental/vision coverage plans and matching 401(k), we’ll shower you with perks including: 

  • Break room with ping pong, endless snacks and in-office lunch once a week
  • Unlimited PTO to encourage a healthy work/life balance (2 week min required!)
  • Modern work schedule focused on getting the job done, not hours clocked
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Company and team outings, we encourage a tight-knit workplace
  • Generous Maternity AND Paternity leave (16 weeks!)
  • Annual bonus & stock options
  • Wellness program
  • Company equipment provided (Windows & Mac options)
  • Annual performance reviews with opportunity for growth and career development


You must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship or an employment Visa at this time. 

PrizePicks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Posted: July 30, 2023


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