Sr. Data Science Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

DraftKings is a leading sports entertainment brand that creates the most exciting digital sports competitions and experiences on the planet. Our goal is to transform the way fans experience sports. Our mission is to make sports better – and make better sports fans – by bringing them closer to the games they love. We are the signature tech startup of our generation in Boston.

The Data Science group at DraftKings is an engineering team made up of members with skill sets across math and software development, dedicated to building product that solves some of the most analytically challenging problems here at DraftKings. The work we do encompasses:

  • Data mining - uncover deep insight hidden in our vast repository of raw data, and provide tactical guidance on how to leverage findings
  • Algorithm design - develop quantitative models, leveraging machine learning and advanced data analysis techniques
  • Algorithm platform engineering - architect and build technical platforms for our algorithmic engines to run at scale

As part of this role, you will be a creative thinker in how to solve problems, utilizing quantitative and software development skills along with business understanding to devise solutions. You’ll work within the DraftKings data technology infrastructure to dive deep into our data sets and develop innovative new product capabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with business leads across the company to plan out valuable data science projects
  • Work in complex technical systems and wrangle data from a wide set of data sources
  • Construct advanced models that uncover learnings from raw data to be leveraged for action
  • Serve as an engineering lead to build algorithm solutions into our overall technical platform

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a technical, commercial work environment
  • Software development experience – high comfort level with programming, e.g. languages such as Python, Java, C#, C++, etc
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods – statistics, machine learning, general data analysis
  • Intuitive sense of how quantitative and technical work aligns closely with business priorities and business value
  • Ability to effectively work with business leads: strong communication skills, ability to synthesize conclusions for non-experts
  • Intense intellectual curiosity – strong desire to always be learning
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving open-ended problems
  • Highly collaborative, team-player attitude
  • Bonus: strong interest in playing fantasy sports
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Located steps away from South Station and Downtown Crossing makes our office commute friendly with endless possibilities for coffee and lunch.
125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110

What are DraftKings Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance benefit is through BCBS.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Corporate discounts with local gyms, race reimbursements and various seminars related to wellness (meditation, nutrition, ergonomics, etc.)
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
DraftKings will match 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of all 2018 eligible earnings (salary and bonus)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Eligible employees may request reimbursement of up to $5,250/calendar year. To receive reimbursement, you must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program related to your field.
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