Players' Lounge

Play video games against other people for money

Lead Data Science Engineer at Players' Lounge

$120k - $180k / 0.02% - 0.10%
Job Type
3+ years
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Dan Delaney
Dan Delaney

About the role

Company Introduction

We are Players' Lounge — a venture-backed startup that allows gamers to win money playing their favourite video games against other people and with their friends. We're expanding into an exciting new market and are looking for a Lead Data Science Engineer to be the founding member of our Data Science team. We are a fully-funded Y Combinator company attacking our rapidly growing market. This should be the most fun job you’ll ever have!

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Data Science Engineer to be the founding member of our Data Science team. As the founding member of this team, you will own all things Data Science at Players’ Lounge. From finding datasets and constructing data pipelines, to building, training and monitoring models, to identifying exciting new uses for our existing data, very little will be outside your purview.

You will need to be an excellent communicator and a creative thinker, utilizing data, machine learning, and software development skills to craft high-impact solutions that grow the business. We sit at the intersection of money and games, so you need to be comfortable and confident building models that will have an immediate monetary impact. Lastly, we’re a small team—so get ready to roll your sleeves up and get some work done.

You will work directly with a company founder as well as the product lead and our development team in this role. Our ideal candidate uses our product, has a passion for gaming and our company mission, and works hard to ensure everyone knows about Players’ Lounge.

What you’ll do

Research and implement DS applications Create statistical and machine learning models and integrate them into DS applications Data engineering of data assets to assist in DS application development Create automatic tests to ensure accuracy and reliability of DS applications Collaborate closely with product, developers and QA to move projects from ideation to development and deployment Test that data flows work as expected and that DS applications are well integrated in larger business context Build advanced analytics tools for product teams

What you bring to the table

Ideally, you have experience as the expert on a data science team where you were responsible for all aspects of data science technical projects, including development and deployment, and then monitoring of how those applications perform in production Bonus points if you’ve developed models for DFS, sportsbook, or other gaming products Serious interest in video games PhD, Masters or Bachelor’s degree in STEM fields Highly proficient in at least one DS-focused programming language, such as Python Excellent communication & organizations skills with the ability to articulate key business information quickly and effectively Unafraid to move quickly and take a practical approach in favor of a theoretically perfect one Other technologies it would be useful to have knowledge of include: Kubernetes, Kafka, GraphQL, NodeJS

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Why you should join Players' Lounge

Players’ Lounge is a video game wagering platform that allows gamers to bet on the outcome of their own matches. Last year, 85,000 gamers used Players’ Lounge and won $45 million in prize money. We make gaming more exciting in the same way FanDuel, or sports betting, makes watching sports more exciting. Our mission at Players’ Lounge is to give gamers a social and monetary return on investment of their gaming time, with the vision that our customers always connect with Players’ Lounge when playing their favorite video games.