Head of Data Science

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Date Posted
4th October 2017
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Job description

Job PurposeThe Stars Group has built its success on understanding its customers. The Business Intelligence team is the driving force behind the insights that deliver that success. Using data from a hundred million customers and a hundred billion poker hands, the team works with senior stakeholders on key business decisions across our three verticals; Poker, Sports and Casino.We are looking for a Department Head of Data Science to manage a team of Data Scientists and work closely with the business to define and deliver advanced predictive models and customer segmentations to support and drive the company strategy.Key Responsibilities

Managing relations with senior stakeholders to define and deliver key data science projects, including behaviour segmentation, predictive modelling, lifetime value modelling, churn prevention, high roller identification, statistical simulations and what if scenarios.
Developing the abilities of a team of Data Scientists and guiding them in the creation of high quality models and customer segmentations to be used across various areas of the business
Carrying out customer behaviour analytics in key business areas and delivering actionable recommendations

EssentialSkills and Capabilities

Degree (or equivalent) in quantitative area, e.g. Statistics, Maths, Economics
Proven leadership and stakeholder management capability across multi-disciplinary teams
Strong relevant experience gained in the application of data mining/advanced analytics, clustering, regression, predictive models, etc.
Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
Ability to drive change and collaborate effectively with a variety of individuals and teams
Advanced level of Excel, SQL, Python, R, KNIME, Tableau or equivalent
Experience working with a Data Warehouse
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English
Strong planning, organizational, documentation and project management skills
Ability to function as a self-starter with emphasis on getting things done under pressure of tight deadlines
A results-oriented team player


Experience in the Online Gaming industry
Knowledge of online poker, casino and/or sportsbook
Advanced degree or PhD

Our values

Focus on the customer
Work as a team
Strive for excellence
Have courage
Show passion

Our Culture“The best Company I have ever worked for I have been working at The Stars Group full-time (More than a year). Great people, great benefits and amazing perks. The Company genuinely values its employees. Fun products. Amazing offices. Inspirational Leaders who are passionate about the brand and the product. Really friendly and down to earth CEO. My boss is great!” - Glass Door - published Jan 2015.The IncentivesThe salary for this job is based on experience so whilst we are not able to provide such details at this stage, we can confirm that we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Our benefits include a discretionary annual performance bonus, premium health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (providing you all live at the same address), and a generous company contribution into a private pension scheme each month.As an advocate of work/life balance, we offer an annual personal interest allowance where we encourage personal learning outside of working hours; e.g. driving lessons, cookery classes and circus training (to name a few that our people have used this towards). We also have an Employee Assistance Programme where you receive complimentary and confidential support from professionals who offer independent advice 24/7. To support you in developing your skills and career, we will provide ongoing training. We offer many more great perks such as an annual travel loan, subsidised massage sessions, free drinks, snacks, hot beverages and fresh fruit every day.The CompanyStars Interactive is a division of The Stars Group, ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and MEGASTACK. Collectively, these brands have more than 111 million registered customers, forming one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. We provide gaming experiences designed to make our platforms the favourite iGaming destinations for customers everywhere. This role is in the Group’s Isle of Man service office in the Business Intelligence department.#PSNB Internally known as Department Head of Data Science

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