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Lead Data Scientist - REMOTE

Company: Penn Interactive
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewPenn Interactive (PI) is a real-money interactive gaming company headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Las Vegas, NV. As the digital arm of Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), the largest regional casino operator in the U.S., we are poised for fast-paced growth in the sports betting and online casino space. We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to head up our Data Science team. The Data Science team here at Penn is responsible for building models and APIs to help improve the Barstool Sportsbook and iCasino products. We are looking for someone who is interested in leading the development of projects including recommendation engines, player clustering and classification, A/B feature testing, document classification and extraction, and sentiment analysis, to create a world class data-centric product experience. We are building industry-leading features, and tools to enhance player experience and player safety. What you'll be working on

  • User classification and player clustering: we want to better understand our players and their behaviors so that they can be responsibly engaged
  • Document text extraction algorithms to help improve the user onboarding experience
  • Predictive models to help our infrastructure preemptively scale based on previous load
  • A/B Tests to guide development of our products and features
  • Recommendation engine improvements to better direct users to content they might be interested in
    Your daily responsibilities include:
    • Lead the data science team by providing direction for the data scientists and machine learning engineers
    • Promote a data-driven culture across the organization.
    • Conceive, plan and prioritize data projects with the Director of Data
    • Collaborate with Data Engineering, Business Intelligence, and other stakeholders to provide internal data services
    • Test the performance of our products and features to guide the growth and development of the application
    • Build analytical models and APIs to add data driven features to the application
      Qualifications
      • University degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
      • Experienced technical lead for the data science team, with experience mentoring more junior engineers
      • Experience in software engineering or operations, especially in a Dockerized development environment
      • 4+ years professional experience as a Data Scientist
      • Proficiency in Python, ideally has built REST APIs with Python using FastAPI, Django, Flask, or others
      • Advanced knowledge in Tensorflow, PyTorch, Caffe, and/or Keras
      • Experience with Airflow is a plus, MLFlow experience is a plus
      • Experience in deploying data products in an enterprise environment
      • Curiosity and ability to convert complex problems into concrete requirements and build innovative solutions
      • Ability to communicate clearly, efficiently, and empathetically with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Keywords: Penn Interactive, Raleigh , Lead Data Scientist - REMOTE, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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