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Senior Data Scientist

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Role area:
CEO Europe
Contract type:
Full Time
Cluj - Napoca
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The Role

The Analytic Systems team endeavour to identify systems based solutions to acquiring new customers and engaging with existing customers through marketing channels. We analyse current marketing processes and building out new solutions to execute these processes in the most optimal way. It is for a data scientist to deliver the optimal decision is and collaborate with the wider team to implement it.

Paddy Power Betfair is a data rich organisation with an appreciation for data science and the value it can add. Data science has proved itself highly valued in delivering projects like product personalisation, customer value estimation, bonus generosity, and responsible gambling. You will be part of this wider team to share new concepts and learnings.

This is what you’ll be doing:

  • Building Predictive Models and Segmentations

You will be responsible for building classifiers, regressors, clusters, Bayesian models and recommendation systems. You will co-ordinate with a wide group of business stakeholders to ensure alignment and identify new opportunities from the data to solve business goals. Recent examples have included: optimising paid search bidding, optimising Brand spend, clustering for CRM, predicting churn etc

  • Managing Datasets, Scheduled Jobs, Feature Engineering, & QA

Our models rely upon overlapping input data. This needs to be managed efficiently. You will be responsible for writing jobs that maintain this data and execute algorithms.

  • Contribute to Data Science at Paddy Power Betfair

New techniques will be researched, and applied to business problems. Research will be shared within the team and the wider data science community. Where appropriate, new best practices will be documented for adoption. You will have responsibility for mentoring a data scientist.

  • Manage delivery of Econometric Models

Media mix models to be delivered and improved, along with management of senior marketing stakeholders.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Strategic Mind-set: takes a long-term view and anticipates future trends and implications
  • Business Insights: has a nose for business, uses insights to impact commercial drivers
  • Collaborates: is a team player – works with others across the organisation to get things done
  • Customer focus: Thinks about customers 24/7, and puts them at the heart of all that we do

Education, Qualifications & Experience


  • Prior experience delivering advanced analytical projects using R and/or Python
  • Qualification in a numerate discipline, and/or relevant experience
  • Advanced SQL
  • A keen interest in Data Science and the methods/practices used in online businesses
  • Excellent communication skills, and experience explaining technical projects to senior, non-technical audiences


  • 2+ years’ experience in both Python and R programming
  • Experience with at least one DNN framework: TensorFlow, MXNet, Theano etc.
  • Experience using AWS and GCP products, especially Sagemaker and Cloud ML
  • Experience working in online retail or gaming
  • Media Mix Modelling

Flexible working is our way of working! We’re a diverse workforce and therefore a ‘one size fits all’ approach isn’t necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let’s have a chat and see how we can accommodate them.