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Lead Data Scientist - REMOTE

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

Job Description:

Overview
Penn 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, Orlando , Lead Data Scientist - REMOTE, Other , Orlando, Florida

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