Data Science Manager (Football Betting) (Ref: 20003256)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong

The Department

The Customer and International Business Development Division (C&I) is responsible for providing quality wagering experience and CRM to local and overseas customers of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

It operates 88 Race Meetings a year, 33 Simulcasts days, a thrice-weekly Mark 6 Draw, 7X24 Digital Channels, 7X24 Football Betting Services on over 11,000 different leagues per year.

The ultimate aim is to provide an impressive total customer experience leading to sustainable turnover growth in a responsible manner.

Share your passion for AI and creativity to build algorithmic models for Football Trading at HKJC.

You will

  • apply state of the art machine learning techniques to the development of algorithmic models for football betting products;
  • conduct cutting-edge research of football match data to understand the relevant factors necessary in order to predict football match outcomes;
  • build supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement models on relevant data to produce accurate pricing algorithms along with analytics and risk management tools for football trading;
  • promote use of the appropriate tools and processes through your experience in the areas of AI, cloud computing, big data to increase the likelihood of successful modelling;
  • ensure the team adheres to a streamlined, agile product development lifecycle, embracing automation at all times with standardized modular, reusable components;
  • build close working relationships with other departments within the Club especially IT department and actively liaise with relevant teams and stakeholders to closely align and ensure that the correct products are being developed and deployed;
  • ensure compliance with Responsible Gambling Policy and all stipulated legal requirements related to wagering, thereby protecting the integrity of the Club’s businesses;
  • undertake other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • You should have

  • a degree in Computing, Mathematics, Statistics or related disciplines, MSc and above is a real bonus;
  • at least 7 years’ experience in applying a variety of machine learning techniques with demonstrable learnings and results, ideal if this is in the gaming sector but just as important is the proven ability to use and draw insight from data meaningfully;
  • proficiency in various coding languages (C# / C++, R, SQL, VBA) with good knowledge of Python to deliver analysis and algorithms.
  • Knowledge of AI techniques and technologies preferred. Regardless of language, significant production-level programming experience is essential;
  • a passion, enthusiasm and curiosity about modelling data to investigate and solve problems particularly where applied to understanding Football and its trading a desire to know what is the correct price should drive you;
  • experience in writing and presenting white papers, journal articles and technical reports on the results;
  • self-motivated and strong drive to succeed;
  • proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Terms of Employment

    The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.


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