Football mad data scientist required

at Yakatak in London

WTF is Yakatak
We’ve created Yakatak as a place for football fans to react to the sport they love, at the moments that matter. We’ll let you know when your team is winning and more importantly when your rivals are getting battered! Whether it’s a controversial sending off or a last-minute equaliser you can record your reaction & send it to mates, rivals & the world in seconds.


We’re aiming to crack the elusive sport / social conundrum with the aim of disrupting the entire football industry – whether that be broadcast or betting. It’s not easy but the best things never are!


What we’re looking for
Yakatak is looking for an extraordinary data scientist to join the team. We’re seeking someone who is passionate about using data to deliver value across the board whether that is: – Driving product decisions – Informing overall strategy – Leveraging social hacks to drive downloads
And if all else fails predicting bets for the weekend’s fixtures!


You will sit as part of the product team but your scope is as wide as your ambition. As our first data specialist and should be motivated, confident & capable enough to: – Create a culture of data informed decisions across the business – Define a data first strategy in collaboration with other staff members – Implement systems to collect, interpret & disseminate data – Take the lead on implementing solutions


Ideally you will have experience in applying Machine Learning, Predictive Analysis, Classification and other techniques within the social media, product development & marketing space. However, more importantly will be a clear vision of how to apply your skills to our solve our challenges and a capacity to be deeply inquisitive.


Most importantly we can’t have any more Man Utd fans in the office!


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Published at 12 Jun 2017
Expires on 15 Jul 2017