Principal Data Scientist / DS Lead in MLOps & Platform

  • Sportsbet
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 12, 2021
Maths Full-time

Job Description:

The Company

Sportsbet's purpose is to bring excitement to life for its customers and we do this by overdelivering on excitement through serious fun, disrupting the status quo and living our values. We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer with over 7000 cool, clever and curious people around the world. We’re a global player, but in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin we’re tight knit, with

Our commitment to responsible gambling is genuine and demonstrated through the wide range of responsible gambling initiatives and tools – take a look

The Team

We are investing in our ML Operational systems, ML engineering support , and global data and Risk & Trading platforms. We work at massive scale – when we build a pricing model, it powers the entire Flutter group – and we are levelling up our data and tech footprints to continue to stay ahead of the pack.

Sportsbet is industry and market leading. We have built market-leading ML-driven product features, and the Data Science team is critical to the ongoing success of the business, through building ML solutions that power a range of business domains.

Recent examples include: 

Our Systems are amongst the best in the business. Our current State ML systems aren’t too shabby (ex AWS, Databricks, and some custom model serving applications) They’ve helped get a large number of ML use-cases into production.

However, given the importance of what they do, we want to double down and build a state-of-the-art ML Platform that allows for rapid deployment, iteration and continual monitoring of models in production.

Our past successes mean we have many models in production, and we’re making a serious investment in MLOps to best manage those models

The Role

You’ll spend some of your time thinking about individual modelling problems, but more time thinking about how we do Machine Learning and Data Science in general, and advising and guiding others in solving tricky problems in ML. You’ll work very closely with our Tech and Data Platforms team in building a new ML Platform as we head toward a true MLOps lifecycle.


We’re more about talent, interest and enthusiasm than current experience, but here are some things we’d value in a candidate.

The Perks

We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer who welcomes you for who you are, as you are. To make sure you are the best person for Sportsbet we assess behaviours, learning agility and expertise. This ensures all types of experiences can be considered for all roles. We encourage you to apply immediately as we will begin shortlisting within 1-2 weeks of advertising.