Quantitative Sports Researcher – PhD Hire at SIG

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Employer: SIG

Expires: 05/29/2020

Overview At SIG, the Sports Analytics team builds statistical forecasting models that help provide liquidity for the sports betting industry. These models are vital to creating new trading strategies and informing decision-makers about the distribution of game events. By joining our Sports Analytics team, you will be part of a group that is passionate about mathematics, gaming, and technology. In this role, you willImmerse yourself in sports analytics researchEmpirically test ideas using real industry dataWrite programs to implement models and simulate outcomesDiscuss and collaborate with fellow researchers, traders, and technologistsWhat we’re looking forGraduating PhD students or postdoctoral researchers in a quantitatively-driven fieldSolid, analytical problem-solving skills and excellent logical reasoningExceptional communication skills, both in the ability to understand others and to make yourself clearly understoodStrong, practical computer programing skillsDemonstrated experience working on sports analytics projectsUnderstanding of US Sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) and world sports (soccer, tennis, golf, cricket)Intermittent international travel may be requiredSIG PerksRelaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm, shorts all summer longFood, beverages, and snacks available all dayA 9,000 square-foot gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines, plus yoga and indoor cycling classesDiscounts for dining, entertainment, shopping, travel, and attractionsSocial events including a poker tournament, dinners, and sporting events in PhiladelphiaOn-site Wellness Center staffed with full-time Nurse PractitionerOn-site services such as barber, dry cleaning and laundry, auto repair and detailing, and ATMOpportunities to give back to the community through SIG sponsored events and donation drivesFor more information, please contact Emily Selzam at Emily.Selzam@sig.comWe don’t post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate. SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.