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Decision Analyst

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    Clonskeagh Office, Hammersmith Office
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Job Title: Decision Analyst 

Reporting Line: Decision Analytics Manager 

Job Location/Office: London/Dublin 


Role Overview/Purpose: 

The role of Decision Analyst sits within the Decisioning team and aims to deliver effective, robust and scalable solutions to business problems. Working closely with the Data Science and Data Engineering teams, as well as stakeholders in the wider business, you will proactively identify problems which could be solved through the application of machine learning models, and other advanced analytical approaches. 


As a Decision Analyst, you'll analyse and interpret large amounts of data from different sources in order to make it accessible to the business. You will then present your results using clear and engaging language. The successful candidate will be adept at stakeholder management and requires a balance of technical and commercial aptitude. 


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This is what you'll be doing:  

  • Liaise with stakeholders to reactively and proactively identify opportunities to apply advanced analytical solutions (or improve on existing solutions) to deliver against outcomes & key results. 
  • Work with the Analytics Engagement Manager to elicit initial requirements from stakeholders.  
  • Ensure project objectives are delivered within specified timelines, and any further requirements relating to project are captured for consideration in future versions of solutions. 
  • Iteratively build and prototype data pipelines to provide data-driven insights or improve business processes. 
  • Use SQL and Python to deliver your solution. 
  • Support and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of data engineers, data scientists and analysts to deliver robust data products at scale. 


Behavioural Competencies 

Strategic Mind-set: takes a long-term view and anticipates future trends and implications  
Business Insights: has a nose for business, uses insights to impact commercial drivers  
Collaborates: is a team player - works with others across the organisation to get things done  
Customer focus: Thinks about customers 24/7, and puts them at the heart of all that we do 


Education, Qualifications & Experience 

  • Degree or higher in either Mathematics, Computer Science, or similar 
  • At least two years of experience in a hands-on analytical role 
  • Experience with Python and SQL programming languages 
  • Familiarity with version control (Git) 
  • Excellent communication skills, and experience explaining technical projects to senior and non-technical audiences 
  • Strong numerical and data abilities 
  • Knowledge of software development good practices 



  • Experience working in the online sports betting or gaming industry 
  • Prior project experience 
  • A keen interest in Data Science and the methods/practices used in online businesses – specifically regression, classification, and recommender algorithms 




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Betfair, Winslow Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 9HP

This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing