What We Do

DATA

Data is critical to our business. Every action on a sports field has an impact. Turning these actions into data, accessible for our analyst team, is the key to our success.

ANALYSIS

The variables that determine the winners or losers are endless, determining the ones that have value, and quantifying that value is our goal.

PREDICTION

Using the analysis, Pythia’s ambition is to build models that accurately predict the outcome of sports events happening every minute all over the world.

Who We Are

Pythia is a fast growing company focused on being the best at what we do. Our success comes from having the best employees and keeping them happy. We pride ourselves on hiring talented, creative and independent thinkers. Our offices are in West London, we are privately owned, well funded and although recently new, we have experience within the company going back over 15 years in this area.

If you think Pythia sounds like an interesting career, why not check out our positions below, or drop us an e-mail with your story?

Vacancies


  • Quantitative Analyst

  • Quantitative Analyst (West London)
    Salary Competitive

    Role Overview
    Pythia are looking for creative thinking and enthusiastic individuals to come onboard as Quantitative Analysts to join the current team in house Quants. The emphasis of the role is to conduct statistical analysis for the modeling development of sports.

    Role Purpose
    • The primary focus is to apply modeling techniques on large data sets to generate highly predictive outcomes
    • Statistical analysis will be a key element required to achieve this
    • A deep understanding of the data, its limitations and meaning will be a key responsibility, with the investigation of data validity being vital
    • Permanent awareness of the limitations of any model output will be expected

    Key Skills / Qualifications
    • A knowledge and interest in sport will be helpful.
    • A knowledge of advanced statistical principles and modelling techniques – MSc or PhD in statistics or machine learning are preferred although other mathematical backgrounds will be considered.
    • Strong programming skills, with a preference for (but not limited to) Matlab primarily, and additionally R, Python and C++.
    • UK Work visa or UK citizen essential

    Candidate Overview
    The successful candidate is expected to be a highly innovative, enthusiastic, self-driven individual with high levels of integrity.


  • DB Programmer

  • DB Programmer (West London)
    Salary Competitive

    Role Overview
    Pythia Sports is currently recruiting for the role of an experienced Database programmer who is expected to have in depth knowledge of database schema design and implementation.

    Role Purpose
    • The candidate will be expected to perform programming for a fast moving and adapting database
    • This will involve writing scripts, stored procedures and functions for the database.
    • Cleaning data, ensuring data integrity and performing quality checks will be key to success
    • Troubleshooting errors and corruption highlighted by modelers in a fast and efficient manner
    • Work with business development in evaluating data sources and understand requirements
    • Manage and guide junior programmers

    Key Skills / Qualifications
    • Experience of a minimum of 3 years in database programming
    • In depth knowledge of database schema design and implementation
    • Experience in MSSQL preferred. Good experience in SQL programming required
    • Experience in database admin (Java, XML performing query)
    • Experience in other programming language such as .Net (C#, VB.Net) database replication
    • Graduate degree in computer sciences or applied mathematics (2:1 minimum)
    • A knowledge and interest in sport will be helpful.
    • UK Work visa or UK citizen essential

    Candidate Overview
    The successful candidate is expected to be a highly innovative, enthusiastic, self-driven individual with high levels of integrity.


  • Junior DB Programmer

  • Junior DB Programmer (West London)
    Salary Competitive

    Role Overview
    Pythia Sports is currently recruiting for the role of a junior Database programmer who is expected to have top academic qualifications to lead to a role in database schema design and implementation.

    Role Purpose
    • The candidate will be expected to perform programming for a fast moving and adapting database
    • This will involve writing scripts, stored procedures and functions for the database.
    • Cleaning data, ensuring data integrity and performing quality checks will be key to success
    • Troubleshooting errors and corruption highlighted by modelers in a fast and efficient manner
    • Work with business development in evaluating data sources and understand requirements

    Key Skills / Qualifications
    • Knowledge of database schema design and implementation
    • Understanding of MSSQL preferred. Good experience in SQL programming required
    • Understanding of database admin (Java, XML performing query)
    • Understanding of other programming language such as .Net (C#, VB.Net) database replication
    • Graduate degree in computer sciences or applied mathematics (2:1 minimum)
    • A knowledge and interest in sport will be helpful.
    • UK Work visa or UK citizen essential

    Candidate Overview
    The successful candidate is expected to be a highly innovative, enthusiastic, self-driven individual with high levels of integrity.


  • .Net Programmer

  • .Net Programmer (West London)
    Salary Competitive

    Role Overview
    Pythia Sports is currently recruiting for the role of a skilled and experienced .Net programmer to create and develop web solutions. They will be expected to design, develop and maintain these solutions in accordance with the business needs.

    Role Purpose
    • Develop software for interaction with web services
    • Maintain and customise applications
    • Understand business demands
    • Maximize system performance
    • Collect business data for analysis

    Key Skills / Qualifications
    • Experience of a minimum of 1 years in C#/.Net programming
    • Experience with SOAP and REST web services from a client perspective
    • Experience with ADO.NET for Microsoft SQL Server
    • Experience with parallel, multithread programming
    • Basic knowledge of Python is a plus
    • Computer Science or Software Engineering degree, minimum 2:1
    • A knowledge and interest in sport will be helpful.
    • UK Work visa or UK citizen essential

    Candidate Overview
    The successful candidate is expected to be a highly innovative, enthusiastic, self-driven individual with high levels of integrity.

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