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Job Location 
Dublin
 
Description
Graduate Quantitative Analyst
 
Company Overview
Now we’re not usually ones to go around blowing our own trumpets at PaddyPower. It’s just that we believe passionately in who we are and what we do.
 
It’s not just the fact we’re a €3.2bn entertainment giant. Nor is it simply down to having gaming operations in Ireland, the UK, Italy and Australia. What gives us that extra special edge is our people. People with the passion to push boundaries. People who revel in doing the unexpected. People who – day in, day out – help us beat the pants off the competition. And if you share that same passion, together, we can carry on rewriting the rules of entertainment. #ppgamechangers
 
Doing things differently, believing in ourselves and each other, and never settling for second best has led to double digit growth. So when it comes to business, we’re nobody’s fool. It also means there’ll be every opportunity to move onwards and upwards.
 
Today, we’re over 5,000 people. We all play to win. But we always remember the playing is every bit as important as the winning. You may have noticed we’re not ones to steer clear of the controversial either. From customising national landmarks and hijacking major sporting events, we take a uniquely PaddyPower approach to stealing the limelight.
 
Department Overview
Risk & Trading plays a key role within Paddy Power to provide both qualitative and quantitative expertise in the areas of sports analytics and risk management.
 
As a bookmaker Paddy Power takes calculated risks associated with the outcome of sporting events and the betting behaviours of its customers. The primary focus within the department is to manage this risk effectively in order to maintain healthy profit margins for the company. This is achieved by constantly evolving and being an industry leader in the development of predictive quantitative models coupled with the expertise from our in-house traders and analysts.
 
Role Overview
The Quants Team is a core function within Risk & Trading and aligns itself with the overall goals of the department through the use of statistical analyses to develop sophisticated predictive models. Our vision for the future is to create an environment where maths and quantitative methods in conjunction with advanced machine learning can provide automated solutions in order to scale and improve our trading and risk management practices. This will enable our traders, risk managers and analysts to focus on the cutting edge of their game and ensure that Paddy Power remains a market leader going forward. 
 
Responsibilities
Participate in the development of new and existing predictive models to generate accurate pricing and effective risk management decisions
 
Required to develop a proficiency in the area of quantitative analysis in order to provide an insightful viewpoint on a broad range of problems across the organisation
 
Demonstrate a genuine interest in the application of quantitative techniques to the gaming industry as well as the future of the company
 
Take responsibility to learn the necessary skills and techniques in order to work with independence and accuracy going forward
 
Technical Competencies
Capable of building relatively easy applications in C# & VBA
 
Competent in SQL
 
Intermediate level of Excel
 
A reasonable understanding of predictive modelling techniques
 
An excellent, logical, practical and focused analytical ability
 
Education, Qualifications & Experience
Minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline (i.e. Finance, Engineering, Physics etc.)
 
Good marks in Maths and/or Applied Maths a distinct advantage
 
We all play to win. But we always remember the playing is every bit as important as the winning. We never forget our responsibilities to consumers and the wider communities we operate in.  Paddy Power is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.
 
By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective Paddy Power roles. 
 
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