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About The Role
An excellent career opportunity has risen for a Quantitative Developer to join our dynamic team at Ladbrokes Coral, a part of the GVC Holdings group, a FTSE 100 company and one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups.
 
Working as part of the Trading Development team, this role is focused at the heart of the business, implementing systems to create betting prices. The role will require the coding and deployment of best in class predictive algorithms, as well as maintaining and building other systems to enable the enhancement of the Ladbrokes Coral trading product.
 
You will work inside of the Quant team ensuring our algorithms are highly performant and that any systems we develop are scale-able, fit for purpose and that our code base conforms to usual development principles, ensuring maximal usability and familiarity across current and future teams.

The team has a growing remit, from its more classical work creating predictive algorithms; the team is increasingly involved with automating other processes within the Trading department, with the directive of improving customer experience and reducing procedural redundancy. Furthermore, the team is looking into customer analytics, creating large data warehouses of sporting data and this role will be a key component in achieving these goals by implementing code and liaising with internal and external development teams.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Develop code to drive pricing models, embedding algorithms into the trading platform
  • Support legacy systems, refactoring where you deem necessary
  • Creating technical documentation for the teams code
  • Ensure algorithms are developed with a common structure
  • Developing re-usable algorithm libraries to facilitate trading and analysis
  • Perform RCAs on production issues as and when they occur
  • Research new techniques that can be used to improve our processes and drive automation
  • Improve and develop our historical data storage capabilities
Key Accountabilities: 
  • Maintaining internal code repositories, ensuring any automated builds are clean
  • Running code review sessions, to ensure the up-skilling of quants to produce better code
  • Ensuring algorithms fall within performance requirements
  • Creation of high quality, reusable frameworks for mathematical pricing models
  • Setting up servers, creating logging and monitors for production services
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
  • Educated to a degree level in a subject with high mathematical and programming content like Computer Science, Engineering or Physics.
Additional Information
Specialist Skills and Experience Required
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills (C# and .Net framework ) required
  • Knowledge of additional programming languages desirable (R, F#, Python…) 
  • Strong knowledge of databases (SQL)
  • Knowledge of software design principles and their applications
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience developing enterprise class software
  • Understanding of cloud computing and AWS desirable
  • Previous experience working within an Agile environment desirable
  • An understanding of bookmaking and odds and an interest in sports desirable