At Football Radar, we analyse and predict football matches. Working as a Software Engineer in the Modelling team, you will be responsible for helping build and maintain the software that makes that possible - everything from large-scale statistical models to high-speed simulators.
Our modelling engineers work closely with other engineers across the Analysis, Trading and Systems teams, and also with our data scientists, with whom new models are designed, implemented and tested. Most of our code is built in Scala, with a little C++ and Python scattered around our suite of models.
You don’t need to be an expert in any language for this role, however: we’ll help you learn what you need to know. We are just looking for great engineers who are passionate about their work. If you like a challenge, and want to work with really smart people, we would like to hear from you.
About Football Radar Engineerig
We have a polyglot and diverse engineering team. Some have a background in start-ups, some in academia, some are refugees from the bureaucracy of finance. We tend to work in small teams, rotating around as projects evolve. The atmosphere in the team is really important to us, and our software is a collaborative effort. Anyone can bring ideas to the table, and the best idea wins.
We like to experiment, because that’s how we learn. We try not to be precious about technology: we want to pick the best tool for the job, and we don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We each plan our own time, and work the hours that suit each of us best.
Our recent projects have included: simulating millions of minutes of football; modelling player performance; backtesting new ideas for our statistical models; web applications for our analysts to record brand new information about football matches; real-time data processing from external sources; real-time pricing based on in-running football model; and complex live-updating dashboards to monitor trading systems.
We don’t have a big, long-term corporate career plan or in house learning programme, but we do want our developers to be passionate and engaged. We’ll pay for any conferences, training courses or books you’re interested in. If there’s something you want to learn, we want to help.
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