Department Head, Sportsbook Solutions

Job Type:
Dublin, Ireland

 Job purpose

This is a department head position responsible for helping to develop and enhance our quantitative solutions to support the sportsbook company vertical. The position will be based in the Dublin office. The department head will assume responsibility for all recruitment of quantitative analysts and software developers within their team, mentoring and training team members. In addition, working closely with stakeholders and cross functional teams it will play a pivotal role to help develop requirements aligned to the strategy, overseeing delivery, and ensuring business readiness of new product release. They will combine business perspective with strong understanding of technology to help deliver a data-led strategy and roadmap to enhance the sportsbook technical infrastructure, with focus on quantitative and algorithmic solutions.

Key responsibilities

  • The recruitment and management of the sportsbook solutions team in all locations globally
  • Research, define, recommend, and implement data-driven solutions to support the sportsbook vertical
  • Translate business needs and strategy into high level requirements for new to market features and drive incremental delivery of these features in conjunction with the wider delivery teams
  • Working closely with other departments including but not limited to trading, product, marketing, and external providers to make sure that BetStars is offering the best and most comprehensive product possible

Skills and capabilities

  • Degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative area, e.g. maths, physics, computer science.
  • Strong relevant experience gained in the development of quantitative solutions, predictive modelling, and technical design.
  • Proven leadership and stakeholder management capability across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in defining business requirements in the context of software and application development from a customer viewpoint
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to drive change and collaborate effectively with a variety of individuals and teams
  • First class interpersonal skills with the ability to foster relationships with peers and senior management


  • Experience in the sports betting industry
  • Advanced degree

The incentives

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we can provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Dublin.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to join our company pension scheme.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

We have a canteen which offers hot and cold options for breakfast and lunch and we contribute €3 daily towards this. In addition, there is free fresh fruit, snacks, drinks and an onsite gym (if you’re into that kind of thing).

The company

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role will be based in the Group’s Dublin service office, and report into the vice president of Sports Technology Services.