Poker AI Research Engineer

Poker Dublin, Ireland


Position at The Stars Group

The role:

We are looking for a Poker AI Research Engineer to join our busy and dynamic Poker team based in our Dublin office.

Why we need you:

Would the challenge of developing AI in one of the largest gaming communities in the world excite you?

With us, you’ll be developing artificial intelligence (AI) for poker. We will want you to provide state-of-the-art AI programs that will learn how to play and analyse a large variety of games. The solutions you will be working on are some of the tools that maintain the safety and integrity of poker on our site. You will also be helping us learn from and analyse strategies developed through self-play as part of the process of developing the next generation of poker innovations.

Implementing and evaluating algorithms and providing software design and programming for projects will be the major driver in this role. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide AI-based solutions and tools to maintain the safety and integrity of our games
  • Implement state-of-the-art poker AI algorithms for many different game types
  • Create and extend fully-flexible AI agents and a suite of game theory optimal analysis tools
  • Collaborate with teams from throughout the business on AI-based solutions

Who are we looking for:

You have significant C++ skills and experience with machine learning and developing AI technologies. You have strong knowledge of computational game theory and existing poker solution methodologies. You have a Bachelor`s degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline.

As an ideal candidate, you`ll have:

As a perfect candidate, you have experience with:

  • Python/Django and SQL
  • Deep learning and game theory research
  • Distributed computation in clustered, multicore environments
  • Poker playing experience

It`ll be ideal if you have a Master`s degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline.

What`s in it for you?

The salary for this job is competitive for the graduate market, 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).

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

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 is in the Group’s Ireland service office in the Poker department.