Junior Trader - Sports Betting

Trading Wigan, Greater Manchester


Junior Trader


The Background

The Sporting Group is one of the world’s leading names in sports betting technology. Sporting Group are part of FDJ Gaming Solutions, the innovation, technology and service hub of Francaise des Jeux, the fourth largest operator worldwide, that has an impressive range of high-profile global clients in the Sports Betting, Gaming and Lottery sectors that rely on their B2B offer of omni-channel solutions and services to thrive in a competitive marketplace.

This is an opportunity to join the Trading team as a Junior Trader. You will be part of a team that is responsible for pricing and trading all aspects of a variety of sports and events.

The Person

We would like someone with;

  • Passion for sports and betting
  • Basic knowledge of Excel/VBA/’R’
  • Desire to learn and develop

The Role 

This role reports to the Senior Trader and is specifically targeted at ‘in-play trading’ and ‘market monitoring’ but encompasses all stages of the market life-cycle including quality assurance at each stage of the process in order to maximise revenues and minimise client contacts. The requirements of our B2C customers and B2B partners must be at the forefront of all trader’s thoughts. This role will include training and trading of a number of key sports and will provide a platform to explore all of the opportunities the Group has to offer from an entry level position.

We need someone to;

  • Trade a variety of events across a number of Sports, with a specific focus on high volume trading
  • Prepare trading models for in-play events through accurate entry of pricing variables using the underlying market as a basis
  • Provide timely manipulation of trading models/platforms and monitoring of market conditions to maintain accurate pre-match outputs for both in-play and non-live events
  • Ensure accurate entry of in-play match data for in-play events
  • Analyse and record trading performance for future reference and performance management
  • Maintain a multitude of databases relating to the relevant sports and competitions
  • Have awareness of wholesale client requirements depending on sport/jurisdiction/market liquidity
  • Report model/pricing/feed provider issues to Senior Trading team
  • Communicate with Front Line Support and Risk departments during trading to ensure accurate and efficient service is provided to all clients
  • Gain a basic working knowledge and understanding of all Sporting Group systems and processes to maximise trading efficiency
  • Successfully complete all internal and external training courses where applicable

What we’re looking for

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage workloads and follow tasks to a resolution
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends

Extra marks if you have

  • Knowledge of spread betting
  • Database/Coding skills
  • A Quantitative degree