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Job Purpose

Do you love math? Well that’s what you will do as part of our studio game teams, create mathematical models for our global online slot games. A mathematician or probability expert is required to create the math models behind our casino slot machine games in online markets.
The position is based in Dublin working with a team of developers and artists producing video casino games for the UK, Europe, US, and other international markets. Close co-operation will be required with our game designers, product managers, producers and experts in other global AS offices in the US, Canada and Europe. We offer the stability and opportunity of a large global leader in online gaming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create robust and auditable math models for the games targeted for our markets, delivering data to the game developers and support documentation to development teams, and for external test/approval laboratories
  • Innovate – Think of new games and features to entertain our customers
  • Partner – Work with all your creative colleagues in software development and art to create leading global content
  • Math – Create game specifications and game mathematics for new game concepts and products
  • Models are created in a variety of methods, including Excel, and various sophisticated proprietary tools used for testing
  • Where necessary, simulations of specific game features are created to supplement the theoretical calculation
  • Work with the game Product management and team to create the optimal game play profile to ensure player appeal
  • Review games as they are implemented to ensure that they reflect the correct math model, and make adjustments as needed during development to create world class math models
  • Critique games from competitors and other gaming studios to help select the most appropriate games for our markets
  • Work with QA during development as need
  • Analyze games performance post launch and provide insights about customers behaviour

Skills and Capabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mathematics or Statistics (or equivalent experience)
  • A strong understanding and experience of probability theory
  • Proven track record of developing successful game concepts. Previously delivered top performing slot games for land based or online companies
  • Typically has 5+ years of commercial gaming experience using maths and excel in a professional context
  • An advanced user of MS Excel, comfortable creating and adapting large and complex spreadsheets
  • Worked with programming teams to create or adapt simulation programs in a variety of languages –java, C, C++ etc.
  • Knowledge of gaming products is essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities to solve a variety of problems in an accurate and timely manner
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment in order to meet multiple deadlines
  • Solid interpersonal skills in dealing with individuals from a variety of disciplines
  • Key qualities we are looking for Creative, Meticulous, Team Player, Passionate
  • Occasional travel might be needed
  • A portfolio and samples of current games and previous slot products is required. Web links should be provided with links or videos of games. Sample math files may be requested for technical review


  • Experience with Python, C/C++, JAVA or Visual Basic programming languages to help develop simulations or more complicated math models

Our values

  • Focus on the customer
  • Work as a team
  • Strive for excellence
  • Have courage
  • Show passion

Our Culture
“The best Company I have ever worked for: I have been working at The Stars Group full-time (More than a year). Great people, great benefits and amazing perks. The Company genuinely values its employees. Fun products. Amazing offices. Inspirational Leaders who are passionate about the brand and the product. Really friendly and down to earth CEO. My boss is great!” - Glassdoor - published Jan 2015.

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
Stars Interactive is a division of The Stars Group, ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and MEGASTACK. Collectively, these brands have more than 111 million registered customers, forming one of the largest online gaming businesses in the world. We provide gaming experiences designed to make our platforms the favourite iGaming destinations for customers everywhere. This role is in the Group’s Dublin service office in the Casino department.

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