Fantasy Cricket Operations Analyst

The Challenge

Let us rewind to 8am on Sunday morning, 19th November 2023. Australia have won the toss in the World Cup Final vs India, and both starting XIs have been announced.

  1. At that point in time, (i.e. post-toss, but before a ball has been bowled) what Dream11 Fantasy Team would you have picked for the final, and why?

  2. At that point in time how many Dream11 fantasy points would you expect each player to score, and why? Can you rank the 22 players from highest to lowest in expected Dream11 fantasy points?

If you are interested in this role, keep reading on and please send your responses to the challenge questions above, your CV and cover letter to careers@11wizards.com.

About You

If you are a cricket fan who loves solving problems, and is interested in working on an innovative and exciting new product serving other fans, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Join us and be a part of building something extraordinary!

About Us

We create products that exhilarate sports fans. Our mission is to empower them to make better, more informed decisions when playing fantasy cricket and enjoy a smoother experience following their favourite sport.

Backed by some of the most successful players in global sports data analytics, we have secured seed investment. We have established a product vision, completed technical proof of concepts, and have recently completed our first round of prototype testing. We are looking to scale up our business to deliver an innovative new product into a large and growing market.

Our Values

At 11Wizards, we believe in creating a culture of belonging and collaboration. We welcome and respect diversity in our interactions with customers, partners and colleagues. We also believe in innovation and tackling challenges in new ways. We trust data to guide us in the right direction and strive to create fun and rewarding experiences for our customers, partners, and each other within the company.

The Role

As a Fantasy Cricket Operations Analyst you will play a central role in delivering 11Wizards fantasy cricket insights to our users, and maintaining the smooth functioning of our live fantasy cricket analytics platform.

Responsibilities:

  1. Combining your cricket knowledge with our in-house analytical tools to generate high quality pre-match fantasy cricket predictions and line-up suggestions for our users.

  2. Working quickly and accurately under pressure to update 11Wizards fantasy predictions after the toss

  3. Managing the flow of data from 11Wizards internal systems to the app, and ensuring that all data, information and predictions are high quality and accurate.

  4. Supporting the smooth functioning of our app by proactively resolving data issues in 11Wizards internal systems

  5. Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of global cricket, in particular keeping abreast of player transfers, team news, injury status and selection strategy for a wide variety of international and domestic cricket teams.

  6. Monitoring the stability and functioning of the platform, and escalating issues to software development teams and product management teams as they arise in real-time.

  7. Providing feedback on 11Wizards predictions to help us continuously improve our methodologies

  8. Providing feedback to product, technology and design teams to assist in the development of high class internal data systems and the 11Wizards app.

Note that this role will involve some element of weekend work or unsociable hours, as dictated by the cricket schedule.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  1. An in-depth knowledge of global cricket, including players, tournaments, franchises and match results at both the international and domestic level.

  2. An interest in fantasy sports. Prior experience playing DFS or season long fantasy may be beneficial, but is not essential.

  3. A high level of numeracy and problem solving, demonstrated either through your academic or professional experiences. A 2:1 or equivalent in an undergraduate degree with a high analytical component is desirable, but not essential.

  4. The ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure

  5. A keen eye for detail, in particular the ability to spot inaccuracies in sporting data.

  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  7. The self discipline and positive mindset to work effectively as part of a remote team.

  8. Prior customer service experience may be beneficial, but is not essential.

  9. Prior experience working in an operational role within a may be beneficial, but is not essential.

What we offer

As an 11Wizards employee, you’ll be part of a diverse and dynamic team of individuals from all over the world, and enjoy a range of benefits and perks, including:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Long-term bonus plan linked to company milestones

  • Flexibility to work from the location of your choice from GMT to GMT+5:30.

  • 33 days holiday each year

  • Training and professional development budget

  • Physical and mental well-being budget

  • Use of high-spec company hardware to support effective remote working

  • Travel to team-building events and company retreats

An immediate start is available for the right individual. If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your responses to the challenge questions, your CV and cover letter to careers@11wizards.com.