FinTech, meet Sports Betting

Smarkets is a peer-to-peer exchange for sports and political betting that has handled over $15 billion in trading volume since 2010. We have offices in London, Los Angeles & Malta with staff from 35 different countries.

Our goal is to upend the sports betting industry by creating a transparent platform that creates the best value for users with not only the fairest odds but also the best technology, alongside a superior customer experience. We've been able to achieve this as a result of our dynamic, self-starting company philosophy which puts the engineers in charge of driving change.

As a company we use a range of modern computing languages and tools which have been conceptualised and implemented by the engineering group - Kubernetes, React, React Native, Rust, C++17 and Python to name a few.

Ultimately our culture has been responsible for the work the engineering staff have achieved. We aim to have a relaxed and collaborative working environment to solve the challenging problems that we face. In-house chefs, transparent salaries and monthly parties are some of the highlights of being a Smarketeer.


We are looking for a Quant Developer who will be working on the following key areas for the team:

  • Implementing, backtesting, shipping and monitoring data-based algorithms
  • Improving our technical and fundamental market models
  • Working to analyse market patterns
  • Defining your role in the context of self management (we'll help you with this)


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar STEM subject.
  • Some knowledge in statistics, econometrics or statistical learning
  • Strong coding, being able to write efficient and performant code in any OO or Functional language
  • Database querying knowledge (PostgreSQL)

Desirable attributes

  • Experience working in a trading environment
  • Functional programming experience


  • Self-management structure similar to Valve
  • Unlimited holiday policies
  • Flexible and collaborative work environment
  • Daily catered meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), free drinks and food all day, parties on a frequent basis
  • Work with one of Europe’s smartest workforces


This is a full-time job based at our office in Tower Hill, London.

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