Esports Trader

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 160 hours over a 4-week period

Closing Date: 09 November 2020

Esports Trader

SIS is recruiting an E-sports Trader. This is a new position to join an expanding, innovative trading team in the Trading department of SIS. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for E-sports, and an understanding of In-Play Trading. A high level of numeracy is required.

Key Responsibilities 

In line with the SIS Values, the main responsibilities of the E-sports Trader are set out below. 

  • Will have a strong knowledge of competitive gaming and have a strong interest in the wider e-sport environment, and have an understanding of both current and future trends
  • Will have strong knowledge into the games that we offer (Tekken, NHL, NBA & Street Fighter) and understand the intricacies that each sport brings to the trader app.
  • Will understand the processes involved for trading Competitive Gaming from start to finish
  • Support the ongoing development of other colleagues by sharing knowledge and expertise appropriately and being shadowed.
  • Will be able to relay their technical point of view to non-technical members of staff in a clear and organised manner and log any technical issues with service desk clearly as they happen.
  • Will be fully involved in an agile methodology of product management, providing vital expert knowledge to the ongoing improvement of the Competitive Gaming product.
  • Will rigorously test the algorithm, analysing customer betting data and aiding with other improvements to the existing product.
  • Will need to be on hand to aid technical teams during a comprehensive UAT testing process.  
  • Will have a full understanding of player data, and will be able to assess this data collection competently and thoroughly in order to provide accurate pre-event prices, and also have the ability to react to real time events which will may affect the pricing output.
  • Have awareness of B2B client requirements depending on the sport, the jurisdiction and the market liquidity.
  • Evaluate betting products to improve performance and profitability.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of new products and systems through own observations and monitoring of betting patterns. This may include highlighting any technical issues, reporting bugs and testing fixes. Also participate in any user acceptance testing of these systems.
  • Will liaise with eStars to ensure the best possible end to end product and they will take a prominent role behind the scenes ensuring things are operating from the technical point of view, as well as operational.
  • Will communicate live with the production team, whilst trading in order to allow for the smooth running of the Competitive Gaming product.
  • Ensure that key information (suspend times, prices, liabilities, thresholds etc) is adhered to.
  • Will have a good understanding of the XML feeds, how they work, and their relationship with how our customers absorb the product. 

Skills and Experience 

  • The ability to trade E-Sports games competently and accurately
  • Strong mathematical, statistical and analytical skills
  • Excellent understanding of bookmaking theory
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Numerate and good interpersonal skills
  • Strong general IT skills, including advanced level Excel
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative as well as in a team
  • Must be willing to work on a shift pattern which includes evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. 


  • Passion for E-sports
  • Previous Trading experience
  • Knowledge of the legacy and identity of SIS, current projects and our place within the industry
  • Good knowledge of worldwide E-sports, who offers what and what competitors are currently offering, and a willingness to learn and expand on these areas 
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