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Product Operations Associate

Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy

Product, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Hi, we’re Underdog!

We’re the fastest-growing sports gaming company ever.

Our mission is to build innovative games and products for American sports fans.

Founded in 2020, our team built three of today's most widely played fantasy games and successfully launched the largest contest in the history of fantasy sports: a $15M NFL Best Ball tournament -- and there’s a lot more to come! Underdog’s modern tech environment and in-house product development allow us to continuously deliver the best experiences for our users.

The opportunity in front of us to become the biggest company in our space is massive; after all, we’re currently sitting in the fastest-growing consumer industry in the U.S. In just over two years, we reached a nearly $500 million valuation through some of the best investors in the game, including Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, BlackRock, and SV Angel. We are many times larger now and our growth is not slowing down.

At Underdog, we believe that sports are for everyone and are building a tomorrow for every fan. Want to help create that future? Join us.

Please note, Underdog is a US based company and no sponsorship is available for this position at this time.

About the role and why its unique:

  • You'll be responsible for posting and managing our extensive and growing Pick’em lobby!
  • Develop and manage an array of contest offerings, elevating the engagement and competitiveness of our Pick'em games.
  • Collaborate closely as part of the Prod Ops team to meticulously oversee the Pick’em lobby, ensuring offering pricing and risk profiles remain up-to-date, pertinent, and attract participants at a steady pace.
  • Spearhead the launch of contest lines and offerings for emerging sports as they are incorporated into our platform.
  • Employ your data analytical skills to enhance the accuracy and insightfulness of our contest offerings and pricing to successfully trade live markets
  • Contribute to the strategic expansion of our Fantasy products and specifically Pick'em offerings, drawing upon your proficiency in data analysis to make informed decisions.

Who you are:

  • An avid sports fan well-versed in a diverse range of sports, including but not limited to NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, EPL, Golf, UFC, Nascar, F1, and eSports. Your deep understanding of DFS and Fantasy sports props is essential.
  • Possess a highly analytical mindset, underpinned by your extensive knowledge of multiple sports. Your ability to interpret data and derive actionable insights will be pivotal in refining our offerings.
  • Demonstrated dedication to advancing your trading and risk management knowledge, showcasing a proactive approach to self-improvement.
  • A consummate team player, consistently contributing to a collaborative and cooperative work environment.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends in alignment with the dynamic sports calendar.
  • Display genuine interest and familiarity with the sports betting landscape.

Even better if you have:

  • Prior experience in gaming and sports betting, allowing you to bring valuable insights and perspectives to the role.
  • Exposure to the fast-paced environment of startups, highlighting your adaptability and initiative.
  • Working knowledge of advanced data analytics tools like SQL, etc.
  • Trading and real-time risk management experience
  • Ability to work West Coast Hours

This position demands a candidate who not only possesses a profound passion for sports but also boasts a robust analytical toolkit. Your ability to strategically manage contests and apply data-driven insights will significantly contribute to our ongoing success. If you're seeking an opportunity to leverage your experience and expertise in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

Our targeted compensation rate for this position is $60,000, depending on experience, plus equity. Think your skills are exceptional and warrant higher pay? Apply anyway! If we agree, we're willing to negotiate.

What we can offer you:

  • Unlimited PTO (we're extremely flexible with the exception of the first few weeks before & into the NFL season)
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Monthly raffle to win a sports ticket reimbursement of up to $500 (including game day snacks)
  • A $500 home office allowance
  • Underdog credits to play on our platform
  • A connected virtual first culture with a highly engaged distributed workforce
  • 5% 401k match, FSA, company paid health, dental, vision plan options for employees and dependents

Still not sure? Don't take our word for it. See what other people have to say.

  • 5.0 rating on Glassdoor and a 100% CEO Approval rating
  • A+ culture score on Comparably
  • Recognized as Best Place to Work by Front Office Sports
  • Recognized by Comparably under the following awards: Best CEOs for Women, Best CEOs for Diversity, Best Company for Career Growth, Best Company in New York, Best Company Outlook

Underdog Sports is firmly committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity. We built our unique culture on the foundation of a safe and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We highly value our employees' mental, physical, and emotional health and continuously ask ourselves: what can we do better? Underdog is an equal opportunity employer and doesn't discriminate on the basis of creed, race, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability status, or any other defining characteristic.