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When others fire, Dream Sports hires

The sports tech company is hiring tech-savvy and sports-loving engineers

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MUMBAI: Sports tech company Dream Sports will hire over 250 employees this year at a time when job losses and pay cuts are part of the new normal due to the Covid2019 pandemic. Out of this 180 would be for Dream11. The company’s other brands include FanCode and DreamX.

The company has already hired 80 sportans since January 2020, and continues to look for talents across various levels.

Dream Sports chief human resources officer Kevin Freitas told Indiantelevision.com that the company is looking for hiring tech-savvy and sports-loving engineers, designers and product managers for all its brands: Dream11, FanCode, and DreamX. “We will be hiring in departments of technology, design and product teams for roles such as SDEs, data scientists, business analysts, product managers and designers, and other functions include finance, legal, HR, and customer service.”

“We are looking for applicants who are data-obsessed, who will take ownership, and are dedicated to high performance. We want an employee who can put the user first and believe in transparency,” says Freitas.

Though the vacancies are technology-related, the company seeks candidates who understand and have an interest in sports, but not as requisite eligibility. Currently, Dream Sports has over 350 employees across Dream11, FanCode, and DreamX.

Dream11, the primary product of Dream Sports, is a fantasy sports platform based in India that allows users to play fantasy cricket, hockey, football, American football, kabaddi, basketball, volleyball, baseball, handball. FanCode is a multi-sport aggregator platform for every sports fan, focusing on long-tail sports content and contextual commerce which offers a personalised, curated sports experience across live streaming, news, live match scores, in-depth game analysis and fantasy sports statistics & tips.

The company has recently hired Dev Bajaj as chief corporate development officer, who will lead investments and drive global strategic partnerships in Fantasy Sports, SportsTech, Gaming and other opportunistic sectors

Dream11 is an official partner of the IPL till 2022. It's also an associate sponsor on Star Sports and co-presenting sponsor on Disney + Hotstar.

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