Director of Sports Science & Analytics

  Soccer Team
  Central Region
  Posted/Updated: 06/04/20

Job Summary

You Will:
  • Collaborate with the VP, IT to manage all data that is collected daily into a centralized data structure (database, server, or AMS platform); and
  • Manage all data visualization software including: all physical/tracking data, technical data, and recruitment data. Such visualizations may be created through the use of such tools as Tableau, Power-BI, or R/Python code; and
  • Manage all tracking data and technology. These technologies may include Second Spectrum optical tracking, and GPS/LPS tracking (Catapult/StatSports); and
  • Manage on-field delivery of all tracking and loading data to the High Performance Director and Head Coach to optimize decision making; and
  • Responsible for all data visualizations created daily, and shared with the high performance, medical, and technical staff; and
  • Lead discussions with the High Performance Director and Sporting Director regarding future sports science technologies that should be acquired by the organization; and
  • Work with High Performance Director to create visualizations and reports assessing athlete readiness and fatigue monitoring of all athletes; and 
  • Create a robust and comprehensive way to store and visualize all physical testing performed by first team players and academy players; and
  • Liaise with the medical staff to create reporting during the rehab process to help the decision-making process to transition athletes from rehab to reconditioning; and
  • Drive innovation and research initiatives within the club and represent the organization at sports science and research conference. 
You Have:
  • Masters or Doctorate in an sports science or data science field
  • Minimum of 6 years professional sports experience, preferably with experience in MLS or other elite level soccer organizations
  • Proven record of database management, data visualization, programming and coding skills and general knowledge in all tracking and other sport science technologies including expertise in the x,y data created from tracking technology
  • A passion for and track record of strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate data in a succinct manner
  • Experience collaboration with other departments and a demonstrated ability to identify and resourcefully meet their diverse needs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, knowledge of current technologies and commitment to remain up to date with industry best practices
  • High ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion
  • English and/or Spanish language proficiency is essential and Spanish/English bilingual skills are a plus. Additional languages – even better

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