Sport and Data Scientist

  Sports and Entertainment
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/10/20

Job Summary

 

Position Summary:
 
The Sport and Data Scientist will work in the NBA Team Performance Department. A successful applicant will have a strong technical foundation and be passionate about better understanding the game of basketball.
 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

  • Lead the exploitation of the player-tracking dataset, converting 2-Dimensions and 3-Dimensions raw data into physical, technical and tactical basketball concepts and insights

  • Develop models to accurately evaluate and forecast player and team performance

  • Identify opportunities to apply data-driven research on multiple areas to influence other departments of the organization, in particular sports science.

  • Contribute to the development of basketball thought and workflow optimization of the department and the organization as a whole.

 
QUALIFICATIONS (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in technical discipline (sport science, data science, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, etc.)

  • Master’s Degree (applied mathematics, statistical analysis, statistical science, data science, biostatistics, etc.) preferred

  • PhD Degree preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in a research or applied oriented position

  • Training in and/or experience with data engineering, ETL processes and database architecture (RStudio, Python, SQL, and the like) as well as with Data Visualization programs

  • Training in and/or experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques (e.g. regression models, decision trees, neural networks, and clustering methods) and other modeling techniques

  • Demonstrated passion for basketball and familiarity with basketball rules and terminology

  • Be a critical thinker, eager to both give and receive feedback

  • Have a growth mentality, eager to learn and develop within our team

  • Be team-oriented, focused on team results not individual accomplishment

  • Embrace a dynamic, changing, diversified workload


How to Apply for Position:

Upgrade your account to paid subscription and gain access to this job as well as all other sports job opportunities:

Upgrade to a premium membership for complete access!

Subscribe today and gain access to 1,907 jobs in the sports industry - Cancel anytime

Payment Details

*By joining JobsInSports.com, you agree to the Terms of Agreement and to receive important email communications. To ensure uninterrupted service, your membership will be autorenewed at the regular price at the time you joined. You may cancel at any time. Simply refer to our Cancellation Policy.
Advertisement

Similar Jobs

Mental Performance Coordinator
  Sports and Entertainment
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/28/20
Massage Therapy Associate
  Sports and Entertainment
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/09/20
Associate Physical Therapist
  Sports and Entertainment
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/08/20
New jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers Sales Associate
  Sports & Entertainment
  Northeast Region
  Sales
  Posted/Updated: 07/22/20
In-house Security
  Sports Arena
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 08/07/20

Ready to Get Started?

Get access to the most up-to-date live sports jobs now!