Customer Success Project Manager

  • Statsbomb
  • Bath, UK
  • 08 Jan, 2022
Full time Leadership & Management

Job Description

About Us: 


StatsBomb was founded in January 2017 to provide data, analytics and consultancy to football clubs, media and sports betting companies and has grown into a global multi-sports data and analytics SAAS provider. 


StatsBomb are well known in the sports analytics industry for providing unique insights into the game of football and have developed a strong brand synonymous with highest quality and accuracy of data coupled with excellent customer service and support. 


We have grown from our initial founder team of 3 at the start of 2017 to over 550 employees based in Europe, the US and Egypt, and are continuing to expand our operation as we build out our product portfolio and customer base.


Our core products are data and analytics tools, with a tech stack that includes computer vision, machine learning, stream processing, and web-based dataviz. We also have a growing consultancy service that allows customers to have additional access to our expertise and insight. From our origins as a blog pre 2017, StatsBomb have always had a strong foothold in the football analytics community and education remains a constant feature of both our products and our customer support ethos.


StatsBomb is an inspiring place to work. Our vision is clear - to be the world's leading sports data company - and we have a driven and dedicated leadership team to get us there, including the original founders, and headed up by CEO Ted Knutson. Our culture is open, honest, transparent, supportive and driven. Our employees are dedicated, motivated and genuinely love their work as well as the people they work with.



The Opportunity:


At StatsBomb we are at the cutting edge of various aspects of the data analytics industry, however our Customer Success team is a truly unique offering within the industry. The StatsBomb Customer Success team manages and maintains the relationship with our customers within the sports,  gambling and media industries. Our team is looking for an experienced Project Manager. The Project Manager will guide the delivery of several key projects relating to the linking of technology solutions which will facilitate the improvement of several internal business processes and also the delivery of a knowledge hub platform.



The Role:


The Project Manager (PM) role is a critical role in every product team at StatsBomb. The PM is responsible for turning the product vision and business plans into epic mapping, story writing and sprint planning in combination with Senior engineers and UI designers.


This role requires experience of both waterfall project management methods such as Prince2 and PMP and also Agile development practices in order to balance and coordinate business needs with technical complexity and various technical solutions, ensuring that all stakeholders contribute ideas and solutions. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with API’s using our tech stack as well als excellent communication and diplomacy skills to work through technical decisions with our team as well as with adjacent product teams and customers.

Job Responsibilities:


As a Project Manager at StatsBomb,  you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring new product features and enhancements are fully scoped, planned and  prioritised 
  • Bringing the relevant parties together to assess technology choices and identify any critical paths
  • Planning product development in combination with product owners and project managers from adjacent product teams
  • Leading customer research on your product, conducting customer interviews in conjunction with our Customer Success team and reporting insight findings to the rest of the product team 
  • Ensuring product teams are consistent in their approach of managing product development
  • Ensuring all stakeholders have the opportunity to influence software choices and development critical path
  • Epic mapping and story writing that is complete and comprehensive, using Jira as the central tool for managing projects in scrum and kanban style
  • Ensuring software engineers on the data enrichment team have visibility on the wider strategy and key issues as well as their specific tasks
  • Sprint planning and story point estimating that is accurate and useful
  • Ensuring that sprint velocity can be measured without huge overhead on developers in terms of tracking their time
  • Organising user testing and feedback to measure success of new features and developments, using standard methodology adopted across StatsBomb product teams
  • Driving the delivery of new features and enhancements from the Customer Success team to the rest of the business



The ideal candidate will have experience of: 


  • Both Waterfall and Agile Project Management 
  • Have experience of using and delivering Zendesk and its API 
  • Owning API products, utilising approaches like REST or technologies like GraphQL
  • Managing applications built on large, complex datasets
  • Dealing with the demands of real-time, low-latency event-driven systems
  • Understanding of back end development processes and important factors in assessing technology solutions
  • Setting up Agile methodology and processes in the context of data products such as sprint planning, story writing, sprint velocity reporting, running stand ups 
  • Working with experienced software engineers to identify optimum solutions
  • Working with a range of stakeholders in gathering needs and requirements, identifying potential blockers or dependencies and reporting updates and progress to other teams 
  • Have an interest in Professional Sports - including general knowledge of Football (desirable but not essential)


If you think you have the passion, drive and talent to join our exciting and fast paced team, we’d love to hear from you! With excellent career development opportunities and a collaborative and diverse team environment, StatsBomb is an inspiring place to work.



In return, we offer the following:


  • Excellent career development opportunities 
  • The opportunity to work with smart and dedicated colleagues, working towards a shared vision
  • A collaborative and diverse team environment
  • Remote and flexible working as well as inclusive wellbeing benefits
  • Team social activities
  • Competitive salaries 
  • Competitive stock option package for all employees
  • Competitive holiday allowance:  

         25 days holiday, 

         1 wellbeing day per quarter, 

         1 day off on your birthday,

        possibility to buy and sell holidays

  • Equal maternity and paternity provision 
  • Family friendly policies