VAR Replay Operator - France

  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Paris, France
  • 06 May, 2024
Full time Technology

Job Description

⚽VAR Replay Operator | Launch Your Career in Sports Technology | Full-Time, Onsite at Replay Centre in Paris⚽


📍Location: The majority of work will take place on-site at the Replay Centre in Paris, with potential opportunities to work on-site at UEFA and FIFA stadiums in Europe

📝Contract: Fixed-Term Contract - 11 Months, Full-time

💰Salary: Starting at €30,000 per annum

📆Start Date: July 2024

🌟What The Job Is All About

As a VAR Replay Operator in France, you will be working at the Replay Centre in Paris, playing a key part in the delivery of our services to the Ligue 1 & 2. As you gain experience in the role, you may be expected to be involved in more tournaments throughout Europe and further afield; such as the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and FIFA World Cups.

The role will encompass the set-up and operation of our Video Assistant Referee technology at matches. You will work directly with match officials, responding to their requests for replays and quickly delivering them the best possible camera angles to have a crucial impact in real time.

You will need to be prepared to work long days at weekends and midweek evenings, as we work whenever Football happens, wherever it happens.

Whilst we provide a number of services in top-flight football, you will initially focus on our VAR service. You will gain exposure to various other services (involving audio and video) as you grow in the role and become a more experienced member of the team. 

We will equip you with the technical training, support and full exposure to our systems to perform your day-to-day tasks but also encourage development and progression to help make an impact on what we do.


💼Key Responsibilities

  • Pre-match planning and administration in the days building up to your games

  • Setting up Hawk-Eye technology in the Replay Centre

  • Conducting pre-match checks of the systems in accordance with standard procedures

  • Liaising with all members staff, match officials and supervisors on-site

  • Operating the systems during the match

  • Monitoring hardware and software performances, being able to troubleshoot and report encountered issues

  • Taking full responsibility for our system on-site and being an ambassador for Hawk-Eye

  • Completing post-match reports for client delivery and improving future operations

  • During the off-season, building and maintaining our hardware and equipment

  • Assisting with installation and testing of new products and services 


🛠Skills, Knowledge and Expertise


  • A technical grounding, with an interest in technology

  • Bright and enterprising with excellent problem-solving skills and an inquisitive mindset

  • Proactive attitude and ability to work on your own initiative

  • Time management skills and ability to work in a high-pressure, live broadcast environment

  • Ability to liaise with clients and customers in a professional and approachable manner

  • Strong attentive listening skills, particularly under extreme pressure

  • Full valid driving licence required, willingness to drive our vans

  • Willingness to travel domestically and to work overseas

  • Flexible and adaptable to a schedule that is dedicated by the fixture list and can change at short notice 

  • Acceptance that the nature of our business means that work will be carried out over weekends/bank holidays


  • A keen interest in football; an understanding of the laws of the game is preferred

  • A degree in a science, technology, mathematics or engineering course or relevant equivalent experience


At Hawk-Eye Innovations, we appreciate and value the importance of potential and growth. If you do not hit all of the criteria above but believe that there are certain areas you excel and that you possess the passion and desire to develop the other attributes, then we encourage you to apply.


⚽Make An Impact In The World Of Football

Join our dedicated and dynamic team and help revolutionise the way technology is used in Football! As a VAR Replay Operator, you'll gain invaluable experience and play a crucial role in some of the biggest Football events worldwide. 

Ready to kickstart your career in sports technology? Apply now and become a part of our Hawk-Eye team! 🏆