Sports Data Operator

  • Genius Sports Group
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 09 May, 2024
Full time Administration Data Science

Job Description

Second Spectrum is a Sports Emmy-winning data & tech company that is building the next way of seeing sports - by capturing and producing the highest quality data and innovative content for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners, such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, English Premier League, ESPN, Amazon, and CBS Sports.

We are pushing the boundaries of deep tech -- machine learning, computer vision, big data, augmented and virtual reality. Our passion for cutting-edge design and decades of experience playing college and professional sports is an equal part of the magic that brings unique and innovative products to life. These products have helped Second Spectrum partners to multiple NBA championships, to win matches on football pitches around the world, to entertain and educate millions of fans on TV and digital. We're just getting started.

In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports. Powered by an incredibly driven and ambitious team, Second Spectrum is the place to work if you’re interested in cutting edge technology in sports. Our innovative and dynamic environment emphasizes opportunities for motivated individuals to maximize their growth and impact.

What will you do?

Genius Sports and Second Spectrum offer an amazing opportunity for hard-working and committed people to join our team as a Sports Data Operator! This role sits within Second Spectrum team and as a Sports Data Operator, your responsibility is to collect and monitor teams, lineups, and players while using specialized software. As well as tracking performance and providing feedback to game managers. If you are a responsible team player and looking for unrestricted flexibility when it comes to working shifts – our Sports Data Operator is the role for you!

Expected Working hours - (Noon – Night / 11 am - 10 pm). Regular Weekend shifts.

Main responsibilities:

  • Completing QA work on tracking and play-by-play data in real-time.
  • Working with in-house software.
  • Correctly identifying and confirming teams, lineups, and players.
  • Mark base data for the team to evaluate tracking performance.
  • Communicating with Game Supervisor if needed.
  • Participating in post-game meetings to provide feedback to supervisors to identify.

Required skills:

  • Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week, including Weekends and holidays.
  • Desire and knowledge of Football and Basketball.
  • Ability to work with minimum direct supervision.
  • Very good command of the English language and computer savvy.
  • Extremely reliable and punctual personality.
  • Highly detailed and analytic oriented.
  • Strong accuracy and reporting skills.
  • Efficiency when working under pressure.
  • Having a reliable Internet connection that is at least 50Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload is a must!

What's in it for you?

  • Monthly payment – you receive a monthly paycheck for the covered hours within the month
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working
  • Civil contract with International European company

How we work

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Geniuses to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information in how it would work with this role.

Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organisation and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team of Geniuses.

Second Spectrum, part of Genius Sports Group, is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.