Football Systems Operator - Abha

  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Abha Saudi Arabia
  • 06 Feb, 2021
Matchday Stadia & Operations Technology

Job Description

ABOUT HAWK-EYE »

Hawk-Eye Innovations develops, markets, and delivers the most sophisticated officiating tools in sport. We are a Sony company and are a fundamental part of officiating and broadcasting in over 25 international sports across our Ball and Player Tracking, SMART (Synchronised Multi-Angle Replay Technology) and SMART Production products. Every year we cover over 30,000 events and games across 500+ stadiums in over 90 countries.

ABOUT THE ROLE»

We are recruiting to fill Operator roles that play a key part in the delivery of VAR within our expanding Football department in Saudi Arabia. This is a match-day role and you will be working at football stadiums in your local region and possibly further afield. 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. This role does include frequent weekend work, and some mid-week work too.

RESPONSIBILITIES»

  • Conduct pre-match checks alongside the Replay Operator
  • Monitor and operate the system during the match
  • Work with match officials, responding to their requests for replays and quickly delivering them the best possible angles to make crucial decisions
  • Software performance analysis
  • Outside of match days, the role may encompass maintenance of kit and equipment needed to run the system where needed.
  • Understand and be able to implement disaster recovery plans and plug up sheets

MATCHDAY SPECIFICS »

  • Assistant Replay Operators are required to be on-site no later than 4 hours before Kick-Off and will remain on-site until all the below responsibilities have been carried out to a high level.
  • This is to support the Replay Operator in ensuring the system is performing at its optimum level and we are ready for all services to be delivered to the client.
  • As the Assistant Replay Operator on-site, you are responsible for:
    • Supporting the Replay Operator with their pre-match setup;
    • Ensuring the RRA has been set up neatly and is working correctly;
    • Ensuring all SDI cables have been run and set up with TV correctly;
    • Ensuring the RRA has been de-rigged correctly and safely;
    • De-rigging the SDI cabling from TV and storing these safely and neatly;
    • Troubleshooting any issues with the system and configuration mid-match should there be a technical problem

Requirements

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU »

  • A strong technical background, ideally in Broadcast or IT
  • Ideally with a university degree in science, technology, engineering or relevant equivalent experience
  • Bright and enterprising with excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive, responsible attitude and ability to work on your own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Time management skills and ability to work in a high pressure, procedural, live broadcast environment
  • Ability to liaise with clients and customers in a professional and approachable manner with attention to good communication.
  • An interest in sport and/or sports analysis, ideally with a good knowledge of football and rules of the game
  • Full valid driving licence with more than 2 years driving experience required. (Preferable experience driving Goods Vehicles over 3000 kg up to 3500 kg DGW)
  • Experience working with VT/replay technology desirable, or live event / technical production
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic required.
  • Able to adapt to flexible working conditions with irregular working days including weekends and longer days

Benefits

WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM US »

  • A high-autonomy role with real exposure to the forefront of the sports officiating and broadcasting world
  • Boost your career with a high responsibility role in a world-class environment
  • Access to some of the most intelligent, innovative and driven people in our industry
  • A fun, exciting and creative environment