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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Basketball Operations Analyst - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

The Houston Rockets front office is looking to add a talented new member to the team. This person will work intimately with the entire front office, including GM Daryl Morey, to organize basketball data, build software tools, and analyze basketball games. People who hate coding need not apply, though the job could easily be a fit for talented data scientists, software engineers, forecasters, web developers, statisticians, DBAs, machine learning experts, etc. Experience in basketball is not required; learning easily is. Much of the work is in SQL, so interested applicants should have either tangible SQL experience or a deep understanding of programming combined with an appetite to learn SQL quickly. Nimbleness of mind is key, as is the candidate's ability to fit into an energetic, passionate work environment in Houston. The position reports to the Daryl Morey, (GM).

QUALIFICATIONS:

•    Bachelor's degree or higher in related field

•    Experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL

•    Experience with statistics and commonly used statistics packages, machine learning, econometrics, data visualization, and basketball analytics is desirable

•    Background in mathematical or computational field is desirable but not required

•    Experience with large data sets, "big data", is an advantage

•    Interest in and familiarity with basketball and terminology

Highly motivated and dependable Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS, TEAMWORK are welcome to apply! 

Equal Opportunity Employer NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No Do you have experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL?
2. Yes/No Do you have experience with statistics and commonly used statistics packages, machine learning, econometrics, or similar?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Senior Analyst - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Department: Basketball Operations

Reports To:  VP, Strategy & Analytics

The Sacramento Kings seek an experienced Senior Analyst who will contribute to the development of cutting-edge basketball analytics systems. The position will be responsible for supporting the development of statistical models and communication tools. The position will require collaboration with the entire analytics group, including the VP of Strategy and Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain statistics and machine learning models in support of the Kings’ analytics needs.

  • Build reports, tools, and applications to communicate analytical information.

  • Work with numerous data sources to solve applied basketball problems.

  •  Oversee the evaluation, selection, implementation, and validation of appropriate metrics for player, team, and strategy valuation.

  •  Conduct ad-hoc analyses and reporting as required.

  • Collaborate with members of the Kings analytics group to develop best practices for modeling, visualizing, and communicating basketball data.

  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, computer science, or equivalent professional experience required. PhD a plus.

  • 2-5 years of related work experience is required, including demonstrated knowledge about best practices in statistics and machine learning.

  • Experience with numerous statistical modeling techniques is required, including regression, generalized linear models, hierarchical models, missing data, and machine learning methods.

  • Experience with reporting and communication tools, such as (R)Markdown, Shiny, and/or Jupyter notebooks, is required.

  • Experience with basketball data (PBP, tracking data, Synergy, Second Spectrum) a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully design and implement statistical and machine learning models in R and/or Python is required.

  • Experience with SQL and relational databases is required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.

  • The ability to organize and manage multi-stage projects while maintaining an acute attention to detail, work independently and under tight deadlines, and relate to and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (programmers, analysts, outside data vendors, other front office members) required.

  • Knowledge of basketball analytics, and the NBA more broadly, is a plus.

  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours (as dictated by the basketball calendar) required.

  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Sacramento required.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What are your salary requirements?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Analyst - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Department: Basketball Operations

Reports To:  VP, Strategy & Analytics

The Sacramento Kings seek an Analyst who will contribute to the development of cutting-edge basketball analytics systems. The position will be responsible for supporting the development of statistical models and communication tools. The position will require collaboration with the entire analytics group, including the VP of Strategy and Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain statistical models in support of the Kings’ analytics needs.

  • Work with numerous data sources to solve applied basketball problems.

  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses and reporting as required.

  • Collaborate with members of the Kings analytics group to develop best practices for modeling, visualizing, and communicating basketball data.

  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science, or equivalent professional experience required. Master’s degree a plus.

  • Experience with numerous statistical modeling techniques, including regression, generalized linear models, missing data, and machine learning methods

  • Experience with reporting and communication tools, such as (R)Markdown, Shiny, and/or Jupyter notebooks, is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with basketball data (PBP, tracking data, Synergy, Second Spectrum) a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully design and implement statistical and machine learning models in R and/or Python is required.

  • Experience with SQL and relational databases strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.

  • The ability to organize and manage multi-stage projects while maintaining an acute attention to detail, work independently and under tight deadlines, and relate to and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (programmers, analysts, outside data vendors, other front office members) required.

  • Knowledge of basketball analytics, and the NBA more broadly, is a plus.

  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours (as dictated by the basketball calendar) required.

  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Sacramento required.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What are your salary requirements?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Front-End Developer - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Department: Basketball Operations

Reports To:  VP, Strategy & Analytics

The Sacramento Kings seek an experienced Front-End Developer who will contribute to the development of cutting-edge basketball analytics systems. The position will be responsible for supporting the development of web-based front-end tools to communicate analytical ideas throughout the organization. The position will require collaboration with the entire analytics group, including the VP of Strategy and Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a responsive, scalable, web-based front-end for the Kings’ analytics systems.

  • Design and build data visualizations to communicate analytical information.

  • Build user-friendly software tools for use by the Basketball Operations staff.

  • Maintain and support the Kings’ analytics infrastructure.

  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of CSS frameworks, including Bootstrap, is required.

  • Strong JavaScript development skills required.

  • Experience designing and building responsive web apps required.

  • Experience with Javascript frameworks, such as Angular and/or React, strongly preferred.

  • Experience with web frameworks, such as Shiny and/or Flask, strongly preferred.

  • Experience building data visualizations using d3.js or similar libraries strongly preferred.

  • Experience designing and creating data-driven dashboards strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred.

  • The ability to organize and manage multi-stage projects while maintaining an acute attention to detail, work independently and under tight deadlines, and relate to and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (programmers, analysts, outside data vendors, other front office members) required.

  • Knowledge of basketball analytics, and the NBA more broadly, is a plus.

  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours (as dictated by the basketball calendar) required.

  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Sacramento required.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What are your salary requirements?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Back-End Developer - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Department: Basketball Operations

Reports To:  VP, Strategy & Analytics

The Sacramento Kings seek an experienced Back-End Developer who will contribute to the development of cutting-edge basketball analytics systems. The position will be responsible for supporting the development of a robust basketball information systems infrastructure to power analytics work throughout the organization. The position will require collaboration with the entire analytics group, including the VP of Strategy and Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and document existing database structures, format, and limitations, as well as the content of currently used internal and external data feeds, and establish future requirements.

  • Develop and maintain conceptual, logical and physical data models.

  • Design and manage a new data warehouse capable of supporting the Kings’ reporting and analytics needs.

  • Develop and maintain data quality assurance processes to ensure database integrity in the future.

  • Conduct ad-hoc database queries and analysis as required.

  • Collaborate with members of the Kings analytics group to develop best practices for acquiring, storing, and displaying basketball data.

  • Build, maintain, and support end to end data warehousing within the Kings’ analytics group, from raw data through data structures, ETL processes, and data access.

  • Recommend new data sources for purchase and/or new techniques to gather data.

  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent professional experience required. Master’s degree a plus.

  • 2-5 years of related work experience is required, including demonstrated knowledge about data management best practices, long-term maintainability of code and ability to effectively solve problems pertaining to data infrastructure and integrity.

  • Experience with basketball data (PBP, tracking data, Synergy, Second Spectrum) a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully design and execute data warehousing projects required.

  • Expertise with SQL and relational databases is required.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with ETL scripting, including at least one of Python, R and/or other scripting languages is required.

  • Experience processing large amounts of JSON and XML formatted data strongly preferred.

  • The ability to organize and manage multi-stage projects while maintaining an acute attention to detail, work independently and under tight deadlines, and relate to and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (programmers, analysts, outside data vendors, other front office members) required.

  • Knowledge of basketball analytics, and the NBA more broadly, is a plus.

  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours (as dictated by the basketball calendar) required.

  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Sacramento required.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What are your salary requirements?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Basketball Information Systems Frontend Developer - San Antonio Spurs (San Antonio, Tx)

An experienced software engineer who will contribute to the implementation of a basketball information system front-end. This position will be responsible for supporting the development of a web based front-end that provides data in an easy to use user interface to the Basketball Operations department. This will have a specific focus on mobile design, as well as cross-platform usability across multiple devices and browsers. They should be familiar with the software development life cycle, including design, implementation, maintenance, and support.

This position will work as a part of the Basketball Operations Analytics department, and will collaborate with the entire group, including the VP of Strategic Research, Director of Basketball Analytics, and Director of Basketball Information Systems.

 

In every position, each employee is expected to: Demonstrate Alignment with SS&E’s Core Values and Mission, Collaborate with Internal/External Family Members and Demonstrate Ongoing Development.

Responsibilities: 

  • Build user-friendly software tools for use by the Basketball Operations staff via a web interface.
  • Implement a web based front-end that responsively scales to function properly on desktop systems, tablets, and mobile devices.
  • Design and develop data visualizations to be used in the basketball information system.
  • Proactively maintain and support the basketball information system infrastructure.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Strong front end JavaScript web development skills
  • Knowledge of different CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation
  • Understanding of front end UI frameworks such as Angular, React, and Vue.js
  • Strong background in building data visualizations using d3.js or similar libraries
  • Experience designing and building responsive web apps that function efficiently across multiple devices
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel (including PivotTables), Word, PowerPoint, Access, and other computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with a robust attention to detail, particularly in regards to visual presentation of deliverables and reports
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work with and communicate with people from all departments and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations while still being attentive to the detail and excellent work product required
  • Knowledge of advanced basketball statistics, and knowledge of common basketball statistical resources, both public and proprietary is a plus
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive/confidential situations and information
  • A working knowledge of the NBA, and the NBA rules & regulations, is preferred
  • Stand/Sit/Walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
2. What is your highest level of education?
3. Are you willing to relocate?
4. Do you have experience programming with JavaScript?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Basketball Information Systems - Back end Developer - San Antonio Spurs (San Antonio, Tx)

An experienced software engineer who will contribute to the implementation of a basketball information system back end. This position will be responsible for building out server-side services that supply data to a basketball information system web front end. In addition, they will also be responsible for helping to manage and administer a Microsoft SQL Server database, which houses the information that the backend services provide access to. They should be familiar with the software development life cycle, including design, implementation, maintenance, and support.

This position will work as a part of the Basketball Operations Analytics department, and will collaborate with the entire group, including the VP of Strategic Research, Director of Basketball Analytics, and Director of Basketball Information Systems.

In every position, each employee is expected to: Demonstrate Alignment with SS&E’s Core Values and Mission, Collaborate with Internal/External Family Members and Demonstrate Ongoing Development.

Responsibilities: 

  • Build backend software services that enable the development of user-friendly software tools for use by the Basketball Operations staff.
  • Contribute to the management and administration of a Microsoft SQL database server including periodic maintenance tasks, and ad hoc batch data entry/extracts on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise.
  • Help manage third party vendors providing technological resources and/or data feeds to the Basketball Operations department, along with various technologies (analytical programs, systems, and resources) utilized by the department, both independent or associated with vendors.
  • Proactively maintain and support the basketball information system infrastructure.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Information Systems, Information Technology, or related field with focus on computer programming
  • Strong server side web development skills and experience working with a MVC framework
  • Strong Microsoft SQL Server programming and administration skills along with an understanding of database design and data collection methodology, including the underlying relational and dimensional data models
  • Experience working with Java, or with other object oriented programming language
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational skills, with a robust attention to detail, in regards both to checking and working with data, as well as visual presentation of deliverables and reports
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work with and communicate with people from all departments and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations while still being attentive to the detail and excellent work product required
  • Familiarity with automation systems such as Jenkins is a plus
  • Familiarity with SAS software stack, especially SAS server deployment, SAS Metadata Server, and SAS Enterprise Guide, is a plus
  • Knowledge of advanced basketball statistics, and knowledge of common basketball statistical resources, both public and proprietary is a plus
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive/confidential situations and information
  • A working knowledge of the NBA, and the NBA rules & regulations, is a plus
  • Stand/Sit/Walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs

*SS&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

 

Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration.  Your employment with SS&E is “at will”, which means that either you or SS&E may terminate the relationship at any time. 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
2. What is your highest level of education?
3. Are you willing to relocate?
4. Do you have experience working with SQL databases?


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