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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
Basketball Operations Quantitative Analyst / Systems Developer - Charlotte Hornets (Charlotte, NC)

Position overview

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to hire Analysts and/or Software Developers to build and improve on existing technological solutions for the front office and coaching staff. The primary focus will be on creating mobile and web-based software solutions for use in player evaluation, salary cap analysis, and game strategy. As a part of the Basketball Operations Department, developers will work with the Analytics team in support of the General Manager, coaching staff, and scouting department. Experience in the sports industry is not required, but applicants must be passionate about basketball.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop tools that streamline the decision-making process for the front office and coaching staff
  • Advanced statistical modelling and analysis
  • Improve existing technological solutions and practices
  • Manipulate and analyze large data sets
  • Assist in database maintenance and data cleansing
  • Support basketball operations in day-to-day tasks

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND ABILITIES

(To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this job.)

  • Strong programming background
  • Database proficiency (SQL)
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Familiarity with advanced statistical techniques
  • Significant experience with statistical software packages
  • Data visualization experience is a plus
  • Experience with algorithmic efficiency is a plus

 Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree is a plus) in a technical field from an accredited college or university

Note: This position was originally posted on the Charlotte Hornets employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Charlotte Hornets employment site.

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

The Houston Rockets is looking to add a talented new member to the Basketball Operations team. This person will work intimately with the entire operations team 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • Experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL
  • Experience with statistics and commonly used statistics packages, econometrics, data visualization, and basketball analytics are desirable.
  • Background in mathematical or computational field are desirable but not required.
  • Experience with large data sets is an advantage, as is experience with scripting languages
  • Interest in and familiarity of 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

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 statistics and commonly used statistics packages, econometrics, data?
2. Yes/No Do you have experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL?


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Player/Basketball Operations: Statistics
BASKETBALL ANALYST - PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (PHILADELPHIA, PA)

BASKETBALL ANALYST

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, software engineers, statistical analysts, and data scientists to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following depending on your background and interests:
• Gather, clean and integrate data from a variety of sources
• Maintain and extend our existing analytics infrastructure
• Create both ad-hoc analyses and standardized reports across a variety of platforms
• Forecast the results of basketball plays, players, teams, and seasons
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated many of the following characteristics:
• Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, C++, Java,….) to support both the front-end and back-end of applications
• Strong database skills (e.g. SQL, Teradata,….)
• Strong statistical skills and experience with statistical and analysis software (R, SAS, Stata, Matlab, Octave)
• Strong experience with Bayesian analysis
• Strong experience with experimental design, linear regression, logistic regression, non-linear regression, k-means clustering, decision trees, and other advanced techniques
• Visualization expertise
• Machine Learning expertise
• Data Mining expertise
• Big Data expertise including distributed processing
• Mobile application expertise
 


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Player/Basketball Operations: Media/Video Production
Basketball Operations Video Internship - WNBA Tulsa Shock (Tulsa, Ok)

BASKETBALL OPERATIONS INTERN

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:                       Basketball Operations Intern

Department:        Basketball Operations

Reports to:           Basketball Operations Staff, Coaching Staff

AREAS OF RESPONISBILITIES (include but are not limited to)

 The Tulsa Shock seeks energetic individuals to aid members of the Basketball Operations staff in the following areas:

Video Intern

Description: Assist with day to day operations of the Video department including: equipment set up, camera operation during practice, workouts, and special assignments, downloading video (digitize or capture).  Working knowledge of Sportstec (computer-based editing software), Synergy Sports, Fast Draw and Fast Scout preferred.  Provide support to coaches and staff as needed.

Additional responsibilities:: Assist Equipment Manager with all duties associated with department including: preparing lockers, washing/folding laundry, set-up/break-down before and after practice and games, helping manage equipment inventory, packing equipment for road trips, assist at practice as needed.  Works with visiting basketball teams to coordinate scheduling of practice times, and assists visiting teams with game day needs, such as pre-game meals.  Assist with managing Tulsa Shock Ball Kid program. Provide support to coaches and staff as needed.

Qualifications and EXPERIENCE

Pursuing a degree in sports management/sports administration/exercise science/physical education, or the desire to pursue a career in the sports industry preferred. 

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Must be an effective communicator who can work efficiently in both independent and collaborative situations in a fast-paced environment.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Ability to work on projects and maintain confidential information.

Willingness to work long hours.

Maintain professional image at all times. 

Knowledge of basketball preferred.


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Player/Basketball Operations: Equipment Manager
Basketball Operations Internship - WNBA Tulsa Shock (Tulsa, Ok)

Summer 2015 Basketball Operations Internship – Tulsa Shock (Tulsa, OK)

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Tulsa Shock seeks an energetic individual to support members of the Basketball Operations staff with daily team operations and logistics.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide administrative support to Tulsa Basketball Operations staff.
• Assist BBOps equipment manager and staff with various department related projects.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs is required along with a general understanding of basketball.
• Work with the Shock Video Coordinator/Operations Manager to maintain the inventory and working condition of all Shock equipment including, but not limited to uniforms and practice gear.
• Must be able to assist staff during home games and practices and work in a face paced environment.
• Ability to lift at least 50lbs and have a valid driver's license.
• Maintain a neat and organized workspace

**Other duties as assigned by coaching staff or executive staff.

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND ABILITIES
The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Pursuing a degree in sports management/sports medicine, or the desire to pursue a career in the sports industry.
• Must possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Outgoing personality with good communication skills.
• Familiarity with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Ability to work on projects and maintain confidential information.
• Willingness to work long hours.
• Maintain professional image at all times.
• Must have an interest in basketball, as well as familiarity with basketball terminology and advanced statistics. Prior basketball experience is not required, but is a plus.
• Strong computer and analytical skills. Computer programming ability is a plus.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Willingness to work non-traditional hours (nights, weekends, etc.)

Education and/or Experience

Stipend available or
• Intern must receive college credit

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
• Possess a strong ability to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives
• Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when privy to sensitive information
• Strong teamwork skills and the ability to manage their own individual projects
• Be a flexible and reliable team player, both within own department and the company as a whole
• Have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
• Presents self in professional manner and has the ability to interact with all levels of organization and outside contacts.
• Dependability – consistently at work on time, follows instructions, responds to manager’s instructions.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to work extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays.
• Ability to attend company events.


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