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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

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer 2 questions:

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
Basketball Operations Analyst Intern - Phoenix Suns (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title

Basketball Operations Analyst Intern

Job Purpose

The Phoenix Suns seek a Basketball Operations Analyst Intern to perform reporting and analysis in support of all aspects of Basketball decision making.  

Primary (Essential) Duties

  • Assist with design and execution of rigorous statistical analyses in support of Basketball Operations decision making. Analyses may include prediction of future player performance, quantification of player contributions to team performance, and assessment of team/player matchups for use in game preparation.
  • Design, build, and maintain “advanced stats” reports for use by coaching staff in game preparation.
  • Perform exploratory analysis of new data sources to assess data quality and applicability in Basketball Operations decision making.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments and advances in sports analytics through research papers, blogs, and conferences.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Interest in basketball and familiarity with basketball terminology and advanced statistics
  • Expertise in statistical analysis and data mining techniques (e.g. Regression, Clustering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to transform complex analyses into actionable results and recommendations.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Technical expertise in SQL
  • Experience with a program such as R or Python strongly preferred

Experience/Education Requirements

  • 1-3 years of successful experience in a management science, business analyst, or similar role.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Statistics, Computer Science, or similar field. Advanced degree a plus
  • Experience working with large data sets is a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Traditional business hours with occasional weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs
  • Meets requirements for academic credit in most college internship programs
  • Reimbursed travel expenses to and from Phoenix, Arizona

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is not an all-inclusive document. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this document on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.

The Phoenix Suns are an Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/D/V

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

1. Please tell us about your experience with advanced statistics.
2. Please tell us about your experience in statistical analysis.
3. Tell us about any statistical software that you are familiar with.
4. Do you have a flexible schedule?


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