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Analytics Systems Coordinator - Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment (Auburn Hills, MI)

SUMMARY

Here in Detroit we know the meaning of hard work and pride. With the backing of Tom Gores and Platinum Equity, The Detroit Pistons, The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, and Freedom Hill have hustled their way to the top of the sports and entertainment world. The Detroit Pistons are one of the NBA’s most storied franchises and the entertainment business continues to thrive at each of our venues. We are committed to the achievement of our mission: to come together and thrill our fans and our community, and we would like your help in this endeavor.

As the Analytics Systems Coordinator, you will work exclusively for the Detroit Pistons Basketball Operations department in the development of basketball analytics data and software solutions. This position will report to the Assistant General Manager – Strategic Planning, and will provide a fast-paced, collaborative environment in which to innovate across all aspects of basketball operations.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Working closely with basketball operations to design and create new statistical and reporting services.
  • Maintaining and extending the team’s existing data and analytics infrastructure.
  • Managing and automating the ingestion of disparate data from a wide range of sources.
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests from both the basketball operations department and coaching staff.
  • Collaborating effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate.
  • Maintaining high level knowledge of current advanced stats and future trends in NBA analytics.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university, with a focus on programming.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong SQL programming skills; significant preference given to applicants with at least two years of working experience in related programming/analysis field.
  • Experience testing, building, deploying, and maintaining databases.
  • Strong programming skills in at least one scripting language.
  • Working knowledge of at least one compiled language.
  • Experience conducting analysis on large data sets via statistical forecasting and analysis software is desirable.
  • Data visualization expertise is an advantage, but not required.
  • Ability to work long/flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Detroit Pistons / Palace Sports & Entertainment employment site.

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