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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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Basketball Operations Intern - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

BASKETBALL OPERATIONS INTERN


DEPARTMENT: Basketball Operations
TYPE: Internship

Assist the Houston Rockets Basketball Operations team in answering fundamental basketball questions using the best data sets in the game.  Questions are approached using a variety of mathematical and computational tools combined with basketball knowledge and intuition.  Premium is placed on actionable and timely analysis. Position is an excellent opportunity for those considering a career in the NBA, sports or data analysis. The position reports to the EVP of Basketball Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Experience with varied programming languages, particularly SQL

-Experience with data analysis, statistics and/or econometrics and familiarity with commonly used statistics packages or programming languages.

-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.

-Availability to serve a one-year internship. 

-Basic knowledge and familiarity of basketball and terminology
 

Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS and TEAMWORK are welcome to apply!
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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

1. Yes/No I am able to work 30-40 hours a week.

2. Yes/No I have statistics class/work experience.

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Internships: Any Internship
Events & Promotions Summer Intern - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Research and develop various grassroots opportunities for the Events & Promotions Department to assist in increasing their data base by collection information from patrons that attend the event.
    • Assist the execution of all game related, grassroots and community events and promotions.
    • Provide support at scrimmage games and outside events for marketing, corporate, community and ticket    departments
    • Check promotional night inventory and other game related tasks.
    • Assist the Marketing Department with additional projects as needed.
    • Receptionist training

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in related field
• Prior experience with event planning, event execution, and customer service preferred.
• Self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple tasks
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Flexibility to work long days, evenings, weekends, and holidays

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

 
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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

1. Yes/No. I am able to accept college credit as compensation for this position.

2. Yes/No. I have local housing available in/near Houston.

3. Yes/No. I understand that this is a semester internship, that starts in May and ends in August.

4. Yes/No. I am able to work days, evenings, weekend, and holidays as scheduled.

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