Football Data Scientist (m/f/d)

As a joint venture between Deltatre and the DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga with locations in Munich, Aachen, Cologne and Hamburg, Sportec Solutions AG develops pioneering solutions in the areas of sports data and technologies. Sportec Solutions supplies products and services for national and international sports associations, leagues, clubs, and media companies. It includes state-of-the-art methods in the collection, analysis, and delivery of live game data. We also collaborate with international renowned companies and scientific institutions to enhance our product development through expanded data processing. In addition, Sportec Solutions provides support in many other areas of sports technology, among which include official services, such as goal-line technology (GLT), and centralized Video Assistant Referee (VAR) services.

To support our team we are looking for you now as a

Football Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Your job:

  • You will be part of our Analytics team and develop new and state-of-the-art data science solutions for our customers in the world of football
  • You work together with a group of data scientists, developers and product managers in an agile and cloud-based setting
  • You create new key performance indicators based on statistical and machine learning models that generate cutting-edge insights for coaches, analysts and fans – check out the Bundesliga Match Facts page for recent examples
  • You develop innovative models that aim to automate and improve activities and services internally and for clubs (for example: automated match phases tagging or auto-event detection)
  • You bring in your own ideas and creativity to create new analysis products and push the usage of data in football

We are looking for someone that has:

  • A Degree in mathematics, computer science, data science or similar
  • High interest in football analytics topics and ideally also experience working with football data
  • Strong skills in analyzing and interpreting data
  • Extensive knowledge in programming with Python
  • Experience and know-how in the areas of machine learning and statistical modelling as well as the use of frameworks like PyTorch/TensorFlow, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, Scikit-learn
  • Additional experience in deep learning and computer vision is a plus
  • Familiarity with AWS cloud services is an advantage
  • A hands-on and independent working style with attention to detail
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus

In addition to being enthusiastic about your job, we like when you:

  • Are a very good team player with a high sense of responsibility and a high level of problem-solving skills
  • Are target-oriented and able to work independently, showing a high level of proactiveness and hands-on mentality
  • Are able to quickly become familiar with a wide range of subjects
  • Demonstrate a sense of quality and precision in the way you work

Why Sportec Solutions:

  • An exciting, diverse and fun occupation in an international and sporty surrounding
  • A great team that supports you and your personal growth
  • The opportunity to work for the Bundesliga and other leagues and to contribute to our innovation leadership
  • The possibility to apply your football and data knowledge and enthusiasm in the creation of new football stats that improve the capabilities of clubs and the viewing experience of fans worldwide
  • Long-term employment relationship with performanceappropriated pay
  • Good work-life balance with flexible working hours through flexitime framework
  • Mobile working/home office possible within Europe
  • Good public transport connections, free parking spaces
  • Employee discounts and employee events
  • Free drinks as well as fruit and feelgood@work through table tennis, table soccer, darts etc.
  • Worldwide 24-hour accident insurance

Sounds like your new job? Then we look forward to receiving your application documents!
Send us your cover letter, CV, salary expectations and starting date – exclusively by e-mail to:

Sportec Solutions AG
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