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Second Spectrum

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Soccer Data Specialist

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Second Spectrum is building the next way of seeing sports. We deliver unique and innovative solutions through unparalleled capabilities in machine understanding of sports.


We are the official tracking and analytics provider of the English Premier League, NBA, and MLS and have numerous clients across multiple sports at the team, league, and media level.

We developed a real-time video augmentation pipeline that powers the innovative content featured in products like the award-winning Clippers CourtVision, and has also been used by ESPN, Turner Sports, BT Sport, FOX, and International NBA League Pass.

We produce the most accurate tracking data with the fastest high-quality output by leveraging the most automated and extensible solution in the market.

We are constantly innovating. We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced, and that the work to make this happen has just begun.

Position: Soccer Data Specialist

We are looking for a motivated, hardworking individual to assist with football (soccer) analytics. The role will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and marking hundreds of different football (soccer) actions. This role will also have the opportunity to coordinate product and soccer content creation. This will be accomplished using in-house systems we have developed using tracking data.

What You Will Do:

Diagnose and correct play-by-play sequencing errors and/or eventing requirements for specific markings.

Mark a diverse set of actions within thousands of soccer matches.

Decipher potential failures across multiple systems troubleshooting, resolving then escalating to those specific system development teams when applicable.

Work with client-facing soccer analysis tools and data and contribute to product development brainstorming, planning, and technical implementation.

Create compelling content for distribution among customers, both media and league, as well as social media.


What You Have:

3+ years relevant work experience

Experience playing or coaching soccer at a competitive level. Semi-professional or professional experience is a plus.

Experience with soccer analytics and advanced metrics is a plus.

Strong acumen for play-by-play sequencing.

Knowledge and experience with definitional soccer terms and markings.

Comfort with technical systems/comprehension.

Prior experience collaborating live with remote colleagues.

Understanding of the current landscape and recent past of major professional soccer leagues.

Attention to detail; speed and accuracy are a must.

Additional Position Details:

Must be able and available to work weekends.

Must be able and available to work according to the English Premier League football schedule (regular season runs August through May), which includes holidays during the regular season (including day after Christmas Day (Boxing Day) and New Year's Day).

Must be able to work according to the Major League Soccer schedule; regular season runs February through October.

Must possess flexibility, including early morning and late evenings, for football (soccer) league kickoff times.

What Sets You Apart:

Location in Pacific standard time zone 

Experience with data analysis

Ability or experience with creating content

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