Data Scientist- Southampton Football Club Southampton Full-time

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 22152
  • Sector Data Science

Job Description

Be part of our journey…

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Childs Barred List

Location: We are open to candidates who can be based at either:

  • Sport Republic Office, South Kensington, London, UK
  • Staplewood Training Ground, Southampton, UK

What does Sport Republic do?

Sport Republic are a London-based investment firm in the sports and entertainment industry, who hold majority ownership of Southampton FC, Goztepe SK and Valenciennes FC. We aim to identify attractive early stage and growth sport technology investments and use our ownership of football clubs to incubate and accelerate the development of the portfolio companies. We are an innovative, young start-up company with one of the most data-led leadership teams in professional football.

Role Purpose

This role will be responsible for a diverse range of analysis tasks and research projects to provide data insights to all Sport Republic clubs. This includes working on player recruitment, team and opposition performance analysis, sports science physical testing, injury prevention, player pathways and academy player development. Our investments in other sports technology companies will allow you to work with other cutting-edge data products.

What is the role?

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing automated pipelines to process data and create metrics efficiently as well as building advanced predictive models to measure and classify player and team performance. In addition to this, you will be liaising with data engineers on the cleansing and ingestion of various data sources into our databases and you will be required to possess the ability to present and explain your Analysis to diverse audiences across all of our clubs.

You will also be collaborating with football club staff to understand technical and tactical concepts and translate them into metrics along. Additionally, you will be conducting your own research to answer a variety of football questions, creating visual apps, dashboards and documents to share your insights with stakeholders.

Is this you?

Essential skills

  • Undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or other STEM field (Postgraduate degree desirable).
  • Experience building a variety of statistical models and/or ML algorithms.
  • Experienced user of statistical computer programming languages (R or Python).
  • Data visualisation skills and/or ability to use data visualisation software (Power BI or Tableau).
  • Professional experience managing data pipelines.
  • A strong passion for football and a good knowledge of football tactics

Desirable skills

  • Able to communicate and present effective to audiences with varying levels of data literacy.
  • Previous experience working with a professional football club desirable and experience working with football data.
  • An inventive and creative mindset for exploratory research and problem solving.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is desirable.

How this benefits you

  • 25 days’ holiday per year excluding bank holidays.
  • Collaborative & inclusive working culture
  • Working with likeminded individuals.
  • Working in an environment with strong core values.

The closing date for applications is the 20th February 2024.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received. *

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Work Location: In person

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