Data Scientist – First Team

Chicago Fire FC

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Apply by Ended 2/16/2021
Data Scientist - First Team | Chicago Fire FC

Data Scientist – First Team

Chicago Fire FC


Apply by Ended 2/16/2021

Posted 2 months ago

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Chicago, IL, USA

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 Job Description

  • Lead the creation of automated scripts and reports to enhance delivery of information and efficiency of workflows
  • Develop and explore custom metrics and visualizations that fit the clubs game model and ideas to assist in all areas of sport performance (i.e. preparation, tracking, prediction)
  • Ensure all data process are efficient, reliable and in line with the club standards and time frames
  • In collaboration with Performance Analysts & Technical Staffs, contribute to the design and delivery of all performance analysis support, including (but not limited to) training, pre-match, in-game, post-match, individual player support, scouting/player monitoring, team tracking
  • Research and review work from other professionals in the analytics field to generate ideas for our processes and workflows
  • Explore new datasets and ideas in the area to consider for practical use
  • Develop strong working relationships across the multi-disciplinary team, sharing and informing best practice
  • Support in developing internal and external research in this area
  • Ensure all data & video is collected and uploaded to all required staff and players in line with club standards and time frames
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of all performance analysis support, including (but not limited to) training, pre-match, in-game, post-match, individual player support, scouting/player monitoring, team tracking
  • Consolidate and create content to be used for teaching materials based on team principles and style of play
  • Develop strong working relationships across the multi-disciplinary team, sharing and informing best practice
  • Stay up to date on latest performance analysis research/technology and help support the development of other colleagues

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Social Sciences, Business Analytics, Physical Sciences, Statistics, or related discipline
  • Expertise in at least one statistical programming language such as R (dplyr) or Python (pandas)
  • Advanced understanding of statistics and machine learning modeling techniques through coursework or professional experience
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with players and coaches.
  • Experience of pre- and post-match analysis in professional sport environment.
  • Proven track record of establishing and delivering a robust performance analysis system around data collection, data management and data dissemination
  • Excellent analytical and verbal communication skills – the ability to convey the ‘story’ from the data
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the game of soccer (tactics, principles of play, modern trends) and the overall landscape in the U.S.
  • Excellent analytical and verbal communication skills – the ability to convey the ‘story’ from the data
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks based on impact

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