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Basketball Data Scientist

Utah Jazz

Apply by 4/30/2024

Posted 1 month ago



Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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Job Description

  • Develop and maintain models to better predict basketball outcomes and facilitate better decision-making across Basketball Operations.
  • Perform ad hoc data analysis as necessary to help basketball decision-makers.
  • Interface with all departments within Basketball Operations (scouting, coaching, analytics, sports science) and strive to understand and meet their needs.
  • Identify, research, and implement opportunities for new models, data sources, and basketball analytics techniques.
  • Help maintain and test datasets used to perform analysis.
  • Maintain best practices for software development including test writing, documentation, and adherence to and improvement of coding standards.
  • Protect the reputation of the company.
  • Exemplify the Utah Jazz mission and values: transparency, all in, community obsessed, one team, and scrappy.
  • Accept other duties, as assigned.

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Qualifications Required

  • 2+ years of experience analyzing data and training statistical models in a production environment using Python or R.
  • 2+ years of experience with basketball data and the latest basketball analytics techniques.
  • 2+ years of experience with data visualization.
  • Expertise in statistics fundamentals and state-of-the-art predictive modeling techniques.
  • A desire to work in a startup-like environment where you will be empowered to make design decisions.
  • A track record of writing clean and well-documented code.
  • Bachelor’s in Statistics, Data Science, Math or equivalent experience.
  • Enthusiasm for basketball.

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