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Minor League Affiliate Hawkeye Technology Apprentice - Houston Astros (Houston · TX)

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Player Operations: Team Administration/Operations

Department: Baseball Operations – Player Development

Reports to: Manager, Baseball Technology

Classification: Part-Time/Non-Exempt (Seasonal)

Please note, as a condition of employment, COVID-19 vaccination (at least the initiation of the process) is required prior to start date. Accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered.

 

The Houston Astros will be operating Hawk-Eye ball- and player-tracking technology at our Minor League affiliates in Texas and North Carolina for the 2022 Minor League championship season.

Hawk-Eye leverages optical tracking software and high frame rate cameras to generate various data points on each play in a game.  Hawk-Eye operators will work out of the press box during the game, and will report to the Astros’ Manager of Baseball Technology.

We are actively accepting applications for game day operators at the following affiliates:

  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys (Sugar Land, TX)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Asheville Tourists (Asheville, NC)
  • Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Fayetteville, NC)
  • GCL Astros (West Palm Beach, FL)

 

Responsibilities include:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Arrive at the ballpark approx. 2 hours before first pitch to log into the Hawk-Eye system via remote access programs.
  • Conduct pre-game checks on cameras and software.
  • Monitor camera-based models throughout the game and adjust, as necessary.
  • Communicate with Hawk-Eye support staff to ensure proper data quality.
  • Post-game review, linking and uploading of data.
  • Submit any hardware/software issues via Slack with Astros and Hawk-Eye staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of baseball
  • Strong computer proficiency, and the ability to quickly learn and operate new programs
  • Previous experience (especially press box exposure) with a professional or college sports team, preferably baseball
  • Availability to attend games in person, on weekdays, nights and weekends.
  • “Team player” attitude, including the abilities to make and learn from mistakes and to communicate with various support members
  • This is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology that requires dedication, reliability and strong communication skills.

Hawk-Eye operators will be provided with a brief but thorough training tutorial prior operating their first game, and will then be trained on the job, with remote Hawk-Eye staff walking through operating the first few games.

 

Work Environment

Position will work in an office and stadium environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment. 

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision. 

 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours, evenings, weekends and holidays.

 

Travel:

Rare travel may be expected for this position.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

 EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

 

Experience

Preferred
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