Data Scientist - Golden State Warriors (San Francisco · CA)

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About the Position

The Golden State Warriors' basketball operations analytics group is looking for a Data Scientist to join our growing multidisciplinary team. In this role, you will make a positive impact on our research, predictive modeling, and long-term decision making to support our Basketball Operations stakeholders. Additionally, you will work closely with data engineering to deploy and monitor your work. This position reports to the Executive Director, Analytics and Innovation.

Come share your expertise while learning more about this growing sports and entertainment organization that values your initiative and dedication!

This is full-time remote position.

Willingness and ability to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination will be required. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, deploy and monitor predictive models
  • Build features for predictive models
  • Partner with data analysts to integrate the results into decision making
  • Analyze large data sets to discover trends and patterns
  • Maintain a pulse on the current state of data science and basketball analytics

Required Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 4 years working on data team
  • Extensive experience with python
  • Advanced knowledge of predictive modeling with experience using related libraries (e.g., Keras, scikit-learn, XGBoost, PyMC3)
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases
  • Experience working in cloud environments (e.g., GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Git
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with clients and peers at all levels within the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; strong presentation skills with the ability to influence technical and non-technical partners
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours throughout the season
  • Strong understanding of and love of basketball

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing scalable ETL/ELT
  • Experience operating predictive models in production
  • Experience with distributed computing frameworks
  • Experience with streaming frameworks


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 Golden State Warriors is an equal opportunity employer.

We will ensure that qualified applicants with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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