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Basketball Analytics Quality Assurance Assistant with San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio · TX

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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.
The Basketball Analytics QA Assistant is responsible for coordinating and integrating the field of analytics into the day-to-day functioning of Spurs basketball operations and both the San Antonio and Austin Spurs coaching staffs. Assist in the procurement, storage, and presentation of basketball-related data, both independently and under the direction of senior basketball analytics staff. As an advocate for analytics throughout the organization, provide an enthusiastic, process-driven, and innovative approach to promoting and developing the team’s analytical capabilities.
This position will work as a part of the Basketball Operations Analytics department for the 2020-21 season and will collaborate with the entire group, including the Director of Research & Development, Director of Data Science, Front End Developer, and Coaching Analytics Coordinator.
In every position, each employee is expected to: demonstrate alignment with SS&E’s core values and mission, collaborate with internal/external family members and demonstrate ongoing development.

  • Leverage analytical skills and knowledge of advanced basketball statistics to interpret basketball needs and translate them into data processes.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with management, coaches, medical staff, and athletes.
  • Perform ad hoc data mining on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise, via SQL, Excel, or other statistical tools, independently and under the direction of senior analytics staff.
  • Contribute to the management and administration of a Microsoft SQL database server including periodic maintenance tasks, and ad hoc batch data entry/extracts on large volumes of basketball-related data as requests arise.
  • Develop and maintain the internal site using modern Javascript. Includes both developing new features and upgrading/optimizing old ones as the need occurs.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Strong analytical skills, including an understanding of how to interpret basketball needs and translate them into statistical analyses. 
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel (including PivotTables), Word, PowerPoint, and other computer skills. Working knowledge of SQL is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, with a robust attention to detail, both to checking and working with data, as well as visual presentation of deliverables and reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and communicate with people from all departments and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations while still being attentive to the detail and excellent work product required.
  • Knowledge of advanced basketball statistics, and knowledge of common basketball analytical resources, both public and proprietary.
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis techniques (eg, regression/modeling, hypothesis testing, categorical data analysis) and data visualization is a plus.
  • Experience with one modern Javascript framework (Angular 2+, React, Vue) is a plus.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive/confidential situations and information.
  • A working knowledge of the NBA, and the NBA rules & regulations, is required.
  • Stand/Sit/Walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.
*SS&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer*
Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration.  Your employment with SS&E is “at will”, which means that either you or SS&E may terminate the relationship at any time. Essential functions listed above must be performed with or without accommodations.

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