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Head of Data Science

Hawk Eye Innovations Ltd
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23 Feb 2021

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Role Summary >>Hawk-Eye Innovations is a household name and industry leader in ball and player tracking. Our optical systems don't just follow the ball and players, but can also provide skeletal pose estimation of players and more, all in real-time with exceptional fidelity and accuracy.

The next phase in our development is to gain additional insights from the high-value data that we're capturing. We are placing significant investment into a new team that will look at innovative ways to utilise our data, obtain a deeper understanding of the data we acquire and utilise this data in effective ways for Hawk-Eye and our global client base.

To lead the way on this exciting journey we are looking for an exceptional Head of Data Science who will be able to draw upon a wealth of experience, curiosity, passion and innovation to make this possible.

Accountabilities >>This is a newly created role within Hawk-Eye giving you the opportunity and ownership to shape and guide the full lifecycle of projects linked to our data platform. In this exciting opportunity you will
  • Build and develop an industry-leading team that is able to extract high-value data insights and draw meaningful conclusions
  • Identify, create and implement a tool kit that will help you, your team and Hawk-Eye to achieve our strategic vision;
  • Lead on the full cycle of data focussed development projects and initiatives;
  • Collaborate with a highly-skilled group of engineers to develop a disruptive technology offering that has an innovative impact on the sporting industry
  • Partner with creatives, product engineers and our machine learning team members to ensure Hawk-Eye is at the forefront of technical innovation in the data space
  • Begin with the focus on football, leveraging our ball and skeletal pose data to explore tactical and performance insights
  • Expand Hawk-Eye's offerings into the vast world or sport that we partner with

RequirementsMinimum Experience >>
  • MSc or PhD in a discipline such as Machine Learning, Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, and Physics or BSc paired with strong industry experience;
  • Strong proven understanding of machine learning techniques, optimisation algorithms, and advanced analytics (e.g. regression, classification, causal inference, mathematical optimization);
  • Experience with Python;
  • Experience with relational databases (Postgres) and non-relational databases (ElasticSearch);
  • Experience with high-performance data-pipelines and streaming analytics (Apache Kafka / Apache Pulsar);
  • Experience building data insights with large unstructured data sources;
  • Experience working with spatiotemporal data;
  • Experience with managing productionisation of data products;
  • Experience measuring and managing data product performance.

Preferred Experience (In addition to minimum) >>
  • Experience with docker deployments and orchestration;
  • Experience with PyTorch and TensorRT
  • A wider knowledge of machine learning methods from other domains;
  • Experience in building and managing a team;
  • Previous experience in sports data analytics.

BenefitsWhat we offer you >>At Hawk-Eye not only do you get to be part of the cutting edge of sports technology, you will also be valued and rewarded for your contribution through a strong reward platform that includes
  • 23 Days Annual Leave
  • 8 Public Holidays
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme (with 5% matching)
  • Flexible Working
  • Optional Private Healthcare
  • Complimentary Unmind App
  • Access to sporting events and tickets
  • Onsite Gym (Basingstoke)
  • Sony Group Company Discounts

You'll be amazed at what we do >>Hawk-Eye Innovations develops, markets, and delivers the most sophisticated officiating tools in sport. We are a Sony company and are a fundamental part of officiating and broadcasting in over 25 international sports across our Ball and Player Tracking, SMART (Synchronised Multi-Angle Replay Technology) and SMART Production products. Every year we cover over 30,000 events and games across 500+ stadiums in over 90 countries.

Equal Opportunity EmployerHawk-Eye is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, or union membership status.
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