Job description

At STATSports, you’ll work with current champions, and help to mould future champions. As part of our team, you will play a part in some of the greatest sporting moments in history. And you’ll have fun doing it!

Everything we do helps elite teams and individual athletes of all abilities reach their fullest potential.

We’ve come a long way since 2007 from humble beginnings to world leaders in GPS player tracking and analysis all made possible by our amazing people.


We are a mission-driven collective, we innovate and never sit still, always striving for better and we believe the best is yet to come.


Join the team.


About the role

As a Data Scientist at STATSports, you will play a pivotal role in developing state-of-the-art projects that leverage AI and machine learning to elevate our products to new heights. You will be at the forefront of innovation, creating cutting-edge solutions using data from our advanced GPS and IMU sensors. Your work will directly contribute to enhancing the performance, accuracy, and capabilities of our software, providing unparalleled insights and benefits to our clients. By joining our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of sports technology and analytics.


This role is based in Newry, Northern Ireland.


What you’ll do

  • Develop and implement machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions using data from Electronic Player Tracking Systems (EPTS), specifically leveraging datasets from our GPS and IMU sensors, to enhance our sports-dedicated software products.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient ETL workflows to ensure data is properly extracted, transformed, and loaded for analysis.
  • Analyse large datasets from EPTS to uncover trends, patterns, and insights that can drive sports decisions and improve athletes' performance.
  • Conduct experiments and validate models to ensure they meet requirements and standards.
  • Continuously monitor and refine models to improve accuracy and efficiency over time.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders, to integrate data-driven solutions into our products.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in data science, ML, AI, and relevant technologies to bring innovative solutions to the team.
  • Occasionally work on internal business-related data analytics projects to support data-driven decision-making across the organisation.


About you

You’ll need to have

  • Degree or experience in a relevant Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field.
  • Proficiency in Python is a essential.
  • Proficiency using relational database technologies such as SQL and MySQL is a necessary.
  • Proven experience in data science, ML, or AI roles, particularly in developing and deploying models in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with ETL processes and tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work with large datasets.
  • Experience in retrieving, analysing and visualizing large datasets from cloud platforms i.e., AWS (DynamoDB), Azure or GCP.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional teams.


It’d be great if you have

Previous experience using Data Visualization software like: T


STATSports is an equal opportunity employer. If you feel you would be a great addition to the team and are excited by the prospect of forging an impactful career with us, we would love to hear from you. We would particularly welcome applications from women and underrepresented groups.


No-one wins unless everyone wins!


We believe that diverse teams have the greatest impact, so we really care about creating a diverse and inclusive environment. At STATSports, no one wins, unless everyone wins so we’re focused on creating a team where everyone feels they belong. We welcome people from all backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences to work with us. If you do, you'll be joining an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to share their opinion, showcase their skills, develop their career and be part of a caring and inclusive team.


Why STATSports?


We’re still a small business that happen to be the world leader in our field, that means you can be a part of something big.


Working at STATSports, you’ll have a real impact and see directly how the day-to-day work you do makes a difference in sport at the elite level.


You’ll collaborate with a world class team and be given the freedom to innovate, create and deliver at the highest level.


As part of the team, you’ll get all the important stuff as well as

  • A hybrid working model
  • 31 days annual leave
  • Our “YAYA Day.” An additional day-off on your birthday
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Cover
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Wellness Wednesdays
  • Player of the month reward
  • Health and wellbeing Initiative
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
  • Leisure clothing partnership


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