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Project Employee, Stats Technology

Company
the NBA
Location
Secaucus, NJ
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Remote
Job Type
Fulltime
Level
Junior level
Skills

Job Description

WORK OPTION: [[Remote]]


The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2023-24 season featured a record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than 2.3 billion likes and followers globally across all leagues, team and player platforms. NBA Cares, the NBA's global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness.


Position Summary:

The NBA is looking for a software engineer to join a diverse product development team. You will be a part of the team responsible for the ingestion, storage, processing and data science involving the NBA’s basketball statistics. Our team’s primary goals are to maintain the historical statistical records of the NBA and then use that data to build fan-facing products that engage and educate the NBA’s fans across the world. If you want to join a team of hardworking developers who love cloud architectures and data science as much as they love basketball stats, this is the job for you!

Major Responsibilities:
  • Work as a part of a software development team to contribute to current product development projects involving data and basketball statistics ingestion, storage and analysis
  • Develop test driven software features for enterprise level software products and infrastructures.
  • Contribute to full stack cloud-based development projects that help to build the NBA's next generation of fan-facing products.
  • Investigate and resolve consumer submitted software and data issues.
  • Work with technical customers to help them get value from the Stats Team’s API systems
  • QA new stats-based digital products and features as part of the NBA’s software release cycle.
  • Perform data analysis tasks to support NBA content and broadcast teams.
  • Perform data entry tasks to both correct official NBA data and create additional datasets for Machine Learning projects.
  • Create and automate data reports for other NBA departments.
  • Work with other stakeholders to finalize technical plans and specifications for development projects
  • Contribute ideas for new products powered by our data so that we can better engage our fans

Required Skills/Knowledge:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Programming experience and/or coursework in Python, C#, .NET, Scala or Java
  • Backend experience developing API systems and infrastructure
  • Experience with writing SQL queries for ingesting, storing and retrieving data from databases
  • General understanding of DevOps best practices
  • Experience with Bitbucket or ADO deployment pipelines
  • Experience with Kafka, Kubernetes, Databricks, Apache Spark, Spark SQL, and/or PySpark is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure is a plus
  • Previous Apache Airflow experience is a plus
  • Practical experience with data analysis techniques including modeling and clustering is a plus
  • General understanding of DevOps best practices.
  • Experience with Bitbucket or ADO deployment pipelines.
  • Experience crafting data visualizations is a plus
  • Basketball experience is a plus
  • Display an aptitude for taking initiative to go above and beyond
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
  • Ready and willing to learn from other members of our team
  • Detail oriented with a desire for seeing projects through to completion
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Computer Science or related field


Salary Range:
[[$3,200/Biweekly]]

The NBA does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other third parties. Any unsolicited resume sent to the NBA will be considered NBA property, and the NBA will not pay a fee should it hire the subject of any unsolicited resume.

The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


About the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 
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