Now Hiring: Basketball Operations Analyst

Posted: Sept. 11, 2012

Position Summary

The Phoenix Suns seek a Basketball Operations Analyst to perform reporting and analysis in support of all aspects of Basketball decision making. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in executing rigorous analyses of player and team data, and the ability to communicate results clearly to decision makers and stakeholders across the Basketball Operations department.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and perform rigorous statistical analyses in support of Basketball Operations decision making; analyses may include prediction of future player performance, quantification of player contributions to team performance, and assessment of team/player matchups for use in game preparation
  • Design, build, and maintain “advanced stats” reports for use by coaching staff in game preparation
  • Perform exploratory analysis of new data sources to assess data quality and applicability in Basketball Operations decision making
  • Keep abreast of latest developments and advances in sports analytics through research papers, blogs, and conferences

Required skills/qualifications:

  • In-depth basketball knowledge
  • Expertise in statistical analysis and data mining techniques (e.g. Regression, Clustering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to transform complex analyses into actionable results and recommendations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Technical expertise in SAS, SQL a plus
  • 1-3 years of successful experience in a management science, business analyst, or similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Statistics, Computer Science, or similar field; advanced degree a plus

Interested and qualified candidates please fill out your profile as completely as possible as incomplete records will not be considered including a cover letter and salary requirements. To see how the hiring manager will view your application, click on "edit your information" and follow the instructions. Also, please note that you have one chance to fill in your cover letter information once you press "apply for this job."

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Application deadline is September 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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