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5 Feb 2024

Software Engineer (Freelance)

🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland
2+ years exp.


As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world we lead the way in the sport and event industry.

Joint the team and support us on our mission.

These are your key tasks:

  • Implementation of ETL tasks on various structured, semi-structured and complex datasets
  • Supporting Data Scientists in testing, deploying and maintaining pipelines for production environments.
  • Implementing processes and systems to monitor and improve data quality.
  • Support Data Scientists in implementing research projects.
  • Work to drive the area of football analysis forward by implementing football analysis processes in close collaboration with domain experts.
  • Collaboration with domain experts to answer football performance questions, or to potentially support expert observations.
  • Working in an international team of domain experts, data engineers and data scientists by following agile development practices.


We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.

And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

  • Versatile, innovative, pro-active team player who thinks systematically, is process driven and can remain objective and focused in pressure situations.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • The ability to write precise, detailed technical specs and documentation.
  • An understanding of performance and solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Degree in computer science or a related field, or successfully finished apprenticeship as a software engineer.
  • Excellent administration and organizational skills.
  • At least two years of experience in software engineering
  • Expertise in Python and object-oriented programming.
  • Experience in working with sequential event data sets is a plus.
  • Experience with Cloud Services (MS Azure) is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. Proficiency in German is an asset.

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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