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WHO WE ARE:

Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Utica Comets, the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, and renowned esports franchise Dignitas. Led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. HBSE also strives to positively impact the local communities in which it operates through the powerful platform of sports.

HBSE offers an energetic work environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do. Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J. hosts more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events annually and is the fourth-ranked sports and entertainment venue in the U.S. by Pollstar and Billboard. It is home to the New Jersey Devils, a renowned NHL franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a proud, passionate fan base. Prudential Center is also home to the brand-new GRAMMY Museum Experience, the first and only of its kind on the east coast.

The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. The 76ers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, UFC and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the sports industry. The 76ers offer a best-in-class workplace culture built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do. OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

At HBSE, we engage, represent and reflect diverse voices of employees, players fans and communities. We are dedicated to hiring the best talent that is reflective of where we live, work and play – across all groups and levels; supporting and developing every employee to reach their potential; and creating an inclusive environment that allows team members to bring their true authentic selves to work.

The Data Scientist will work in the Research and Development team within the front office of the Philadelphia 76ers, supporting basketball decision-making at all levels including front office, coaching, and scouting. An ideal candidate has a strong technical background primarily in machine learning and other predictive modeling as well as familiarity working on the engineering side.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Develop and take ownership of new models leveraging modern techniques to evaluate and forecast player and team performance

  • Work with large and noisy datasets (e.g. player-tracking) to produce actionable insights for front office and coaching staff

  • Iterate and improve on existing models and infrastructure

  • Keep abreast of and communicate the cutting edge of relevant research

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Machine learning experience in either a professional or academic capacity (real-world preferred)

  • Familiarity with multiple learning techniques (e.g. regression models, decision trees, clustering)

  • Experience in at least one programming language, Python and SQL preferred

  • Familiarity with software development and cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure) are pluses

  • Passion for basketball

  • Self-motivated and proactive working on open-ended problems and projects

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: As of the first day of employment, you must be able to demonstrate proof that you are fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against COVID-19, unless you are granted a medical or religious exemption in accordance with Company policy.

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Flexible Spending Accounts (all LGBT friendly)

  • Pretax Transportation Benefit

  • Generous parental leave policies

  • 401K (100% up to 5% is matched, after 1 year of service)

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • 13+ Paid Holidays

  • ½ Day Summer Fridays

  • Complimentary or Discounted Sports & Concert Tickets

  • On Site Fitness Rooms

  • Other League & Partner Discounts

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