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Manager, Basketball Software Engineer

Manager, Basketball Software Engineer

Basketball Strategy

Performance Center

Phoenix, Arizona

Our organization consists of many different departments that support the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Footprint Center.

Would you like to win championships and create sustained success? We are looking for individuals that are committed to pursuing excellence and be part of creating memorable experiences.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Manager, Basketball Software Engineer with the Basketball Strategy Department. This position will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of cutting-edge software solutions for the basketball operations department. In this role, you will manage a team of software engineers and collaborate with basketball personnel to create innovative applications that enhance player performance, scouting, analytics, and overall team success.

We strive for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. All work, including workplace flexibility, should be performed within Arizona.

What Will You Do:

  • Lead and inspire a team of software engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to foster their professional growth and maximize their potential.
  • Set clear goals and expectations, allocate resources effectively, and establish efficient workflows to ensure timely delivery of software solutions.
  • Promote a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence within the team, encouraging knowledge sharing and adherence to best software engineering practices.
  • Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of basketball-focused software applications, ensuring high-quality and scalable solutions.
  • Collaborate with basketball operations staff to understand their needs and requirements, translating them into technical specifications and innovative software solutions.
  • Drive the full software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering and system architecture design to coding, testing, and deployment.
  • Utilize your technical expertise to provide hands-on contributions to the development efforts, including coding, code reviews, and troubleshooting complex technical issues.
  • Define project scopes, timelines, and resource requirements, coordinating with stakeholders to ensure alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement effective mitigation strategies to ensure successful and timely delivery of software solutions.
  • Communicate project status, updates, and risks to key stakeholders, providing transparency and fostering collaboration.
  • Collaborate closely with basketball operations staff, data analysts, and video coordinators to integrate software solutions with existing systems and processes.
  • Ensure seamless integration of software tools for player performance analysis, game planning, opponent scouting, and other basketball operations areas.
  • Collaborate with external vendors and technology partners, managing relationships and leveraging their expertise to enhance software capabilities.

What We Need From Our Software Engineer:

  • Strong technical proficiency in software development methodologies, languages, frameworks, and tools such as Node.js and React.js.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, SQL, cloud platforms, and version control systems.
  • Proven experience managing and leading software engineering teams, with a track record of successful project delivery.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities, with a proactive and results-oriented mindset.
  • Solid understanding of basketball operations and analytics, with a passion for leveraging technology to enhance player performance and team success.
  • Experience with basketball-related software applications and platforms is a plus.

Experience/ Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software engineering, including substantial experience in designing and delivering complex software solutions.

What You Can Expect:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, and some holidays to meet business needs
  • Ability to transit throughout the arena for various periods of time
  • Occasional travel from time to time for professional development
  • This position works mainly indoors, removed from extreme weather; exposure to weather is <5%
  • S-Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally
  • Position is predominately computer-based, requiring the use of a computer monitor
  • Must be able to carry on a conversation both on the phone and in-person
  • Ability to Read, Write & Speak in English
  • Wide range of fulltime benefit options including
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverages
  • Life and Disability options
  • Vacation, sick and holiday leave programs
  • In-arena work requirements with the potential of hybrid schedules based on each role and department.


  • Discounts at Fanatics Team Shop
  • Tickets available for Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Rattlers games

Visit our Culture page learn more about our culture and work environment!

Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Footprint Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact our People & Culture Recruiting team at [email protected]

Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years