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Job listing closed on 26 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024

Football Data Scientist

🇺🇸 Ashburn, VA, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

The Washington Commanders are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Data Scientist to join our dynamic data analytics team. As a key member of our organization, you will play a crucial role in leveraging data to drive informed decision-making and enhance our team's overall performance. This job provides a unique chance to gain hands-on experience in the fast-paced world of sports analytics while contributing to the success of our team.


Data Analysis:

  • Assist in analyzing large datasets to extract actionable insights related to player performance, team strategy, and overall game dynamics.
  • Support development of statistical models to evaluate player and team performance metrics.
  • Work with the NFL Next Gen Stats player tracking data to extract insights for the team.


  • Utilize a variety of programming languages, including Python, R, etc., to manipulate and analyze data efficiently.
  • Collaborate with the technology team to develop tools and applications that facilitate data analysis and reporting.

Database Management:

  • Design and maintain SQL databases to store and organize relevant data.
  • Write complex queries to extract, transform, and load data from various sources.

Reporting and Visualization:

  • Create comprehensive and visually appealing reports and dashboards to communicate findings to analytics management team.
  • Utilize data visualization tools to present key insights in an accessible manner.


  • Work closely with strategy/analytics management team, and other departments to understand data needs and provide actionable insights.
  • Collaborate with fellow analysts to enhance overall data analytics capabilities.

Continuous Learning:

  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in data analytics.


  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in data analytics, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Proficiency in working with player-tracking data.
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, including Python, R, etc.
  • Strong SQL skills with experience in database design and management.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with statistical modeling and machine learning techniques.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey complex findings to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with others across the organization.
  • Keen attention to detail and willingness to ensure deliverables are accurate and complete.
  • Passion for sports analytics and a deep understanding of football concepts is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.