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Job listing closed on 12 Mar 2024
7 Mar 2024

Data Scientist

🇺🇸 Washington, DC, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises.

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus).

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:

  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Data Scientist is responsible for designing, testing, and building statistical models and supports the Monumental Basketball Analytics & Research team. This position will lead an integral component of research efforts and be a member of a dynamic team consisting of programmers, developers, statisticians, analysts, and data scientists. This role will work closely on projects impacting the decision-making process for Monumental Basketball alongside the front office.

Are you a creative problem solver with a broad statistical tool set who is adept at finding innovative solutions to unique challenges? We would love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Build and develop systems, analytical models, foundational structures, and machine learning models to support decision-making processes across Monumental Basketball.
  • Use data to identify possible solutions to strategic questions, including areas of player evaluation, game management, in-game tactics, roster building, salary cap strategy, and broader league trends.
  • Provide the basketball operations departments with the best empirical data and data analysis available, ensuring objectivity and integrity of information through meticulous analytical models.
  • Maintain a multidimensional and secure information system that anticipates the needs of Monumental Basketball Operations staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in STEM field including Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, or similar domain.
  • 3+ years’ experience with advanced statistical modeling.
  • Expertise using Python, R, or other statistical programming languages.
  • Expertise with standard SQL and other database management tools.
  • Experience with data visualization principles and tools.
  • Excellent analytical skills with experience researching and analyzing data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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