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Basketball Analytics Intern / Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings


The Sacramento Kings seek a Basketball Analytics Intern who will contribute to the development of cutting-edge basketball analytics systems. The Basketball Analytics Intern will assist the Kings analytics group through the analysis and research of basketball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the basketball calendar, but it requires a general knowledge of how to use objective data to answer basketball-related questions, with a strong preference for a candidate possessing an established foundation of statistical and database management skills. The position will require collaboration with the entire analytics group, including the VP of Strategy and Analytics.

Start Date: January 2018 - April 2018

Duration: 4 months/ Full-Time

Responsibilities:

? Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Basketball Operations department.

? Improve existing analytics resources and create new databases, models, and reports.

? Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present those results in a concise, straightforward manner.

? Provide administrative support and complete general intern duties as required.

Qualifications:

? Current enrolledment in, or within 4 months graduation from, an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or related field required.

? Familiarity with current state of freely available basketball research required.

? Knowledge of and experience working with basketball data strongly preferred.

? Experience with R statistical software package required.

? Experience with relational databases and SQL strongly preferred.

? Experience with at least one scripting language (i.e. Python) a plus.

? Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred.

? Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and relate to and communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds (programmers, analysts, outside data vendors, other front office members) required.

? Knowledge of basketball analytics, and the NBA more broadly, is a plus.

? Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours (as dictated by the basketball calendar) required.


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