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Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

1st Team Analyst

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USA

Analyst

Jan 9, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:                 1st Team Analyst
DEPARTMENT:            Soccer Analytics Video Analysis
REPORTS TO:             Head of Video Analysis
TYPE:                            Full-Time Regular
FLSA:                            Exempt
TYPE:                            Individual Contributor
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 15
 
OUR CLUB
Seattle Sounders FC is a progressive high performing collection of people who strive to achieve the highest levels of our sport while making a transformative impact in our communities in the best soccer city in America. Our culture is focused on serving one of the most passionate sports fan bases in North America who are invested in the Sounders as much for our commitment to making a positive impact in our communities as they are for winning the 2019 MLS Cup and 2022 CONCACAF Champions League on home soil. We exist to create special moments like these, where we enrich lives and unify our fans and city through soccer.
 
POSITION SUMMARY 
The 1st Team Video Analyst will be responsible for aiding in the delivery of various high-level video analysis projects to provide technical and tactical insights to the 1st team coaching staff and players. The successful candidate will encompass a versatile set of skills across video and data analysis, and a deep tactical understanding of the game.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES 

Work in rotation with Head of Video Analysis and 1st Team Staff to scout and analyze upcoming opponents; select and annotate clips to deliver to players and staff
Live code training sessions for player events
Maintain a library of cataloged training sessions on Hudl platform
Manage individual player clip libraries for player and unit review sessions
Live-code matches in conjunction with Head of Video Analysis and offer in-game feedback to the technical staff
Conduct post-match analysis and coding to maintain a library of principle and best-practice clips
Provide specific analysis projects as directed by the 1st Team Staff
Deliver insights through set-piece and goalkeeper analysis reports
Work with Director of Analytics to provide video support for their data insights
Liaise with PPP Coach to deliver video support of IDPs
Other duties as assigned.

 
QUALIFICATIONS

Previous experience in analysis at the International, professional, or professional academy soccer level is preferred.
USSF/UEFA Coaching qualifications preferred.
Experience with industry software such as Hudl SportsCode, Studio, Insights, Wyscout.
Excellent IT skills (Mac and PC) and knowledge of databases, SQL and reporting capabilities, and working with raw data files such as XML CSV
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience building presentations and incorporating data to deliver insights to the 1st Team technical staff and players. 
Team-player attitude; Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and to living club values and the Sounders FC Mission to Create Moments, Enrich Lives, and Unify Through Soccer, in all interactions with colleagues, players, vendors, and fans.
Professional and polite in all interactions.
Extremely detail-oriented and organized.
Adaptable and flexible for evening and weekend hours on matchdays.
A passion for soccer and Sounders FC preferred.
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) or multi-lingual preferred

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT 

This position will work in-person from the Sounders FC Headquarters training facility in Renton, WA.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Must reside within Washington state upon date of hire.
Must be able to facilitate own local travel.
Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship

 
COMPENSATION, BENEFITS PERKS
Seattle Sounders FC offers competitive compensation and an engaging, supportive environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of our people.
The annual salary range for this position is $65,000 - $80,000. Base pay at time of offer will take into account job-related knowledge, skills and experience required for the role, internal equity and market.
Our Total Rewards package for full-time team members includes:

Healthcare plans with 100% employer sponsored premiums for employees and dependents
Generous PTO plan that includes unlimited paid vacation, and offseason time off to support employee health and well-being
401k retirement plan matching
Gender-neutral parental leave program offering 12-16 weeks of paid leave for new parents
Discounts on Sounders FC products, merchandise and with Sounders FC Partners
Complimentary tickets to Sounders FC and Tacoma Defiance matches
Volunteer opportunities in the Seattle community offered in support of social impact and RAVE Foundation initiatives
Growth opportunities, employee learning and development programs to support professional and personal growth

 OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee is respected, valued and supported. We celebrate our diverse work environment and welcome team members of all backgrounds and perspectives. To that end, if you do not meet every job requirement listed, we still encourage you to apply. We believe your relevant experience and expertise will help us become a high-performing best-in-class workplace for all. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Our core values define culture and separate those that are selected to join our club and distinguish those that thrive and excel. They are: One Club, Trusted Teammates, Growth is Good, Gritty, Zig, Inclusive, Extraordinary Communicators, and Soccer is Fun.
The physical demands reflected in the duties and work environment herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. If you’d like to request an accommodation in the application or interview process, please do so by emailing the Sounders HR Team.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
 
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