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Hawk-Eye Innovations

Hawk-Eye Innovations

Football Systems Operator - UK, Sheffield


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Posting Date

Sep 6, 2023

Role description

⚽Football Systems Operator | Launch Your Career in Sports Technology | Full-Time, Onsite at Stadiums in Sheffield⚽
Are you passionate about football and technology? Ready to work at the forefront of sports innovation? Join our growing team at Hawk-Eye Innovations and become a Football Systems Operator in the Premier League and Championship!
📍Location: The majority of work will take place on-site at Premier League and Championship football stadiums throughout the Sheffield area, with further opportunities for travel across the UK and Europe.📝Contract: Permanent, Full-Time💰Salary: Starting at £25,000 per annum (bonus up to 10%, plus package)📆Start Date: November 2023
🌟WHAT THE JOB IS ALL ABOUT »As a Football Systems Operator, you will be working on-site at football stadiums in your region, playing a key part in the delivery of our services to Premier League and Championship matches. As you gain experience in the role, you may be expected to be involved in more tournaments throughout the UK, Europe and further afield; such as the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and FIFA World Cups.
The role will encompass the installation and operation of our technology at matches where you will be responsible for our systems. You will need to be prepared to work long days at weekends and midweek evenings, as we work whenever Football happens. Whilst we provide a number of services in top-flight football, you will initially focus on our Goal Line Technology service. You will gain exposure to various other services as you grow in the role and become a more experienced member of the team. 
We will equip you with the technical training, support and full exposure to our systems to perform your day to day tasks but also encourage development and progression to help make an impact on what we do.Please Note: we are advertising roles in a number of locations. If you are interested in multiple locations, please just apply to one role and select the other locations when prompted in the application questions. Application and Hiring Process:

 Successful candidates will receive an invite to complete a one-way video interview and online assessment on the 25th of September.
 The deadline for the completion of these tasks will be the 1st of October at 18:00.
 The successful candidates from the video interview/online assessment stage will be invited to a virtual assessment centre on a particular date of the week starting October 9th (the exact date will be communicated closer to the time).
 The final stage for successful candidates from the assessment centre will be an on-site assessment at a stadium within your region on a particular date of the week starting October 23rd (the exact date will be communicated closer to the time).

💼Key Responsibilities

Pre-match planning and driving the van to the stadium before match-day
Setting up Hawk-Eye technology in the stadium (this can involve physically demanding work, such as rigging cameras and running cables)
Conducting pre-match set up, checks and calibration of the systems in accordance with standard procedures
Liaising with stadium staff, match officials and host broadcasters on-site
Monitoring the systems during the match
Monitoring hardware and software performances, being able to troubleshoot and report encountered issues
Taking full ownership of our system on-site and being an ambassador for Hawk-Eye
During the off-season, building and maintaining our hardware and equipment
Assisting with installation and testing of new products and services

🛠Skills, Knowledge and Expertise


A technical grounding; with a desire to work with and learn new technologies
Bright and enterprising with excellent problem-solving skills coupled with an inquisitive mindset
Proactive attitude and time management skills with the ability to work on your own initiative
Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced environment 
Ability to liaise with clients and customers in a professional and approachable manner
Willingness to travel domestically and to work overseas
Flexible and adaptable to a schedule that is dedicated by the fixture list and can change at short notice 
Acceptance that the nature of our business means that work will be carried out over weekends/bank holidays
A full valid driving licence is required and willingness to drive our vans

Nice to have: 

A bachelor's degree in a science, technology, mathematics or engineering course or relevant equivalent experience
Experience working with video technology/replay technology desirable, or live event/technical production

At Hawk-Eye Innovations, we appreciate and value the importance of potential and growth. If you do not hit all of the criteria above but believe that there are certain areas you excel in and that you possess the passion and desire to develop the other attributes, then we encourage you to apply.

⚽Make an Impact in the World of Football

Join our dedicated and dynamic team and help revolutionise the way technology is used in Football! As a Football Systems Operator, you'll gain invaluable experience and play a crucial role in some of the biggest Football events in the world. Ready to kickstart your career in sports technology? Apply now and become a part of our Hawk-Eye team! 🏆

About Hawk-Eye Innovations

About Hawk-EyeHawk-Eye Innovations have been at the forefront of sports officiating and broadcast enhancement technology since 2001.  The world’s biggest sporting events trust Hawk-Eye to make the right call when it matters most.
Hawk-Eye’s vision-processing, video replay and creative graphic technologies make sport fairer, safer, more engaging and better informed. Our innovations are constantly changing the face of sports officiating, production, content management, and fan engagement in every sport.
Hawk-Eye Innovations form a key part of the Sony Sports Innovations Group with a shared mission to deliver best-in-class officiating, broadcast and digital solutions to the sports world.Our Values
At Hawk-Eye Innovations, our three core values underpin our success, ensuring that we continue to be a leading innovator in sports technology on a global scale. Our business is filled with exceptional talent that helps to ensure that the World’s biggest sporting events trust us to make the right call when it matters the most. We deliver on this by ensuring that:


Confident in solving almost impossible problems, pioneering and ambitious for our clients and for ourselves. We are bold leaders in the industry, driven by possibilities and striving with pace and energy. We understand our risks and love the challenge.


Our business is our own; we feel every win, and especially the losses. We take pride in excellence and trust ourselves to do what’s right, relentlessly. We make decisions like owners, with endeavour and entrepreneurialism. We are serious about what we do, and have fun whilst doing it.


We are one team; a community that’s connected and open. No secrets, no politics, just honesty and respect. We value diverse thinking, and diverse people - this helps us innovate. We treat people as people, who are all integral to our success and we celebrate as one.

Diversity and InclusionOur commitment to diversity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day. We celebrate differences. We encourage different opinions and approaches to be heard, and then we come together and build.


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