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Hawk-Eye Innovations

Hawk-Eye Innovations

Football Tracking Systems Technician (Freelance) - Italy, Bergamo


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Oct 15, 2023


⚽Football Tracking Systems Technician| Launch Your Career in Sports Technology | Freelance/Casual, Onsite at Stadiums in Italy, Bergamo⚽
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 Tracking Systems Technician in the Italian Leagues!

📍Location:The majority of work will take place on-site at stadiums in Bergamo, with further opportunities for travel across Italy and Europe.
📝Contract:Freelance, Casual
💰Salary:Starting from 130 daily rate, based on experience
📆Start Date:Immediate

🌟What the Job is All About
We are recruiting to fill Football Tracking Systems Technician roles within our expanding operations in the Serie A and Serie B. There may be opportunities to work across tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of sports technology as part of a dedicated and dynamic team.
Working day expectations:

Match Day - Arrival up to 7 hours pre-Kick Off

Match Day - End of day up to 2 hours post game completion

There are also varied needs during the setup day/s which may require the assistants to be present on the day/s before match day.

The role requires the consultant to be flexible with work hours depending on the needs of the onsite team

We are looking for committed and passionate people that are willing, and able to work throughout the football season. Please consider that this work is likely to be mostly on the weekend with some midweek fixtures.
We will equip you with the technical training, support and full exposure to our systems to perform your match day tasks but also encourage development and progression to help make an impact on what we do. Working as a Football Tracking Systems Technician, is a great entry level route into full time employment with Hawk-Eye Innovations ltd.
Please attach your CV in English

💼Key Responsibilities
The main purpose of this role is to prepare the tracking systems at the stadium and monitor them during the match. These systems are the Electronic Performance Tracking System (EPTS) and Goal-Line Technology (GLT).
You can find the more specific responsibilities here:

Check that there is a fiber connection with all the switches in the stadium rooms and possibly resolve the problems by re-establishing the connections;

Connect the EPTS room with the GLT/VAR (Video Assistant referee) van via the two networks .2 and .3;

Set up and test communication via Dante with Replay Operator (RO), Assistant Replay Operator (ARO), Video Technical Guarantee (VTG) onsite and Technical Guarantee (TG) at the Remote Centre;

Confirm with EPTS and GLT Remote Support that the system is working correctly and possibly follow the provisions deriving from this for troubleshooting;

Calibrate the GLT system before the match, following the relevant checklist and carrying out all the necessary tests to test its reliability and precision;

Monitor the correct functioning of the system during the referees' test approximately two hours before the match and make the necessary changes in case of problems or imperfections;

Carry out, with the support of the camera control, the colorimetry correction of the Ultra Motion cameras on the goal line (UM1 and UM2), ensuring that they are as similar as possible to the broadcast cameras;

Monitor the correct functioning of the system during the match, intervening, with the help of the onsite news station, in case of problems;

At the end of the match, upload all the data requested by EPTS Remote Support, then help the Video Technical Guarantee (VTG) and GLT Operator with the disassembly activities

🛠Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Bright and enterprising with excellent organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills

Proactive, responsible attitude and ability to work on your own initiative with minimum supervision

Time management skills and ability to work in a high pressure, procedural, live broadcast environment

Ability to liaise with stakeholders in a professional and approachable manner with attention to good communication.

Comfortable working in English (reading, writing and speaking) as you may need to interact with colleagues from other countries

Able to adapt to flexible working conditions with irregular working hours


A technical background, ideally in IT or Broadcast

An interest in sport and/or sports analysis, with a good knowledge of football and the rules of the game

Experience working with VT/replay technology desirable, or live event / technical production

Prepared to travel locally and, if required, further afield in Italy

Driving licence

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 Tracking Systems Technician, 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! 🏆

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