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The FA

The FA

Insights Data Scientist


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Jan 25, 2024


We are excited to be searching for an Insights Data Scientist to join our Men's Technical division. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing data pipelines, tables, views, and processes within Google Cloud Platform's BigQuery environment.

You will collaborate closely with our performance technology team to ensure the efficient flow of data, enabling the creation of insightful reports and supporting data-driven decision-making. Your expertise in GCP and data engineering will be critical in shaping our data strategy.

This role is advertised on a fixed-term basis for up to 6 months, plus the role is also part-time (0.4 full time equivalent)

About the Team

Our FA Technical teams support all aspects of Men's and Women's elite performance – including para football, the elite format of disability football that runs parallel to the mainstream game – so we can help England teams to win tournaments.

Our teams manage everything from identifying talent to the development and coaching of multi-disciplinary teams throughout the age groups, up to our Senior England teams. To deliver on our goal we have invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at our National Football Centre, St. George's Park.

What You'll Do?

Data Pipeline Development: Design, develop, and maintain data pipelines that efficiently collect, process, and transform data from various sources into BigQuery.
Table and View Management: Create and manage tables and views in BigQuery to ensure data is structured, accessible, and optimized for analysis.
Performance Optimization: Collaborate with the performance technology team to optimize data pipelines and processes for maximum speed and efficiency.
Data Integration: Integrate data from different sources, ensuring data quality, consistency, and accuracy.
Machine Learning Integration: Leverage your knowledge of machine learning to integrate predictive analytics and AI capabilities into data pipelines and processes.
Documentation- create and maintain comprehensive documentation for data pipelines, tables, and views.
Troubleshooting- identify and resolve data-related issues and performance bottlenecks.
Collaboration -Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective data solutions.
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

Several years of hands-on experience with Google Cloud Platform, especially BigQuery.
Proven track record in data engineering, with a focus on designing and optimizing data pipelines.
Strong SQL and Python programming skills.
Experience with data modelling and database design.
Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Beneficial to have:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field (Master's degree preferred)
Knowledge of machine learning and its application in data pipelines (advantageous)

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, in order to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
Free private medical cover.
A contributory pension scheme.
An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.

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