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Hawk-Eye Innovations

Hawk-Eye Innovations

Match Operations Assistant, VAR - Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad - Freelance


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Nov 14, 2023


🚀Match Operations Assistant, VAR | Launch Your Career in Sports Technology | Freelance/Casual, Onsite at Stadiums in Blagoevgrad and Some Surrounding Regions🚀
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 Match Operations Assistant, VAR in the Bulgarian First League!

📍Location:The majority of work will take place on-site at stadiums in Blagoevgrad and the surrounding regions, with further opportunities for travel across Bulgaria and Europe.
📝Contract:Freelance, Casual
💰Salary:BGN 150 Daily Rate
📆Start Date:Immediate

🌟About the Role
We are recruiting to fill Match Operations Assistant, VAR roles within our expanding Football department in Bulgaria. You will be integral to the delivery of our services in the Parva Liga, as well as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.Working day expectations:

Match Day -> Arrival up to 6 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 day to day tasks but also encourage development and progression to help make an impact on what we do.

💼Key Responsibilities
Match Operations Assistants have various responsibilities, depending on the role assigned. These may include:

Setting up the VAR system technology;

Setting up the audio system technology;

Setting up the Video Review System technology;

Run cabling;

Troubleshoot issues with the hardware and associated software;

Conducting pre-match checks of the systems in accordance with standard procedures;

Liaising with football officials, stadium/club personnel, match officials and host broadcasters both on-site and remotely;

Monitoring and operating the technologies during matches;

Building and maintaining our hardware and equipment;

Software configuration and testing;

Monitoring and operating the system during the match.

🛠Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

A strong technical background;

Bright and enterprising with excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;

Proactive, responsible attitude and ability to work on your own initiative;

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

Ability to liaise with clients and customers in a professional and approachable manner with attention to good communication;

Full valid driving licence with more than 2 years driving experience required;

Working proficiency in English required;

Able to adapt to flexible working conditions with irregular working days including weekends and longer days.


A university degree in science, technology, engineering course or relevant equivalent experience;

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

Good knowledge of football and the rules of the game;

Experience working with VT/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 Match Operations Assistant, you'll gain invaluable experience and play a crucial role in some of the biggest football events worldwide. This is the perfect entry-level route into full-time employment with Hawk-Eye Innovations.Ready to kickstart your career in sports technology? Apply now and become a part of our Hawk-Eye team! 🏆

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