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Hawk-Eye Innovations

Hawk-Eye Innovations

Student Placement: Football Systems Operator


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Nov 14, 2023


⚽ Student Placement: Football Systems Operator | Launch Your Career in Sports Technology | Full-Time, Onsite at Stadiums Around the England ⚽

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 for your Student Placement Year!

📍Location: You will need to be based (or relocate) within a reasonable commute of our Head Office in Basingstoke, but your work will be split between the office, event sites and remote work. There will be regular travel throughout the UK, as well as opportunities internationally.
📝Contract: Placement, Full-Time (12-15 months)
🧳Travel:Around the UK, with potential for travel abroad
📆Start Date: Summer 2024

As a Football Systems Operator, you will be working on-site at football stadiums around the UK, playing a key part in the delivery of our services to Premier League and Championship matches. Your line manager will be one of our Technical Heads, which will give you exposure to all of the technologies that we provide in the world of Football. You will have the chance to be involved in the research and development of existing and new products.
When on-site at stadiums, the role will encompass the installation and operation of our technology for matches. 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, such as VAR at Stockley Park, 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.
💼What does a Systems Operator do?

Installation and setup of Hawk-Eye technology in the build-up to matches, and performing pre-match checks (this can involve physically demanding work, such as rigging cameras and running cables);

Liaise with key stakeholders from broadcasters companies, match officials and teams to ensure all contractual obligations are seamlessly delivered;

Monitoring and operating Hawk-Eye technologies during matches;

Providing quick resolutions for any technical issues;

Work in a variety of environments; within Hawk-Eye teams and independently, across onsite, office-based or remote opportunities;

Taking full responsibility for our system on-site and representing our company in the best possible manner;

Research and development into new projects and technologies;

Maintenance of kit and equipment needed to run the system;

Driving our vans between stadiums.

🛠What are we looking for from you?

An inquisitive mindset. The world of sports technology is constantly evolving and as such we are looking for individuals that continue to push the boundaries of our products and services;

Bright and enterprising with excellent problem-solving skills;

Initiative, diligence, resilience, attention to detail and enthusiasm;

A dedicated willingness to learn and develop;

Excellent communication and teamwork;

Ability to work under pressure;

Buy-in to the Hawk-Eye ethic of hard work and going the extra mile to deliver a world-class service to our customers;

Flexible and willing to travel extensively;

Studying an Undergraduate Degree


Ideally studying for a degree in one of these areas: science, technology, engineering or mathematics course

High standard of computer literacy with a technical grounding;

Knowledge of Football would be an asset!

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.
Ready to kickstart your career in sports technology? Apply now and become a part of our Hawk-Eye team! 🏆

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