Machine Learning Engineer (Summer/Fall 2023)

Job description

Second Spectrum is building the next way of seeing sports. We deliver unique and innovative solutions through unparalleled capabilities in machine understanding of sports.

  • We are the official tracking and analytics provider of the English Premier League, NBA, MLS, and NCAA March Madness and have numerous clients across multiple sports at the team, league, and media levels.

  • We developed a real-time video augmentation pipeline that powers the innovative content featured in products like the Emmy-winning RomoVision and the award-winning Clippers CourtVision, and has been used by CBS, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN, Turner Sports, BT Sport, FOX, and International NBA League Pass.

  • We produce the most accurate tracking data with the fastest high-quality output by leveraging the most automated and extensible solution in the market.

We are constantly innovating. We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced, and that the work to make this happen has just begun.


The Role: Machine Learning Engineer

We are looking for machine learning engineers to help design and implement cutting-edge machine learning technologies that power innovative products for teams, leagues and fans.

  • This position is targeted for new graduates who would start in Summer/Fall 2023.


What You’ll Do:

  • Design, prototype, implement, evaluate, optimize and monitor machine learning algorithms and software that can generate sports data and insights with high accuracy and low latency

  • Build, test, deploy, and maintain production code

  • Maintain and promote best practices for software development, including deployment process, documentation and coding standards

  • Contribute to technical and product discussions, and share knowledge and ideas with colleagues across the company

  • Provide on-call support for live games on a rotational basis


Our Stack:

  • Languages: Python, Rust

  • Frameworks: PyTorch, PyTorch Lightning, Keras, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, xarray, pandas

  • Infrastructure, tools: AWS (S3, EC2), Docker, Pulsar, Grafana, Pachyderm

  • Version control: Git

Job requirements

What You Have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in computer science or equivalent experience, with strong software engineering components

  • Demonstrate strong academic performance

  • Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong willingness to learn from teammates

  • Familiarity with C++, Java, Python, React, or JavaScript


What Will Set You Apart:

  • Current participation in or a demonstrated passion for sports is a substantial plus

  • Experience with Rust, Golang, Scala, Haskell, Erlang, Clojure, TypeScript, or React


Our Work Environment and What You Will Benefit From:

  • Flat hierarchy and collaborative management by highly qualified technical leads

  • Developing cutting-edge products that serve major professional sports leagues and teams

  • Team-oriented, start-up mindset, innovative and dynamic environment, which encourages growth and provides opportunities to make an impact


As a general approach, we interview for aptitude over specific technologies or languages. Please be prepared to speak to anything listed on your resume or in your portfolio.