Developers for cricket and sports analytics

We're looking for developers with a passion for sports, especially cricket, rugby and tennis. We're looking for both a frontend developer and a backend developer, or preferably a mix of both. The backend role is particularly Python focused, with our APIs and other web tools written in Flask.

You don’t need to love cricket, but an appreciation of data and sport is essential: we need hard working people who love data, love coding, and who want to learn. If you are passionate about cricket, or indeed any other sport, all the better.

As part of the development team we’ll expect you to have a solid understanding and (preferably) demonstrable experience of development best practices. We like open source technologies; if you can show involvement in such projects all the better. If you’re a bit inexperienced, that’s fine – just show us what you can do.

This is a full-time role, but we are also open to exceptional applicants who wish to work alongside existing university/college studies (such as a data science degree), with a view to exploring a more permanent role once the studies have been completed.

  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please

Python and MySQL/MariaDB is essential.

Any of Flask, NumPy, Pandas, SciPy desirable.

Basics of the Linux shell and Git of course.

Perl exposure an advantage.

About the Company

CricViz is a cricket analytics company, with plans to branch into other sports. We analyse highly detailed cricket data, then build products out of them. These include statistical models, predictive algorithms, new metrics, APIs and web tools we have built and sold to a growing customer base around the world. We now need a front-end developer to help build more products. We work with TV broadcasters like Sky in the UK, Foxtel in Australia, ICC, most of the major UK sport media and a couple of teams, helping to prepare their coaching staff with our detailed analysis.

We’re a small team of eight, half of which are technical, and often work remotely via Slack, but we do have space at our office (at The Oval cricket ground in south London) where we meet at least once a week. Hours are very flexible; project timelines less so. An ability to work independently is essential.

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Posted: Dec. 9, 2018

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