Lead Data Scientist - Health

Sports Data Labs, Inc. - Remote

  • This position can be based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago/Detroit or US Remote*
Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking an exceptional Data Science Lead who will play a critical role in bio-sensor design, development, data analysis and creation of health-related procedures and algorithms around the human body. Our new Data Science Lead will evaluate and test various sensors and related technologies, design and develop in-house algorithms to read, clean, and analyze various real-time data streams, and create models to automate various activities related to collected data. If you are passionate about (1) digital transformation and bringing innovative technology to life, (2) owning and solving problems in an independent, fail fast and highly supportive environment, and (3) working with a creative and dynamic team, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:
Lead the Company Data Science team and provide direction across all facets of the Data Science business including company vision, and personnel plan
Collaborate with other Company personnel (e.g., Engineering, Product, Business) to define and execute on Company goals
Lead discussions and work with various sensor manufacturers, sensors and accompanying technologies including verification of output data and fine tuning configuration parameters to get consistent quality data
Create high-performance algorithms, prototypes, predictive models and proof of concepts to convert raw data coming from sensors into meaningful metrics and insights as applicable to health and the human body
Participate in discussions with sensor/firmware/hardware companies and help identify feasible solutions for live sports environments
Lead Company efforts in the publishing of white papers and other research writings based on work being done around human data and applicable algorithms
Research opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data
Employ a variety of languages and tools (Python, Matlab) and identify any needed software tools and technologies to deal with large amounts of data in conjunction with desired metrics within acceptable response times
Help with testing and performance of sensors as well as in-house and third-party algorithms including automated processes for the same

You Have:
PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field
5+ years of hands-on research experience around sensor design and development
Hands-on experience with MatLab, Python and SQL programming
A methodical approach to problem solving, experimentation, documentation and testing protocols
Experience working with regulated medical software products
Strong oral and written communication skills
Solid interpersonal and organizational skills
A detail-oriented, thorough approach to problem solving and troubleshooting
An ability to independently consult across teams and larger organizations to guide direction and educate a variety of technical levels
A ‘get-it-done’ attitude with the willingness to help across multiple functions as needed

Bonus If You Have:
Prior scientific accomplishment with peer-reviewed publications
Experience with medical standards and regulations (e.g., FDA, HIPAA)
Knowledge of embedded processing with focus on optimization and real time flow of data and instructions
Experience with machine learning techniques like deep learning, and tools like TensorFlow or PyTorch or similar

Ground-floor opportunity with significant equity upside
Competitive salary
Global Travel opportunities (if desired)
Work From Home (if desired)

We Have:
Financing: We are backed by blue-chip global sports media organizations including Aser Group, as well as globally recognized individual angel investors in the sports, media and technology spaces
Elite Team: We have deep roots in technology, management consulting and professional sport. Previous organizations include Lockheed Martin, IMG, McKinsey & Co., the National Basketball Association (NBA), eBay, Visa and Daimler Chrysler
Brand: We are the first organization to supply human health data to third party vendors in professional sports, and our work has been featured in global publications including ESPN and Forbes
Proven Track Record and Relationships: In previous roles, SDL team members negotiated over $1 billion in media rights and sponsorship deals across 200 countries and territories worldwide on behalf of organizations including the NFL, NBA, MLB, English Premier League, Bundesliga, MLS, Ligue 1, Serie A, FIFA, F1 and others
Intellectual Property Protection: With patent-pending technology, we value and reward individuals that contribute to the longer-term success of the company
Ground-Floor Opportunity: We can provide you with an opportunity to be at the ground floor of an untapped multi-billion dollar market that has yet to be shaped, with a team that has a proven track record of generating revenue globally across the sports and media ecosystem. The opportunities for growth within the company across multiple functions are endless
Challenging Work and Dynamic Environment: We are solving hard problems. It’s fast-paced and ever-changing. But we believe what we’re doing will have a far-reaching impact on multiple industries
Other Perks: We’re on invite lists for every major sporting league and event. We have access to the latest wearable technology before it comes out to market. We also run events on four continents, so the ability to travel and see the world, if desired, is there. If you are into wearables, data and sport, we’re the place for you