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  • Part-Time Data Processing Engineer position at KinaTrax (Remote)

    About Us:

    KinaTrax’s mission is to provide professional and collegiate teams with game-changing insights about their most valuable asset: their athletes. We deliver research-grade markerless motion capture technology that allows teams to collect in-game biomechanical performance data on their athletes. KinaTrax camera systems are currently deployed in over 50 stadiums & labs across MLB, MiLB, & NCAA organizations – and expanding rapidly. Our comprehensive data capture & analysis tools are operationalized for daily use by players, GM’s, coaches, trainers, medical staff, and beyond. As the market leader in Major League Baseball, KinaTrax has established itself as a foundational part of the teams’ day to day strategy and decision-making machine. But we aren’t finished. We are constantly innovating and looking to recruit talented teammates to help us continue to revolutionize this space. Your contributions will focus on bringing the next generation of athlete performance data, across a variety of sports, to teams worldwide.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    The KinaTrax Data Processing Team operates on a near 24/7 basis during the professional sports seasons. This job posting is specifically for candidates who are currently available to work remotely on weekend shifts (Sat & Sun) for the duration of the 2024 MLB season, and available to start immediately. This paid position has the opportunity to pick up additional hours if desired, and a track record for transitioning into a full-time position.

    The Data Processing Engineer (DPE) will be responsible for ensuring data quality and delivery standards are met for our professional baseball & basketball customers. The immediate responsibilities of the role will include, but are not limited to:
    • Oversee motion capture software tools to produce 3D kinematic data from in-game and lab video.
      • Modify key system parameters to optimize data quality
      • Update in game metadata including rosters and player IDs
      • Process data utilizing proprietary KinaTrax software
      • Provide teams reliable and accurate data
      • Communicate and document data processing status to customers.
    • Configure, support and troubleshoot our motion capture systems
      • Perform pre-game video acquisition system checks (servers, drives, cameras, switches)
      • Knowledgeable about network protocols, configuration, and operating systems
      • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
      • Clearly articulate and document issues with senior management and customer

    Key Qualifications

    The following qualifications are the basic requirements necessary to successfully perform this role. However, any equivalent combination of experience, education and training, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities, would be acceptable, subject to any legal and/or regulatory requirements.
    • Experience with communication platforms (Slack or equivalent)
    • Experience with Google Suite, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
    • Experience with Documentation/Knowledge Management software or techniques (Notion or equivalent)
    • Proven record of being reliable and accountable for all aspects of their work.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, entrepreneurial environment.
    • Confidence to work productively in a pressurized environment and responding directly to external clients/customer
    • Resourceful, with the ability to work independently.
    • Strong time management skills.
    • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to multi-task activities with shifting priorities.
    • Ethical and trustworthy.

    What will set you apart
    • Exposure to Motion Capture technology is very beneficial
    • A background in Biomechanics, Sports Science or related field is preferable
    • Experience working with JSON and XML files and running shell scripts.
    • Basic coding experience will help you get up to speed quickly
    • Experience working in some form of data processing, data quality, quality assurance, is very beneficial
    • Experience working with computer servers, cameras, switches, router and other video equipment
    • Experience troubleshooting hardware and software problems and effectively communicating solutions

    Additional Information
    • Extended periods of computer usage.
    • Occasional travel <5% may be required for training, assisting installations, and attending conferences.
    • Remote, Relocation is NOT required.

    Apply here