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We’re the world’s leading sports technology company, at the intersection between sports, media, and betting. More than 1,700 sports federations, media outlets, betting operators, and consumer platforms across 120 countries rely on our know-how and technology to boost their business.

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THE COMPANY:

 

At Sportradar, we are building a world class, cloud-native, low latency computer vision inference pipeline to bring computer vision workloads to production as one of the core technologies powering Sportradar’s sports data collection. 

We are looking for an experienced Platform Engineer in Europe to join our Production Automation team to support our computer vision developments and help us bring this emerging technology to production as one of the core technologies powering Sportradar’s sports data collection in the future. 

As a form of AI that enables the visual world to be interpreted and understood in unprecedented depth, Computer Vision will provide fans with evermore immersive experiences whilst delivering richer insights to teams and leagues. Computer Vision is transforming sports data collection processes, providing a 100-fold increase in the depth of statistics and data available.

 

As a market innovator, Sportradar is valued at $5 billion+, backed by prominent investors Ted Leonsis and Michael Jordan, and a partner to the top leagues and federations around the world including the NBA, MLB, FIFA and UEFA.
 

THE TEAM: 

We are looking for an addition to a group of highly experienced engineers in the Production Automation Team as a Senior Platform Engineer / Senior Linux Systems Administrator. Working closely with engineering teams to foster a strong culture of collaboration, system development lifecycles.

 

Through the use of AI and patented algorithms, Sportradar’s Automated Capture System films and live streams high-level sporting events from all over the world without any human interaction. Develop and support high quality digital solutions, with a focus on building operational awareness, supporting configuration management and ensuring quality.
 

THE CHALLENGE: 

To succeed in this role, you are pragmatic and solution oriented. You should have a passion for system engineering, extensive experience of hybrid-cloud solutions, and an expert level understanding of software quality, reliability, release, and scaling principles. You are not only a technically adept but also capable of thinking strategically and working effectively with diverse teams. You should be proactive, constantly seeking to improve and innovate the platform’s capabilities while ensuring its stability and reliability.

 

There are several key challenge areas: 

  • Defining and implementing best practices for a global distributed server architecture 

  • Optimizing, maintaining and troubleshooting Linux systems on a global level 

  • Creating or improving software deployment methods 

  • Creating a seamless Linux upgrade process for all systems 

  • Ensuring the platform is secure from external threats and internal vulnerabilities. This involves regular security audits, implementing best practices in security, and staying updated with the latest in cybersecurity. 

  • Managing cloud resources and other infrastructure components efficiently to optimize costs without compromising on performance or reliability.

 

YOUR PROFILE: 

  • Detailed knowledge of GNU/Linux OS. 

  • Proficient with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), orchestration and administration.  

  • Thorough understanding of networking and hybrid cloud solutions (preferably AWS). 

  • Highly proficient in automation and infrastructure as code (Terraform, Ansible). 

  • Excellent experience creating Operational Awareness through monitoring and alerting solutions. 

  • Excellence with version control systems and application lifecycle management. 

  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written. 

  • Experience with performance tuning, monitoring, and troubleshooting. 

 

OUR OFFER: 

  • Ability to make an impact on the Sport world with technology 

  • Working within a well-established team of experienced software and Platform engineers. 

  • Collaborate with supporting colleagues from all over the world. 

  • The opportunity to work and develop within an inspiring and fast-growing company. 

  • A challenging but rewarding and fun environment. 

  • The duty to question things 

 

SPORTRADAR

 

Sportradar is a global leader in collecting, analyzing and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. We provide cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities. 

 

We are a truly international business employing over 2,000 people in more than 30 locations around the world. Our rapid growth has been driven by technological innovation alongside an understanding of our clients’ business needs. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 100 countries.

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Sportradar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to encourage diversity within our teams. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to among other things, your background, status, or personal preferences 

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