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Team Data Solutions Strategist

REQ ID:  9240

New York, New York, US, 10022

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans worldwide.


As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:

This position is part of the Global Strategy & Innovation (GSI) group, leading efforts to deliver data-driven insights to stakeholders and empower decisions around the NBA's engaged fanbase. The Team Data Solutions Strategist will manage the tactics around an end-to-end data experience for team and league users to leverage across specific business use cases.


This role will interface with various experts and partners within the data space, serving as a critical connection and delivering a tailored experience to key stakeholders. In addition, you will support the development of outputs that accompany delivered data, including reporting and analysis.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage partners and stakeholders through key milestones of construction of the data platform for the Leaguewide Data Initiative
  • Serve as the subject matter expert regarding the infrastructure supporting the Leaguewide Data Initiative
  • Leverage that expertise to create and maintain a data product roadmap and execute those outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of current and future needs in data collection for both the league, from teams, and teams from the league, and create solutions to gather the required information
  • Participate in the creation of a data product roadmap and execute on those outcomes through reporting and other outputs
  • Work with Team Marketing & Business Operations (TMBO) executives to further proprietary analytical research for presentation to teams at various league workshops


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 2+ years of experience in stakeholder and/or analytically-driven roles
  • Ability to consult with business analysts and operators to understand their data needs, develop systems to access the data and convert the outputs into various formats for analysis
  • Comfort with ambiguity in data and experience in working with partners to optimize third-party data streams
  • Experience in understanding existing data structures, including collection and standardization processes using a combination of R, Python and SQL
  • Expertise in creating informative data visualizations through Tableau, Power BI or other software
  • Detail-oriented, extremely organized with ability to manage projects from inception through execution
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, particularly for presentations



  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in business or quantitative field


Salary Range:

  • $80,000 to $100,000 per year

The NBA does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other third parties. Any unsolicited resume sent to the NBA will be considered NBA property, and the NBA will not pay a fee should it hire the subject of any unsolicited resume. 

The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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