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Lead Computer Vision Engineer

Job Title

Lead Computer Vision Engineer


Remote (in UK, US or Egypt/Cairo)

About Us

StatsBomb is a football analytics startup (both the soccer and American varieties!) We sell data products as well as analysis tools to sports organisations, with a tech stack that includes computer vision, machine learning, stream processing, and web-based dataviz. We count many of the biggest names in football as customers, and your work will have a direct impact on our ability to deliver insights to those customers, driving success on the field.

About The Role

StatsBomb is looking for a Lead Computer Vision Engineer to help make our new American football product best-in-class and continue to develop our industry-leading soccer product. This includes working on detection, tracking, and identification of players and events on the field.

Preferred Experience
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and bringing to market production grade computer vision or NLP products.
  • Traditional (non neural net based) CV work or familiarity.
  • Experience working with either static images or video.
  • Experience with developing custom deep learning models, not just pre-training them.
  • Leading teams of engineers and researchers.
  • Strong engineering background and the ability to plan and architect systems holistically.
  • Experience with data engineering, writing unit tests, and software engineering best practice.
Preferred Skills
  • Python
  • PyTorch
  • Ideally some knowledge of sport, in particular soccer and American football.
  • Lead a team consisting of researchers, engineers, PM(s), devops, and data labellers to accomplish the following:
  • Understand problems and opportunities arising from broadcast sports video.
  • Work on both prototypes and production-level computer vision systems.
  • Keep abreast of computer vision research, especially in sports.
  • Define research directions leading to new StatsBomb products.
  • Deliver end to end products in a timely manner.
How To Apply

Please send an email to with the subject "Lead Computer Vision Engineer" and include CV/resume and a cover letter (email body) answering the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • How do your skills fit our requirements?
  • What available work do you have that helps prove your skill set?
The Application Process
  • An initial phone screening.
  • A take-home coding test.
  • A follow-up call to walk through your test response.
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