Zelus Analytics

Zelus Internship - Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning Engineering (Off-Cycle)

Nov 18, 2023


We are happy to consider applications for future interns to assist in Data Science, Data Engineering, or Machine Learning Engineering that have a passion for sports to help power our world-class sports intelligence platforms that includes clients in professional baseball, basketball, cricket, football (American), hockey, soccer, golf and esports. During your internship, you can support the professional teams in our exclusive partner network in their efforts to compete and win championships. While Zelus is not currently hiring for internship positions, this application serves to collect information from applicants who wish to be considered in the future. 

Zelus Analytics is a fully remote company working directly with clients across the globe. Zelus unites a fast-growing startup environment with a research-focused culture that embraces our core values of integrity, innovation, and inclusion. We pride ourselves on providing meaningful mentorship that offers our team the opportunity to develop and expand their skill sets while also engaging with the broader analytics community. In doing so, we hope to create a new path for a more diverse group of highly talented people to push the cutting edge of sports analytics.

We believe that a diverse team is vital to building the world's best sports intelligence platform. Thus, while we welcome all talented applicants, we strongly encourage you to apply if you identify with any marginalized community across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. At Zelus, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all of our employees are enabled and empowered to succeed and thrive.

Your internship could involve:

  • Data modeling and quantitative analysis to support one or more research projects focused on player and team performance
  • Helping to develop, validate, and automate quantitative models using statistics, machine learning, optimization, and simulation
  • Performing ad-hoc data analysis to support our partner teams
  • Helping to design, develop, document, and maintain the schemas and ETL pipelines for our internal sports databases and data warehouses
  • Assisting the team to deploy and maintain system and database monitoring tools

A qualified internship candidate will be able to demonstrate several of the following and will be excited to learn the rest through the mentorship provided at Zelus:

  • We welcome online submissions from outstanding students who are in the final stages of their undergraduate or postgraduate education in relevant fields.
  • Professional or academic experience working with large, complex datasets, including through academic research, self-directed projects, and/or prior internships OR with ETL architecture and development in a cloud-based environment
  • Proficiency with mathematical and statistical programming languages (Python and/or R)
  • Proficiency data-oriented programming languages (Python (preferred), Scala, and/or other) 
  • Proficiency in SQL development and an understanding of database and data warehousing technologies
  • Proficiency with relational databases and cloud-based computing
  • Strong software-engineering and problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiasm for sports analytics and knowledge of recent public advances in the sports analytics research community
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Please be aware that Zelus is off-cycle for hiring interns but will store all applications for review when positions become available. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Zelus does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression or identification, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process.

Zelus is an at-will employer; employment at Zelus is for an indefinite period of time and is subject to termination by the employer or the employee at any time, with or without cause or notice.

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