Football Systems Operator – Liverpool

  • Employer Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Town / City Liverpool
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £21420 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/06/2021
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Location: The majority of Football Systems Operator work will take place on-site at Premier League and Championship football stadiums throughout the Liverpool region, with further opportunities for travel across the UK and Europe and occasional work at our head office in Basingstoke.
Contract: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: starting at £21,420 per annum (bonus up to 10%, plus package)

Start Date: July 2021


As a Football Systems Operator, you will be working on-site at football stadiums around the UK, playing a key part in the delivery of our services to Premier League and Championship matches. As you gain experience in the role, you may be expected to be involved in more competitions throughout Europe and further afield; such as the UEFA and FIFA tournaments.
The Football Systems Operator role will encompass the installation and operation of our technology at matches. You will need to be prepared to work long days at weekends and midweek evenings, as we work whenever Football happens.
Whilst we provide a number of services in top-flight football, you will initially focus on our Goal Line Technology service. You will gain exposure to various other services as you grow in the role and become a more experienced member of the team.
We will equip you with the technical training, support and full exposure to our systems to perform your day to day tasks but also encourage development and progression to help make an impact on what we do.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pre-match planning and driving the van to the stadium before match-day
  • Setting up Hawk-Eye technology in the stadium (this can involve physically demanding work, such as rigging cameras and running cables)
  • Conducting pre-match checks of the systems in accordance with standard procedures
  • Liaising with stadium staff, match officials and host broadcasters on-site
  • Monitoring the systems during the match
  • Monitoring hardware and software performances, being able to troubleshoot and report encountered issues
  • Taking full responsibility for our system on-site and represent our company on-site
  • During the off-season, building and maintaining our hardware and equipment
  • Assisting with installation and testing of new products and services

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • A strong technical grounding
  • Ideally with a degree in a science, technology, mathematics or engineering course or relevant equivalent experience
  • Bright and enterprising with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work on your own initiative
  • Time management skills and ability to work in a high pressure, live broadcast environment
  • Ability to liaise with clients and customers in a professional and approachable manner
  • Full valid driving licence required, willingness to drive our vans
  • Preferable experience working with VT/replay technology desirable, or live event/technical production
  • Willingness to travel domestically and to work overseas
  • Flexible and adaptable to a schedule that is dedicated by the fixture list and can change at short notice
  • Acceptance that the nature of our business means that work will be carried out over weekends/bank holidays


  • A high-autonomy role with real exposure to the forefront of the sports officiating and broadcasting world
  • The opportunity to experience some of the highest-profile sporting events around the globe
  • Access to some of the most intelligent, innovative and driven people in our industry
  • Involved in a fast-growing business where opportunities for progression are plentiful.
At Hawk-Eye not only do you get to be part of the cutting edge of sports technology but you will also be valued and rewarded for your contribution through a strong reward platform that includes:
  • 23 Days Annual Leave;
  • 8 Public Holidays;
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme (with 5% matching);
  • Optional Private Healthcare;
  • Complimentary Unmind App;
  • Onsite Gym (Basingstoke);
  • Sony Group Company Discounts.

About Hawk-Eye Innovations

About Hawk-Eye
Hawk-Eye Innovations have been at the forefront of sports officiating and broadcast enhancement technology since 2001.  The world’s biggest sporting events trust Hawk-Eye to make the right call when it matters most.
Hawk-Eye’s vision-processing, video replay and creative graphic technologies make sport fairer, safer, more engaging and better informed. Our innovations are constantly changing the face of sports officiating, production, content management, fan engagement in every sport.
Hawk-Eye Innovations form a key part of the Sony Sports Innovations Group with a shared mission to deliver best-in-class officiating, broadcast and digital solutions to the sports world.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day. We celebrate differences. We encourage different opinions and approaches to be heard, and then we come together and build.

Our response to COVID 19
During this time Hawk-Eye Innovations Team’s are working remotely to deliver our services, however are operations teams are onsite.  We are continuing to hire and onboard fantastic people into our teams during the COVID pandemic and have adapted our processes to ensure we can deliver a virtual recruitment process that keeps you and our teams safe.  During our recruitment process, you can expect to interact with us via one-way video interview, virtual meetings and telephone.  The Talent Acquisition and Hiring Teams are here to support you through your recruitment journey, so please feel free to contact us if you require any assistance.
Our new starters are joining the business remotely and we want to ensure you feel like part of our team.  From onboarding to daily standups, monthly socials and team all hands, we will ensure you have everything you need to succeed as your onboard with Hawk-Eye Innovations.

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