Performance Support Technologist

National Performance Institute, Loughborough
£29,000 to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience
10 Apr 2018
08 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

UK Athletics (UKA), the National governing body for the premier Olympic and Paralympic sport of athletics has a vacancy for a Performance Support Technologist, within its World Class Programme (WCP); a performance programme that support Britain’s most talent athletes to achieve the goal of winning medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As part of improving the capacity and capability of the WCP to support athletes and their coaches with effective monitoring and being able to provide feedback that informs good decision making, the Performance Support Technologist will have a valuable role in improving and developing meaningful and applied solutions for data workflows.

The role will provide two important functions:  i) it will deliver expertise and ability to integrate technology and methods into training to measure key aspects of performance in a non-invasive manner and ii) it will develop how data is effectively processed, analysed and fed back to athletes and coaches.

The Performance Support Technologist will work closely with the Senior Biomechanist and the Head of Performance Support to enhance performance analysis capabilities; however, collaboration with all Performance Team members is required to accelerate the development of all data workflows within the WCP.

The successful candidate will have;

  • At least 2 years’ experience working on implementation of new technology to capture data
  • An understanding of programming languages e.g. Python, javascript, HTML,C#, Java or C++
  • Interest in working in elite Sport
  • Excellent project management and communication skills
  • A Computer, Electrical, Mechanical or Sports Technology Engineering Degree

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UKA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief. UK Athletics is a "Two Ticks" employer and will guarantee an interview to any candidate with disability who meets the minimum job criteria.