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MLS Replay Operator (VAR)

MLS Replay Operator (VAR)

MLS Replay Operator (VAR)

Hawk-Eye Innovations
Atlanta, GA

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Location: The majority of work will take place on-site at our USA Operations HQ in Atlanta, GA.
Contract: Freelance
Start Date: January 2022


As an MLS Replay Operator, you will predominantly be working on-site at our USA Operations HQ in Atlanta, GA, playing a key part in the delivery of our services to our clients.

The role will encompass the set-up and operation of our Video Assistant Referee technology for MLS matches. You will work directly with match officials, responding to their requests for replays and quickly delivering them the best possible camera angles to make crucial decisions in real time.

You will need to be prepared to work long days at weekends and midweek evenings, as we work whenever Soccer happens.

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

  • Setting up Hawk-Eye technology in the Replay Centre
  • Conducting pre-match checks of the systems in accordance with standard procedures
  • Liaising with support staff, match officials and tech guarantees on-site
  • Operating 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 being an ambassador for Hawk-Eye
  • Completing post-match reports for client delivery and to improve future operations
  • 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
  • A keen interest in soccer; a strong understanding of the laws of the game is preferred
  • 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
  • Preferable experience working with VT/replay technology desirable, or live event/technical production
  • 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/federal 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

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 Team Hawk-Eye are working in a hybrid manner for all of our Head Office roles. Our operational teams are working onsite, Pioneering & Inspiring Change in Sport everyday!

Head Office Teams
We are currently working through a blend of in person interactions (typically two days per week) and remote activity.
Operational Teams
Our operational teams are working on site to ensure we can provide the highest level of service to our clients. We are taking the current guidance extremely serious and are ensuring that the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the highest standard.

Our recruitment process during COVID 19
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.

Onboarding during COVID 19
Our new starters are joining the business in person and will move through a blend of in office and remote onboarding. We want to ensure you feel like part of our team and are set up for success from day one. From onboarding to team interactions and company all hands, we will ensure you have everything you need to succeed as your onboard with Hawk-Eye Innovations.

Job Type: Full-time

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