Football Systems Operator

Basingstoke, Hampshire
Competitive Salary Dependant on Experience
26 Jan 2018
26 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

We are recruiting to fill System Operator roles within our expanding Football department.

These full-time opportunities are based at the Sony Europe head offices in Basingstoke and will include on-site work at football stadia around the UK, Europe and further afield. With contracts to provide Goal Line Technology, VAR (Video Assisted Referee) and associated services for the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Europa League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Dutch Eredivisie and FIFA tournaments, the role will encompass installation and operation of the technology at matches. 


  • As part of the Football department, you will be integral to of our global operations and from time to time help support regional delivery of the technology across our satellite offices in North America, Australia and Asia.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of sports technology in top-flight football leagues as part of a young and dynamic 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.
  • Installing and setting up the video review system and goal line technology
  • Conducting pre-match checks of the systems in accordance with standard procedures
  • Liaising with match officials and host broadcasters both on site and remotely
  • Operating the technologies during the match
  • Building and maintaining our hardware and equipment
  • Research and development into new projects and new
  • systems

About You

  • 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. Preferable experience driving a Class 7 Vehicle: Goods Vehicles over 3000 kg up to 3500 kg DGW
  • Experience working with VT / replay technology desirable, or live event / technical production
  • Additional languages desirable.
  • A strong technical grounding, ideally with a degree in a science, technology, mathematics of engineering course or relevant equivalent experience


  • A high-autonomy role with real exposure to the forefront of the sports officiating and broadcasting world
  • The opportunity to travel to some of the most well-known and exciting football stadia and tournaments around the country and abroad
  • Access to the some of the most intelligent, innovative and driven people in our industry
  • Stakeholder pension, health insurance, child care vouchers and personal accident insurance, as well as discounts on Sony products
  • Car parking or free bus from Basingstoke train station, free healthy snacks in the office, and a gym on-site

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