#MYSPORTSJOB: being a Project Manager at Sportradar
Published: 15 Feb 2016
Sportradar is a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. But what is it like to work for a sports agency like Sportradar?
Project Manager, David Schamuhn talks about how he got into his role at Sportradar and why he loves being a part of the company.
Where are you from and how did you end up at Sportradar?
I was previously living in Hamburg, Germany, have been with Sportradar in St. Gallen, Switzerland for two years and now recently moved to London. A former colleague had just started working for Sportradar and I remember him telling me about this “unknown Start-Up.” I applied for a job in the same office he was located at and the rest is history.
What do you do at Sportradar?
I’m a Project Leader in the Audiovisual department. With my team, we have developed two streaming products over the past two years. My job is to hold all the strings from various sub-teams, overlooking development, reviewing daily processes and pushing the product development ahead.
What about Sportradar do you love most?
Although the company has been around for almost 10 years, there is still the start-up feeling!
What do you enjoy about your job?
I love being in a truly international company that means I get to work with and meet people from our various offices. Furthermore the mix of IT and Sport is an interesting combination that leads to many opportunities that are not yet discovered in the world of professional sports.
Why should your best friend join Sportradar?
Because I was also asked by one of my best friends! Each office seems to be a small family where you can enjoy going to work on a daily basis.
What advice do you have for people who want to work at Sportradar?
Place a bet on the next game of your favorite team and ask yourself why you made the decision and what could have led you to bet on the opposite outcome.
What is your most memorable sporting moment? (watching or doing)
There are actually 3 moments:
- Germany winning 7:1 against Brazil in World Cup 2014 (even more memorable than the title)
- FC Schalke 04 celebrating the German Championship for only 4 minutes before realizing that Bayern Munich won last minute.
- Running the Melbourne Marathon in 2011
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