Contract type: Temporary
Department: Sports Data Warehouse
The Sports Data Warehouse (SDW) is a project initiated by the IOC to create the most comprehensive sports database ever, providing the definitive source of biographical data, current and historical results for use throughout the Olympic Movement. It is created through the aggregation and merging of multiple external data sources, in order to create one consolidated ‘golden record’. The ultimate goal is for this process to be fully automated; however, in this early phase of the project there is a requirement for manual intervention and confirmation of the merges suggested by the system, along with correction and standardisation of the various metrics used in an athlete’s profile (weight, height, etc.)
The role of the Data Steward is to review the duplicates suggested by the SDW and confirm their merging. This will require familiarity with the SDW interface, along with communication and coordination with sports data experts working for International Sporting Federations and the IOC, following the protocols that have been designed to ensure that only correct merges occur.
A secondary role will be to standardise the various metrics used in an athlete’s profile (weight, height, etc.). Because the data is sourced from a number of third-party databases, height can be recorded in cm, or m, feet, or feet and inches. The same applies to other information in the athlete’s biographies (dates, distances, times). The Data Steward will also be responsible for reviewing these and standardising them to align the base units specified for use within the SDW.
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