The Data Science Specialist will be appointed on a permanent basis, a BBC Sport spokesperson said.
The person will be responsible for delivering a data release strategy, planning for the release of data and working with colleagues and customers to create and maintain the data, the spokesperson said in a statement.
The role of the Data Scientist is to provide an insight into how the data is being used and to ensure the data’s quality and security.
This role is not available for the Data Developer, the spokesman added.
The Data Scientist role will be funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is to be carried out at the BBC.