Data Engineer, Baseball Data
Major League Baseball Advanced Media - San Francisco, CA
Position: Data Engineer
Reports to: Director, Software Engineering
The Data Engineer position is responsible for building the data infrastructure that powers baseball online, on television, and in ballparks. In this role, you will contribute to building and maintaining our baseball data platform; work with data scientists to create first of their kind baseball metrics; work on our extensive baseball stats database; design both SQL and NoSQL approaches for data storage; and have the opportunity to analyze large amounts of data and help derive insights and value from them.
The Data Engineer position offers the opportunity to collaborate with other world-class engineers, product developers, and designers; contribute to award-winning and complex apps and systems; influence the innovation of products used by millions globally; and work in a highly collaborative, results-oriented, team environment.
Using cutting edge technology, our software is consumed by fans, broadcasters, stadiums, MLB Clubs and the League itself. We are looking for Software Engineers that are passionate about building new technologies for the baseball industry.
- Creating and managing data sources, both relational and document based
- Contributing to the ongoing development of the data warehouse ecosystem
- Working closely with the industry's leading data scientists
- Creating highly reusable code modules and packages
- Developing and improving continuous release and testing processes
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, data sciences or engineering
- Programming experience with large data sets
- Knowledge of databases, including SQL/RDBMS and NoSQL, and big data platforms is required
- Knowledge of baseball and its rules is required
- Knowledge of machine learning/distributed systems
About MLB Advanced Media
New York City's largest born-and-bred tech startup, MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is a full service solutions provider delivering world-class digital experiences for more than 16 years and distributing content through all forms of interactive media. Its digital leadership and capabilities are a direct result of an appreciation for designing dynamic functionality for web, mobile applications, and connected devices while integrating live and on-demand multimedia, providing valuable products for millions of fans around the globe. MLBAM also develops, deploys and distributes the highest-grossing sports app, At Bat, as well as manages live video content for dozens of sports, news and entertainment clients through its technology subsidiary, BAMTech.
BAMTech is a leading technology services and video streaming company owned by MLBAM, The Walt Disney Company and the National Hockey League. Its proprietary technology provides direct-to-consumer video solutions, especially for live events with high viewership, offering viewers high-quality visuals anytime, on any device. Its video platform back-end technology provides flexibility to personalize and enhance content-viewing experiences and is capable of serving live content to tens of millions of consumers around the world. BAMTech's growing roster of sports, news and entertainment clients includes HBO NOW, the NHL, MLB, the PGA TOUR, WWE Network, Riot Games/League of Legends and Ice Network. It also is designing and developing a new multi-sport direct-to-consumer product that will deliver consumers access to a variety of live global professional and collegiate sporting events, expected to launch in 2017. Through a partnership with Discovery, BAMTech also jointly formed BAMTech Europe to represent its expansion into Europe and provide technology services to a broad set of clients across the continent, including Eurosport's digital products.