Job Posting: Chicago Cubs Software Engineer, Baseball Systems

Job Title: Software Engineer, Baseball Systems

DEPARTMENT: Baseball Operations: Research & Development – Baseball Systems
REPORTS TO: Architect, Baseball Systems

Location:Chicago, IL

The Chicago Cubs Baseball Systems Department is seeking to fill a Baseball Systems Software Engineer position. This role will focus on the development and maintenance of the Chicago Cubs baseball information system data warehouse, including creating web interfaces and web tools for the user interface; assisting in mobile application development; building automated ETL processes which feed it; maintaining back-end databases; and troubleshooting data source issues as needed. This role will collaborate with software engineers and data analysts in their use of the Cubs’ data warehouse and coordinate plans for database growth, while also reviewing and recommending new technologies for use by Baseball Operations department.


  • Assist in the design and implementation of web interfaces for the Baseball Ops information system
  • Develop and maintain ETL processes for loading, processing, and quality-checking new data sources
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve data quality issues
  • Build and/or support mobile-friendly user interfaces and experiences
  • Build and/or support web services and business-layer applications that speak to both back-end databases and front-end interfaces
  • Provide development support and guidance to Baseball Operations power users and general support to all Baseball Operations front-office and field personnel, as needed
  • Examine, and where appropriate, prototype new technologies in the pursuit of creating competitive advantages through software, applications, and tools

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Related Quantitative Subjects
  • Expertise with modern database technologies and SQL
  • Expertise in Python, Java, C# or a similar language
  • Experience with modern web-development practices, including HTML/CSS and/or front-end Javascript frameworks such as ReactJS, Angular or Vue
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics and sabermetric concepts
  • Experience with Pandas, NumPy and SciPy Python Libraries
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience building web or native applications for mobile devices
  • Experience building and supporting ETL processes

To Apply:
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