Job Posting: Cubs Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Developer, Baseball Systems – Research and Development

Location: Chicago, IL

Role Overview:
This role will focus on the development and maintenance of Cubs’ internal baseball information system and all of the data flows that support it. This may include creating web interfaces and web tools for the user interface; building ETL processes; maintaining back-end databases; deploying machine learning models; and troubleshooting data source issues as needed. Successful candidates will also bring strong analytical skills, work ethic and communication skills.


  • Assist in the design and implementation of the Baseball Ops information system, creating performant and beautiful user interfaces.
  • Develop and maintain ETL processes for loading, processing and quality-checking new data sources.
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve data quality issues.
  • Assist in design and deployment of machine learning models for active predicting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience building scalable software in a collaborative setting
  • Knowledge of data structures
  • Ability to debug and profile applications, driving towards optimal performance
  • Experience with modern database technologies and SQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics and sabermetric concepts

Desired Qualifications:
Depending on the candidate, any or all of these skills may be utilized.

  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with Python, especially with machine learning frameworks (PyTorch, TensorFlow, Scikit Learn)
  • Experience with R
  • Experience building web or native applications for mobile devices
  • Experience building and supporting ETL processes

To Apply:
To apply, please complete the application, which can be found here.

Response Expectations:
Due to the overwhelming number of applications they receive, the Cubs unfortunately may not be able to respond in person to each applicant. However, they can assure you that you will receive an email confirmation when you apply as well as additional email notifications whether you are selected to move forward for the position or not. Please note, they keep all resumes on file and will contact you should they wish to schedule an interview with you.

The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the Chicago Cubs.

Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.

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