Job Posting: Data Visualization Engineer, Statcast

Position: Data Visualization Engineer, Statcast

Major League Baseball is seeking an experienced Full-Time Data Visualization Engineer (Statcast) to work within the baseball content team to manage, update, and improve, MLB’s public-facing repository for all Statcast data.

BaseballSavant is relied upon by internal members of the Major League Baseball content family, nearly every external baseball writer and broadcaster working today, and Major League team employees, making it one of the foremost hubs of baseball innovation. (Its originator, and the previous occupant of this position, was recently hired by a Major League team.)

In this role, you will be tasked not only with maintaining the existing Baseball Savant site, but with ideating and creating new ways to visualize advanced baseball data in a way that’s visually appealing and accessible to baseball data consumers both advanced and inexperienced. Your work will be among the most visible the company has, going from idea to execution to content platforms limited only by how quickly it can be turned around. The only limitations will be your own creativity.

The ideal candidate will have experience in both front-end and back-end work, taking advanced data and making it accessible, entertaining, inviting, and usable, through the use of data visualization.

You will need to:

  • Maintain the existing site.
  • Ideate visualizations for new metrics with the Content team, and suggest improvements for existing sections of the site.
  • Enhance the search page into a more user-friendly format.
  • Collaborate with a team of extraordinary engineers and technologists.
  • Work alongside top data scientists on data analysis.

You should have:

  • Extensive experience delivering full stack software solutions using JavaScript (NodeJS/Express, React, D3, three.js)
  • Intermediate experience with SQL (Postgres and BigQuery preferably) and HTML/CSS
  • Deployment pipeline through Kubernetes/Github
  • Experience with cloud-based solutions (Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, etc.) and developer tools and workflows (Git, GitHub, code reviews, etc.)
  • A love for and/or experience working with baseball data.

Other details:

  • Location may be based in New York City or fully remote
  • MLB supplies excellent 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Please provide a portfolio or website of prior visualization work

To Apply:
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The content in this posting was created and provided solely by Major League Baseball.

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. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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