Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Data Engineer

Position: Data Engineer, Baseball Operations

Location: Detroit, MI

Job Description:
The Data Engineer, Baseball Operations will be responsible for working closely with the Analytics team to maintain the data infrastructure supporting internal baseball systems, reports, and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, maintain, and support data warehouses for reporting and analytics within Baseball Operations.
  • Automate and optimize data workflows and pipelines.
  • Document, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with Baseball Operations data processes.
  • Understand and document data structures, format, definitions, and content of internal and external data feeds.
  • Develop data quality assurance tools to ensure data integrity and system performance.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Baseball Operations team to develop best practices for storing and retrieving baseball data.
  • Recommend new tools and techniques for collecting and processing data.
  • Complete ad-hoc database queries and analysis as directed.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of related work experience with data management and infrastructure.
  • Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical field.
  • Strong passion for baseball and robust understanding of current baseball research.
  • Expertise with SQL and relational database concepts and design.
  • Experience ingesting and transforming data from a variety of sources and formats.
  • Experience with at least one programming language such as C#, Java, Python, or similar.
  • Experience with R, Shiny, Plotly, or ggplot is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to colleagues possessing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Detroit.

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

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Thank you so much Meg! This is my dream job! I just applied.