Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Ops Software Engineer and Analyst Positions

Please note, this posting contains two positions.

Position: Software Engineer

Location: Detroit, MI

Job Summary:
The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a Software Engineer. This role will be responsible for development and maintenance of software projects within Baseball Operations. This position will report to the Sr. Software Engineer, Baseball Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform general development and maintenance tasks for the upkeep of internally developed software products.
  • Use modern software techniques and best practices in all parts of the software life cycle.
  • Support the integration of baseball analysis into the Tigers’ proprietary tools and applications.
  • Assist with the design and development of new software products.
  • Other projects as directed by the Baseball Operations leadership team.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, similar technical field of study or equivalent real-time experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in developing in a Web-based object-oriented product environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in working with medium-to-large scale relational databases.
  • Ability to work in all phases of the product lifecycle, from requirements gathering to design, testing, and implementation.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and techniques as necessary.
  • Familiarity with the sport of baseball, baseball-specific data, modern statistical techniques, and sabermetric analysis.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with data pipelines, data warehousing, or data engineering, especially using SQL Server
  • Experience developing web APIs using Java or C#/.NET
  • Experience with JavaScript visualization tools such as D3.js or Plotly.js
  • Experience with cloud services and/or container technologies

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment.
  • Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required.

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

Position: Analyst

Location: Detroit, MI

Job Summary:
The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a full-time Analyst in the Baseball Operations Department. This role will be responsible for performing analyses and conducting research within Baseball Operations. This position will report to the Director, Baseball Analytics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced quantitative analysis to improve Baseball Operations decision-making, including predictive modeling and player projection systems.
  • Complete ad hoc data queries and effectively present analysis through the use of written reports and data visualizations.
  • Assist with the integration of baseball analysis into the Tigers’ proprietary tools and applications.
  • Contribute to baseball decision-making by generating ideas for player acquisition, roster construction and in-game strategies.
  • Support the current data warehousing process within Baseball Operations.
  • Monitor, identify and recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, models and algorithms.
  • Meet with vendors and make recommendations for investment in new data and technology resources.
  • Other projects as directed by Baseball Operations leadership team.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of baseball-specific data, modern statistical techniques, and sabermetric analysis.
  • Expertise with SQL and relational databases is required.
  • Relevant work experience with statistical software (R, STATA, SPSS, SAS, or similar) and scripting languages such as Python.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate difficult and complex concepts to colleagues possessing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Degree or equivalent experience in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative field.
  • Self-starter.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.
  • Willing and able to relocate to the Detroit metro area.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment.
  • Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required.

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

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