Job Posting: Giants Baseball Systems Application Developer Positions

Please note, this posting contains two positions.

Position: Application Developer, Baseball Systems

Department: Information Technology
Supervisor: Senior Director, Application Development
Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Summary:
The San Francisco Giants application development team is seeking an experienced software engineer that will impact the Giants major league and affiliate teams. In this role, you will build tooling, product enhancements and work with a team of baseball minds to evolve the Giants’ baseball systems. The Giants are looking for a candidate with a passion for baseball and technology, who will research and develop new solutions to enhance their applications.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software applications
  • Build and maintain web/mobile applications, core software components, and ETL pipelines
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of all baseball systems
  • Provide excellent customer support for all our baseball systems
  • Work on projects from conception to completion including building prototypes
  • Shape the future of our baseball platforms

Technical Skills/Experience:

  • Cloud Computing: Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, or Microsoft Azure
  • General purpose programming languages: Java, C/C++, C#, Python, JavaScript, or Go
  • Databases/stores: Microsoft SQL Server, Google BigQuery, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or Redis
  • Web application frameworks: Django, Flask, Angular, Polymer, React, or Bootstrap
  • Distributed systems and data processing frameworks: Spark, Kafka, Kubernetes, or Docker

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience, including development and/or test automation experience
  • Knowledge of algorithms and fundamental computer science concepts preferred
  • Strong communication skills and great product sense
  • Significant experience in system design as well as scaling systems
  • Strong quantitative abilities and existing knowledge of baseball analytics

To Apply:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 11, 2019.

Position: Application Development Assistant

Reports To: Senior Director, Application Development
Department: Information Technology
Status: Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Position Summary:
This individual will focus on projects related to baseball development. Projects may include acquiring new data, working on ETL, or front-end development. Additionally, this individual will assist in the daily support and maintenance of The San Francisco Giants baseball information system.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Complete assigned projects related to baseball development and baseball analytics
  • Identify new and unique approaches to accomplish baseball objectives
  • Document all work so that it can be understood and used by other members of the baseball development team
  • Assist in administrative and support tasks related to baseball information systems

Technical Skills:

  • General understanding of scripting language and databases.
  • Experience in .Net, SQL, CSS and JS a plus
  • A technical test will be required as part of the interview process

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Information Systems, or equivalent experience
  • Strong interest in researching, identifying and applying new techniques and strategic uses of technology
  • Must be able to work efficiently and multi-task in a high stress environment and easily adapt to shifting priorities
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized and deadline driven
  • Resourcefulness, desire and ability to learn quickly and acquire new technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Technical documentation experience required.
  • Patience and ability to satisfy demanding customers while effectively managing workload and expectations
  • Team player who prefers a collaborative environment
  • Committed to going “above and beyond” to serve the customer and enhance their technical knowledge
  • Knowledge of and passion for baseball

To Apply:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume here.

Deadline to apply is Friday, January 18, 2019.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the San Francisco Giants.

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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5 years ago

Zaidi helping the Giants go in the right direction.

5 years ago
Reply to  tb.25

Given Larry Baer counts to 20 by removing his shoes, this is going to be a long and exhausting road for Zaidi.

5 years ago

The Giants are a collaborative organization. I think that was probably Brian Sabean you saw using Larry Baer’s fingers and toes to count.

5 years ago
Reply to  reedestockton

I wouldn’t debate the point beyond Sabean had instincts that worked in the old world. Antediluvian, as it were.