Job Posting: New York Mets Baseball Systems Director

Position: Baseball Systems Director

Summary:
The New York Mets are seeking a Director, Baseball Systems to lead a team of developers tasked with designing, building, and improving software applications to support all aspects of baseball operations. The Systems Director will work closely with the Director of Baseball Analytics and members of other departments to display the most accurate and up-to-date information in user-friendly ways that are secure and accessible from a variety of platforms. The Systems Director will also coordinate with the data engineering team to implement best practices and communicate the data needs of the department. Prior experience in or knowledge of baseball is not required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, and manage a diverse team of front-end developers
  • Design and oversee the development of all internal software applications within Baseball Operations
  • Implement and enforce best practices for code management and review, balancing the need for thorough testing with the need for timely deployment
  • Work with front office staff, coaches, and scouts to determine the software needs of the entire department, and incorporate and respond to continuous feedback from those same individuals
  • Work with the data engineering team to effectively communicate the data needs of the Baseball Systems team, and ensure consistent practices across those two groups
  • In consultation with the Acting General Manager, the Director of Baseball Analytics, and others, manage workloads and priority orders of all developers and the department as a whole
  • Ensure consistency of UI tools, including content and look-and-feel, across a variety of platforms
  • Remain up-to-date on both software and hardware that could apply to the Baseball Systems department, and explain to the Acting General Manager the pros and cons of any potential purchases
  • Coordinate the technology-based data collection process, which includes overseeing employees tasked with operating data-collection technology with the major league team and affiliates

Qualifications:

  • BS degree or equivalent experience in a computer science or related field
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in product management, front-end development, or both
  • Previous work experience interfacing with data engineers
  • Previous work experience interfacing with non-technical clients
  • Experience with UI/UX design
  • Proficiency in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and other common front-end languages and software packages is strongly preferred
  • Previous management experience is preferred
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, and to take control of large-scale projects with little or no daily oversight

To Apply:
Please follow this link to apply.

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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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