Job Posting: Rockies Baseball R&D Data Engineer

Position: Entry Level Data Engineer, Baseball Research and Development


The Rockies are looking for a full-time Entry Level Data Engineer to join their Research and Development team. The successful candidate will assist with the expansion and optimization of their data warehouse and data pipeline architecture, with a focus on collecting, cleaning, transforming, managing and validating data using distributed computing and storage systems.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create, maintain and optimize data ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Documentation of data/pipelines
  • Ensure the ingestion of data and errors are handled without interruption
  • Process and securely store extremely sensitive data for callback and future use
  • Prepare distributed, disjoint, multi-formatted data sets for data scientists
  • Research and investigate new and interesting datasets to include in our data warehouse
  • Perform quantitative research related to baseball strategy and player evaluation
  • Collaborate with coaches, scouts and baseball operations staff to suggest process improvements


Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • Candidates still in school (junior or senior level) with extensive work towards such degree will be considered
  • Understanding of relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQL Server
  • Ability to effectively use multiple programming languages
  • Knowledge and understanding of baseball and baseball statistics

Functional Skills

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends required
  • Passion for the intersection of baseball and data
  • Passion for quality data
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to self-start
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Desire to learn and contribute
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and open team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their letter of interest and resume to no later than July 29th, 2018.

Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-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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Does this mean they are actually going to start using said data…?