Job Posting: San Diego Padres Data Engineer

San Diego Padres Data Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA
Department: Baseball Operations
Reports To: Director, Baseball Systems
Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Job Summary:

    The Data Engineer is primarily responsible for designing and developing data pipelines and helping to ensure high quality data is readily available to the Padres R&D and Systems teams. The role is responsible for working internally to optimize proprietary data as well as helping to build out the ingestion of third-party data from a variety of vendors

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal PostgreSQL databases & Amazon Web Services data infrastructure
  • Monitor internal ETL processes to ensure data delivery
  • Design workflows and monitoring tools to identify issues in advance regarding data quality
  • Define, implement, and document Padres organizational data pipelines, including ETL, logging, and performance optimization
  • Table and query optimizations for large data sets
  • Work with third party vendors to establish intake of data
  • Collaborate on data delivery platform: design and develop internal APIs for the rapid delivery of information to applications and analysts


  • Extensive work with PostgreSQL optimization and management, including development with PL/pgSQL
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services data offerings, including RDS, AWS Glue, and AWS Data Lakes
  • Extensive knowledge of data formats including JSON, XML, CSV
  • Fluency with SQL and Python
  • Familiarity with the Linux shell
  • Familiarity with R

Job Requirements: Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BA) preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems, or equivalent job experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years working in a structured software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated passion for baseball
  • Consistent, punctual, and regular attendance
  • Professional image and demeanor
  • Strong ability to work with others and supervisors in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, verbal and written communications, decision-making, and organization skills
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed
  • Minimum physical requirements: able to travel to and gain access to various areas of the ballpark for prolonged periods of time during games and events; able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds
  • As a condition of employment, the job candidate(s) must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check and drug screening

The San Diego Padres are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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