Job Posting: San Diego Padres Data Engineer

Position: Data Engineer

Department: Baseball Operations

Reports To: Director, Baseball Systems

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 and Responsibilities:

  • Define, implement, and document Padres organizational data pipelines, including ETL, logging, and performance optimization
  • Work with third party vendors to establish intake of data
  • Collaborate internally to build best-in-class data delivery platform, including warehousing
  • Design pro-active workflows and monitoring tools to identify issues in advance regarding data quality as well as performance of queries
  • Table and query optimizations for large data sets (hundreds of millions of rows)
  • Investigate future applications of data technologies including NoSQL and columnar databases
  • Design and develop internal APIs for the rapid delivery of information to applications and analysts


  • Fluency with SQL, preferably the PL/pgSQL procedural language
  • Fluency in Python and working knowledge of Javascript
  • Working knowledge with relational database systems including their optimization, monitoring, and tuning, preferably PostgreSQL
  • Extensive knowledge of data formats including JSON, XML, CSV
  • Familiarity with the Linux shell
  • Familiarity with cloud computing environments and their data offerings, preferably AWS

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

To Apply:
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As a condition of employment, the job candidate(s) must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check and drug screening.

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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. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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