Job Posting: Washington Nationals Baseball R&D Developer

Position: Developer, Baseball Research & Development

Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Nationals are seeking a full stack web developer to join their Baseball Research & Development team. The developer will work on a small team to build and maintain an internal web application used by scouts, coaches, player development staff, and the baseball operations front office. Some key features of the site include scouting reports, video, player projections, custom reports and tools, and the display of both public and proprietary metrics related to player performance and evaluation.

Applicants should have demonstrated web development and software engineering experience and be excited about the opportunity to work on software that has a significant impact within a baseball organization.

Some perks of joining the Washington Nationals as a developer in Baseball R&D include joining a tight-knit front office team, collaborating closely with the rest of the R&D group and other stakeholders in baseball operations, complimentary tickets to Nationals home games, working out of their offices at Nationals Park with access to some of the facilities at the ballpark, employee discounts at the Nationals Team Store, comprehensive health benefits, and participation in Major League Baseball’s Pension Plan for Non-Uniformed Personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and test new features and tools
  • Support and maintain existing features
  • Investigate and resolve bugs
  • Develop and deploy data imports and other background processing jobs
  • Work closely with analysts to display public and private metrics
  • Understanding the needs of the Nationals’ internal users and building solutions meet their needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information science, or related experiences
  • Full-time web development experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to write clean, concise, and maintainable code
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience with backend web frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, Django, Flask, or Node.js. The Nationals’ application is implemented in Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with frontend JavaScript frameworks, such as jQuery, Vue.js, or React.
  • Understanding of relational database schema design
  • Willingness to relocate to the Washington, DC region
  • Authorized to work in the United States

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. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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