Houston Astros Baseball R&D

Houston Astros Baseball R&D

Houston, TX

Full-Stack Developer, Research & Development

The Houston Astros Baseball Club is accepting applications for a talented full-stack developer to join our Research & Development team within Baseball Operations. The developer will join a growing development team responsible for building and maintaining software applications used by Astros players, coaches, and personnel to make better in-game decisions, acquire and develop the best talent, and win championships. This position will help plan, design, and build new tools, visualizations, and APIs for the next generation of Astros web apps to support all facets of Baseball Operations (scouting, player development, player acquisition, video, and more).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional agile team on designing, testing, implementing, and maintaining scalable applications for Baseball Operations
  • Build and enhance interactive user interfaces that facilitate end users’ exploration of baseball datasets, proprietary models and metrics, and video
  • Participate in the conceptualization and wireframing of new tools and APIs
  • Create efficient and robust back-end services

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • Interest in baseball
  • Proficiency with object-oriented concepts and languages such as C# or Java
  • Proficiency with relational databases such as SQL Server, Postgres, Oracle
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as React or Angular
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Pluses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience with back-end web services (especially using RESTful style APIs)
  • Experience with web-based data visualization libraries such as Plotly or D3
  • Experience with cloud services (Azure/AWS/GCP)
  • Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment (Azure DevOps, Jenkins)
  • Experience with distributed source code control (Git, GitHub, Bitbucket)
  • Experience with agile software development (Jira, Confluence)
  • Familiarity with Python and R

About Houston Astros Baseball R&D

We are a group of analysts and developers on the cutting edge of baseball research and technology.  Our data, insights, visualizations, and applications are used by Astros' players, coaches, and personnel to make better in-game decisions, acquire and develop the best talent, and win championships.We are an agile team that adapts to changing priorities throughout the baseball calendar.  We emphasize rapid and iterative development and deployment across a wide variety of platforms to support different business needs.  We are not married to any one technology or stack, but instead encourage prototyping and exploration in new technologies as often as possible.