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Job listing closed on 13 Feb 2024
26 Oct 2023

Data Engineer, Baseball Systems

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Chicago, IL, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

JOB TITLE: Data Engineer, Baseball Systems

DEPARTMENT: Baseball Operations: Research & Development - Baseball Systems

REPORTS TO: Director, Baseball Systems



The Chicago Cubs Baseball Systems Department is seeking to potentially fill a Baseball Systems Data Engineer position. We are a department focused on creating innovative software tools and data solutions that directly impact all facets of baseball operations and are used by scouts, coaches, players, player development staff, and the baseball operations front office. This role will focus on the import and maintenance of the Chicago Cubs baseball information system data warehouse, including building automated ETL processes which feed it; maintaining back-end databases; automating data quality checks; and troubleshooting data source issues.


  • Develop and maintain ETL processes for loading and processing new data sources
  • Create automated processes to identify data integrity problems
  • Diagnose and resolve data source issues

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Related Subjects
  • Expertise with modern database technologies and SQL
  • Expertise in Python, Java, C# or a similar language
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience building and supporting ETL processes
  • Experience with Airflow or related scheduling tools
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience working with cloud-based computing
  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics and sabermetric concepts
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.