MLB’s Strategy & Development (S&D) organization is a centralized resource within Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner. The S&D organization works cross-functionally across MLB to support the development and execution of our strategies for growing baseball globally.
As part of our charter, S&D is a service organization that oversees 5 key areas:
Strategy: Align Industry strategic direction and provide internal consulting services to League Verticals and Functions, Clubs, Office of the Commissioner
Club Biz Ops & Strategy: Support development of club strategies, best practices, x-functional dialogue
Analytics: Centralized home for data-driven-insights to advise and support Strategy, Clubs, League Verticals and Functions
Operations: Implement and stand-up new initiatives
Corporate Development: Identify and activate inorganic growth opportunities for MLB that support our strategy and provide economic return
MLB Analytics team is looking for a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer who can assist our seasoned team of dedicated professionals in delivering business-critical, analytical solutions that impact the league. The Analytics team within the Strategy & Development (S&D) department is responsible for partnering with multiple areas of the organization to not only develop impactful insight for a particular vertical through the utilization of various data resources but provide sage direction on what is possible for the league’s success looking across all departments.
As the Senior Business Intelligence Engineer working in our NYC office, your primary task will be leading various parts of the data journey, constructing end to end analyses that are leveraged by senior management and model data. We all contribute, whether it is for two people or a project that is touched by all aspects of an Organization - the aim of this game is to deliver. Your careful attention to detail, fearlessness in rolling up your sleeves to build on your own, and honed problem-solving talents will serve you well as you develop visualizations, dashboards, and reports. The data that feeds those developments are maintained through logical transformations of the data owned by our team. The presentation of the data story will be a crucial contribution to the analytical adaptation across baseball, which continues to be the backbone of some of baseball's critical operational decisions. For as much as you gain through hands-on experience and professional gratification by having your efforts exposed to the decision-makers behind all facets of the game of baseball, you will be expected to be a thought leader in the verticals you own and contribute as a high-performing member of this team.
REQUIRED SKILLS & BACKGROUND
4-7 years related experience.
College/Masters Graduate with a relevant academic major is strongly preferred, though candidates with non-traditional schooling backgrounds and strong relevant experience will be considered.
Experience with leading (building) development solutions across multiple lines of businesses and technical teams to deliver solutions that span various user skill levels (basic to advanced) atop complementary business intelligence product options.
Owner of the process to distill complex processes and systems into digestible technical requirements.
Develop and own all aspects of project deliverables, ensuring commitment deadlines are met.
Built strong relationships with different area of the business through quality of delivery and advocating for ways to leverage data in more processes throughout the organization.
Proficiency in quantitative data collection and data analysis (e.g., SQL, Excel etc.) is required, with the ability to write complex freehand SQL including sub-queries, nested queries, and other advanced SQL features and read others’ complex queries and spot potential issues.
Experience with software development tools (IDEs, Git, Docker).
Expert level on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) analytic products (Big Query, Data Catalog, Pub/Sub, GCS, DataPlex)
Experience with D3.js or other dynamic, interactive data visualization tools.
Admin/Master level development with BI platforms such as Looker (PBL included), Tableau or other data visualization software.
End-to-end SDLC experience.
Highly professional manner and excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
Client / Business customer centric experience is preferred; High IQ, low Ego.
Self-learner, independent, and have outstanding problem-solving skills.
A bit of a MacGyver when needed for unique solutions for common processes.
PREFERRED SKILLS & BACKGROUND
Web service development or manipulation of REST or SOAP APIs & RDBMS (IBM DB2, Netezza, MySQL).
Knowledge of programming languages/tools including: Java, Object-Oriented Languages, Python.
Highly scalable and distributed applications.
Baseball knowledge and/or love of the game of baseball.
Consulting, presenting data and presentation experience.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of opportunity, collaboration, and professionalism. The professionals who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify and solve problems, put the team first, and work collaboratively. For those who are ready to join the “Major Leagues” of their careers, MLB takes the same approach as they do with their players: striving to empower their own “workforce athletes” to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are ready to step up to the plate and continue transforming America’s pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.
MLB’s vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment.
With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.
MLB provides its employees with exceptional medical, dental, and vision coverage. Premiums are 100% employer covered to help employees focus on being their best!
Are you ready to Step Up to the Plate? Apply below!
All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy