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Position Summary: The Senior Engineer will lead development of internal tooling used by the coaching and front-office personnel. You will act as a full-stack engineer, as well as product manager to build sophisticated applications that help to power basketball decision-making.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

  • Build beautiful internal tooling for use by coaches, scouts and the general manager of the Timberwolves.

  • Work with analysts and designers to build requirements, get feedback on mockups, and own the produce development lifecycle.

  • Write clean and well-documented code.

  • Review and debug code.

  • Assist VP of Basketball Analytics with other duties as assigned.

We recognize that no candidate will check every box – we’re looking for people who are super excited to join the team and can learn on the job.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  • Expert in web development, backend and front-end, with strong preference for candidates with Django expertise.

  • Ability to accurately translate ideas into code.

  • Rigorous adherence to first principles thinking. Purposeful effort to remove bias from decisions.

  • Communicate explicitly and precisely. With a diverse team, we need to be up front about our assumptions and go the extra mile to explain what we did and why.

We are committed to building an inclusive team with a diverse set of backgrounds where no one feels out of place.

Experience:

We will hire candidates at all levels of experience for roles commensurate to their talent.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:

  • Full-stack engineering skills are required (Django strongly preferred; plus some familiarity with React or Vue).

  • Experience with SQL and relational databases is required.

  • Experience with a professional software engineering, documentation and code review.

  • Ability to think probabilistically and comfortable with uncertainty.

  • Must have a passion for the game of basketball.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Five or more additional years of work experience is strongly preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibility .

Work Environment

This job operates along the schedule of an NBA team. Flexibility to sometimes work nights, weekends and holidays is required. This job can be either in-office at our team’s facility in Downtown Minneapolis or primarily remote. If remote, you will be expected to travel to the office a few times a year.

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00PM. In addition to working office hours, this position typically works Timberwolves and Lynx home games as well as external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is both sedentary and active in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Office lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps and moderate noise levels .

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the building both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move items weighing up to 30 pounds.

Travel

This position will require some travel.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination and booster will be required prior to your start date.

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

Our DEI Commitment

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives reflect our nature as a Pack. Each one is defined by our collective strength and effort to move everyone forward. Through DEI, we speak up against social injustices, marginalization, and oppression, provide equal opportunities, embrace the differences of others, and create an environment where everyone feels accepted and welcome. Together, we empower each other to be champions of change, help put those around us in a position to win and use our voices for good.

E-Verify Statement

We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot prove this, we will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before any action might be taken against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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