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The Utah Jazz are seeking a Software Engineer to support our basketball operations staff. In this role, you will contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of data products that facilitate operations and support decision-making across all Jazz basketball functions. These systems and tools will influence key decisions regarding roster construction (draft, free agency, trades), game strategy, skill development, and player wellness.

This role provides exposure to critical components of our data products, from data engineering to UX/UI design & application development. There is opportunity to be involved across the spectrum or within a specific focus, depending on your skills and preference.

All full-time and part-employees of the Utah Jazz are required to be fully vaccinated. Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are not able to get the vaccine due to qualifying medical or religious reasons or would conflict with a sincerely held personal belief.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Engineering Responsibilities

  • Build and optimize ETL data pipelines for internal and external data sources

  • Maintain and support production infrastructure for data system

  • Ensure data integrity through resilient processes and audits

  • Design and build data APIs for research and reporting

  • Collaborate with basketball staff to deliver data-enhanced workflows and solutions

UX/UI Design & Application Development Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain web applications to enhance research and decision-making

  • Maintain and support production infrastructure for web applications

  • Collaborate with basketball staff to deliver data-enhanced workflows and solutions

QUALIFICAITONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or demonstrated experience

  • Experience with version control, collaborative development, and CI/CD principles

  • Experience with SQL databases and general purpose programming languages (Python, Java) OR front-end JavaScript web frameworks (React, Svelte)

  • Experience in data pipeline design and maintenance OR full stack web development

  • Strong project management skills to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks

  • Strong collaboration skills to communicate through conversational dialogue and formal documentation

  • Demonstrated ability to embrace dynamic and diverse workloads

  • Capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends as necessitated by the basketball schedule

PREFERRED SKILLS:

The skills listed below will help an individual perform the job, however they are not required.

  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud)

  • Familiarity with workflow management systems (Airflow, Prefect)

  • Familiarity with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Familiarity with video and unstructured data

  • Familiarity with data visualizations (D3.js)

  • Familiarity with advanced quantitative concepts and data resources in sports

COMPETECIES:

  • Tech savvy – Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications.

  • Strategic mindset – Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.

  • Organizational savvy – Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.

  • Communicates effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Demonstrates self-awareness – Uses a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • This person must be able to communicate and express themselves both written and verbally.

  • This person must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess.

  • This person must be able to sit, stand, bend, walk, and climb stairs for long periods of time.

  • This person must be able to lift 20 lbs.

The Smith Entertainment Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and SEG reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.