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Senior Software Engineer, Web Platform Architecture

The Web Platform Architecture (WPA) team is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer. The team's responsibilities range from creating frameworks or libraries for other teams to use to develop their applications plus providing the tooling and infrastructure to ship those applications. We also create internal tools to help the business of baseball move quickly and efficiently.

The Senior Software Engineer position is responsible for creating the software powering the baseball experience as part of Launched in 2001 as the tech arm of Major League Baseball, is renowned for creating experiences that baseball fans love - and we're just getting started!

This role offers the opportunity to collaborate with other world-class engineers, product developers, and designers; contribute to award-winning and complex apps and systems; influence the innovation of products used by millions globally; and work in a highly collaborative, results-oriented, team environment.

Using cutting-edge technology, our software is consumed by fans, broadcasters, stadiums, MLB Clubs and the League itself.

We are looking for engineers that are passionate about building new technologies for the baseball industry.

Core Responsibilities

  • You will help other teams debug and troubleshoot any issues around the platform team’s responsibilities

  • You will help teams by building the libraries and tooling they need to build their web applications

  • You will be responsible for owning applications that use JavaScript (or TypeScript) end to end

  • You will drive the direction of the Web Platform Architecture team’s JavaScript (TypeScript) practices and standards and are comfortable doing so


  • Participate in an agile environment

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle (requirements gathering, designing, building, testing and maintenance)

  • Comfortable presenting and sharing ideas across teams

  • Enjoy mentoring individuals to level up their skills

  • You love documentation and sharing knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled in front-end technologies including ES6, TypeScript, React, HTML, and CSS

  • Skilled in back-end technologies including Node.js, JavaScript, and TypeScript

  • Experience building and deploying full stack web applications

Preferred, But Not Required

  • Experience working with cloud-native tooling such as Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, and Helm

  • Experience with public cloud providers such as Google Cloud, AWS, Azure

  • Experience contributing to open source projects

  • A baseball fan or sports enthusiast

Per the NYC pay transparency law, the hiring range for this position is $150,000 to $190,000.

As a candidate for this position, your salary and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, skills and any other factors Major League Baseball (MLB) considers relevant to the hiring decision. In addition to your salary, MLB believes in providing a competitive compensation and benefits package for its employees. MLB offers employees a full range of best in class benefits with no employee contributions towards medical, dental, and vision coverage premiums, as well as incentive and recognition programs, life insurance and automatic employer 401k contributions. All benefits are subject to eligibility requirements and the terms of official plan documents which may be modified or amended from time to time.

Why MLB?

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 growth, teamwork, and professionalism. Employees who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify problems and provide solutions, and always put the Team first. For those ready to step up to the plate and join the Major Leagues, MLB takes the same approach as teams do with their players: empowering our “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 passionate about growing 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!