Primary Purpose

To design, implement, manage, and troubleshoot the Baseball Department’s information architecture, and to expose that data to UI developers through a web service layer or direct SQL. The Back-End Developer will partner with the Baseball Analytics and Software Development teams to maintain data infrastructure, support needs, implement solutions, and drive innovation in baseball’s data-driven decision process. Key functions will include data modeling, integration, warehousing, and consumption, as well as the development and maintenance of web services in C# that expose data through REST web services.

This role will report to Manager, Back End Development in our Information Systems department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Work with the baseball department and software development team to design, develop, test and deploy new functionality, applications, and systems.

DATA CONSUMPTION

  • Support data and reporting requirements for a variety of applications, analysts, and end-users in all departments.

  • Provide technical and strategic advice of the management in the creation and implementation of new data standards, databases, products, and vendors.

DATA INTEGRATION

  • Create and support ETL (extract, transform, load) data integration processes.

  • Understand the format, definitions, limitations, and content of external and internal data feeds.

  • Reconcile differences across data sources and consolidate into a single master repository.

  • Develop processes ensuring data standards, security, stewardship, lineage, and metadata management.

  • Spearhead efforts to identify, obtain and integrate new data sources useful for decision-making

 DATA MODELING

  • Understand and document existing database structures, historical design decisions, business rules, and future requirements.

  • Develop and document a comprehensive information model that describes the data and maps the workflow that transform and manipulates it into usable information.

  • Ensure “single version of the truth” consistency across applications and reports.

DATA WAREHOUSING

  • Manage a data warehouse to support reporting and analytics.

  • Assist end users in extracting data for their purposes

WEB SERVICES DEVELOPMENT

  • Creating and supporting REST-based web services to expose data to various UI layers (web, desktop, mobile app).

 Education & Experience Requirements

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or related field.

  • At least 3 years of experience in software development or in a similar role

  • Experience with business intelligence, data warehousing, OLAP, and/or data integration.

  • Experience with data modeling.

  • Thorough knowledge of design and integration principles for complex, heterogeneous databases

  • Advanced knowledge in query development, including SQL, MDX, and stored procedures.
  • Experience with ETL and BI reporting tools (e.g. Microsoft SSIS & SSRS, Tableau).

  • Experience using JSON formatted data.

  • Experience in C# or other .NET language.

  • Knowledgeable about software development best practices and long-term maintainability of code

  • Familiarity with baseball data and sabermetrics strongly desirable.

  • Experience supporting or using statistical and/or data-mining applications is desirable.

  • Familiarity with any of application development and/or web technologies is a plus.

  Standard Requirements

  • Reads, speaks, comprehends and communicates English effectively in all communications.

  • Represents the Cleveland Indians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.

  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office.

  • Ability to act according to the organizational values and service excellence at all times.

  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.

  • Ability to walk, sit or stand for an entire shift.

  • Ability to work extended days and hours, including holidays and weekends.

  • Ability to move throughout all areas and levels of the Ballpark.

  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment.

  • Occasional physical activity such as lifting and carrying boxes up to 25lbs.

 

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