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Director, Baseball Data Infrastructure - Detroit Tigers (Open to Remote)

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JOB SUMMARY:
The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a Director, Baseball Data Infrastructure. This role will be responsible for leading all internal data and infrastructure initiatives within Baseball Operations. This position will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.     Lead the data team and data infrastructure initiatives within Baseball Operations.
2.     Manage the consumption, storage, and maintenance of all baseball data.
3.     Make strategic decisions on data acquisition, storage technologies, policies and procedures, and quality assurance.
4.     Oversee the integration of data into all baseball analytics and software systems.
5.     Maintain expertise in modern data management techniques within the fast-paced baseball technology landscape.


MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1.     5+ years of relevant work experience including successful project management and team leadership.
2.     Proven ability to make technology infrastructure decisions for an organization.
3.     Understanding of modern data engineering and application of best practices.
4.     Expertise with large-scale relational databases, data modeling, and SQL.
5.     Experience building data warehouses for data science and analytics.
6.     Ability to build high-performance data pipelines which maintain data quality.
7.     Familiarity with cloud storage, cloud computing, and cloud services.
8.     Experience with at least one common programming language such as Java, Python, or C#.
9.     Passion for baseball and robust understanding of current baseball research.


PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1.     Experience in sports industry and/or working with sports data.
2.     Familiarity with the baseball tech industry including third-party vendors and services.
3.     Experience with NoSQL storage technologies and considerations.
4.     Understanding of stream processing, messaging systems, or other real-time data workflows.
5.     Familiarity with software tools for data orchestration and/or workflow management.
6.     Experience working with high-fidelity sensor or tracking data sets.


WORKING CONDITIONS:
1.     Office environment.
2.     Location may be based in Detroit or fully remote.
3.     Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required.

The above is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or nonessential requirements. 

Detroit Tigers, Inc. has the right to change, modify, suspend, interrupt, or cancel in whole or in part any job functions outlined in a job description at any time and without advance notice to the employee.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.