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The Washington Nationals are seeking a full stack web developer to join our Baseball Research & Development team. The developer will work on a small team to build and maintain an internal web application used by scouts, coaches, player development staff, and the baseball operations front office. Some key features of the site include scouting reports, video, player projections, custom reports and tools, and the display of both public and proprietary metrics related to player performance and evaluation. Applicants should have demonstrated web development and software engineering experience and be excited about the opportunity to work on software that has a significant impact within a baseball organization.

Some perks of joining the Washington Nationals as a developer in Baseball R&D include joining a tight-knit front office team, collaborating closely with the rest of the R&D group and other stakeholders in baseball operations, complimentary tickets to Nationals home games, working out of our offices at Nationals Park with access to some of the facilities at the ballpark, employee discounts at the Nationals Team Store, comprehensive health benefits, and participation in Major League Baseball’s Pension Plan for Non-Uniformed Personnel.

The Washington Nationals are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, implement, and test new features and tools
  • Support and maintain existing features
  • Investigate and resolve bugs
  • Develop and deploy data imports and other background processing jobs
  • Work closely with analysts to display public and private metrics
  • Understanding the needs of our internal users and building solutions meet their needs

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information science, or related experiences
  • 2+ years of full-time web development experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to write clean, concise, and maintainable code
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience with modern programming languages (i.e. Ruby, Python,, JavaScript) and frameworks (Rails, Django Node/ExpressJS).  Rails is preferred
  • Experience with frontend JavaScript frameworks, such as jQuery, Vue.js, or React.
  • Understanding of relational database schema design, experience using MySQL & PostgreSQL, and comfort writing direct SQL statements
  • Experience with AWS, Linux, and using a CLI
  • Authorized to work in the United States

All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.