Data Science & Solutions Backend Engineer - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City · OK · Open to Remote)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder is an elite performance organization and a leading franchise in the NBA. Beyond any single game, season, or outcome, we’re driven to shape the future of our industry, our community and our own legacy in sports. We’re looking for people who want to make an impact–individuals with the courage and ambition to think and work differently and an endless desire for progress. At the Thunder, you’re joining a culture that performs at the highest level and empowers you to realize your greatest potential.

As Data Science & Solutions Backend Engineer / Insight & Foresight, your work is meaningful as you uncover valuable insights that will help shape the organization’s future.  As a member of the team, you will collaborate with engineers and analysts to deliver robust solutions that drive decision making and improve workflows across basketball operations. Your work will put information at the fingertips of decision makers including those in player evaluation, player development, and coaching.

  • Manage, implement and maintain data systems
  • Collaborate with a team of engineers to develop applications that influence real-time, data-driven decision making
  • Improve data infrastructure through research of new technologies and enforcement of standard methodologies
  • Carry out other administrative tasks consistent with the policies and procedures of the NBA and OKC Thunder

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science or equivalent work or military experience
  • 2+ years of experience in related field such as software or data engineering
  • Experience developing and maintaining ETL processes (Python, SQL)
  • Experience with database design and administration (SQL)
  • Experience building RESTful APIs using a modern server-side web development framework (Django, Node)
  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Respect for confidentiality and success working with secure data
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver clear and effective messages to a variety of partners

  • Experience with AWS technologies such as S3, RDS, and EC2
  • Experience with client-side scripting and modern web development frameworks (Angular, Ember, React)

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Data Science & Solutions / Insight & Foresight. The responsibilities of this position are best served working on-site in Oklahoma City. However, we remain open-minded to the possibility of remote work arrangements based on certain circumstances.

We offer a robust benefits package including excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, 401k with matching funds, and much more!

The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, considering applicants fairly based on qualifications, experience and business needs. We value diversity and support an inclusive environment for all employees.


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