Baseball Systems Developer - Toronto Blue Jays

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

 

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million of Canadians every month!

 

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

 

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

 

Summary:

The Toronto Blue Jays are seeking a talented and versatile developer to join our growing Research and Development team within Baseball Operations. In this role you will help to design and build software that supports users throughout the organization and impacts areas such as player evaluation, scouting, and player development.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Research & Development team to add new functionality to our existing suite of web applications.
  • Help to design and build new applications to take advantage of new data and video sources, technologies, internal research, or to enable other organizational initiatives.
  • Contribute to code review, software testing, documentation and maintenance of internal tools and other collaborative software engineering tasks.
  • Participate in technical decision-making that will shape the next generation of the Blue Jays’ baseball systems.

 

Technical Skills

  • Professional developer with experience designing and building web applications or other software.
  • Highly proficient with at least one general purpose programming language (Python, Ruby, Java, C#, PHP or similar).
  • Experienced in foundational front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS and Javascript).
  • Good understanding of database development and data architecture principles, strong working knowledge of SQL (especially MS SQL Server or PostgreSQL).

 

Core Skills

  • Effective communicator – able to communicate with non-technical users to understand their roles and requirements and proposes appropriate solutions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills – finds pragmatic solutions to data and engineering challenges within time or technology constraints.
  • Attentive to detail – anticipates and identifies issues early, strives to produce reliable and high quality work.
  • Invested in learning and gaining new skills, both technical and non-technical.
  • Passion for baseball and an interest in statistical and analytics aspects of the game.

 

Preferred Experience

We are more interested in your passion for software development and problem solving than your experience with any particular technology.  The following technologies or fields reflect potential examples of projects that might come up for this role and experience with any of them is beneficial but not required.

  • Web application frameworks such as Django, Flask, Rails or similar.
  • Data visualization using libraries such as D3, plotly, Three.js, or ggplot.
  • Front-end Javascript frameworks such as React, Angular or Vue.
  • DevOps and CI/CD experience such as Azure DevOps, Github Actions or similar.
  • Data manipulation, modelling and visualization in R or Python.
  • Experience with cloud services (Azure, AWS, GCP).
  • R or Python package development and distribution.
  • Unix/Linux system administration and shell scripting.

 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.


Schedule: Full time

Shift: Day

Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)

Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON

Travel Requirements: None

Posting Category/Function: Baseball / Stadium Operations & Baseball Operations

Requisition ID: 251434

 

Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media

 

 

 

Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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