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Baseball Systems Data Modeler, Research & Development

at Houston Astros

Posted: 6/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3e66d965-f4d5-4f14-9a92-238ddb3173cd

Job Description

Baseball Systems Data Modeler, Research & Development

Department:                      Baseball Operations

Supervisor:                         Senior Architect, Research and Development

Classification:                   Full-time (Exempt)

The Houston Astros are seeking a Baseball Systems Data Modeler for the team’s Baseball Research and Development group. The Baseball Systems Data Modeler will work closely with the Senior Architect of R&D as part of a cross-functional agile team to build infrastructure and design systems that encourage the effective understanding and application of information throughout Baseball Operations. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Create and maintain ETL jobs for incoming data feeds
  • Ensure data integrity within the database and data processes
  • Design, implement, and maintain data mapping procedures
  • Apply statistical methods for handling and testing missing data problems

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is preferred
  • Experience with SQL Server and T-SQL, including SQL Server Reporting Service and SQL Server Integration Services
  • Experience with designing and developing data marts
  • Experience with data governance
  • Understanding of baseball data (e.g., TrackMan, Statcast) is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure/Amazon Web Services/Google Cloud platform is preferred
  • Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment is preferred
  • Experience with agile software development processes preferred
  • Experience with software testing and data-driven development preferred
  • Familiarity with Python and R is preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Work Environment

This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.  The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Rare travel maybe expected in this role.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.