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Systems Tech Lead, Research & Development 

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The Pirates Why

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a storied franchise in Major League Baseball who are reinventing themselves on every level. Boldly and relentlessly pursuing excellence by:

  • purposefully developing a player and people-centered culture;
  • deeply connecting with our fans, partners, and colleagues;
  • passionately creating lifetime memories for generations of families and friends; and
  • meaningfully impacting our communities and the game of baseball.

At the Pirates, we believe in the power of a diverse workforce and strive to create an inclusive culture centered in Passion, Innovation, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Empathy, and Service.

Job Summary

The Pittsburgh Pirates are seeking a Technical Lead within Research and Development. This individual will oversee the Systems group and its mission to build the Pirates new single platform. This position requires a strong background and experience in designing application architectures as well as writing code to see the designs through to implementation. An ideal candidate will leverage their experience and tech skills to lead the team in creating a scalable and high-performing baseball system that serves all aspects of Baseball Operations. This senior role will be expected to mentor, write code part-time, and contribute heavily to technical designs and implementation.


  1. Lead a team of software and data engineers in designing, building, and scaling internal software and data platforms that serve all levels of Baseball Operations.
  2. Drive technical decision-making around the choices of software engineering technologies and platforms to create a sustainable and high-performance infrastructure for software solutions.
  3. Lead daily standup meetings and sprint planning and retrospectives.
  4. Coordinate with the larger R&D department to deliver solutions that integrate with ongoing research to create sustained competitive advantages.
  5. Work across departments within Baseball Operations to communicate and validate the design of software platforms and ensure buy-in for the timing and manner of deployment.
  6. Partner with leadership in building out the product roadmap.
  7. Communicate with the larger Baseball Operations department on direction, capabilities, and timelines of the product roadmap.
  8. Develop and deploy user-centered applications on a platform that is designed for reliability and performance.
Position Requirements


  1. Authorized to work lawfully in the United States.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.
  3. 6+ years of relevant work experience.
  4. Experience building scalable systems utilizing cloud platforms, e.g., Azure, GCP, AWS.
  5. Strong proficiency in front-end application libraries, such as Angular, React, or Vue.
  6. Experience with different API frameworks, including REST and GraphQL.
  7. Experience conducting code reviews and developing test suites for scalable systems.
  8. Familiarity with modern agile practices and development tools.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with designers, analysts, and other engineers.
  10. Experience working with SQL Server and other relational databases.


  1. Management experience.
  2. Experience in data architecture, relational design, and unstructured data stores.
  3. Prior experience in sports.
Location BBO Major League  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  

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