STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. Our mission is to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. STATS provides real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation, brand activation solutions and SportVU technology. STATS is headquartered in Chicago, with offices globally. Learn more at

As the world’s leading sports data and technology company, STATS powers sports. We are trusted by more than 800 clients around the globe to enhance fan engagement and maximize team performance by analyzing sports data from more than 100,000 games a year with unrivaled speed and accuracy. We power sports on and off the field through data feeds, video analysis, sports content and research, player tracking through STATS SportVU®, and customizable digital solutions.

For more information, go to and follow STATS on Twitter @STATS_Insights.

Job Description

What You’ll Do:
• Contribute to all aspects of the data pipelines under the team’s ownership, which includes design, implementation, refactoring, automated testing, deployment, and uptime of the pipelines
• Select and integrate any Big Data tools and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities
• Implement, monitor, and optimize ETL processes
• Defining and implementing data retention and governance policies
• Improve internal team processes by keeping what's working, throwing away what's not
• Collaborate on the vision of the workflows under the team's ownership

Skills & Requirements

What You’ll Bring:
• More than 4 years of relevant back-end software development experience
• Good diagnostic, analytical, design and communication skills
• Ability to craft simple and elegant solutions to complex problems
• Experience building and supporting real-time and non-real-time data pipelines via scripts, tools and services
• Experience working with Apache Spark, Hadoop v2, MapReduce or other open-source big data technologies
• Experience working with stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Apache Storm or Spark Streaming
• Experience building event-driven or message-driven architecture using tools like RabbitMQ and Kafka
• Experience with managing cloud (AWS, Azure, Google) platforms, via CLI and web tooling
• Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Flume
• Strong understanding of Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks
• Familiarity with Oracle or other relational databases
• Familiarity with MongoDb, Redis or other NoSQL databases
• Experience with Python scripting
• Experience with SOA architectures and distributed systems
• Experience with Agile development processes
• BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related experience

Bonus Skills:
• Experience with Big Data ML toolkits, such as Mahout, SparkML, or H2O
• Experience with Atlassian suite of tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)
• Experience with CI/CD workflows and tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, and/or AppVeyor
• Experience with Node.js microservice development

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Why work with us
Here at STATS, we offer a growing, global organization with a competitive compensation package, salary and bonus incentives as well as a world-class benefits package. Our comprehensive health-care plan includes medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible-spending options, short- and long-term disability and company-sponsored life insurance.
STATS provides matching 401k contributions for retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, generous vacation allotments and flexible work hours given our global reach and the 24/7 nature of sports. Outside the office, STATS regularly sponsors employee activities such as our annual picnic, holiday party and many team-based sporting events.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive Compensation
Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
Casual Dress
Weekly Office Intramural Sports
401(k) Company Match
Life and AD&D Insurance
Fitness Center Access
Company Provided Snacks
Commuter Benefits

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