Texas Rangers Job Posting

From FanGraphs:

Texas Rangers: Programmer Analyst, Baseball Operations

City / State: Arlington TX

JOB SUMMARY: Analyzes needs, designs, writes, tests and supports new programs and applications to support Baseball Operations. Works according to approved requirements and detailed specifications. Supports and contributes to ongoing analytical research.


Job Duties

  • Author readable software requirements by discerning key deliverables from short in-person meetings, phone calls, or emails
  • Produce reasonable, accurate estimates from the gathered requirements with the ability to consistently meet them
  • Develop high-quality software systems on multiple platforms in a rapid application development environment
  • Confirm program operation by conducting tests
  • Develop and maintain databases and links to multiple external data sources
  • Provide reference material by writing and maintaining user documentation
  • Ability to train and support end users with a wide variety of computer skills
  • Support analytical research and development
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Job Expectations

  • Protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Build professional relationships with baseball operations personnel in order to understand service requirements
  • Willingness to be honest with clients if unable to meet deadlines as soon as problems are encountered
  • Demonstrate a willingness to commit the additional time and effort necessary during periods of heavy workload in order to meet project milestones, implementation deadlines and the like
  • Demonstrate desire and aptitude to become a subject matter expert in baseball data analysis


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer related discipline or relevant work experience
  • Communicate technical and complex information both orally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work under strict deadlines and minimal supervision
  • Perform multiple tasks concurrently and respond to emergency situations effectively
  • Possess a sound working knowledge of , and significant hands on experience with several of the following, by priority:
    • Software requirements, design, testing, and debugging
    • Rapid Application Development
    • Microsoft SQL Server (advanced querying and stored procedures, analyzing performance)
    • C#, ASP.NET
    • jQuery and JavaScript
    • MySQL
    • C++
    • Statistical Analysis
    • R
    • Tableau

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.

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