Job offer: Driveline R&D data engineering intern


Position: Intern in R&D data engineering

Site: Kent, WA or remote
Compensation: Seasonal, $ 2,500 / month. No additional benefit.

Start date: From September 15, 2021
End date: Around March 1, 2022, but exceptional applicants may be offered an extension

Applicants will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per week.

If a candidate decides to relocate to Kent, WA, no relocation financial assistance is offered. However, Driveline will connect you with a number of short-term affordable housing options upon acceptance for the position, if one is offered.

You will spend your time helping to collect, organize and integrate the various data sources under the hood of Driveline Baseball, working with their various stakeholders (baseball operations analysts, the data science team, their software engineers, etc.) to provide optimal data solutions for various processes, models and dashboards. These solutions will have a direct impact on training hall operations and data collection systems, special research projects that expand the sphere of baseball knowledge and help consult with professional players and organizations.

This role will integrate directly with production projects and platforms (including Driveline’s suite of software tools and API endpoints, EDGE, and their enterprise software platform, TRAQ) and should not only help consolidate data pipelines and databases, but also be prepared to approach and identify new data sources and automation opportunities as they arise. Driveline is a growing start-up that constantly seeks to push the boundaries. Taking initiative and thinking critically about data issues is essential for this role.

Essential tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enhance existing data pipelines for various third party API / data feeds and internal databases
  • Oversee the collection, clean-up and analysis of current data for existing and new research projects, ranging from planning logistics methods for peer-reviewed studies to internal database clean-up and script restructuring ETL loading
  • Design, build and maintain New Paired Baseball Technology Data Warehouse Solutions
  • Improve Driveline’s process and system for tracking, analyzing and visualizing important business information
  • Identify and propose solutions for payload data flows that are currently not consistently tracked
  • Collaborate with software, data and baseball operations teams on code reviews, as well as planning and design specifications
  • Debug, troubleshoot and document all relevant data processes as needed

This is not a “hidden” front office position where you produce data and no one is counting on you – you will interface with professional athletes and coaches on a daily basis.

A great candidate demonstrates:

  • Quantitative skills and experience in major programming languages, such as R and / or Python (specific experience with data analysis, data visualization and ETL packages)
  • Experience in creating, maintaining and exploring databases (MySQL and / or NoSQL experience preferred), as well as query optimization and database design
  • Experience in building and deploying machine learning models in production level code
  • Experience interfacing, extracting and manipulating various data structures including JSON and XML
  • Experience with software patches, source control, branch release management, etc. on platforms such as Github, JIRA or similar
  • Willingness and ability to learn quickly in a technical environment
  • Open source projects with full documentation on GitHub
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent “feeling”. That blend of empathy, common sense, and sympathy that makes people trust you.
  • A mindset for growth and learning with an ability to stay organized / manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Proactive and creative solutions to large-scale problems.

What is not required:
– Any form of college education. Driveline cares more about the skills you have in the present rather than where you learned them.


  • Familiarity with Driveline’s mission, previous research and blog posts.
  • The passion to do things right. “Smart people know how difficult it is to know something.”
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to stand for more than 4 hours at a time.
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds.

End of internship :
Full-time positions are not guaranteed at the end of the internship. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis for full-time positions or internship extensions.

To apply:
To apply, please complete the form located here. Applications must be submitted before September 15, 2021.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Driveline is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by local, state or federal authorities. laws. For employees and job applicants with disabilities, Driveline offers reasonable accommodations.

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