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Cloud Data Engineer

REQ ID:  3982

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.


As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:

The NBA is looking for a hardworking software engineer to join a diverse product development team. You will be a part of the team responsible for the ingestion, storage, processing and data science involving the NBA’s basketball statistics. Our team’s primary goals are to maintain the historical statistical records of the NBA and then use that data to build fan-facing products that engage and educate the NBA’s fans across the world. If you want to join a team of hardworking developers who love cloud architectures and data science as much as they love basketball stats, this is the job for you!


Major Responsibility:

  • Work as a part of a software development team to contribute to current product development projects involving data and basketball statistics ingestion, storage and analysis
  • Contribute to full stack cloud-based development projects that help to build the NBA's next generation of fan-facing products
  • Synthesize new data points and metrics that better analyze basketball and help our fans understand the game
  • Build software applications that rely on surfacing data insights from large data warehouses
  • Work with other partners to finalize technical plans and specifications for development projects
  • Contribute ideas for new products powered by our data so that we can better engage our fans


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive programming experience and/or coursework in Python, C#, .NET or Java; programming experience with large, commercial applications is a plus
  • Extensive full-stack programming experience with cloud-native applications
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure is a plus
  • Experience with ingesting, storing and retrieving data from databases
  • Coursework or practical experience with SQL stored procedures is a plus
  • Experience working with enterprise data warehouses
  • Experience designing and building data architectures for cloud-based products
  • Experience with cloud orchestration systems
  • Previous Apache Airflow experience is a plus
  • Practical experience with data analysis techniques including modeling and clustering
  • Experience crafting data visualizations
  • Must be able to work with Visual Studio and GitHub in an Agile development environment
  • Basketball experience is a plus
  • Display an aptitude for taking initiative to go above and beyond
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
  • Ready and willing to learn from other members of our team
  • Detail oriented with a desire for seeing projects through to completion
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations



  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Computer Science or related field


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.