Senior Backend / API Engineer

  • 700 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Diamond Kinetics is commercializing revolutionary new technology to improve player performance in both baseball and softball. By leveraging issued patents​ ​from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, Diamond Kinetics provides real time quantitative data, mechanics feedback and training guidance to drive performance improvement for amateur and professional baseball/softball players and coaches.

Diamond Kinetics is fast-paced and performance-driven where responsibility and consistent success are required. Diamond Kinetics believes in stretching for growth as a company and as individual professionals. Our highly collaborative, growing software/R&D team seeks competitive, self-motivated people who do the same. Join the Diamond Kinetics team to impact our products and technology from the ground up.

Job Description

Diamond Kinetics is seeking a Senior Backend / API Engineer to help build the next generation baseball/softball analytics open API & tools. 

Diamond Kinetics is looking for a high performance individual interested in driving our existing sports-motion-data API to the next level. 

As a development leader at Diamond Kinetics, you must be passionate about delivering highly reliable, open & accessible APIs that will scale through industry best practices to service the entire sport of baseball and softball at all levels. 

Job Function and Purpose

The Senior Backend / API Engineer at Diamond Kinetics will lead development efforts on our existing API and will grow a team of engineers dedicated to providing simple and reliable access to human performance data in the sports of baseball and softball. 

With expert level knowledge of Java/Spring, containerization, CI/CD, and infrastructure automation, this role will serve as a subject matter expert to Diamond Kinetics engineers in building and scaling open and accessible APIs.

In this role, you will join our team of experienced application developers, mechanical engineers, and sports marketers to design new system capabilities to enhance the accessibility of Diamond Kinetics’ precision IMU hardware for MLB organizations, NCAA teams, and every tech-interested parent and coach in baseball and softball. 

We hope to find someone that identifies with the spirit of the Open API Initiative (https://www.openapis.org/) and understands the technical and people challenges inherent in broad API adoption.

Diamond Kinetics’ team and our product offerings are growing quickly, so the role requires a self-motivated individual with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to work cross functionally with other organizations (internal and external), who can also communicate to all levels of management. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Enhance our cloud architecture to better support internal (apps/web) and external (MLB/data-partner) clients

  • Work cross-functionally with R&D and other user-facing teams to create reusable and scalable architectures and toolsets

  • Promote DevOps best-practices including continuous integration, system health reporting, centralized logging, and system scalability

  • Maintain a high standard of user privacy while balancing the needs of partner data access needs and contractual obligations

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with integration partners in order to better serve their use-cases of our API

Qualifications

  • Highly proficient with Java & the Spring Framework

  • Deep understanding of DevOps, containers, public/private multi-cloud integration concepts and best practices

  • Experienced with relational data modeling, database schemas, SQL query structure, as well as ORM-mappers and their impact on database performance

  • 5+ years of software development experience with a track record of success

  • Comfortable working in multiple languages across multiple architectures

  • Demonstrable history of quickly picking up new languages and frameworks

Additional Desired Experience

  • Played baseball or softball; understanding and passion for the games

  • Comfortable with physics concepts and equations

  • Comfortable developing in Python

  • Some development experience with HTML/CSS/JS

  • Start-up and/or early-stage company experience

Additional Information

  • Unique, exciting opportunity to work in a venture backed early stage company

  • Demanding performance-oriented work environment

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Diamond Kinetics is an equal opportunity employer

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