Information Systems/Technical: Computer Information Systems
Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer - Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)
Scope of Position:
The Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer will take a lead role in ensuring data quality throughout football and business systems and will work closely with data architects and analysts to design, test, and implement advanced football metrics as well as provide ad-hoc analysis. This position will provide front line support to college scouting, pro personnel, and all other football systems.
This role requires strong programming fundamentals and the ability to read and step through other programmer’s code, understand programmatic flow, event drive programming modules, and demonstrate proper use of functions. This position reports to the Senior Director of Information Technology. Please be advised that relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Hours/Duration of Position:
Applicants must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including being available for major scheduled events on nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Due to the volume of resumes received, we regret that we simply cannot update each and every candidate on the status of their application. NO CALLS PLEASE.
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Do you hold a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems?
"Ability to walk, sit, climb, kneel, squat, bend, and extend arms and legs fully"
Anyone know why they require this? Genuienly curiuos.
HR Risk Management.
They just don't want another Mike Williams on their hands.
When the programs are all set you will need to assist the drug dealers. You will travel in and around sketchy areas. You must be able to make a toilet paper bong, and roll a spliff too. I will get this updated, sorry.
Are a few positions available in the secondary. Is there a prerequisite that I need to have served some sort of jail time?
Everything up to and including the kitchen sink required ... I'm surprised they didn't also add "Must be able to impede progress of blocking sled when it's being hammered by Jeff Backus."
A cynic would say that this is just a set-up to "import" someone.
I'll bet they're hoping to get this cheap, too.
It is really ridiculous that companies now go the cheaper route of going after an IT "jack of all trades" who just knows a little about a lot different areas. Not getting multiple techs who are experts in their own set field will not only come back to bite the company in the ass sooner or later, it places an unreasonable strain on the supposed know it all tech. Also, as a systems tech for a few SQL based applications myself, it annoys the hell out of me to always have togive these IT guys that have to handle everything a crash course in SQL because they only know enough about it to bullshit their way through an interview.
Oh well, enough ranting. As you said, it's a very "2012" type of IT job posting.
Great, now Brian is gunna take this job and the blog will shut down forever.
When we win it?
I love the idea of developing new advanced football metrics. This would be a dream job if I were to be a statistician with programming experience.
Damn you Climacophobia!
Damn you all to hell!
As I have been a programmer forever I have almost enough of that kitchen-sink list of skills to actually qualify for the job. So I applied. I suspect they have no intention of paying anyting close to what I currently make though. We'll see--they made me put in a salary requirement and I just put in a range of about 10K less than I currently make up to what I make now. Wonder if they will even contact me? My wife would probably kill me over the whole "must work nights and holidays" thing anyway, but it's at least worth looking into.
They want you at their beck and call. Does not look family friendly.
That is pretty typical for software jobs. I've been in software for almost 20 years and I've never worked anywhere that I had a 40 hour week. That's just the nature of the business. Hell, just this year I've pulled multiple all-nighters to get stuff done on time. Not EVERY week mind you, but around deadlines you are almost never pulling 40 hour weeks.
Now, working holidays, THAT is something i've never seen before. if it is working holidays because you are actively involved in the operations of the football team and they are playing on holidays (i.e. the Thanksgiving and Christmas games) then that's cool but it's not cool if they just see it as a way to be a slave driver.
Being involved in something gameday related would be awesome. Being stuck in a building in Allen Park on Thanksgiving working on some contrived deadline would not be.
...worth having that are family friendly, as far as hours are concerned.
I had a guy with intricate knowledge of the NFL tell me that "if a guy is really organized and efficient, being a GM in the NFL is only working 12-13 hour days, 7 days a week in-season." To which I asked, "Is 'in-season' just from the first to last game?" His reply? "Oh, no, that's from a couple weeks before the start of camp until after the draft. So really the off-season is May and June."
I've been doing this stuff for 20+ years now and it never gets better you'll get called on holiday's, anniversary's, weekends, and every other inoppotune moment of your private life.
The people who are calling you are never happy to see you and when you resolve their problem you'll be lucky to get a thank you, in fact the usual response is "what took you so long". Just recently for example my teammate moved 2 TB of data and over 2,000 users data to another disk attached to the same server, 12 user's data got missed and the management rated it as a failed effort.
I said in our team meeting 'you can't fix stupid'.
I'm hoping to get my BBQ catering business going soon and leave this Rat Race behind.
We know there wont be random drug tests in the Lion organization.
Looks like they're trying to hire the next Paul DePodesta for entry-level bachelor's degree pay. Hey, their internships are unpaid while other business summer internships pay around $20K + moving and travel expenses.
I always get a chuckle out of how they preselect the ecosystem for you. They want a guy to design new player management and football metrics sytem for them, but have already decided it has to be .NET and Microsoft like. So basically they could get the perfect candidate in terms of stats ability and knowledge, but they'd reject him since he's mostly fluent in Ruby.
Basically "You're perfect, but IT is too lazy to set up a *Nix box and toss Ruby on it, so go away." I'll never get the demanding knowledge of a specific langauge for high level stuff like this. Assuming you know object oriented programming and are capable for Googling for results on StackOverflow, you can learn another langauge. Much easier to teach a guy who knows C++ how to code in C# than it is to teach some guy three years worth of sports stats. I get wanting to see a code sample to prove you can write good code. Plus that way if you bring in PHP I know not to hire you.
Also if the Lions want player tracking software, just buy a licensed copy of this code.
That's the same job description I use to find people for my fantasy football team