Job Posting: Baseball Info Solutions Is Hiring

Our friends at Baseball Info Solutions are hiring an Entry Level.Net Programmer and a 2013 Intern:

Entry Level .Net Programmer

Baseball Info Solutions is looking for a entry level .NET programmer to start ASAP.

The entry level .NET developer is responsible for designing and implementing solutions based on business and client requirements. The .NET developer will work independently on smaller projects and as part of a team on larger projects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate professionalism and high level communication skills as he/she may work directly with management and clients. The .NET developer will be expected to demonstrate strong problem solving and decision making skills in a fast paced environment. An understanding of relational database design and knowledge of reporting services is helpful.

Candidates must possess:

  • Understanding the phases of the software development life-cycle.
  • Knowledge of object oriented design, coding, and implementation.
  • Experience using Visual Studio.
  • Knowledge of SQL.
  • Passion for baseball.
  • In-depth knowledge of baseball and scoring rules.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule possibly including nights and/or weekends.
  • Four-year degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or equivalent work experience.

Baseball Info Solutions offers an excellent benefits package, a casual work environment, and a unique opportunity for a baseball-minded professional.

Email resumes/cover letters to careers@baseballinfosolutions.com

2013 Internship

Internship Overview
BIS is looking for highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in the baseball industry. Interns will have a chance to make an immediate impression on the company, as BIS is still relatively small in size. Each intern will be collecting data that is directly used by several MLB teams for advance scouting purposes. Not only will the interns become more familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of hundreds of professional players; they will learn about the ins and outs of the baseball statistics industry.

Internship Responsibilities:
  • Score and pitch chart MLB games using specialized computer software
  • Check the accuracy and validity of data
  • Prepare and analyze statistical data for delivery to customers
  • Assist with the production of the 2014 Bill James Handbook
  • Provide administrative support to the full-time staff

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of baseball and baseball scorekeeping
  • Ability to identify and differentiate between pitch types
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to quickly learn new software
  • High school or college baseball playing experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited college or university

Internship Timeframe:The internship will begin on March 20th and conclude at the end of the regular season (September 30th), with a possibility of extending through the middle of October.

Compensation:An hourly rate of $7.25 and/or college course credit will be offered to each intern

Anyone interested in the internship should send a cover letter and resume to Dan Casey atdan@baseballinfosolutions.com. No phone calls please.




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12 Responses to “Job Posting: Baseball Info Solutions Is Hiring”

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  1. Dang.. I was really liking the idea of the second posting until I saw $7.25 an hour. I think I’ll just work at Taco Bell for $8 an hour.

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  2. RC says:

    I’m always amazed that they can get anyone to do these things. Its an awful lot of qualifications for min-wage.

    The qualifications for their “entry level” job are clearly not entry level (but I bet the pay is).

    Has to be someone who has someone else paying their bills.

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    • Ed says:

      Honestly, the postings look really reasonable to me.

      For the entry level job, you’re not going to find a programming job anywhere with less demands than that. The demands really come down to “have a degree and a clue how to program.” Most job descriptions ask for far more than that, even at entry level, or even for internships.

      The internship sounds like “watch baseball games, enter what happens into a computer.” The pay is a little low for an office internship (maybe you could get $10/hr if you fit well at an established company), but you kinda have to expect it for a job that’s going to have a lot more applicants than positions available.

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      • Synovia says:

        I don’t know what sort of entry level stuff you’ve been involved with, but frankly, I think your post is ridiculous.

        None of this is entry level:
        “Understanding the phases of the software development life-cycle.” Nobody is developing software at the entry level. You’re doing low level support/implementation.

        And understanding how to design relational databases will get you $100K a year.

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    • Joe R says:

      It’s .NET. Not exactly the “in demand” language.

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  3. kdm628496 says:

    if i had a sugar mama, i’d be all over the minimum wage internship. alas, i’ll stick to the John Dewan plan of being an actuary before switching to baseball analytics.

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  4. Grant says:

    $7.25, really? Have enough class to pay a fair wage

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    • Casey says:

      Geez, I sure wish I could do have my dream job AND demand to be paid a fair wage for it. Alas, professional TV watching has far too many applicants.

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  5. dustygator says:

    A quick googling of John Dewan finds out that he switched to baseball analytics a few years after getting his FSA. I’ll admit I’m a big baseball fan and starting down the actuarial path myself but I don’t see the point in leaving a cushy FSA-credentialed actuarial job for god knows what you could get in baseball analytics. Dewan seems to have done very well for himself but you’d really have to love baseball (and hate being an actuary) to quit a six figure career to be a glorified data miner.

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  6. Jake says:

    I actually did the internship in 2008, and it was the best summer of my life. I know quite a few guys that also did it have gone on to work with MLB clubs afterwards, so this is definitely something that’s worthwhile if you want an in. Go ahead and scoff at the wage, but you don’t go into this line of work if you want to make money. Also, the owner of the company has a hookup with a local adult baseball league team, so you’ll have a place to play if you want to do that, too.

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    • Synovia says:

      Nobody is saying its not worthwhile. What we’re saying is that you can’t do any of these things unless you’ve got someone else willing to pay your bulls for you.

      Its the typical “Give some already well-off kid a head start” internship.

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  7. CR says:

    Anyone looking at breaking into baseball has to pay their dues; this is just the nature of the business. Anyone on the inside has put in their time.

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