Job Posting: Cleveland Indians

Title: Data Architect – Baseball Analytics
Location: Cleveland, OH

Description: The Cleveland Indians are currently scouting for a Data Architect to work in our Baseball Operations Department. This individual will report to the Director of Baseball Operations while assisting both the Baseball and Information Systems Departments.

This individual will be a technical resource to the baseball analytics department, taking on increasing responsibility to design, implement, and manage the Baseball Department’s information architecture.

Responsibilities include:

• Creating data models, developing processes for extraction, transformation, cleansing, and loading a variety of internal and external data sources;
• Creating and maintaining business rules and metadata to ensure data consistency, designing and implementing a data warehouse of baseball information.
• Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, statistical analysis and baseball research, application and web development, and user interface and data visualization design.

Candidates must possess:
• A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related field, along with demonstrated work experience designing and managing data warehouses, creating OLAP cubes, and using reporting tools.
• Experience with Oracle (preferred) or another major database system including advanced knowledge of SQL and/or MDX is required.
• Experience with any of the following are highly desirable: database administration, ETL and/or BI tools, application development in .NET and/or Java.
• Proficiency in statistical analysis software packages (R, STATA, SAS, SPSS) is desirable, as is familiarity with current baseball research and analytics.

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.indians.com/jobs , Requisition Number 10-0025. Interested candidates must apply online to be considered.

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Title: Baseball Analyst
Location: Cleveland, OH

Description: The Cleveland Indians are currently scouting for a Baseball Analyst to work in our Baseball Operations Department. This individual will report to the Manager of Baseball Analytics while assisting both the Baseball and Information Systems Departments.

Responsibilities include:

• Performing advanced statistical analysis on large volumes of baseball-related data and implementing predictive models to aid in departmental decision making.
• Creating reports, charts, tables, graphics, and other tools to deliver information to staff in concise and readable formats;
• Advising and assisting other analysts and staff on proper selection and implementation of techniques in statistical analysis and data mining;
• Monitoring developments in statistical fields to identify new algorithms or methods applicable to baseball problems;
• Evaluating published sabermetric research to ascertain its value and applicability to internal models and processes.
• Other projects may be assigned consistent with departmental needs and candidate skills.

Candidates must possess:
• A Master’s degree (or higher) in Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related quantitative field.
• This individual must possess expert knowledge of modern statistical analysis and/or machine learning techniques.
• Significant experience with R, STATA, SPSS, SAS, or similar software is required.
• Strong knowledge of baseball, particularly in sabermetrics is also required.
• Experience with a database system such as Oracle or SQL Server, and proficiency with SQL is highly desirable.
• Demonstrated ability to advise, consult, mentor, or teach others is desirable.
• The ability to communicate complex concepts at an appropriate level to colleagues possessing a wide range of backgrounds is also important.

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.indians.com/jobs , Requisition Number 10-0024. Interested candidates must apply online to be considered.




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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.


17 Responses to “Job Posting: Cleveland Indians”

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  1. AInquisition says:

    It’s really cool that you guys post these here. Even though I’m still in school, and therefore not yet ready for positions like this, It’s really nice to see what teams want in positions like this.

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  2. Zack says:

    Yeah the 2nd job is something I’ll be looking for when I finish college. Thanks for posting this.

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  3. Dave’s just trying to make baseball smarter — Good Job!

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  4. Ryan says:

    I’m still in college pursuing a degree in CS but this seems right up my alley. I’ve built an MLB database and I’m currently working for 6 months full-time at a company that does exactly this type of stuff (but not baseball related).

    I hope to see more ads like this in the future, and it would be awesome if more job opportunities like this opened up!

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  5. Bradley says:

    Gah! How close to Cleveland is Chicago?!

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  6. John C says:

    Time to put that Masters in Statistics to use, I suppose.

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  7. Reality says:

    You will get paid a LOT more and work less hours if you do the same thing for a non-sport organization.

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    • Joe R says:

      LOL
      Ever think that’s not the point?

      That people might work more hours and earn a little less to be involved in baseball?

      I’d be applying in a heartbeat if I was qualified, but as I said below, I’m still working on it.

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  8. Joe R says:

    Keep posting these in like 3-4 years when I (hopefully) have my MS in Statistics / Business Analytics.

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  9. John says:

    Darn, looks a little too rough for me:
    • Ability to lift and carry items up to 15 lbs.
    • Ability to sit for an entire shift.
    • Hazards may include, but are not limited to, slips, trips, falls and cuts.

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  10. Felonius_Monk says:

    I think there must be some mistake here. There appears to be content in any way related to splits in this post.

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