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Job Posting: Red Sox Major League Clubhouse Analyst

Position: Boston Red Sox Major League Clubhouse Analyst

Location: Boston, MA

Description:
The Boston Red Sox seek an analyst to support the major league coaching staff while working closely with the major league manager, senior analyst in Baseball Analytics, and Advance Scouting department.

This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, intellectually curious environment and to potentially impact player performance and on-field strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Statistical modeling and quantitative analysis of a variety of data sources, for the purpose of optimizing on-field player performance and strategic decision-making.
  • Effectively present analyses through the use of written reports and data visualization to disseminate insights to members of the major league coaching staff.
  • Travel with the major league team throughout the season, including to the Red Sox spring training facility. During the offseason this position will be based in Boston working with Baseball Analytics.
  • Maintain working expertise of leading-edge analytics, including publicly available research and novel statistical approaches, in order to recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, models, and algorithms.
  • Other projects and related duties as directed by the major league manager, senior analyst in Baseball Analytics, and other members of Baseball Operations leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field such as statistics, predictive analytics, data science, engineering, applied math, physics, quantitative social sciences, computer science, or operations research.
  • Demonstrated experience with baseball data analysis.
  • Advanced understanding of statistical methods or machine learning techniques.
  • Proficiency with modern database technologies including SQL.
  • Demonstrated experience with programming languages (e.g., R or Python).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences using data visualization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Demonstrated work ethic, passion for baseball, and strong baseball knowledge, including familiarity with current baseball research and analysis.
  • Attention to detail while also having the ability to work quickly and balance multiple priorities.
  • Experience working for a major league club preferred.
  • Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours is a must.
  • Other programming and database skills are a plus.

To Apply:
To apply, please send an email to analyticsresume@redsox.com with the subject “Clubhouse Analyst.” Please include the following items/answers to the following questions:

  • Updated resume
  • Example of analysis you’ve done, preferably related to baseball
  • What is a project that you believe would add substantial value to a baseball team? Please describe the project and provide an overview of how you would complete it.

Job Posting: Driveline Baseball R&D Intern

Position: Research and Development Intern

Location: Kent, WA
Employment Details:

  • Seasonal, $2500/month.
  • No additional benefits.
  • Start Date: As early as November 1st, 2018 – no later than December 1st, 2018
  • End Date: April 1st, 2019, but exceptional applicants may be offered an extension through the summer
  • Candidates will be expected to work ~40 hours per week.
  • This is NOT a remote position. It is located in Kent, WA. No financial relocation assistance is offered, though Driveline will put you in contact with a number of affordable short-term housing options upon accepting the role, if offered.

Description:
You will spend your time on the floor checking in with athletes, monitoring their movements, answering questions and integrating with the skill-specific and High Performance teams to collect and analyze athlete data.

You’ll work on projects like:

  • Preparing athletes for biomechanical assessments via retroreflective marker placement.
  • Running assessment reports in our internal tools software and in industry-standard software like Visual3d, Motive:Body, and OpenSIM.
  • Collecting and cleaning data for existing and new research projects.
  • Filming athletes using our Edgertronic high-speed cameras, editing the videos, and organizing them for easy access by the coaches, athletes, and research team.
  • Writing blog posts and creating social media content to document findings.
  • Going through your own independent research project of your choice, from study design, to IRB approval, to data collection and analysis, and finally, publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

R&D interns at Driveline Baseball spend their entire week working on internal projects that push the limits of knowledge in the baseball training space. You will be given unparalleled access to technology that few labs in the world have access to, and you will be tasked with an independent project that will eventually be published in a peer-reviewed journal with your name attached and proper credit given (all publication fees are paid for by Driveline Baseball).

You will be given a laptop and standing desk to work at inside the research lab, on the floor, and with our athletes. This isn’t a front office “hidden” position where you crank out data and no one is counting on you – you will be interfacing daily with professional athletes.

This is an opportunity to advance your career and knowledge base while being paid.

A Great Candidate Demonstrates:

  • Quantitative skill and experience in major statistical packages, like R-Studio.
  • Previous experience with some form of biomechanical analysis software package.
  • Open source project work on GitHub or openly published preprints/blogs to review. Driveline wants to know that you have contributed in some way on your own – this internship is very self-driven and is not micromanaged. Driveline needs independent thinkers, workers, and doers who take initiative.
  • Previous experience in coaching or playing baseball. Knowledge of the game within the game results in faster on-ramping at Driveline Baseball.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills. Deliver the right message at the right time.
  • Excellent “feel.” That mix of empathy, common sense and likability that makes people trust you.
  • A mindset for growth and learning. What do you want to be better at?
  • Always organized.
  • Proactively creates solutions to problems. You can’t help but do a little weekend side-project to solve that issue that’s been bugging you.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Driveline’s mission, previous research, and blog posts.
  • Passion for getting it right. “Smart people know how hard it is to know something.”
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to stand for 4+ hours straight.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds.

What is Not Required:
Any form of college education. Driveline cares about what you’ve done and what you’re passionate about independently, not what class load you’ve taken.

To Apply:
To apply, please fill out this Google Forms Application. Applications are due by 10/20/2018.

Following the end of the internship, candidates will be evaluated on an individual basis for full-time roles or internship extensions.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Driveline is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws. For employees and applicants for employment who have disabilities, Driveline provides reasonable accommodation.


Job Postings: Braves R&D and Baseball Operations

Please note, this posting contains three positions.

Position: Atlanta Braves R&D Developer Trainee

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:

The R&D Developer Trainee position emphasizes software and web development as it relates to the Baseball Operations department. The trainee’s main responsibilities will be to assist the R&D department with building proprietary applications for displaying baseball information and visualizations, maintaining existing information management systems, and developing additional productivity tools to aid in Baseball Operations decision making. Candidates must have proven experience with application and/or web development, with interest in baseball and sports analytics research as a strong plus. The position will report to Assistant General Manager, Research and Development.

Note: Applicants for full-season R&D Developer Trainee positions (Jan-Nov), and summer R&D Developer Intern positions (May-Aug) will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of all proprietary software used within the Baseball Operations department.
  • Work with department stakeholders to develop, deploy and test applications within IT best practice parameters.
  • Build relationships, communicate effectively, and gather feedback from Baseball Operations staff to build new platforms and improve existing systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Past or expected BA or BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated software development experience in one or more programming languages: Java, .NET, Python, Flask, Javascript, AngularJS, C#, C/C++.
  • Familiarity with database technologies and SQL. Microsoft SQL Server experience is a plus.
  • Ability to learn new technologies, including new coding languages.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, and the ability to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends as dictated by the Major League season.
  • Must complete a successful background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current baseball statistics and analytics used in player evaluation a plus
  • Experience with data visualization a plus.
  • Web development experience, especially with JavaScript, Angular JS, or Python Flask
  • Experience with big data techniques.
  • Demonstrated software development work product.
  • Collegiate or other baseball playing experience.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please email your resume and any other materials to bravesrdpositions@gmail.com.

Position: Atlanta Braves R&D Analyst Trainee

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:
The R&D Analyst Trainee will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The day-to-day responsibilities of this position will revolve around using data analysis to provide insight into player evaluation, performance projection, roster construction, and all other facets of baseball operations decision making, with emphasis on different sub-departments depending on the baseball calendar and needs of the department. The position will report to Assistant General Manager, Research and Development.

Note: Applicants for full-season R&D Analyst Trainee (Jan-Nov), and summer R&D Analyst Intern (May-Aug) positions will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Develop software, databases, models, applications, reports, and other information systems to increase efficiency of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present results in a concise manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong foundation in the application of statistical concepts to baseball data, including familiarity with current state of baseball research.
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases.
  • Experience with statistical modeling software (R or Python preferred).
  • Ability to communicate concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds, including coaches, scouts and executives.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends as dictated by the Major League season.
  • Must complete a successful background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with statistical modeling and prediction techniques, including regression, classification, and machine learning.
  • Web development experience, especially with JavaScript, Angular JS, or Python Flask.
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl).
  • Experience with big data techniques a plus.
  • Demonstrated baseball or other sports analytics research work product.
  • Ability and desire to learn other programming languages as needed.
  • Collegiate or other baseball playing experience.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please email your resume and any other materials to bravesrdpositions@gmail.com.

Position: Major League Operations Analyst

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:
Support the Major League Operations group through the creation of tools for displaying and disseminating data, statistics, and other baseball-related information. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background and can work independently on self-contained projects, as well as an understanding of baseball research concepts and modern gameplay strategies. This position will report to the Director of Major League Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and visualizations for disseminating statistical concepts.
  • Conduct research projects for the Major League Operations group.
  • Help build database and reporting infrastructure to support Major League advance report and coaching staff needs.
  • Summarize project results in succinct, actionable format and present findings to the group.
  • Work on Major League advance scouting process.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record as self-starter through independently-produced projects and/or writing (via online publication, etc.).
  • Strong foundation in the application of statistical concepts to baseball data and the translation of data into actionable baseball recommendations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced-level capabilities in R and SQL.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) and web development experience with Python Flask.
  • Demonstrable independent research (published or unpublished) using publicly available datasets (i.e. PITCHf/x, Statcast, etc).

Duration:
January 2019 for calendar year. Depending on candidate qualifications position may be an internship or full-time.

To Apply:
Please email relevant materials, research, and resume to bravesopsjobs@gmail.com.


Job Posting: Phillies Baseball Research and Development

Please note, this posting contains multiple positions.

Position: Quantitative Analyst (full-time and summer), Baseball Research & Development

Description:
As a Quantitative Analyst (QA) or QA intern, you help shape the Phillies Baseball Operations strategies by processing, analyzing, and interpreting large and complex data. You do more than just crunch the numbers; you carefully plan the design of your own studies by asking and answering the right questions, while also working collaboratively with other analysts and software engineers on larger projects.

Using analytical rigor, you work with your team as you mine through data and see opportunities for the Phillies to improve. After communicating the results of your studies and experiments to the GM and executive staff, you collaborate with front office executives, scouts, coaches, and trainers to incorporate your findings into Phillies practices. Identifying the challenge is only half the job; you also work to figure out and implement the solution.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct statistical research projects and manage the integration of their outputs into our proprietary tools and applications (e.g., performance projections, player valuations, draft assessments, injury analyses, etc.)
  • Communicate with front office executives, scouts, coaches, and medical staff to design and interpret statistical studies
  • Assist the rest of the QA team with their projects by providing guidance and feedback on your areas of expertise within baseball, statistics, data visualization, and programming
  • Continually enhance your knowledge of baseball and data science through reading, research, and discussion with your teammates and the rest of the front office
  • Provide input in architecting the storage of baseball data

Required Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of statistics, including supervised and unsupervised learning, regularization, model assessment and selection, model inference and averaging, ensemble methods, etc.
  • Meaningful work experience with statistical software (R, S-Plus, SAS, or similar), databases, and scripting languages such as Python
  • Proven willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques
  • Willingness to work as part of a team on complex projects
  • Proven leadership and self-direction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Statistics or related (e.g., mathematics, physics, or ops research) or equivalent practical experience
  • 0-5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience drawing conclusions from data, communicating those conclusions to decision makers, and recommending actions

Position: Software Engineer (full-time and summer), Baseball Research & Development

The work of a Software Engineer (SWE) or SWE intern at the Phillies extends well beyond merely coding. As a SWE you contribute fresh ideas in a variety of areas, including information retrieval, networking and data storage, security, machine learning, natural language processing, UI design and mobile to shape the evolution of the Phillies baseball analytics systems.

Our ideal engineers will have a versatile skill set, be enthusiastic to handle new challenges and demonstrate leadership qualities. You will work closely with end-users across Scouting, Player Development and the Major League Coaching Staff while building software tools from the ground up. By identifying appropriate design specifications through collaboration with those end-users, you will build applications that conform to user needs.

Specific areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, the draft, free-agency, player valuation, player development, in-game strategy, and injury prevention. As a SWE you will have the opportunity to use your technical expertise to create software solutions that impact decision-making at the Phillies.

Responsibilities:

  • Improve existing platforms and design new proprietary applications to be used directly by the GM and executive staff
  • Collaborate with front office executives, scouts, coaches, and medical staff regarding the design and technical specifications of software solutions for Baseball Operations
  • Work together with Baseball R&D department to help optimize the Phillies baseball analytics systems, including crafting solutions to efficiently and effectively synthesize, organize and present data from multiple third-party sources
  • Help to augment the technical knowledge of the entire Baseball Operations department by providing training, mentorship and support on the use of all applications and tools built by the team

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages (including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Go, Objective C, Python or JavaScript)
  • Interest and ability to learn new technologies as needed
  • Experience working with two or more from the following: web application development, Unix/Linux environments, mobile application development, design thinking, machine learning, natural language processing, and data architecture
  • Proven willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques
  • Proven leadership and self-direction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s, PhD degree, further education or 4+ years experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field
  • Prior experience managing/leading a technical team

To Apply:

Interested applicants for either position should submit both their resume and an answer to the following question:

How would you decide whether a minor league position player prospect is ready to be promoted to the major leagues? (250 word limit)

Tip: There’s no defined right or wrong answer. Responses are used to get some insight into how you approach problem solving and baseball in general.

Please note, the summer intern positions are paid.

Please submit your resume and question response to analytics@phillies.com no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Applications not sent to analytics@phillies.com will not be considered.


Job Posting: Tigers Internship Opportunities

Please note, this posting has three internship opportunities.

Position: Baseball Analytics Intern

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with importing, cleaning, and preparing of baseball datasets.
  • Assist with the design, development, testing and support of proprietary data collection and decision-support systems.
  • Design ad hoc SQL queries.
  • Assist with statistical modeling of baseball data.
  • Execute exploratory research and analysis as directed.
  • Review public research on a regular basis.
  • Provide support for important events such as the Rule 4 Draft, the trade deadline, contract negotiations and salary arbitration.
  • Support Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development with ad hoc requests.
  • Other duties as assigned by members of the Baseball Operations Department.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The ideal candidate must be at least a college senior or recent graduate (within 6 months).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with SQL querying and database design principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with of baseball-specific data, modern statistical techniques and sabermetric analysis.
  • Familiarity with R/Python and/or other software applications/languages used for statistical calculations and graphical representations.
  • Experience with software development, including requirements definition, design, development, testing, and implementation, a plus.
  • Experience with ETL processes that integrate multiple data sources, a plus.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail.
  • The ideal candidate must be available full-time.
  • The ideal candidate must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.
  • Willing and able to relocate to the Detroit metro area.

Working Conditions:

  • Office Environment
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required.

Duration:
January/May 2019 through December 2019.

To Apply:
To apply, please use this link.

Position: Baseball Software Development Intern

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with importing, cleaning, and preparing of baseball datasets.
  • Assist with the design, development, testing and support of proprietary data collection and decision-support systems.
  • Design ad hoc SQL queries.
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of data warehousing and modeling processes.
  • Assist with documentation of current processes.
  • Assist with the collection of bug information for all processes and user-facing systems.
  • Provide support for important events such as the Rule 4 Draft, the trade deadline, contract negotiations and salary arbitration.
  • Support Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development with ad hoc requests.
  • Other duties as assigned by members of the Baseball Operations Department.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The ideal candidate must be at least a college senior or recent graduate (within 6 months).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with SQL querying, database design principles, and object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with either C# and/or Java plus web application design in a Windows environment. Knowledge of Angular is a plus.
  • Familiarity with R/Python, Shiny, and/or other software applications/languages used for statistical calculations and graphical representations, a plus.
  • Experience with software development, including requirements definition, design, development, testing, and implementation, a plus.
  • Experience with ETL processes that integrate multiple data sources, a plus.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail.
  • The ideal candidate must be available full-time.
  • The ideal candidate must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.
  • Willing and able to relocate to the Detroit metro area.

Working Conditions:

  • Office Environment
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required.

Duration:
January/May 2019 through December 2019.

To Apply:
To apply, please use this link.

Position: Minor League Baseball Information Intern

Location: Lakeland, Florida

Job Description:
This position is designed to assist with day-to-day department activities, projects, presentations and overall organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilization of STATS software to chart, upload and download game information.
  • Act as main video personnel for both Gulf Coast League teams.
  • Assist in day-to-day video operations during Spring Training.
  • Daily management of data collected from various affiliates throughout the Minor League season.
  • Preparation of advance scouting documentation prior to each series.
  • Assist scouting staff with video needs from local and televised games and workouts.
  • Recording of any on-field activity as requested by Tigers staff.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The ideal candidate must be at least a college senior, recent graduate (within 6 months).
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent attention to detail.
  • The ideal candidate must have excellent knowledge of general baseball concepts.
  • The ideal candidate must be available full-time.
  • The ideal candidate must be willing to work longs hours, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • The ideal candidate must be have excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

Working Conditions:

  • Office Environment
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required.

Duration:
February 2019 through October 2019.

To Apply:
To apply, please use this link.


Job Posting: Sports Info Solutions Software Developer

Position: Software Developer

Location: Coplay, Pennsylvania

Position Overview:
Sports Info Solutions (SIS) is looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in their IT Department. The candidate will develop new features and products as well as help maintain existing internal and external products within a mature codebase. The ideal candidate will be responsible for building applications, including anything from back-end services to their client-end counterparts. The primary responsibilities will be to design and develop these applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new features, applications and maintain existing applications and reports for use internally and by SIS clients, including MLB and NFL coaches and front office staff.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code.
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems.
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation.
  • Full life-cycle development.
  • Web and/or API development in C# and ASP.NET, including ASP.NET Core.
  • Windows application development in VB and C#.
  • Correspond with clients, including MLB and NFL teams, agents, media companies, and others.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient in C#, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems.
  • Familiarity with the .NET framework, including .NET Core.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server programming.
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns.
  • Knack for writing clean, readable C# code.
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • ASP.NET (Web Forms or MVC), ASP.NET Core and Windows Forms.
  • Knack for writing clean, readable C# code.
  • Understanding of SSRS.
  • HTML and CSS.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Development tools.
  • Basics of Windows Server Administration.

Bonus Points for:

  • Open Source (languages/databases/Linux), DevOps and either AWS or Azure experience.
  • Self-motivated attitude.
  • Able to work in a collaborative, team environment or independently as needed.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Knowledge of baseball statistics and analytics.

To Apply:
To apply, please use the following link: Sports Info Solutions Software Developer


Job Posting: Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (NPB) Data Engineer

Position: Data Engineer, Baseball Strategy Office

Location: Sendai, Japan

Description:
The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of NPB are seeking a data engineer to join the Baseball Strategy Office. This position will assist in building an analytic system to:

  • Generate new insights
  • Automate existing reports
  • Allow wider audience to reach data
  • Integrate new data sources

A successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and problem solver who will communicate closely with coaches and players to develop and productize new ideas on a regular basis. The candidate will also have a user-first mindset and will be able to put the team first in a demanding environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in expansion of internal analysis and report generation system
  • Design and experiment with new ideas and analytical methods
  • Generate effective and easy-to-interpret output
  • Assist in guaranteeing the quality of data
  • Design database to integrate new data sources

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fields such as statistics, computer science, engineering or mathematics
  • 3-5 years experience working in a technology, analytical or product-oriented environment
  • Knowledge of Python/R/SQL
  • Strong communication skills (knowledge of Japanese language is preferred, but not required)
  • Experience living overseas is preferred
  • Having previously built, and be able to show, an end-to-end product or analytical output

Employment Status:
Annual renewable contract

To Apply:
Please send your resume and CV to eagles-jobs@mail.rakuten.com.


Job Postings: Brewers Baseball Operations

Please note that this posting contains two positions.

Position: Data Engineer- Baseball Operations

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Summary:
The Data Engineer will work closely with the Data Architect and the Baseball Research & Development team to maintain, enhance, and extend the Brewers databases and data pipelines. They will be responsible for collecting and transforming data from various sources, preparing and distributing for consumption by the department’s systems and analysts. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder who excels at automating and optimizing data systems.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create, maintain and optimize data ETL pipelines
  • Document, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with data processes
  • Collaborate with the development and research teams
  • Extend our AWS cloud platform initiative
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements
  • Work with stakeholders to utilize data to create innovative solutions to baseball operations problems
  • Prepare datasets for processing and research
  • Deploy and maintain system and database monitoring tools.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases such as SQL Server and PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming languages such as Java, C#.
  • Experience with scripting programming languages such as Python, R.
  • Experience with a variety of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data formats including delimited files, XML, JSON and natural language text.
  • Experience with software development life-cycle, including requirements definition, design, development, testing, implementation, and iterative improvement.
  • Experience with Docker is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS Cloud services such as EC2, RDS, S3 is a plus.
  • Experience with job orchestration tools such as Airflow is a plus.
  • Familiarity with advanced statistical concepts, particularly those relevant to player evaluation techniques including experience implementing statistical calculations and derivations.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
To perform the job successfully, the individual must be proficient using Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.

Other Skills and Abilities:
Capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends when necessary.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to department members and non-technical baseball operations staff.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee isoccasionally required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, which may include heat, cold and various forms of precipitation. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Work Hours:
Business hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, however, candidates must be capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends, when necessary.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit this site.

Position: Developer – Baseball Systems

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Summary:

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently seeking a full-time Developer for Baseball Systems. This individual will collaborate with the Baseball Research & Development team and will assist in the expansion and maintenance of an aggregated player information and reporting system. This position requires strong software development skills and experience as well as a demonstrated ability for independent thought and working within a team framework.

Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for design and development of user interfaces/experiences and fast and efficient back-end systems for all new and existing Baseball Operations department systems.
  • Assist in creating additional application content and visualizations for organizational share, especially for mobile environments.
  • Create necessary data structure to facilitate user-friendly analytical research to be conducted within the Brewers player information/reporting system and additional external applications.
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve data quality issues.
  • Facilitate discussion between department head and end users as it relates to building easy-to-use and intuitive interfaces that meet their needs.
  • Create tests and documentation around new features and functionality.
  • Execute exploratory research and analysis directed by the department head, as needed.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience with software development, including requirements definition, design, development, testing, implementation, and iterative improvement. Experience in Agile teams, particularly Scrum, is a plus.
  • Proficiency with web development technologies (including C#, Angular, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks). Strong understanding of desktop, laptop and mobile UI/UX design concepts and demonstrated ability to apply responsive design techniques. Particularly focused on representing large data sets in easy to consume user interfaces.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL (database management and optimization techniques a plus).
  • Working familiarity with advanced statistical concepts, particularly those relevant to sabermetric player evaluation techniques including experience implementing statistical calculations, derivations, and graphical representations into software applications (experience with R and Mathematica a plus).

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field from four-year college or university; and zero to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.

Work Hours:
Business hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, however, candidates must be capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends, when necessary.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit this site.


Job Posting: Cincinnati Reds Baseball Operations

Please note, this posting contains two positions.

Position: Data Scientist

Reports to: Manager of Baseball Analytics

Description: The Data Scientist will work with the Manager of Baseball Analytics to implement the department’s research and development efforts within new and existing applications. The Reds envision the person in this position to play a major role in the creation of new baseball analytics concepts with the ultimate goal of enhancing on-field performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, implement and maintain predictive models and metrics utilizing appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Work with the Reds Baseball Analytics and Systems staff to integrate new statistical analyses, models and data visualizations into existing and new applications.
  • Keep up to date on new predictive modeling techniques and evaluate their potential for application to baseball data sets.
  • Collaborate with Major League Operations, Player Development and Sports Science departments to design and implement statistical analyses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of experience in computational field, such as Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Quantitative Social Sciences or Analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis and predictive modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software (e.g. R, Python) and database querying (SQL).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all aspects of Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development staffs.
  • Experience with Bayesian statistics. (Preferable, but not required)
  • Understanding of typical baseball data structures.
  • Knowledge of current baseball research, traditional baseball statistics and strategy.

Work Environment:

  • Remote working accommodations are available.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Hours may periodically include nights, weekends and holidays.

Expectations:

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit this site.

Position: Baseball Analytics Developer

Reports to: Manager of Baseball Analytics

Job Purpose: The Analytics Developer will develop and maintain software to assist with the dissemination of analytics information throughout Baseball Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, implement and maintain software solutions.
  • Work with the Reds Baseball Analytics and Systems staff to integrate new statistical analyses, models and data visualizations into applications.
  • Keep up to date on new software tools and evaluate their potential for internal use.
  • Work closely with Major League staff to convert requirements into usable applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS degree or equivalent experience in a computational science or technical field with 3 years of development experience.
  • Proficient in web development languages/standards including HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases and query development/optimization.
  • Knowledge of UI/UX on web and mobile platforms.
  • Ability to communicate with coaching and baseball operation staffs to understand their software needs.
  • Understanding of typical baseball data structures, knowledge of current baseball research and traditional baseball statistics and strategy.
  • Experience with statistical software in R or Python is a plus.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and manage ones workload to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to a variety of programming environments (frontend, backend, Windows, Linux) and identify the best tools and libraries for new tasks.

Work Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Remote working accommodations are available for strong candidates.
  • Hours may include nights, weekends and holidays.

Expectations:

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit this site.

The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Posting: Rockies Baseball R&D Data Engineer

Position: Entry Level Data Engineer, Baseball Research and Development

Description:

The Rockies are looking for a full-time Entry Level Data Engineer to join their Research and Development team. The successful candidate will assist with the expansion and optimization of their data warehouse and data pipeline architecture, with a focus on collecting, cleaning, transforming, managing and validating data using distributed computing and storage systems.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create, maintain and optimize data ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Documentation of data/pipelines
  • Ensure the ingestion of data and errors are handled without interruption
  • Process and securely store extremely sensitive data for callback and future use
  • Prepare distributed, disjoint, multi-formatted data sets for data scientists
  • Research and investigate new and interesting datasets to include in our data warehouse
  • Perform quantitative research related to baseball strategy and player evaluation
  • Collaborate with coaches, scouts and baseball operations staff to suggest process improvements

Requirements:

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • Candidates still in school (junior or senior level) with extensive work towards such degree will be considered
  • Understanding of relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQL Server
  • Ability to effectively use multiple programming languages
  • Knowledge and understanding of baseball and baseball statistics

Functional Skills

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends required
  • Passion for the intersection of baseball and data
  • Passion for quality data
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to self-start
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Desire to learn and contribute
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and open team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their letter of interest and resume to BaseballJobs@rockies.com no later than July 29th, 2018.


Job Posting: Pirates Data Architect

Position: Data Architect

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Description:
The Data Architect is responsible for putting into place and maintaining the processes and systems to efficiently integrate and effectively make available baseball related data from both external and internal sources in order to provide the backbone of evidence based decision making.

Responsibilities

Primary:

  • Responsible for the daily operation, performance, and maintenance of the data assets used within Baseball Operations. Makes use of Pirates’ standards and industry best practices to implement efficient and high performance access to data.
  • Design, create, and extend processes for data extraction, transformation, cleansing, and load to and from internal and external data sources for both structured and unstructured data.
  • Evaluate potential data providers and design and implement data models for storage and access to new types of data that integrate with the existing data and application architectures.
  • Design, create and maintain reporting structures using SQL Reporting Services and Tableau and participate in one-off research projects to answer specific questions.
  • Design and implement data mining processes as a part of predictive modeling in conjunction with the Quantitative Analyst and other staff members.
  • Design and implement data mining processes as a part of predictive modeling in conjunction with other staff members.

Secondary:

  • Departmentally: Participate in gathering and documenting user requirements for existing and new systems. Understand business processes and required outcomes of the system and creates requirements definition document defining the business use cases.
  • Organizationally: Acts as a resource for database and SQL coding projects within the organization. Assist other staff developing SQL scripts, stored procedures, and other database objects where required.
  • Industry: Acts as the point of contact with MLB in understanding and planning for future infrastructure needs and changes as the structure and breadth of information changes over time.

Position Requirements

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent.
  • Two years experience administering enterprise level data structures using SQL Server technologies including SQL Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL and database administration tools. Knowledge of SQL Server replication topologies. Understanding of database documentation and design tools.
  • Experience with cloud based architectures and tools including Amazon S3, EC2, Databricks required.
  • Experience participating in multiple aspects of the software development life cycle including requirements definition, design, development, testing, and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with users to understand business processes, document system requirements, and develop data structures that meet business objectives.

Desired:

  • Experience with Python, .NET..
  • Experience with statistical analysis software such as R, SAS, SSPS.
  • An understanding of sabermetric techniques for player evaluation strongly preferred.

The Pirates are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply:
Please apply here.


Job Posting: SABR Chief Executive Officer

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Introduction
The Society for American Baseball Research was founded in Cooperstown, NY in 1971 and has grown to more than 6,000 members around the world. SABR members organize themselves in local chapters, research committees, and virtual communities of interest. A 501(c)3 charitable corporation, SABR’s annual budget approaches $1 million with revenues coming from events, dues, licensing, and donations. SABR’s office is located in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix. The website, SABR.org, is a central organizing tool and repository for the collective work of Society members. SABR’s Analytics Conference in early March and Annual Convention in the summer are flagship events for the baseball community.

Role Summary
As Chief Executive Officer of SABR, you’ll be a leader on many different fronts, ensuring no two days will be the same. As a natural innovator, you’ll drive growth initiatives and navigate the continuously evolving dynamics of the baseball industry. Your people skills will empower you to effectively interface with the Board of Directors, guide your staff, and interact with the membership at large. Your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will keep operations running smoothly and facilitate the implementation of new initiatives. As a confident communicator, you’ll shine as the face of SABR at events large and small.

Duties

  • Lead a high-profile organization, both internally and externally, by serving its members, leading its staff, and representing its interests in public and private dealings within the baseball industry.
  • Ensure daily operations adhere to established organization bylaws, policies, and legal guidelines. Develop and manage an annual budget and regularly communicate financial and operational status to the Board of Directors.
  • Continuously enhance the Annual Convention, Analytics Conference, and other events that are critical to SABR’s prestige and revenue.
  • Cultivate a strong charitable giving program.
  • Interact regularly with membership, particularly with committee chairs and chapter leadership, and promote best practices within those segments of the Society. Develop programs to encourage membership and deepen the connection among members.
  • Promote an inclusive environment that is welcoming to members and stakeholders of all backgrounds.
  • Develop collaborative external relationships and partnerships that enhance the organization and its ability to deliver experiences and opportunities for its membership.
  • Sustain, encourage, and expand SABR’s technology-based outreach on the web and in social media.
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise staff as well as motivate and promote the development of the staff, committee members, and volunteers.
  • Sustain a strong publications program with a focus on both contribution and consumption by members.
  • Lead the development of SABR’s strategic vision.
  • Travel frequently to advance the above objectives.

Requirements

  • Be a professional, capable, energetic, and positive leader. Have a reputation for high professional and ethical standards, be enthusiastic about working with a diverse staff, and be collaborative with a strong Board of Directors.
  • Have experience with event planning.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to address large audiences.
  • Have relevant experience and education, and a strong interest in baseball.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of one or more social media tools and ability to leverage other internet-based technologies.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Have an established network within the baseball community.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit with a proven track record of developing and cultivating industry partnerships.
  • Have knowledge of nonprofit management along with familiarity of employment and intellectual property law.
  • Have experience in strategic planning, board and community relations, personnel supervision, and financial management.
  • Have experience managing or implementing information technology enhancements, projects or systems.
  • Have experience in public speaking, public relations, and with commercial media, especially television.
  • Hold an advanced degree in a related field plus many years of relevant experience.

Application Materials

  • Resume.
  • 3-5 references.
  • Cover letter or statement describing your vision for the Society.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Cash compensation is a mix of base salary and annual incentive pay.
  • Eligible for standard SABR employee benefits.

To Apply
All materials should be emailed to careers@sabr.org. Applications will begin being read on June 11, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Job Posting: Rockies Research and Development Data Engineer

Position: Data Engineer

Description:

The Rockies are looking for a Data Engineer to join their Research and Development team. The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding and optimizing their data warehouse and data pipeline architecture, with a focus on collecting, cleaning, transforming, managing and validating data using distributed computing and storage systems. The goal of the Data Engineer is to democratize data, support data initiatives, ensure consistent data delivery and empower Rockies personnel to derive powerful and actionable insights.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create, maintain and optimize data ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Documentation of data/pipelines
  • Ensure the ingestion of data and errors are handled without interruption
  • Process and securely store extremely sensitive data for callback and future use
  • Prepare distributed, disjoint, multi-formatted data sets for data scientists
  • Research and investigate new and interesting datasets to include in our data warehouse
  • Perform quantitative research related to baseball strategy and player evaluation
  • Collaborate with coaches, scouts and baseball operations to suggest process improvements

Requirements:

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering
    • Candidates still in school (junior or senior level) with extensive work towards such degree will be considered
  • SQL knowledge and experience working with a variety of relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server
  • Experience with a variety of structured, semi-structured and un-structured data formats including delimited files, XML, JSON and natural language text
  • Ability to effectively use multiple programming languages including one of the major data science languages of Python, R or Scala
  • Experience or working knowledge of “Big Data” tools such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark or Presto is a plus
  • Experience with AWS Cloud services such as EC2, RDS, and S3 is a plus
  • Experience with data workflow tools such as Luigi, or Airflow is a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of baseball and baseball statistics

Functional Skills

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends required
  • Passion for the intersection of baseball and data
  • Passion for quality data
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to self-start
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Desire to learn and contribute
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and open team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their letter of interest and resume to BaseballJobs@rockies.com no later than June 3, 2018.


Job Posting: Cubs Player Development Analyst

Position: Analyst, Player Development

Location: Chicago, IL

Description:
The Chicago Cubs are seeking an analyst to join the Research and Development group in Baseball Operations. This role will focus on the management and analysis of data gathered on players in the Chicago Cubs minor league system and will work closely with the both the Player Development and R&D departments. Succesful candidates will bring a background in analytics, a strong interest in evidence-based coaching and development, and the communication skills to work effectively with player development personnel to apply analytics and improve the effective understanding of data to optimize prospect performance and progression.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop and test methods and models for the purpose of player assessment and developmentIdentify technologies, analyze data and translate into tangible coaching and skill development objectives.
  • Effectively present analyses through the use of written reports and data visualization methods to disseminate insights to members of baseball operations and player development personnel.
  • Handle analysis requests from and conduct studies to support player development personnel, coaches, and players.
  • Conduct in-depth evaluations of Cubs prospects.
  • As needed, travel to minor league affiliates to support player development initiatives.
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve data quality issues.
  • Examine and implement sports science technologies that may offer innovative data solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an quantitative field such as statistics, engineering, applied math, physics, quantitative social sciences, computer science, operations research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., C, Python or R)
  • Experience or strong interest in using baseball data to support coaching or skill development

The Chicago Cubs are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:
Please visit this site to apply.


Job Posting: Braves Major League Operations Intern

Position: Major League Operations Intern

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:
Support the Major League Operations group through the creation of tools for displaying and disseminating data, statistics, and other baseball-related information. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background and can work independently on self-contained projects, as well as an understanding of baseball research concepts and modern gameplay strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and visualizations for disseminating statistical concepts.
  • Conduct research projects for the Major League Operations group.
  • Help build database and reporting infrastructure to support Major League advance report and coaching staff needs.
  • Summarize project results in succinct, actionable format and present findings to the group.
  • Opportunities for other ad-hoc contributions to the Major League advance scouting process.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record as self-starter through independently-produced projects and/or writing (via online publication, etc.).
  • Strong foundation in the application of statistical concepts to baseball data and the translation of data into actionable baseball recommendations.
  • Required: Advanced-level capabilities in R and SQL.
  • Preferred: Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) and web development experience with Python Flask.
  • Preferred: Demonstrable independent research (published or unpublished) using publicly available datasets (i.e. PITCHf/x, Statcast, etc).

Duration:
Early June through August, with potential opportunity for future full-time employment.

To Apply:
Please email relevant materials, research, and resume to bravesopsjobs@gmail.com.


Job Posting: Tigers Baseball Operations Software Engineer

Position: Software Engineer

Location: Detroit, MI

Job Description:
The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a Software Engineer. This role will be responsible for development and maintenance of software projects within Baseball Operations. This position will report to the Sr. Software Engineer, Baseball Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform general development and maintenance tasks for the upkeep of internally developed software products.
  • Use modern software techniques and best practices in all parts of the software life cycle.
  • Provide feedback, and guide project work conducted by external consultants.
  • Support the integration of baseball analysis into our proprietary tools and applications.
  • Provide coverage for the maintenance of software tools for other developers as situations arise.
  • Assist with the design and development of new software products.
  • Monitor, identify and recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, and algorithms.
  • Other projects as directed the Baseball Operations leadership team.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, similar technical field of study or equivalent real-time experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in developing in a Web-based object-oriented product environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in working with medium-to-large scale relational databases.
  • Ability to work in all phases of the product lifecycle, from requirements gathering to design, testing, and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience with UI/UX design.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and techniques as necessary.
  • Familiarity with the sport of baseball, baseball-specific data, modern statistical techniques, and sabermetric analysis.
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction.
  • Demonstrated project management, problem-solving, and teaching abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate difficult and complex concepts to colleagues possessing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Java and JavaScript.
  • Experience or knowledge in any of the following technologies are a plus:
  • Spring applications
  • Angular JS – Version 1.x
  • Angular 2+
  • React
  • Demonstrated knowledge of .NET technologies.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment
  • Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours may be required

To Apply:
Please apply here.


Job Posting: Rangers Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Texas Rangers Baseball Systems Developer

Location: Arlington, Texas

Description:
The developer will be responsible for supporting, maintaining and expanding our baseball operations software systems. A knack for compelling visuals and design is preferred. The Rangers are looking for strong team players with outstanding people skills. Applicants who can provide code samples (any language, doesn’t have to be baseball related) will be given strong preference. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Web development, design and testing.
  • Database queries to support the application.
  • Designing and maintaining reports.
  • Application support for the front office, scouts and coaches.
  • Update and maintain internal system documentation.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the game of baseball.
  • 1-3 years professional experience in a similar capacity and/or degree in computer science preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Occasional evening, weekend and holiday availability. Support is provided 24/7/365 and is shared among the team.

Technology:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • ASP.Net
  • C#
  • JavaScript/AJAX
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL Reporting Services (SSRS)

To Apply:
Please apply here.


Job Posting: MLBAM Data Science Internship, Baseball Data

Position: Data Science Internship, Baseball Data

Location: New York, NY

Description:
MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is the technology, internet, interactive and mobile division of Major League Baseball. In 2015, MLBAM introduced Statcast, a revolutionary technology that tracks all movements on the field. Statcast automatically tracks every hit ball’s exit speed and distance, every fielder’s range, speed, and arm strength, and every base runner’s movement.

MLBAM is looking for summer interns to join in the continued development and evolution of Statcast. With a wealth of ground-breaking new data and metrics, they are looking for people who can analyze, validate and provide meaningful context around it. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has an interest in baseball statistics, metrics, and data.

Basic Qualification:

  • Undergraduates and Masters students studying Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other relevant STEM degree.
  • A self-starter that’s highly accountable and will take ownership of delivering your work.
  • Ability/Desire to learn new skills and technologies quickly.
  • Experience with R, Python or SQL

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience programmatically structuring and cleaning data, and not just analyzing highly cleaned data sets.
  • A strong foundation in probability, statistics, and algorithm development.
  • Understanding of statistical and predictive modeling techniques such as generalized linear modeling, decision trees, association rules, clustering, regression, machine learning, probability networks, and neural networks.
  • Experience with numpy, pandas, and scikit Python libraries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to spend nights and weekends watching baseball while monitoring Statcast data.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit this site and submit the required application.


Job Posting: Marlins Baseball Operations Analyst Intern

Position: Miami Marlins Baseball Operations Analyst Intern

Location: Jupiter, FL

Description:
The Baseball Operations Analyst Intern will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will revolve around analyzing data to answer baseball-related questions. A competitive candidate will possess an established foundation of statistical, programming, and database skills. The position will report to the Director of Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop, and test mathematical, statistical, and predictive models to support Baseball Operations in player evaluation, roster construction, and game tactics.
  • Develop data pipelines and visualizations to increase efficiency of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Expand upon Marlins analytical strategy by improving existing resources and creating new data models, metrics, applications, and reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present results in a concise manner.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated baseball research and strong technical ability.
  • Ability to communicate baseball analytics concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds, including coaches, scouts, and executives outside of analytics.
  • Understanding of and passion for the game of baseball.
  • Strong familiarity with current state of baseball research.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to self-direct.
  • Ability to work extended hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Suggested Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field such as statistics, engineering, applied math, physics, computer science, or operations research.
  • Meaningful work experience with relational databases and SQL, as well as experience with R, Python, or another statistical software required.
  • Understanding of and experience with machine learning and other advanced forecasting techniques is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Powershell, Ruby, Perl) or web development strongly preferred.
  • Ability and desire to learn other programming languages as needed.
  • Baseball playing experience a plus.

To Apply:
Please email materials (resume, cover letter, research, etc.) to marlinsanalyticsjobs@gmail.com.


Job Posting: Diamondbacks Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Baseball Systems Developer

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Description
The purpose of this position is to play a significant role in designing and developing new functionality and maintaining existing applications within the Baseball Information Systems umbrella.

Primary (Essential) Duties

  • Responsible for assisting with the design, development, and maintenance of new and existing functionality for the Baseball Information Systems.
  • Work closely with Baseball Operations staff to create user-friendly tools to solve baseball needs and streamline processes
  • Create testing plans and documentation for all new development
  • Provide support and guidance to end users
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

Some collection of the following:

  • Spring Framework, jQuery, JavaScript, XML, CSS, HTML
  • Eclipse, Maven, MyBatis
  • JSON, REST and SOAP services
  • API integration
  • Strong knowledge of MS SQL databases (optimization and management skills are a plus)
  • Experience with reporting and visualization tools (SSRS, SSAS, Tableau)
  • .NET background a plus
  • Familiarity with ETL concepts and design (Pentaho Kettle preferred)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Five or more years of professional experience developing enterprise web applications in Java using Spring MVC

The Diamondbacks are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply
To apply, please visit this site.