Job Posting: Cincinnati Reds Baseball Operations Data Scientist

Position: Cincinnati Reds Baseball Operations Data Scientist

Location: Cincinnati

Work with the Manager of Baseball Analytics to implement the department’s research and development efforts within new and existing applications. We 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.


  • Design, develop, test, implement and maintain predictive models and metrics utilizing appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Work with our 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 Sports Science, Major League Operations and Player Development departments to design and implement statistical analyses.


  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in computational field, such as Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Quantitative Social Sciences or Analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis, machine learning 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 spatiotemporal analysis or Bayesian statistics. (Preferable, but not required)
  • Experience with healthcare or wearable sensor data. (Preferable, but not required)
  • Understanding of typical baseball data structures, plus knowledge of current baseball research and traditional baseball statistics and strategy.

Work Environment/Expectations:

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

To Apply:
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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for He has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN MLB Insider and ESPN the Magazine, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.

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Wonder how many applicants they get on average. 200? 500? Someone WILL get hired. Someone also WILL win the lottery.

(Sorry, am bitter and currently unemployed).