Job Posting: Kansas City Royals Baseball Operations Senior Analyst, Quantitative Analysis

Position: Kansas City Royals Baseball Operations Senior Analyst, Quantitative Analysis

Location: Kansas City

Description:
The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated and creative analyst to develop models and methodologies for use in decision-making by the Baseball Operations department. The ideal applicant will have expert knowledge in machine learning and other modern analysis techniques for use in leveraging baseball data to provide a competitive edge and innovative solutions to the Kansas City Royals.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large volumes of baseball data in order to aid in Baseball Operations decision making.
  • Systematize usage of different data sets by extracting key information through probabilistic modeling.
  • Create reports, charts, tables, graphics, and other tools to deliver information to staff.
  • Aid the Quantitative Analysis department in usage of best-suited statistical techniques for future and existing analytics.
  • Monitor latest statistical and baseball research in order to implement the most cutting edge techniques.
  • Use findings and methodologies from independent baseball research in developing metrics.
  • Work with amateur and professional baseball staff to provide the most relevant statistical support.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics, or related quantitative fields.
  • Specialized training, certifications, or published research are a plus.
  • Up to date knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and experience with experimental design.
  • Experience manipulating (through database systems such as Oracle or MySQL) and analyzing large data sets.
  • Knowledge of baseball and baseball data (Trackman, Statcast, medical/athlete monitoring) is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours during the baseball season is a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of work materials and issues as appropriate..
  • Proficiency with the following tools and/or software is required: Python (specifically TensorFlow and NumPy), R, MATLAB, or similar, and SQL or MySQL scripting.

To Apply:
Please apply here.

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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for Boston.com. 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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