Job Posting: White Sox Baseball Operations

Please note, this posting contains two positions.

Position: White Sox Baseball Operations Software Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL

Description:
The Chicago White Sox seek an experienced Software Engineer to join their baseball operations group. The engineer will be responsible for building and maintaining data driven systems with a focus on Baseball Analytics, however there will be additional exposure to all facets of baseball operations. This position will report to the Director of Baseball Analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop data-driven web applications and reports to assist the White Sox front office with player evaluation, arbitration, scouting, and player development.
  • Manage the integration of new data sources.
  • Provide operational support.

Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science, engineering, or similar field.
  • Technical proficiency in web development and scripting technologies such as HTML, PHP, AJAX, and JavaScript.
  • Object oriented development experience with Visual Studio and C#.
  • Strong UI design fundamentals, with examples of intuitive and flexible interfaces.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server or MySQL with the ability to write and optimize complex queries and stored procedures.
  • Experience working with large datasets.
  • Familiarity with advanced baseball metrics and research.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated high degree of integrity, professionalism, accountability, and discretion.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ETL methodologies.
  • Experience presenting data with Tableau.
  • Experience performing advanced statistical analysis with analytical tools such as R, MatLab, or Python.
  • Advanced quantitative degree or published research.
  • Prior baseball playing or operations experience.

Proposed Start Date: December 1, 2018

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to ApplyAnalytics@chisox.com.

Position: White Sox Baseball Analytics Internship

Location: Chicago, IL

Description:
The Chicago White Sox seek a passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individual with a desire to work in Baseball Operations. The internship will focus primarily on the numerical methods that drive Baseball Analytics, however there will be additional exposure to all facets of baseball operations. The internship is a paid position with a 3-4 month term.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop data-driven applications and reports to assist the White Sox front office with player evaluation, arbitration, scouting, and player development.
  • Create proprietary performance metrics and predictive models.
  • Provide operational support.

Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or similar field.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server or MySQL with the ability to write and optimize complex queries and stored procedures.
  • Experience performing advanced statistical analysis with analytical tools such as R, MatLab, or Python.
  • Experience working with large datasets.
  • Familiarity with advanced baseball metrics and research.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated high degree of integrity, professionalism, accountability, and discretion.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical proficiency in web development and scripting technologies such as HTML, PHP, AJAX, and JavaScript.
  • Object oriented development experience with Visual Studio and C#.
  • Experience presenting data with Tableau.
  • Advanced quantitative degree or published research.
  • Prior baseball playing or operations experience.

To Apply:
Please send a resume to ApplyAnalytics@chisox.com.

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Meg is the managing editor of The Hardball Times and a contributing writer to FanGraphs. Her work has appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing and Just A Bit Outside.

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This internship in the south side of Chicago blows away any of those internships in Cape Cod