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Baseball Operations: Team Administration/Operations
Research & Development Developer - Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles, CA)

Title: Developer
Department: Baseball Research & Development
Status: Full Time - Hourly
Reports to: Director, Research & Development
Posting Date: August 22, 2016
Deadline: November 1, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking an entry-level software developer for the team’s Baseball Research and Development (R&D) group. The Developer will work closely with the team’s Senior Developers to build the decision support systems used throughout Baseball Operations. We are looking to find someone who has an eye for user interaction design and strong mobile/web software development skills.

Job Functions:

• Design, build, and enhance decision support systems and tools for key decision-makers in Baseball Operations
• Translate requirements from multiple departments (amateur and pro scouting, player development, coaching) into functional design specifications
• Build and test scalable web, native, and mobile applications
• Write scripts to support data collection, automation, and report generation from various sources (MLB data feeds, camera and radar tracking data, college stats)
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Basic Requirements/Qualifications:

• Bachelors of Science in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field
• Experience with object-oriented application development (Java/C# preferred) and scripting (Python preferred)
• Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Exposure to user interaction design for web and/or mobile applications
• Knowledge of baseball rules and advanced statistics

You should definitely contact us if:
• You want to help build an industry-leading analytics team
• You love to compete, and you want to see the impact of your work on the field and in the box score

To apply, please send us your resume along with answers to the following questions:
• Why are you interested in pursuing this opportunity?
• Do you have any prior experience working in baseball or sports analytics?

All offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background screening.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in pursuing this opportunity?
2. Do you have any prior experience working in baseball or sports analytics?

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Baseball Operations: Team Administration/Operations
Analyst, Baseball Research & Development - Washington Nationals (Washington, DC)


The Washington Nationals are seeking a data analyst to join the organization’s Baseball Research and Development team. This role will focus on using data science to support Baseball Operations in player evaluation, roster construction and in-game tactics. This includes using machine learning techniques and predictive modeling to draw insights from our in house baseball datasets. The analyst will work closely with the existing R&D team including other analysts and developers to design and build decision-support systems and tools for use throughout the organization.   

The Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Statistical modeling of baseball data
  • Build automated solutions to import, clean, and prepare baseball datasets for downstream analyses.
  • Create informative visualizations of our baseball datasets
  • Assist in the maintenance of our data warehouse
  • Build information systems to support Baseball Operation’s efforts to improve player health and performance.
  • Review of public research in both baseball and data science
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Advanced degree in statistics, computer science, machine learning or a related field, or equivalent Military  experience
  • Demonstrated expertise with R and/or Python
  • Demonstrated experience with modern database technologies such as MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with GNU/Linux and shell scripting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Creative and analytical thinker
  • Strong, confident communication skills including the ability to write clearly and effectively

  • Demonstrated passion for baseball and baseball operations

  • Demonstrated knowledge of data science

  • Willing to relocate to Washington, DC area
  • Experience with baseball data and understanding of sabermetric concepts is preferred.

  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques is strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with statistical inference is preferred.

  • Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability.  These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports.  It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Office: Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No.Have you used/familar with R or Python?
2. Yes/No.Have you used/familar with MySQL and PostgreSQL?

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