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Baseball Operations: Team Administration/Operations
Data Engineer - Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles, CA)

Title:                           Data Engineer

Department:              Baseball Research & Development

Status:                        Full Time

Reports to:                 Director, Research & Development

Posting Date:             July 19, 2017

Deadline:                    October 1, 2017

 The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking a Data Engineer for the team’s Baseball Research and Development (R&D) group.  We are looking to find someone who thrives in a big data environment.  As the scope and quantity of data in baseball continue to rapidly increase, we need a highly-talented individual to manage the computational and informational complexity associated with that growth.  The Data Engineer will work closely with our baseball systems and analytics teams to design, build, and maintain a database and computational platform for leading-edge baseball research.

Job Functions:

·         Design, architect, and document Dodgers R&D database schema and ETL layer

·         Design, implement, and test data collection, storage, and mapping procedures

·         Research, design, and test computational environments to support analytical modeling (statistics, machine learning, and optimization)

·         Develop statistical models for data quality testing and missing data imputation

·         Write, optimize, and automate data processing tasks

·         Deploy and maintain system and database monitoring tools

·         Perform other related duties as assigned

Basic Requirements/Qualifications:

·         B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

·         Minimum two years of database architecture/development experience

·         Advanced SQL development skills and an in-depth understanding of database technologies (PostgreSQL preferred)

·         Expertise with Python, Bash, and other scripting languages

·         Experience managing Linux servers in a virtualized environment

·         Experience with cloud-based and distributed computing (AWS preferred)

·         Familiarity with large-scale analytics systems

·         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

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

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 education or experience in statistical modeling?


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Baseball Operations: Team Administration/Operations
Senior Analyst - Baseball Research and Development - Milwaukee Brewers (Milwaukee, WI)

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently seeking a Senior Analyst in the Baseball Research and Development Department. The Senior Analyst will deliver research and tools to improve decision making, working with the Baseball R&D, Baseball Systems departments and the entire Baseball Operations Department. The position requires a person who has intellectual curiosity, is a self-starter and can communicate technical and analytical concepts effectively to non-technical people. Being passionate about using data, analysis and technology to improve decision making processes is also a key differentiator.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Evaluate existing data sources and build predictive or explanatory models to aid in a variety of player acquisition, player development and gameplay decisions
  • Investigate emerging data sources and identify potential for predictive value and actionable insights to improve decision making.
  • Develop visualizations and other mechanisms for disseminating analytical results to Baseball Operations, including consideration for less technically and analytically inclined consumers.
  • Continually survey latest analytical methods and advancements in Baseball Research to apply cutting edge methods and data to problems.
  • Understand current decision processes and information systems and offer enhancements and improvements.
  • Ad-hoc requests for reports, visualizations and research projects during the year.
  • Provide analytical guidance to other members of the Baseball Research and Development Staff
  • Review and provide constructive feedback on internal/external models.

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.

  • Understanding of basic statistical modeling techniques, including, but not limited to, linear regression, logistic regressions, machine learning, etc.
  • Proficiency with an analytical software platform required (for example, R or Mathematica).
  • Proficiency with SQL and SQL databases required.
  • Proficiency with data scripting language or ETL environment (Python, PERL, SSIS, etc.) desired.

Education and/or Experience

Advanced degree (Masters/PhD.) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or related field or equivalent professional 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.

Language Skills                                             

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

Mathematical Skills                                                   

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability      

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Work Hours                                                 

Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm, however, additional hours may be required on weekends, evenings and some holidays.

Occasional travel to remote sites, including spring training sites, affiliate sites, conferences or other major league facilities may be required. Estimated travel time is less than 10%.


Note: This position was originally posted on the Brewers employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Brewers employment site.

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Baseball Operations: Team Administration/Operations
Analyst - Research and Development - Milwaukee Brewers (Milwaukee, WI)

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently seeking an Analyst in the Baseball Research and Development Department. The Analyst will deliver research and tools to improve decision making working with the Baseball R&D, Baseball Systems departments and the entire Baseball Operations Department.  The position requires a person who has intellectual curiosity, is a self-starter and can communicate technical and analytical concepts effectively to non-technical people.  Being passionate about using data, analysis and technology to improve decision making processes is also a key differentiator.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Evaluate existing data sources and build predictive or explanatory models to aid in a variety of player acquisition, player development and gameplay decisions
  • Investigate emerging data sources and identify potential for predictive value and actionable insights to improve decision making.
  • Develop visualizations and other mechanisms for disseminating analytical results to Baseball Operations, including consideration for less technically and analytically inclined consumers.
  • Continually survey latest analytical methods and advancements in Baseball Research to apply cutting edge methods and data to problems.
  • Understand current decision processes and information systems and offer enhancements and improvements.
  • Ad-hoc requests for reports, visualizations and research projects during the year.

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.

  • Understanding of basic statistical modeling techniques, including, but not limited to, linear regression, logistic regressions, machine learning, etc.
  • Proficiency with an analytical software platform required (for example, R or Mathematica).
  • Proficiency with SQL and SQL databases required, Microsoft SQL preferred.
  • Proficiency with data scripting language or ETL environment (Python, PERL, SSIS, etc.) desired.
  • Proficiency with C# desired.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or related field from four-year college or university.  Advanced degree or current pursuit of advanced degree in one of the areas mentioned above or a related field is desirable.

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.    

Language Skills                                             

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills                                                   

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability      

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.                                   

Work Hours

Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm, however, additional hours may be required on weekends, evenings and some holidays.

Occasional travel to remote sites, including spring training sites, affiliate sites, conferences or other major league facilities may be required. Estimated travel time is less than 10%.


Note: This position was originally posted on the Brewers employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Brewers employment site.

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