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Analyst-Baseball Development

Summary of Responsibilities:

The St. Louis Cardinals are seeking candidates for a new Analyst position in the Baseball Development department. An Analyst in the Baseball Development department will work closely with the rest of Baseball Development and all of Baseball Operations in conducting research and creating tools to improve decision making, player performance, and overall institutional knowledge. Problems can range from valuing amateur player performance to making suggestions on optimal in-game strategy, to visualizing new and complex information. Though this position is targeted toward entry level candidates in the beginning of their career, candidates with all levels of education and experience will be considered. Based on levels of education and experience, compensation and responsibilities will be adjusted accordingly. The starting date of the position is flexible based on candidate availability or expected graduation date.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Evaluate new data sources based on quality and information content and make recommendations about their inclusion in baseball analytics and systems
  • Build predictive models to aid baseball decision-making products used by the GM, Scouting Directors, and other departments in Baseball Operations
  • Create tests, quality control metrics, and technical documentation for analytics products to ensure results are as reliable and robust as possible
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis based on requests of Baseball Operations staff and personal initiative and present findings to further the knowledge of the department
  • Stay up-to-date with new analytical tools and ply your new knowledge by improving pre-existing processes and creating new solutions

Education and Experience Required:

  • BA or BS in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field; or combination of years of experience and education
  • 1-2+ years of experience using modern Statistics or Machine Learning tools (R, Python, TensorFlow, Theanos, STAN, etc.)
  • General knowledge of modern data interface technologies (SQL, Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
  • Ability and desire to keep apprised of latest developments in Machine Learning, Statistics, AI, and sabermetrics communities.
  • Passion for baseball and an intellectual curiosity about how data can improve baseball knowledge, prediction, and performance
  • Strong work ethic and initiative, good communication skills and ability to work effectively within team environment

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field; or combination of years of experience and education
  • 2+ years of experience using modern Statistics or Machine Learning tools (R, Python, TensorFlow, Theanos, STAN, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge of modern data interface technologies (SQL, Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
  • Consistently staying apprised of latest developments in Machine Learning, Statistics, AI, and sabermetrics communities.
  • Passion for baseball and an intellectual curiosity about how data can improve baseball knowledge, prediction, and performance
  • Excellent work ethic and initiative
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • 1-2+ years of experience around baseball or other sports either as player, coach, manager, SID, etc.

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