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Analyst Fellow, Baseball Analytics with The Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore · MD

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Analyst Fellow, Baseball Analytics
Reports To: Assistant GM, Analytics
                                                               
Job Summary
This position is responsible for assisting in the analysis of baseball datasets through the use of advanced statistical techniques, with the goal of building and maintaining interpretable predictive models and player valuation frameworks to aid in the decision-making of Baseball Operations executives. 



Primary Responsibilities
  • Execute SQL database queries to filter, clean and prepare data from existing database
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve data quality issues
  • Work with end users to understand modeling needs
  • Design, analyze, test and implement interpretable predictive models using R or Python
  • Work with users and frontend developers to create usable tools for the customers
  • Evaluate, recommend and integrate new data sources (internal and 3rd party external data sources)
  • Complete ad-hoc reports or small studies as assigned throughout the year
 
Qualifications
  • Deep passion for baseball and baseball analytics
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Familiarity with R or Python
  • In-depth understanding of statistical analyses and data mining techniques, and experience working with large datasets
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with staff members of all levels
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours (various nights, weekends, holidays)
 
Disclaimer
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The duties listed do not represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. 
 
Equal Opportunity Statement:
The Baltimore Orioles are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Baltimore Orioles to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you live in Baltimore, MD? If not, are you willing to relocate to Baltimore? (Y/N)

  3. Suggest one upcoming free agent that you would recommend that the Orioles sign this off-season. Why would you target this player, and how much do you imagine it would cost to sign him? Please answer in 30 words or less, and please don’t spend more than a minute or two writing your response.

  4. If we asked you to evaluate a position player strictly based off of three stats / performance metrics, which three would you choose? Please don’t give an explanation; just list them in order of your preference. (There’s no perfect answer; we just want to see how you think.)

  5. Please list any data- or tech-related programs, systems, or languages in which you are fluent, as well as any foreign languages you know. For each one, what is your comfort level on a scale of 1-10? No further explanation is necessary. 1 = very basic familiarity. 10 = completely fluent. Example: Excel (7), Spanish (6), Blast Motion (3), SQL (3)

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.