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Economic Analyst with The Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore · MD

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Economic Valuation Analyst, Baseball Operations
Job Summary
This position is responsible for developing creative and sophisticated analytical tools to support decision-making in Baseball Operations, with a focus on labor market economics and asset valuation.  The employee will work closely with the professional scouting and analytics departments to inform strategic thinking.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Research economic issues pertaining to roster construction and player acquisition.
  • Develop, test, and implement predictive models and quantitative tools.
  • Assist with database management.
  • Perform other duties and ad-hoc reports as assigned.

Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, or a related field.  Applicants with a non-traditional educational background and experience in financial modeling will be considered as well.
  • Fluency in probability theory and financial mathematics, including an in-depth understanding of financial instruments and of pricing their associated risks.
  • Experience with relational database systems and knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience with predictive modeling using tools such as R or Python.
  • Passion for baseball and understanding of sabermetrics.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with staff members of all levels.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours (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.