Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers

Principal Quantitative Analyst

Detroit Tigers - Director
Detroit · MI
Accounting and Finance: Audit
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Job Summary:

The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a full-time Principal Quantitative Analyst in the Baseball Operations Department. This role will be responsible for performing analyses and conducting research within Baseball Operations.  This position will report to the Director, Baseball Research & Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and productionize Bayesian models to support Baseball Operations decision-making.
  • Assist with the integration of baseball analysis into our proprietary tools and applications.
  • Provide technical guidance to Analysts and Analytics Associates.
  • Complete ad hoc data queries and effectively present analysis through the use of written reports and data visualizations.
  • Monitor, identify and recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, models and algorithms.
  • Other projects as directed by Baseball Operations leadership team.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative field or equivalent professional experience (3-5 years).
  • Experience applying Bayesian statistical techniques (e.g. Bayesian hierarchical models) to real-world problems.
  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of baseball-specific data and sabermetric analysis.
  • Relevant work experience with statistical software (R, STATA, SPSS, SAS, or similar) and scripting languages such as Python.
  • Expertise with SQL and relational databases is required.
  • Experience with cloud computing preferred.
  • Self-starter.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by the baseball calendar.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. The Company has the right to change, modify, suspend, interrupt or cancel in whole or in part any job functions outlined in a job description at any time and without advance notice to the employee.

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive.  They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Detroit Tigers.

Detroit Tigers is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.                

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.