Job Posting: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellow, Minor League Affiliate Fellow

Baseball Operations Fellow – 2023

Department: Baseball Operations
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Reports To: SRVPGM – Senior VP/General Manager

Summary of Responsibilities:

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently seeking candidates for a Baseball Operations Fellow position for 2023. This Fellowship is a one-year opportunity. At the end of the Fellowship, the Cardinals and the Fellow will jointly determine if there is an appropriate opportunity for full-time employment with the Cardinals. Fellows will not return in the same position in 2024. The Fellow will report directly to the Manager of Video Operations and will work on projects at the direction of senior leadership from the Baseball Development, Domestic & International scouting, Player Development, and Performance departments. Additional training may be provided in topics from scouting to analytics depending on the needs of the team and the Fellow’s interest.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a strong work ethic, the ability to learn and adapt to new processes, and a passion for baseball. The Fellowship will provide such a candidate with a broad range of experiences across Baseball Operations and the possibility of permanent employment.

  • The Baseball Operations Fellow position is a full-time position including salary, health insurance, and benefits
  • This position is from early 2023 through the end of the calendar year
  • This position is in St. Louis, MO and will require relocation<

The St. Louis Cardinals are committed to building an inclusive organization where we have a diverse workforce as well as a culture where employees feel they belong and contribute their unique abilities to the team. This Fellowship is dedicated to continuously building a diverse staff, and we strongly encourage candidates who are members of historically marginalized groups, which may include, but are not limited to persons of color, LGBTQIA+, gender, veterans, and persons with disabilities, to apply. If you meet any of the qualifications listed below we welcome you to apply, or to reach out to us at hrinfo@cardinals.com for more information.

Essential Functions of the job:

  • Assisting in the video capture and processing of domestic amateur, international amateur, and affiliated and unaffiliated professional baseball games
  • Assisting Baseball Development and other groups within Baseball Operations with data collection and entry for analysis
  • Communicate effectively with Baseball Operations staff and complete ad-hoc requests as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Current college senior or postgraduate
  • Strong interest in and understanding of baseball/softball
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Aptitude and comfortability with Microsoft Excel and Google G-Suite (e.g. Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Proficient with computers, iPads, and other electronic devices
  • Ability to work weekdays, nights, weekends, and holidays

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.


Minor League Affiliate Fellow

Department: Baseball Operations
Location: USA
Reports To: SRVPGM – Senior VP/General Manager

Summary of Responsibilities:

St. Louis Cardinals are currently seeking candidates for this position to be located at each of our domestic minor league affiliates and our Dominican Republic Academy. The Minor League Affiliate Fellow will manage all aspects of video and technology at these locations in supporting the minor league coaching staff (manager, hitting coach, and pitching coach). The data collected from video and technology will be utilized to provide feedback to players for development.

Pre-game this position will manage distribution, set up and usage of all baseball & sport science technology; during the game this position will manage technology resources for the minor league coaches from the dugout. Post-game this position will ensure all data and video collected from the day is available for reporting & analysis; create reports for players and coaches as required. This position will work directly with the Video & Technology Team and reports to the relevant minor league manager for day-to-day responsibilities at the affiliate.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a strong work ethic and impressive intellect. The position is a seasonal job for the 2023 season only, but may lead to full-time employment in Player Development, Scouting, or elsewhere within Baseball Operations.

The Minor League Affiliate Fellow position is considered a full-time position including salary, health insurance, benefits, housing stipend and meal money during road trips.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Manage baseball & sport science technology and video capture at the affiliate (e.g. Trackman, Blast Motion, Edgertronic Camera, Polar, Whoop, etc.).
  • During the game, depending on staff needs:
    • Manage in-game capture of technology and video from the dugout
    • Quality assurance of the video and data collected for analyses
  • Communicate any implementation issues to Technology Specialist / Technology Integration Coordinator that are not remediated through initial troubleshooting
  • Attend Spring Training and travel with assigned minor league team on the road

Education and Experience:

  • Postgraduate or college senior available to start work during Spring Training
  • Proven ability to use and troubleshoot baseball or sport science technology (like pairing portable trackman to an Edgertronic camera, syncing wearable technology to a mobile device, etc.)
  • Familiar with and/or demonstrate the willingness to learn technology such as Blast Motion, Trackman, and video integration
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently
  • Proficient with computers, iPads, and other electronics
  • Ability to work weekdays, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Spanish fluency a plus

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.

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Job Posting: Cleveland Guardians Software Engineer, Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Department: Baseball Research & Development

Primary Purpose
The Cleveland Guardians Baseball Research & Development (R&D) group is seeking data scientists at a variety of experience levels, including senior, entry-level, and interns/fellows. Prior experience with sports is not necessary if you have some curiosity or interest in learning about data science applications in baseball.

If you enjoy tackling challenging problems, using interesting real data, collaborating with smart people, and having a direct impact on what happens on the baseball field and in our business, this may be the opportunity for you!

People in this role will use statistical and machine learning techniques to better understand and quantify the game of baseball. You will analyze video, player tracking, and biomechanics data as well as traditional baseball data sources like box scores to help us acquire and develop baseball players into a championship-caliber team. You will work alongside the rest of the R&D, data engineering, and IT groups, and interact with coaches, scouts, and executives from across the organization.

The Cleveland Guardians prefer our employees (or teammates) reside in Cleveland, Ohio, but we will consider and discuss the possibility of remote work.

If you meet some of the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply or reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups – including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. We encourage you to reach out if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, test, and deploy statistical and/or machine learning models to support all facets of baseball operations, including scouting, player development, and the major league team.
  • Explain methods, results and corresponding actionable insights to key stakeholders across the organization.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Machine Learning, or Operations Research.
  • Demonstrated understanding of statistics and associated quantitative methods, including the tradeoffs between different techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience completing statistics and/or machine learning projects from beginning to end.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large data sets in a programming language such as R or Python.
  • Desire to learn about data science applications in baseball. Prior experience with baseball data is a plus but not necessary.

Preferred Experience

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Machine Learning, or Operations Research.
  • Demonstrated research experience in a sports context (baseball is a plus).
  • Demonstrated experience with a database language such as SQL.
  • Demonstrated experience with deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow or PyTorch.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer vision.
  • Demonstrated experience working with high-dimensional spatiotemporal data.
  • Demonstrated experience with Bayesian statistics.

Standard Requirements

  • Represent the Cleveland Guardians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with members of the Front Office.
  • Ability to act according to organizational values and service excellence at all times.
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment.

About Us
Our teammates are at the core of what we believe in: People, Collaboration, Learning, and Excellence (PeopleCLE). We look to hire individuals who are committed to our purpose of uniting and inspiring our city with the power of team. Our mission is to win the World Series while creating a compelling fan experience.

We believe that we will achieve our goals by making evidence and model-based decisions and creating environments that support our people and empower them to continuously learn. This role might be for you if you are looking to join a team that works together to learn new ways to make model-based decisions that lead to excellent outcomes.

We also pride ourselves on creating an attractive work environment highlighted by a healthy work-life balance, exceptional benefits such as health, vision, and dental coverage, and competitive 401k plan with employer contribution and match.

Our Hiring Process

  1. A short, three question questionnaire to help us get to know you better than we do from just your application. No coding involved.
  2. Two approximately 30-minute phone calls.
  3. A longer take-home questionnaire to help us learn how you think through problems. No coding or project involved.
  4. A final round of interviews with our R&D department as well as teammates across Baseball Operations.

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.


Software Engineer

Department: Baseball Systems
Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Primary Purpose
The Cleveland Guardians are seeking a Software Engineer to join their Baseball Systems Engineering team. In this position, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of tasks – including, but not limited to, software engineering, data warehousing, and UX/UI design & development – that directly impact the organization’s ability to acquire, develop, and deploy players. Depending on your preferences, we will work with you to craft a role that either specializes in one of these areas or allows you to contribute across multiple areas. The software and data products you help build will facilitate operations and enhance decision-making across all areas of the organization, helping to answer questions such as “which trades should we execute,” “who should we select with our next pick in the draft,” and “how can we show players their data from yesterday’s game?” The position offers the opportunity to collaborate and help craft innovative solutions to challenging problems, grow from both an engineering and leadership standpoint, and work with teammates side by side in pursuit of the organization’s ultimate mission – winning the World Series.

As a Software Engineer with the Cleveland Guardians, you will have the opportunity to:
From a front-end engineering perspective…

  • Learn from experienced engineers and work within a modern web stack, using Vue, Node, Nest, D3, etc.
  • Work closely with your product team to discover competitive advantages in player acquisition and player development, and build interactive software and web pages to realize those advantages
  • Identify inefficiencies in our users’ processes that can only be solved with user-friendly software
  • Rapidly prototype new/innovative solutions and demonstrate them to your product team, end-users, and Baseball Operations leadership
  • Contribute to the holistic design process and help shape how we work in the future
  • Have regular opportunities to engage with, and learn from, our Baseball Operations leadership group

From a back-end engineering perspective…

  • Build robust data systems that improve the backbone of our data-first applications
  • Transform both internal and external data sources into our central data warehouse
  • Work closely with your product team and other software engineers to determine technical requirements and turn them into accessible and secure data endpoints (e.g., direct SQL, BI tools, REST)
  • Collaborate with our R&D team to help move statistical/machine learning models into production
  • Collaborate with our Infrastructure team to troubleshoot/enhance performance and query costs across both cloud and on-premises environments
  • Be an active participant in identifying, evolving, and evangelizing data engineering best practices, constantly challenging the status quo and improving our data engineering standards

Base Requirements Needed, you should have:

  • Demonstrated experience or degree in a field such as Computer Science or another STEM program
  • Demonstrated experience writing user-facing application code
  • A proven ability to work within tight timelines and iterate quickly
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team
  • A desire to learn and grow not only as a programmer, but also as a person
  • A passion for baseball/sports, or a willingness to learn more about the game

Standard Requirements

  • Represents the Cleveland Guardians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with members of the Front Office
  • Ability to act accordingly to organizational values and service excellence at all times
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment

About Us
In Baseball Operations and Baseball Systems, our shared goal is to identify and develop diverse players and front office teammates who contribute to our mission. By working together effectively and collaboratively, we create a family atmosphere that supports learning as we strive for excellence in everything we do. We believe that we will achieve our goals by making evidence-based decisions and creating environments that support our people and empower them to learn.

We know that people from historically marginalized groups and those who have not yet had direct experience in the sports industry are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every requirement. That being said, we encourage anyone who meets some of the qualifications above to apply or reach out for more information.

The Cleveland Guardians are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.

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Job Posting: Texas Rangers Data Apprentice, Player Development

Position: Player Development, Data Apprentice

The Texas Rangers are seeking multiple apprentices in Player Development. Each Apprentice will work with one of the Rangers’ minor league affiliates and report to the Minor League Video Coordinator. Apprentices will operate as an extension of the coaching staff and be a resource for both players and coaches. They are expected to manage the collection and application of data and technology at their respective affiliate and will gain experience across multiple areas of Baseball Operations.

Job Responsibilities:

Video & Technology Operation:

  • Operate bat/ball tracking technology and baseball technology
  • Capture game video and manage upload process for all games
  • Gather high frame rate video of hitters and pitchers
  • Manage data and collection process and assist with interpretation with coaches and players

Advance Scouting:

  • Collaborate with coaching staff and player development staff to monitor player goals and player progress
  • Conduct research and analysis, both at the request of staff and independently
  • Use internal system tools to assist
  • Communicate research in simple and concise manner to Minor League coaches, players, and Player Development staff

Systems Support:

  • Support field staff with on-field responsibilities
  • On field skills such as throwing BP is a plus
  • Support field staff and players with coach education and various administration tasks
  • Support Strength and Conditioning and Athletic Training staff to provide assistance and application to their fields of your finding

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated passion and understanding for biomechanics, pitching or hitting analysis or sports science.
  • Spanish speaking a plus

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Availability to start working in January 2023
  • Ability to work seamlessly in teams
  • Working knowledge of advanced baseball statistics and publicly available research
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

To apply
Send an email with your interest to texasrangersda@gmail.com.

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Job Posting: Boston Red Sox Manager/Director, Baseball Initiatives and Analyst

Manager/Director, Baseball Initiatives

Location: Boston, MA
Department: Baseball Operations
Status: Full-Time

Position Overview:
Research and implement new long-term initiatives throughout baseball operations, and identify under-resourced but potentially fruitful areas for strategic development, in order to create competitive advantages for the Red Sox.

Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships throughout baseball operations to understand current organizational processes and identify opportunities for advancement
  • Work systematically to understand best practices within the industry and what drives their effectiveness
  • Work to understand what past new initiatives have had impact in baseball and why
  • Research possible new initiatives that could have positive impact on the Red Sox, including identifying relevant areas of emphasis, best practices, and new initiatives in other sports and industries
  • Regularly communicate with senior baseball operations leadership to recommend and prioritize new initiatives, then develop action plans to implement them
  • Collaborate with appropriate personnel, including department heads, to implement selected initiatives and work with relevant staff to integrate into the department’s day-to-day
  • Build processes to assess these initiatives, define success and failure, and learn from their implementation
  • Spearhead other special projects as appropriate and directed
  • Oversee and participate in the hiring of any future positions within this space

Characteristics/Qualifications

  • Self-motivated; comfortable working independently from day-to-day baseball operations business
  • High levels of humility and curiosity
  • Creative and entrepreneurial mindset, with a willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Able to build comprehensive action plans and a willingness to use evidence to assess their effectiveness
  • Team-focused, with above-average ability to build relationships and collaborate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

*Level of the role will be based on candidate experience and expected contribution

The Red Sox (or FSM) requires proof of being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to applicable legal requirements. Up-to-date means having received all recommended COVID-19 vaccination doses in the primary series and a booster dose(s) when eligible, per CDC guidelines.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, disability, military/veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected genetic information.

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.


Analyst

Location: Boston, MA
Department: Baseball Operations
Status: Full-Time

Position Overview:
The Boston Red Sox are seeking an Analyst for the team’s Baseball Analytics department. The role will support all areas of Baseball Operations while working closely with Director of Baseball Analytics, and our team of analysts.

This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, intellectually curious environment and to impact player evaluation, acquisition, development and strategic decision making.

Responsibilities:

  • Statistical modeling and quantitative analysis of a variety of data sources, for the purpose of player evaluation, strategic decision-making, decision analysis, etc.
  • Effectively present analyses through the use of written reports and data visualization to disseminate insights to members of the Baseball Operations leadership.
  • Maintain working expertise of leading-edge analytics, including publicly available research and novel statistical approaches, in order to recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, models, and algorithms.
  • Other projects and related duties as directed by the Director, Baseball Analytics, and other members of Baseball Operations leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field such as statistics, predictive analytics, data science, engineering, applied math, physics, quantitative social sciences, computer science, computer vision, or operations research.
  • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in one of the aforementioned fields preferred.
  • Advanced understanding of statistical methods or machine learning techniques.
  • Proficiency with modern database technologies including SQL.
  • Demonstrated experience with programming languages (e.g., R or Python).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences using data visualization.
  • Attention to detail while also having the ability to work quickly and balance multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours is a must.
  • Other programming and database skills are a plus.

The Red Sox (or FSM) requires proof of being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to applicable legal requirements. Up-to-date means having received all recommended COVID-19 vaccination doses in the primary series and a booster dose(s) when eligible, per CDC guidelines.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, disability, military/veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or protected genetic information.

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.

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Job Posting: San Francisco Giants, Multiple Analyst Openings

Baseball Operations Analyst

Department: Baseball Operations
Location: San Francisco, CA; Scottsdale, AZ
Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Position Summary:
The San Francisco Giants are seeking Analysts to join the Baseball Operations department. These individuals will be part of the R&D team with primary focuses to create decision-making tools and to provide research and analysis to support the Baseball Operations department. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, the ability to communicate effectively to non-technical people, and both passion and intellectual curiosity for the game of baseball.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Research, design, and test predictive and statistical models using data and technology to support all aspects of Baseball Operations
  • Collaborate with software engineering team to design and integrate decision-support systems and tools into baseball systems
  • Perform statistical analysis and quantitative research to support various areas of Baseball Ops.
  • Communicate analysis to Baseball Operations staff effectively.
  • Maintain understanding of new public baseball research and emerging statistical tools, as well as all potential vendor data/technology options

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree in a quantitative field, such as statistics, economics, engineering, computer science or applied math.
  • Demonstrated work (professional or personal) using any of R, SQL, Python
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus:
    • Machine learning
    • Computer vision
    • Spatiotemporal data
    • Statistical inference
  • 1-2 years of sports experience and/or background in baseball or softball is a plus.
  • Passion and curiosity for baseball analytics and problem-solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic with initiative and attention to detail.
  • Contribute to team culture with a positive attitude.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume here

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
All employment applications are reviewed upon receipt.


Baseball Operations Associate Analyst

Department: Baseball Operations
Location: Minor League Affiliates (Sacramento, Richmond, Eugene, San Jose)
Status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt
Duration: January 2023 – October 2023

Position Summary:
This individual will travel with a minor league team and provide on-site analytics and technology support serving staff and players
while helping to implement key organizational initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess technical skills, the ability to communicate effectively to non-technical people, and both passion and intellectual curiosity for the game of baseball.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide statistical analysis and quantitative research to support the affiliate coaching staff
  • Execute advance preparation and game reporting
  • Conduct research for ad-hoc requests from coaches & staff
  • Utilize technology and information to assess player strengths and areas of development
  • Educate coaches and players on relevant baseball analytics topics
  • Support on-field needs, including but not limited to operating technologies like Trackman Portable, Blast, Rapsodo, Trackman

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of current baseball analytics topics
  • Experience with Excel and SQL, R, or Python
  • Experience with current player development technology such as TrackMan, Rapsodo, Blast Motion bat sensors, or K-Vest
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume here

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
All employment applications are reviewed upon receipt.


Video Technology Associate (Affiliate)

Department: Player Development
Reports to: Minor League Video Technology Coordinator
Duration: February 2023 – September 2023
Status: Part-time seasonal position (requirement to travel and work non-traditional hours)

Position Summary:
Provide comprehensive on- and off-field video and technological support for coaches, players, and non-uniformed staff during Spring Training and during the minor league season at an assigned affiliate. Spring Training will be utilized as a month-long training period to grasp the Giants’ video and technological collection and organizational processes, as well as build relationships with the staff and players you will be working with. The minor league season will consist of working closely with a set of staff and players and providing as much support as necessary to help the players continue their development and the team perform.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Set up, capture, post-process, and distribute quality video footage for all home and road games during the season
  • Utilize BATS Video Software to chart, process, and store all collected video
  • Prepare, display, and organize video footage for advance purposes of each upcoming opponent
  • Operate Edgertronic (high-speed) camera technology manually and through a browser to collect targeted footage during game- and non-game activity
  • Operate and troubleshoot other baseball-related technology such as TrackMan V3, Portable TrackMan, Hawkeye, Blast, and Oculus headsets throughout the season
  • Heavy utilization of multiple baseball-adjacent applications (Dropbox, Google Drive, remote desktop softwares, video editing softwares, etc…) to edit, move, and store video and data for short-term and long-term usage
  • Manage and properly care for the various video and technology equipment you will be responsible for using throughout the season (computers, iPads, VR headsets, cameras, etc..)
  • Assist with various ad-hoc projects assigned by the coaching staffs and front office

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to relocate and work non-traditional hours (nights, weekends, and holidays) throughout the season
  • Extremely detail-oriented focus and mindset on all daily tasks
  • Ability to comfortably communicate and work with all members of the organization (players, coaches, staff, and various affiliate front office/staff members)
  • Aptitude and comfortability with basic networking and IT processes
  • Previous baseball or softball playing and/or video and technology related experience is a plus
  • Possession of a strong and obvious passion and curiosity for the game of baseball

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume here

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
All employment applications are reviewed upon receipt.


Associate, Baseball Video Systems (San Francisco)

Department: Baseball Operations
Reports to: Manager, Baseball Video Systems
Duration: January 2023 – December 2023
Status: Internship

Position Summary:
This associate-level position will perform routine tasks around the video office, clubhouse, and playing field, while also providing support with basic administrative and system maintenance responsibilities. This role will be embedded in the major league clubhouse during home games and work alongside coaching staff, analysts, and video coordinators throughout the 2023 season, including spring training in Arizona. The ideal candidate will also possess demonstrated creative and storytelling abilities, and leverage these skills to regularly produce short-form video content.

In-Season Responsibilities:

  • Systems checks and maintenance of organizational baseball video systems
  • Staging and operation of video and tracking technologies for pre-game use
  • Posting of daily channel listings and schedules for MLB, affiliate, and amateur game broadcasts
  • Supporting management of MLB Dugout iPads
  • Producing after-action video melts from previous games for consumption on mobile devices
  • Producing lineup and roster information for clubhouse use
  • Moving, packing, and unpacking of equipment to support team travel
  • Other tasks as assigned by the video staff

Offseason responsibilities:

  • Cataloging broadcast footage of winter league and other offseason baseball games
  • Posting of daily channel listings and schedules for Winter League games
  • Daily cutting up of winter league video for Giants organizational players and free agent follows
  • Assisting with field level camera maintenance and installations
  • Work with coaching staff on video content ideas

Skills and Qualifications:

  • In-season availability to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all members of Baseball Operations
  • Experience using production-level video editing software (Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve) including knowledge
  • and use of 2D/3D animation and effects a plus

  • Familiarity with networking and basic IT concepts a plus
  • Basic experience working with programming a plus
  • Passion for baseball, intellectual curiosity, baseball or softball playing experience and understanding of team dynamics is a plus
  • Candidate must be available, in-person, for all San Francisco Giants home games

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume here

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 1, 2022
All employment applications are reviewed upon receipt.

At the Giants, we believe we put our best work forward when our employees bring together ideas that are diverse in thought. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition or disability, genetic condition, marital status, domestic partnership status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status and any other protected class under federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the San Francisco Giants.


Aaron Judge Milestone Homer Odds Update: When Will He Hit No. 60?

Aaron Judge
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Another series, another bundle of home runs for Aaron Judge. The Yankees’ superstar has set a scorching pace this September, and on Sunday, he hit his 58th and 59th home runs in a victory over the Brewers. As is customary, I’ve updated our game-by-game odds of him reaching his 60th, 61st, and 62nd home runs in a given game the rest of the season. If you want to see Judge tying Babe Ruth, tying Roger Maris, or leaving every previous Yankees (and American Leaguer) in the dust with 62, you can see our predictions below.

One note: I’ve added a few bells and whistles to this projection to handle Judge’s rest situation. The Yankees have been more aggressive than I expected in terms of getting him into games this September. To reflect that, I’ve changed the way I handle an off day. Previously, I set a specific day and simply gave Judge no plate appearances that day. As we’re getting closer to that scheduled off day, and closer to some milestones, that deterministic way of handling a day off feels wrong to me. Read the rest of this entry »


Job Posting: San Diego Padres Data Engineer

San Diego Padres Data Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA
Department: Baseball Operations
Reports To: Director, Baseball Systems
Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Job Summary:

    The Data Engineer is primarily responsible for designing and developing data pipelines and helping to ensure high quality data is readily available to the Padres R&D and Systems teams. The role is responsible for working internally to optimize proprietary data as well as helping to build out the ingestion of third-party data from a variety of vendors

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal PostgreSQL databases & Amazon Web Services data infrastructure
  • Monitor internal ETL processes to ensure data delivery
  • Design workflows and monitoring tools to identify issues in advance regarding data quality
  • Define, implement, and document Padres organizational data pipelines, including ETL, logging, and performance optimization
  • Table and query optimizations for large data sets
  • Work with third party vendors to establish intake of data
  • Collaborate on data delivery platform: design and develop internal APIs for the rapid delivery of information to applications and analysts

Skills:

  • Extensive work with PostgreSQL optimization and management, including development with PL/pgSQL
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services data offerings, including RDS, AWS Glue, and AWS Data Lakes
  • Extensive knowledge of data formats including JSON, XML, CSV
  • Fluency with SQL and Python
  • Familiarity with the Linux shell
  • Familiarity with R

Job Requirements: Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BA) preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems, or equivalent job experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years working in a structured software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated passion for baseball
  • Consistent, punctual, and regular attendance
  • Professional image and demeanor
  • Strong ability to work with others and supervisors in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, verbal and written communications, decision-making, and organization skills
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed
  • Minimum physical requirements: able to travel to and gain access to various areas of the ballpark for prolonged periods of time during games and events; able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds
  • As a condition of employment, the job candidate(s) must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check and drug screening

The San Diego Padres are an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.

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Job Posting: Tampa Bay Rays Software Developer

Tampa Bay Rays Software Developer

Location: St. Petersburg · FL · Open to Remote

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for an experienced Ruby on Rails Developer to help the Baseball Systems department build the best software and analytics solutions in all of Major League Baseball.

What is Baseball Systems?

  • As part of Baseball Operations, our team builds the innovative tools that our players, coaches, analysts, scouts and front office personnel use to do their jobs, make decisions, and win ballgames.
  • Our team consists of several data engineers, backend developers and frontend developers and coordinators.
  • Every line of code we write — and feature we ship — has a direct impact on the field, helping us compete for the postseason year after year.
  • Working within the most innovative and collaborative front office in MLB, your ideas will be welcomed and heard.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an experienced Ruby on Rails developer.
  • is proficient creating front-end views using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Don’t worry, we have designers who make things look great!
  • has experience with relational databases.
  • is familiar with Git version control software.

It’s not required, but would be awesome if you:

  • have experience with one of the popular front-end Javascript frameworks. We use Vue.
  • are proficient in a language other than Ruby. We use several different languages depending on the task.
  • are familiar with NoSql databases like Redis or Elasticsearch.
  • have an understanding of baseball.
  • have an interest in sabermetrics and statistical modeling.

What will you do each day?

  • Build new features or maintain existing features in our proprietary software application.
  • Identify and correct bugs quickly.
  • Document code and support procedures thoroughly. 
  • Meet with Baseball Operations staff that have requested a new feature to gather requirements and help with feature planning.
  • Train non-technical users on new features or applications.
  • You might take half a day off from time to time to watch a baseball game.
  • Help our data engineering team ingest data from new data sources.

Why work for the Rays?

  • A top notch development environment with a company provided laptop, Github Enterprise, frictionless CI/CD, bug tracking, top project management and documentation software, and automated testing to minimize bugs to keep you focused on new features.
  • Opportunities to choose and work with new technology. We strongly believe in choosing the right tool for the job even if it isn’t part of our current stack.
  • Exceptional benefits including: 
    • health, vision and dental coverage at VERY competitive rates. 
    • an enhanced 401k where the company contributes even if you don’t! 
    • free tickets to baseball and soccer games (We also own the Tampa Bay Rowdies) for you, your friends and family. 
    • flexible PTO options and monthly paid volunteer opportunities. 
    • generous family planning assistance and parental leave.
    • annual continuing education assistance.
    • healthy and free lunch right in the office. 
    • in-office yoga and many other other wellness benefits. 
  • You’ll be working with some of the sharpest minds in all of baseball.
  • You are a good teammate and like working with other driven and caring teammates.
  • Your office is in a baseball stadium! Or your office can be remote, your choice!
  • We are an organization that prides itself on coaching others so please apply even if you don’t meet every one of the requirements above.

Our Interview Process

  1. A ~30 minute phone call to get to know each other and discuss the position in more detail.
  2. In some cases, we have a second ~30 minute phone call with one of our recruiting staff.
  3. A small take-home coding project. We don’t do coding tests or coding on a whiteboard.
  4. Two or three small panel interviews. In addition to covering technical skills, you will also meet other members of Baseball Operations you’d be collaborating with.
  5. Make a decision!

All offers contingent on a satisfactory background check.

Statement: All applicants for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

Acknowledgement by applyingI understand that if offered a role and by accepting a role with the Tampa Bay Rays or Rowdies, I will be participating in COVID-19 community risk mitigation practices.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. In addition to your resume and cover letter, please describe your level of Ruby on Rails experience in 100 words or less.
  2. Where did you originally hear about this posting?

To Apply:
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Another Aaron Judge Milestone Homer Update

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Sheesh. It’s been exactly one game since our last update on Aaron Judge’s pursuit of hitting 60, 61, and 62 home runs. At that point, Judge seemed more likely than not to eclipse Roger Maris‘ 61-homer mark, though only marginally. But after two home runs last night against the Red Sox, the pace is heating up again. Now, my simulation model thinks Judge is extremely likely to surpass Maris:

Odds of Various Aaron Judge Milestone HR Totals
Feat Odds on 9/12 Odds on 9/14
60+ Homers 84.4% 96.8%
61+ Homers 71.8% 90.9%
62+ Homers 56.8% 80.8%

If that feels like a huge jump in odds to you, you’re in good company. If you think about it for a bit, though, it’s not so crazy. Judge has played 138 games this year and hit 57 homers. That’s a pace of less than half a home run per game, and still wildly impressive. Two in one game is always unlikely, though; it’s Judge’s 10th time doing it this year, for example. The finish line is getting close now; with 20 games to accrue five homers, one more barrage could put him over the top. Read the rest of this entry »


Job Posting: Hawk-Eye Baseball Product Manager

Hawk-Eye Baseball Product Manager

Department: Product Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: USA, Atlanta
Workplace Type: Onsite

A day in the life of a Sports Product Manager
As a Baseball Product Manager at Hawk-Eye Innovations, you will be part of a team that is focused on the global opportunities for Baseball, both now and in the future, combining business development with driving client-led innovation across the sport.

You will work closely with MLB and baseball team clients to identify solutions that will fulfill their strategies from a technical perspective; investigate and understand the current opportunities for Baseball, identify where existing solutions meet demand and create a longer-term vision for Baseball in line with the Hawk-Eye business strategy.

Internally you will work closely with the Product Squads in bringing together expertise for Baseball-specific solutions, the Sales and commercial teams to research the market and competition, and form a strategic roadmap to ensure we are pursuing the most valuable opportunities for our customers and the business. In addition, you will work with the Product Platform Managers to recommend and roll out existing solutions ensuring business viability.

For prioritized initiatives, you will work in collaboration with the Product and Enabling Squads to ideate and create solutions in an iterative, agile environment, to deliver value faster and ensure continuous learning and improvement.

You will be responsible for ensuring the solution meets the demand and continue to monitor and develop the solution over its lifetime, providing an invaluable link between the customer and centralized product squads

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with senior global sports heads to lead the charge of technology within Baseball; ensuring Hawk-Eye remain a global leader in sports innovation
  • Understand customer strategies to identify opportunities for technology in Baseball
  • Co-create the global Baseball roadmap with major leagues and clients, analyzing their needs and aligning the Baseball roadmap to strategic goals
  • Co-create story maps with the product teams to iteratively develop new solutions
  • Serving as the voice of the user, client and business goals
  • Provide context to and collaborate closely with one or multiple cross-functional teams of product managers, delivery managers, engineers and designers to define, build and deliver high-value products
  • Support the ownership of strategic product roadmaps, ensuring there is continual dialogue internally to agree on priorities
  • Engage with sales teams/regional MDs to understand opportunities that emerge from client relationships
  • Find new applications for existing technology in Baseball
  • Work with the Product Owners to provide existing solutions to meet customer demand
  • Conduct primary and secondary research to develop insights, and themes and define areas of opportunity
  • Create initiatives (Projects) articulating product and market narrative
  • Write strategy, key objectives and results and monitor the data to help make business decisions
  • Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning, ideation and concept development of a product
  • Recognize all cultural differences across Baseball and regions, and build customer solutions that meet their strategic need in a powerful and culturally sensitive manner
  • Accountable for ensuring the solution meets the requirements (UAT)
  • Cross regional and global solutions leadership and act as a figure head for Baseball Innovations and ideation across the business
  • Informs the risks of Value and Business Viability
  • Working at a portfolio level

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Deep-level understanding of Baseball incl day to day operational and performance needs and future growth opportunities
  • 2-3 years in a Product Manager role managing all stages of the digital product life cycle with relevant stakeholder management experience;
  • Experience working with technically complex products;
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver on common goals;
  • Defining minimum marketable features and minimum viable products;
  • Experience in writing requirements and acceptance criteria;
  • Client-facing and internal communication skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Stakeholder management and leadership;
  • Product roadmap definition experience;
  • Understanding the technologies used in the products worked on.

Nice to have (but not a deal-breaker):

  • Experience working with creating and delivering products within a business-to-business setting;
  • Experience working on products that combine software and hardware.

Our Product Team
As a Baseball Product Manager, you will be a part of a larger Product team that consists of experienced Product Managers, Product Engineers, Delivery Managers and UX/UI professionals all reporting to the Product Director.

Our Product Team Culture
Our Product Department at Hawk-Eye is built on a culture shaped by openness and honesty, along with a desire to push the boundaries of technology and innovation. We are collaborative but also run with autonomy, and are focused on providing global opportunities for any given sport. Our business and output are challenging and we thrive in a world that is constantly changing and evolving. We are agile and strive for the highest quality in everything we do. As a team, we are constantly learning, challenging and pushing ourselves.

Our Products
At Hawk-Eye Innovations, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation within the global sports industry. As part of our team, you will work closely with exceptional people and the most cutting-edge products, which we have built in-house along with user-focused solutions.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Hawk-Eye is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, or union membership status.

About Hawk-Eye Innovations

About Hawk-Eye
Hawk-Eye Innovations have been at the forefront of sports officiating and broadcast enhancement technology since 2001. The world’s biggest sporting events trust Hawk-Eye to make the right call when it matters most.

Hawk-Eye’s vision-processing, video replay and creative graphic technologies make sport fairer, safer, more engaging and better informed. Our innovations are constantly changing the face of sports officiating, production, content management, and fan engagement in every sport.

Hawk-Eye Innovations form a key part of the Sony Sports Innovations Group with a shared mission to deliver best-in-class officiating, broadcast and digital solutions to the sports world.

Our Values
At Hawk-Eye Innovations, our three core values underpin our success, ensuring that we continue to be a leading innovator in sports technology on a global scale. Our business is filled with exceptional talent that helps to ensure that the World’s biggest sporting events trust us to make the right call when it matters the most. We deliver on this by ensuring that:

WE ARE BRAVE
Confident in solving almost impossible problems, pioneering and ambitious for our clients and for ourselves. We are bold leaders in the industry, driven by possibilities and striving with pace and energy. We understand our risks and love the challenge.

WE ARE OWNERS
Our business is our own; we feel every win, and especially the losses. We take pride in excellence and trust ourselves to do what’s right, relentlessly. We make decisions like owners, with endeavour and entrepreneurialism. We are serious about what we do, and have fun whilst doing it.

WE ARE INCLUSIVE
We are one team; a community that’s connected and open. No secrets, no politics, just honesty and respect. We value diverse thinking, and diverse people – this helps us innovate. We treat people as people, who are all integral to our success and we celebrate as one.

Diversity and Inclusion
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day. We celebrate differences. We encourage different opinions and approaches to be heard, and then we come together and build.

Our response to COVID 19
During this time Team Hawk-Eye is working in a hybrid manner for all of our Head Office roles. Our operational teams are working onsite, Pioneering & Inspiring Change in Sport every day!

Head Office Teams
We are currently working through a blend of in-person interactions (typically two days per week) and remote activity.

Operational Teams
Our operational teams are working on-site to ensure we can provide the highest level of service to our clients. We are taking the current guidance extremely seriously and are ensuring that the health, safety and well-being of our employees are at the highest standard.

To Apply:
To apply, please follow this link.

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