Job Posting: Baseball Info Solutions Research and Development Analyst

Position: Baseball Info Solutions Research and Development Analyst

Location: Coplay, Pa.

Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) is looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in our R&D Department. The R&D Analyst will work out of our office near Allentown, Pa., and will contribute as a member of our R&D team, supporting research for publications and future products. The position requires a variety of skills including (but not limited to) an analytical mind, computer expertise, writing ability, and a passion for sports, particularly baseball and football.


  • Perform modeling and research using BIS’s internal database as well as other notable data sets such as Statcast, Trackman, and PITCHf/x.
  • Write articles and research pieces to be featured in publications such as The Fielding Bible, The Bill James Handbook, ESPN Insider, and Stat of the Week, among other prominent sports outlets.
  • Prepare cutting-edge research for presentation in a professional setting, including sales presentations and conferences.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to help illuminate the value of BIS’s analytical products to prospective clients.


  • 5+ years’ experience in baseball/football/sports analytics, including play-by-play data.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with state-of-the-art sports data sets such as those from BIS/SIS, Trackman, Sportvision, Statcast, or NextGen Stats.
  • 5+ years’ experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or similar databases, including query writing and creation and maintenance of a code base/stored procedures.
  • 3+ years’ experience building, customizing, and maintaining reports for clients.
  • Demonstrable experience using data visualizations to communicate to a non-technical audience using programs such as Tableau and R.
  • Strong familiarity with Python, R, or another scripting language.
  • Experience implementing Machine Learning algorithms is a plus.
  • Ability to lead group projects and mentor interns/entry-level colleagues.
  • Strong professional writing experience, such as publication in a professional journal or in a reputable online community.

To Apply:
Please apply here.

Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

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