Job Posting: Braves R&D Trainee Positions

Please note, this posting contains two positions.

Position: Atlanta Braves R&D Developer Trainee

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:

The R&D Developer Trainee position emphasizes software and web development as it relates to the Baseball Operations department. The trainee’s main responsibilities will be to assist the R&D department with building proprietary applications for displaying baseball information and visualizations, maintaining existing information management systems, and developing additional productivity tools to aid in Baseball Operations decision making. Candidates must have proven experience with application and/or web development, with interest in baseball and sports analytics research as a strong plus. The position will report to Assistant General Manager, Research and Development.

Note: Applicants for full-season R&D Developer Trainee positions (Jan-Nov), and summer R&D Developer Intern positions (May-Aug) will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of all proprietary software used within the Baseball Operations department.
  • Work with department stakeholders to develop, deploy and test applications within IT best practice parameters.
  • Build relationships, communicate effectively, and gather feedback from Baseball Operations staff to build new platforms and improve existing systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Past or expected BA or BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated software development experience in one or more programming languages: Java, .NET, Python, JavaScript, C#, C/C++.
  • Familiarity with database technologies and SQL. Microsoft SQL Server experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with using version control such as git.
  • Ability to learn new technologies, including new coding languages.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, and the ability to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends as dictated by the Major League season.
  • Must complete a successful background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current baseball statistics and analytics used in player evaluation a plus
  • Experience with data visualization a plus.
  • Solid fundamentals with HTML/CSS.
  • Web development experience, especially with JavaScript (Node.js, Vue.js), or Python (Flask)
  • Experience with big data techniques
  • Demonstrated software development work product.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please email your resume and any other materials to bravesrdpositions@gmail.com.

Position: Atlanta Braves R&D Analyst Trainee

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:
The R&D Analyst Trainee will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The day-to-day responsibilities of this position will revolve around using data analysis to provide insight into player evaluation, performance projection, roster construction, and all other facets of baseball operations decision making, with emphasis on different sub-departments depending on the baseball calendar and needs of the department. The position will report to Assistant General Manager, Research and Development.

Note: Applicants for full-season R&D Analyst Trainee (Jan-Nov), and summer R&D Analyst Intern (May-Aug) positions will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Develop software, databases, models, applications, reports, and other information systems to increase efficiency of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present results in a concise manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong foundation in the application of statistical concepts to baseball data, including familiarity with current state of baseball research.
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases.
  • Experience with statistical modeling software (R or Python preferred).
  • Ability to communicate concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds, including coaches, scouts and executives.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends as dictated by the Major League season.
  • Must complete a successful background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with statistical modeling and prediction techniques, including regression, classification, and machine learning.
  • Web development experience, especially with JavaScript, Vue JS, or Python Flask.
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl).
  • Experience with big data techniques a plus
  • Demonstrated baseball or other sports analytics research work product.
  • Ability and desire to learn other programming languages as needed.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please email your resume and any other materials to bravesrdpositions@gmail.com.

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Unless the Braves have offices somewhere other than their ballpark, it’s misleading to refer to the location of these positions as “Atlanta, GA”.