Job Posting: Dodgers Associate Quantitative Analyst

Position: Associate Quantitative Analyst

Department: Baseball Research & Development
Status: Part-Time
Reports to: Director, Quantitative Analysis
Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking an Associate Quantitative Analyst for the team’s Research & Development group within Baseball Operations. This position will run for 12 weeks during the 2019 MLB season.

Job Functions:

  • Develop statistical/machine learning models to support player evaluation, development, and strategic decision-making
  • Perform ad hoc data analysis to answer urgent questions from the front office and other groups within Baseball Operations
  • Prepare reports and presentations to track progress and disseminate model/analysis results
  • Collaborate with other members of the Analytics team and organizational relationship-building

Basic Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, or a related quantitative field
  • Knowledge of recent advances within the public baseball research community
  • Experience building and validating mathematical, statistical, and/or machine learning models, preferably in Python or R
  • Some computer programming experience
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team environment

When applying for this position, please include answers to following questions in your cover letter, using 500 words or fewer:

  • What dates are you available for this internship?
  • Based on published baseball research and blogs, what areas are worth performing further research on, and would it be beneficial to a team/players, etc. Why?
  • What experience do you have building mathematical and/or statistical models?

Additionally, if you are enrolled in a university degree program, please include with your application, a complete list of the technical courses that you have taken or in which you are currently enrolled, along with course numbers and grades.

To Apply:
To apply, please visit this site and complete the application.

The Dodgers 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.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has previously appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.

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