Job Posting: Miami Marlins Baseball Operations Analyst

Position: Miami Marlins Baseball Operations Analyst

Location: Miami

The Baseball Operations Analyst will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the baseball calendar, but will revolve around using data analysis to answer baseball-related questions. A competitive candidate will possess an established foundation of statistical, programming and database skills. The position will report to Coordinator, Analytics.


  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Develop software to increase efficiency of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Expand upon Marlins analytical strategy by improving existing resources and creating new databases, models, applications, and reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present results in a concise manner.


  • Understanding of and passion for the game of baseball.
  • Strong familiarity with current state of baseball research.
  • Ability to communicate baseball analytics concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds, including coaches, scouts and executives outside of analytics.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and ability to self-direct.
  • Demonstrated baseball research and strong technical ability.
  • Ability to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Suggested Education/Experience:

  • Meaningful work experience with relational databases and SQL, as well as experience with R or other statistical software required.
  • Understanding of and experience with machine learning and other advanced prediction techniques strongly preferred.
  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) or web development strongly preferred.
  • Ability and desire to learn other programming languages as needed required.
  • Baseball playing experience a plus.

To Apply:
Please email materials (resume, cover letter, research, etc.) to

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