Job Posting: Rockies Research and Development Positions

Please note, this posting contains two positions.

Position: Quantitative Analyst – Entry Level, Baseball Research and Development

Position Summary:
The Colorado Rockies are currently seeking a full-time entry level Quantitative Analyst within the Baseball Research and Development Department. This individual will assist in the development and maintenance of player information and projection systems, statistical analysis projects and on field strategy. This position requires strong statistical development skills, ability to program in a scripting language such as Python and/or R, as well as a demonstrated ability for independent curiosity and a commitment to excellence while working within a team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize advanced statistical techniques to analyze large datasets for actionable conclusions.
  • Design and document development of new analytic applications to assist in player evaluation.
  • Utilize existing Baseball Research and Development applications and databases in order to perform quantitative research related to baseball strategy and player evaluation.
  • Work with Baseball Research and Development team to design and integrate new statistical ideas into existing analytical systems.
  • Build automated solutions to import, clean and update datasets for use in downstream analyses.
  • Complete ad-hoc projects to answer specific questions from Front Office and On-Field colleagues.

Candidate Preferences:
Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or completion of immersive technical program in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and/or demonstrated knowledge and experience in a Statistical Field.

Relevant Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical languages Python and/or R.
  • Experience developing advanced projection models.
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets through Python and/or R.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing large-scale functions in Python and/or R.
  • Familiarity with relational database query and development in MySQL (or other SQL dialects).
  • Familiarity with machine learning concepts and implementation is a plus.

Functional Skills

  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication with both co-workers and vendors.
  • Passion for Baseball, strong intellectual curiosity and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with members of the Front Office.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends required.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their letter of interest and resume submittal to BaseballJobs@rockies.com.

Position: Full Stack Developer – Entry Level, Baseball Research and Development

Position Summary:
The Colorado Rockies are currently seeking a full-time entry level Full Stack Developer within the Baseball Research and Development Department. This individual will assist in the continued development of the Rockies’ proprietary Web Application along with the maintenance and development of proprietary databases and APIs. This position requires strong development skills as well as a demonstrated ability for independent curiosity and a commitment to excellence while working within a team.

Duties & Responsibilities:
UI/UX Design

  • Develop intuitive, easy to use interfaces and experiences for various applications and non-technical users.
  • Design for multiple form factors including but not limited to iPhone, iPad, Chrome, Safari, desktop, laptop, and large television size screens.
  • Design highly custom, easy to understand reports that showcase scouting, biographical and statistical information in a creative and effective way for a variety of different users and use cases.
  • Create a design standard and style for all our internal applications, reports and tools.

Web Development and API Integration

  • Maintain and contribute to various Colorado Rockies internal web applications.
  • Utilize data visualization libraries to create interactive charts and graphs.
  • Integrate with third party and internal APIs to retrieve and display data.
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.

Database Administration

  • Design and implement necessary schema changes or additions.
  • Monitor multiple database environments including development, staging and production systems.

API Development

  • Troubleshoot and maintain existing API Servers, as well as develop new APIs for future applications.

Job Requirements:
Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or completion of immersive technical program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Web Development or related field preferred.
  • Web development experience using HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience using a Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework such as Angular.io, Reacts.js or Ember.js. Understand the separation of concerns that an MVC framework provides.
  • Experience collaborating on code with the use of source control such as Git.
  • Experience with a Data Visualization Library such as D3.js.
  • Experience using a CSS library such as Bootstrap, or experience creating custom CSS libraries.
  • Candidates with some but not all education and/or work experiences are encouraged to apply.

Relevant Skills

  • Understand software development best practices and long-term maintainability of code.
  • Ability to effectively diagnose, isolate, and resolve complex problems using debug techniques.
  • HTML, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap.
  • JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Node.js.
  • Experience with MySQL, or other relational databases.
  • Familiarity with the rules of baseball and an understanding of baseball statistics strongly desirable.
  • Candidates with some but not all skills are encouraged to apply.

Functional Skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication with both co-workers and vendors.
  • Passion for baseball and strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their letter of interest and resume submittal to BaseballJobs@rockies.com.

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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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Dick Monfort
2 years ago

Also, MUST be an expert on interpolating stuff.