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The Kansas City Royals are looking to hire an Analyst for their Baseball Analytics department. You can apply for the position by going to Team Work online. A copy of the job description is below. Let the Royals know you read about the opening at Baseball Prospectus.

JOB SUMMARY
The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated and creative statistician/analyst to develop analytics for use in decision-making by the Baseball Operations department. The ideal applicant will be capable of leveraging baseball data to provide a competitive edge and innovative solutions to the Kansas City Royals.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large volumes of baseball data in order to aid in Baseball Operations decision making.
  • Systematize usage of different data sets by extracting key information through probabilistic modeling.
  • Create reports, charts, tables, graphics, and other tools to deliver information to staff.
  • Aid the Baseball Analytics department in usage of best-suited statistical techniques for future and existing analytics.
  • Monitor latest statistical and baseball research in order to implement the most cutting edge techniques.
  • Use findings and methodologies from independent baseball research in developing metrics.
  • Develop interfaces, data imports, and/or other ETL processes for identified data sources.
  • Work with amateur and professional baseball staff to provide the most relevant statistical support.
  • Ad-hoc reports or small studies that come up during the year based on circumstance.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics, or related quantitative field. Specialized training, certifications, or published research are a plus.
  • Up to date knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and experience with experimental design.
  • Experience manipulating (through database systems such as Oracle or SQL Server) and analyzing large data sets.
  • Knowledge of baseball and baseball data (Pitch f/x, Hit f/x, Field f/x) is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours during the baseball season is a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of work materials and issues as appropriate.
  • Proficiency with the following tools and/or software:
         * R, MATLAB, STATA, Minitab, or similar – required
         * SQL or MySQL scripting – required
         * Python, C++, or similar language – preferred

 

Apply here: Team Work online

 

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