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SENIOR ANALYST, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

JOB SUMMARY:

The Kansas City Royals Baseball Club is seeking a highly motivated and creative analyst to develop models and methodologies for use in decision-making by the Baseball Operations department. The ideal applicant will have expert knowledge in machine learning and other modern analysis techniques for use in 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 Quantitative Analysis 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
  • Work with amateur and professional baseball staff to provide the most relevant statistical support

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics, or related quantitative fields
  • 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 MySQL) and analyzing large data sets
  • Knowledge of baseball and baseball data (Trackman, Statcast, medical/athlete monitoring) 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:
    • Python (specifically TensorFlow and NumPy)– required
    • R, MATLAB, or similar – required
    • SQL or MySQL scripting – required
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maphal
12/15
I am not qualified for this position whatsoever.