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Please note that the following posting contains three jobs within it: Baseball Research Analyst, Data Scientist, and DevOps Engineer.

Baseball Research Analyst

Department: Baseball Operations
Job Title: Baseball Research Analyst
Reports To: Manager of Baseball Analytics
FLSA: Salary, Exempt

Job Purpose: Work with the Baseball Analytics, Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development staffs to develop and support analysis and research requests. We envision the person in this position to play a major role in the creation of new baseball analytics/development concepts, supporting player evaluation, development and acquisitions and on-field strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, implement and maintain method and models, utilizing appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Assist staff with ad-hoc research projects and data requests.
  • Create tools to improve the flow of information and insights.
  • Work with our Baseball Analytics and Systems staff to integrate new statistical analyses, models and data visualizations into existing and new applications.
  • Collaborate with Major League Operations, Player Development, Sports Science and Scouting departments to plan, manage and integrate analyses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a quantitative field, such as Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Engineering.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis and predictive and prescriptive modeling.
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g. R, Python) and database querying (SQL).
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all aspects of Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development.
  • Knowledge of current baseball research, traditional baseball statistics and strategy.
  • Understanding of the workings of baseball front office.

Work Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Hours may periodically include nights, weekends and holidays.

Expectations:

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, military or veteran status, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer:
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

To apply for this job, please click here.


Data Scientist

Department: Baseball Operations
Job Title: Data Scientist
Reports To: Manager of Baseball Analytics
FLSA: Salary, Exempt

Job Purpose: Work with the Manager of Baseball Analytics to implement the department’s research and development efforts within new and existing applications. We envision the person in this position to play a major role in the creation of new baseball analytics concepts with the ultimate goal of enhancing player evaluation and on-field performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, implement and maintain predictive models and metrics utilizing appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Work with our Baseball Analytics and Systems staff to integrate new statistical analyses, models and data visualizations into existing and new applications.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and effectively prepare and present findings.
  • Keep up to date on new predictive modeling techniques and evaluate their potential for application to baseball data sets.
  • Collaborate with Major League Operations, Player Development and Sports Science departments to design and implement statistical analyses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of experience in a computational field, such as Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Quantitative Social Sciences or Analytics.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis and predictive modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software (e.g. R, Python) and database querying (SQL).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all aspects of Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development staffs.
  • Experience with Bayesian statistics. (Preferable, but not required).
  • Understanding of typical baseball data structures.
  • Knowledge of current baseball research, sabermetric concepts, traditional baseball statistics and strategy.

Work Environment:                                    

  • Remote working accommodations are available.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Hours may periodically include nights, weekends and holidays.

Expectations:

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, military or veteran status, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer:

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

To apply for this job, please click here.


DevOps Engineer

Department: Baseball Operations
Job Title: DevOps Engineer
Reports To: Manager of Baseball Analytics
FLSA: Salary, Exempt

Job Purpose: Work with Baseball Analytics group to manage departmental infrastructure, build out analytic workflows, and support optimal development processes within the group. We envision the person in this position to play a major role in the creating and maintaining stable production environments, allowing stakeholders to easily access information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement and maintain software build and release processes including continuous integration of software modules.
  • Develop and maintain production data analysis jobs in tandem with data scientists and baseball analysts.
  • Select, deploy, and maintain software services to best support external consumers of analytical information, as well as the efficient development of new analytics.
  • Develop, document and comunicate processes to team members.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of automated tests and monitoring services to ensure continued reliability of our analytical products.
  • Collaborate with Baseball Systems and IT departments to integrate processes and ensure organizational alignment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Because we expect any candidate for this position to possess the capacity to discover and learn new technologies quickly, our emphasis for evaluating candidates will be on their demonstrated experience and talent in developing reliable technical solutions rather than their knowledge of any specific programming languages or tools. However, we anticipate that familiarity with the following items could be beneficial in this role:

  • Python, or similar programming languages, including for web development (Flask) and / or data analysis (Pandas).
  • Linux / Unix.
  • Docker and related technologies for virtualization.
  • R (the statistical computing environment).
  • Relational databases (SQL).
  • Spark and Hadoop, and / or other technologies for processing high volume data sets (HPC, stream processing, NoSQL, etc.).
  • Azure DevOps or similar tools (Jenkins, TeamCity, etc.) for automation and continuous integration.
  • Azure cloud computing services or similar environments (AWS).
  • Kubernetes.
  • Web services, microservices, REST APIs, serverless and related software architecture concepts.

Work Environment:                                    

  • Remote working accommodations are available.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Hours may periodically include nights, weekends and holidays.

Expectations:

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, military or veteran status, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer:

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

To apply for this job, please click here.

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