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Data Scientist, Baseball Research & Development

All applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Guardians website for consideration. Please click here to apply directly.

Primary Purpose
The Cleveland Guardians Baseball Research & Development group is seeking to hire a data scientist to use statistical and machine learning techniques to enhance our ability to quantify the game of baseball. In this role, you will work with player tracking, biomechanics, and video data as well as traditional baseball data sources (i.e., box scores). You will work alongside the rest of the R&D department to use these data sources to build creative and impactful statistical and machine learning models that will help the team acquire the best possible players (i.e., trades, free agency, draft) and develop them into members of a championship-caliber team. We are open to a remote role for the right candidate, but relocation to Cleveland, OH is preferred. We can also be flexible on start dates.

If you meet some of the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups – including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – and groups that may not have direct experience in the sports industry – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we encourage you to reach out if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply! 

Responsibilities 

  • Design, build, test, and deploy statistical and/or machine learning models to support all facets of baseball operations, including scouting, player development, and the major league team. 
  • Effectively communicate actionable insights to key stakeholders across the organization. 
  • Using data to visualize model outputs and important baseball concepts. 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience or advanced degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Machine Learning, or Operations Research.
  • Programming skills in a language such as R or Python to work efficiently at scale with large data sets.
  • Desire to continue learning about data science applications in baseball. 

Preferred Experience
We are looking for a variety of skill sets. If you have demonstrated experience with any of the following, you may be who we are looking for.

  • Demonstrated research experience in a sports context (baseball is a plus). 
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow or Torch. 
  • Experience with a database language such as SQL. 
  • Experience with computer vision. 
  • Experience working with spatiotemporal data. 
  • Experience working with high-dimensional time series data. 
  • Experience with Bayesian statistics and languages such as Stan. 

Standard Requirements 

  • Represents the Cleveland Guardians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office.
  • Ability to act according to the organizational values and service excellence at all times. 
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment. 

About Us
In Baseball Operations and Baseball Research & Development, our shared goal is to identify and develop diverse players and front office teammates who contribute to our mission. By working together effectively and collaboratively, we create a family atmosphere that supports learning as we strive for excellence in everything we do. We believe that we will achieve our goals by making evidence and model-based decisions and creating environments that support our people and empower them to learn.  


Fellow, Baseball Research & Development

All applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Guardians website for consideration. Please click here to apply directly.

Primary Purpose
The Cleveland Guardians are seeking a fellow to join the team’s Baseball Research and Development group that will use the team’s proprietary data to build tools and resources that help the team across all facets of baseball operations. The ideal candidate will possess a foundation in statistics and/or data science, the ability to communicate findings to colleagues in non-technical roles, and a passion for learning more about baseball. Successful applicants will demonstrate curiosity, creativity, and a drive to learn new concepts. We are open to a remote role for the right candidate, but relocation to Cleveland, OH is preferred. We are also open to summer roles for the right candidates that are still in school and can be flexible on start dates. 

If you meet some of the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups – including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – and groups that may not have direct experience in the sports industry – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we encourage you to reach out if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply! 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Analyze and interpret baseball data. 
  • Research, build, test, and deploy statistical and/or machine learning models to support Baseball Operations.
  • Visualize data in concise, readable formats for non-technical staff members. 
  • Communicate research findings to key stakeholders across the organization. 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience or degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, operations research, economics, or data science. 
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems in a data-driven way. 
  • Passion for baseball analytics and/or sports science. 
  • Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language (e.g. R, Python). 

Preferred Experience
We are looking for a variety of skill sets. If you have demonstrated experience with any of the following, you may be who we are looking for.

  • Knowledge of advanced baseball statistics and publicly available baseball research 
  • Demonstrated Baseball research experience 
  • Bayesian statistics 
  • Database languages (e.g. SQL) 
  • Computer vision (e.g. OpenCV, CNN) 
  • Deep learning frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, Torch) 
  • Biomechanics 

Standard Requirements 

  • Represents the Cleveland Guardians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office.
  • Ability to act according to the organizational values and service excellence at all times. 
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment. 

About Us
In Baseball Operations and Baseball Research & Development, our shared goal is to identify and develop diverse players and front office teammates who contribute to our mission. By working together effectively and collaboratively, we create a family atmosphere that supports learning as we strive for excellence in everything we do. We believe that we will achieve our goals by making evidence and model-based decisions and creating environments that support our people and empower them to learn. 


Biomechanics Analyst, Baseball Research & Development

All applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Guardians website for consideration. Please click here to apply directly.

Primary Purpose
The Cleveland Guardians are seeking a biomechanics analyst to join the team’s Baseball Research and Development group. The position will use the team’s proprietary in-game motion capture data to build tools and resources to acquire and develop players. The ideal candidate will possess a foundation in statistics and/or data science, experience working with biomechanics data, and a thorough understanding of pitching and/or hitting movement patterns. Strong applicants will demonstrate curiosity, creativity, and a drive to learn new concepts. We are open to a remote role for the right candidate, but relocation to Cleveland, OH is preferred. We can also be flexible on start dates. 

If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups – including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – and groups that may not have direct experience in the sports industry – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we encourage you to reach out if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply! 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Analyze and interpret baseball biomechanics data. 
  • Process biomechanics data into digestible reports for end users. 
  • Educate colleagues about baseball biomechanics concepts and data processing techniques.
  • Research, build, test, and deploy statistical and/or machine learning models using baseball biomechanics data.
  • Communicate research findings to key stakeholders across the organization. 

Requirements 

  • Demonstrated experience or degree in a field such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research, data science, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or kinesiology. 
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems in a data-driven way. 
  • Passion for baseball analytics and/or biomechanics. 
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. R, Python, OpenSim, Visual3D). 

Preferred Experience 

We are looking for a variety of skill sets. If you have demonstrated experience with any of the following, you may be who we are looking for.

  • Demonstrated experience working with a biomechanics scripting language (e.g. OpenSim, Visual3D). Demonstrated experience working with biomechanics data in baseball or another application area. Demonstrated experience with signal processing techniques. 
  • Knowledge of publicly available biomechanics research and technologies. 
  • Demonstrated biomechanics research experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience with database languages (e.g. SQL). 

Standard Requirements 

  • Represents the Cleveland Guardians in a positive fashion to all business partners and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationship with members of the Front Office.
  • Ability to act according to the organizational values and service excellence at all times. 
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and have a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and changing environment. 

About Us 

In Baseball Operations and Baseball Research & Development, our shared goal is to identify and develop diverse players and front office teammates who contribute to our mission. By working together effectively and collaboratively, we create a family atmosphere that supports learning as we strive for excellence in everything we do. We believe that we will achieve our goals by making evidence and model-based decisions and creating environments that support our people and empower them to learn. 

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