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Fellow/Intern, Research & Development, Baseball Informatics 

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The Pirates Why

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a storied franchise in Major League Baseball who are reinventing themselves on every level. Boldly and relentlessly pursuing excellence by:

  • purposefully developing a player and people-centered culture;
  • deeply connecting with our fans, partners, and colleagues;
  • passionately creating lifetime memories for generations of families and friends; and
  • meaningfully impacting our communities and the game of baseball.

At the Pirates, we believe in the power of a diverse workforce and strive to create an inclusive culture centered in Passion, Innovation, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Empathy, and Service.

Job Summary

We are seeking individuals who are excited about the opportunity to be part of a collaborative and passionate environment, and to use their quantitative skills to work on projects that make an impact on the field and in the front office.

In this role, you will utilize your problem-solving and analytical skills to design, code, and implement focused solutions that enable Baseball Operations personnel to make great decisions in the acquisition, development, and deployment of players.

Responsibilities

  1. Assist in the design, development, testing, and implementation of models and metrics.
  2. Conduct statistical research and integrate the results into various channels, including projections, valuations, analyses, and other objective assessments.
  3. Communicate the results of your work to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  4. Collaborate with departments across baseball operations, including R&D, Coaching and Player Development, Major League Strategy, Amateur Scouting, International Amateur Scouting, and Pro Valuation.
 
Position Requirements

Required:

  1. Degree or demonstrated experience in a quantitative field such as mathematics, computer science, operations research, economics, statistics, or data science
  2. Passion for baseball analysis
  3. Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language (e.g. R, Python)

Desired:

  1. College senior or greater
  2. SQL
  3. Bayesian/Hierarchical modeling
  4. Spatiotemporal modeling
  5. Optimizations and/or simulations
  6. Computer vision (e.g. Open CV)
  7. Deep learning (e.g. TensorFlow)
  8. Biomechanics/Kinematics/Physics
 
Location BBO Major League  
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Shift Various Shifts  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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