Title: Junior Quantitative Analyst
Department: Quantitative analysis
Status: Full time
Reports to: Director, Quantitative Analysis
Deadline: November 20, 2020
The quantitative analysis team is responsible for investigating and developing data-driven calculations and tools that improve decision-making through baseball operations. The Dodgers are looking to hire a Junior Quantitative Analyst to join the team. As a member of the team, you will work with and learn from experts in statistics, informatics, biomechanics and other disciplines. This position provides growth potential and the opportunity to see the effect of your work in the field.
- Maintain models and products previously developed by the Quantitative Analysis team
- Review new code and models developed by the Quantitative Analysis team
- Perform ad hoc data analytics to answer urgent questions from front office management and other baseball operations groups
- Prepare presentations and reports to communicate model results to the front office, as well as employees from coaching, scouting and player development
- Learn about the industry’s software tools and advanced statistical models led by other members of the Quantitative Analysis team
- Assist with and manage personnel-related manners, such as reviewing CVs, interviewing candidates and supervising internal projects
Basic requirements / qualifications:
- Relevant experience in computer science (for example a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, programming experience and / or previous statistical analysis / research)
- Experience with R or Python
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing about technical and non-technical concepts
An ideal candidate:
- Has a passion for computer science and can be new to the field
- Provides additional experience from a field outside of computer science that can be used in baseball (such as physics, psychology, or design, to name a few)
- Eager to learn from the Quantitative Analysis team and grow as a computer scientist, and take greater responsibility in the future
- The start date is flexible; The Dodgers will consider candidates who are not available for the summer
- The candidate must work on-site in Los Angeles when the Dodgers’ offices safely reopen (they do not know when this will be)
- Visa sponsorship is unlikely for this position
When you apply, you must submit a CV on one page and a working example of computer science (PDF is strongly preferred for both). The working committee can be an old class project, or a hobby project, or a link to something you published online. The work test does NOT have to be related to baseball. If you can include the code you used for the project (e.g. as a GitHub link), that’s a plus.
To apply, visit this page.
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