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Analyst, Baseball Research- Toronto Blue Jays

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

 

Primary Focus:

  • To conduct baseball research and contribute to ongoing departmental research.  To create tools that incorporate data into the decision making process, as well as learning how decisions are made in all areas of Baseball Operations and working to improve those processes.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design, test, implement and maintain advanced baseball metrics and predictive models using statistical techniques in order to contribute to strategy and decisions across all departments within Baseball Operations.
  • Conduct empirical research related to baseball strategy and player evaluation, with an understanding of how findings would apply to better decision making and increased operational effectiveness. 
  • Collaborate with the front office, coaches and scouts while analyzing and displaying baseball data, including the creation of reports, charts, graphics, and other tools to deliver information to end users.  Results of this work should help those within the organization better understand, consider and apply the use of information and data to their decisions and operation on a daily basis.
  • Collaborate with members of the Research and Development Department to provide constructive feedback on their projects.
  • Complete ad-hoc database queries and analysis as dictated by circumstances.
  • Recommend new data sources for purchase and/or new techniques to gather proprietary data.
  • Work to integrate new information into existing Baseball Operations processes and infrastructure. 

 

Experiences and Job Requirements:

  • Passion for baseball and excellent reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully design and execute rigorous quantitative research projects. 
  • Strong understanding of current baseball research.
  • Proficiency with R, Python or other similar mathematical language.
  • Proficiency with SQL and relational databases.
  • Ability to read, speak and comprehend English effectively.
  • The ability to work with multicultural populations and a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours as dictated by the baseball calendar.

 

Relevant, but not Required:

  • Published quantitative research about baseball (either online or print), related experience with sports teams or facilities, and/or open source code to review is a plus.  
  • Demonstrated experience with machine learning methods, including clustering, random forests, boosting, and neural networks.
  • Any additional technical skills, such experience with baseball biomechanical data or motion capture systems or experience with the Tensorflow, PyTorch, or OpenCV frameworks are a plus. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including members of the front office, scouts, and field staff.
Schedule: Full timeShift: DayLength of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON Travel Requirements: Up to 10%Posting Category/Function: Baseball / Stadium Operations & Baseball OperationsRequisition ID: 213576 At Rogers Digital, our team doesn’t shy away from big ideas – we bring them to life. We work tirelessly to deliver the best user experiences (period) and build amazing self-serve experiences that our customers want to use. We are customer-obsessed agents of change and are committed to innovation and creating effortless experiences for customers and frontline employees. We use cutting-edge tools and technologies to solve critical and complex problems with award-winning solutions. Our work impacts millions of customers everyday. At Rogers Digital, we’re looking for people who embrace change, take risks, and push boundaries. Learn more about our team and our work @ https://digital.rogers.com/ Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work: 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
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Company
Rogers
Posted
12/17/2020
Salary Range
$59,000.00 - 74,000.00
per Year
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Location
Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, CA