Baseball Research and Development Intern
Milwaukee, WI 
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Posted 25 days ago
Job/Internship Description
    Job LocationsUS-WI-Milwaukee
    Baseball Research and Development Intern
    ID2019-1741
    # of Openings1
    CategoryBaseball Admin/Operations
    Overview

    Summary The Intern – Baseball Research & Development will design and execute a strategic research project with the assistance of experienced mentors. The internship program is designed to give the candidate real-world experience in a Baseball Research & Development department, including exposure to development processes and best practices. This is a paid internship and residence in Milwaukee is required.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Work closely with R&D mentor to define and outline a meaningful project.
    • Design approach to address chosen topics leveraging existing and new data sources to build predictive or explanatory models.
    • Develop and propose project solutions using various coding languages and/or database queries that adhere to coding best practices.
    • Collaborate with other interns, R&D team members and other front office staff on various projects and initiatives.
    • Participate in code reviews with members of the R&D staff as part of a robust development process.
    • Create reports, visualizations and other documentation explaining the project.
    • Present project results to members of the Baseball Operations Department.
    • Answer ad-hoc requests for reports, visualizations and research projects.
    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • Understanding of statistics and modeling techniques, including probability, linear regression and logistic regression.
    • Demonstrated experience with applied research required. Can be through a previous job role, schoolwork, or independent research and does not need to be baseball-related.
    • Proficiency with an analytical programming language required, R or Python preferred.
    • Proficiency with SQL and SQL databases required, Microsoft SQL or PostgreSQL preferred.
    • Deep knowledge of baseball rules, gameplay and player acquisition approaches.

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor's degree (B.S. / B.A.) or current pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in a technical or scientific field, or equivalent experience is required. Advanced degree or current pursuit of advanced degree is desirable.

    Other Skills and Abilities

    The individual must be capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends, when necessary. Travel to affiliates may be possible.

     

    Position Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Period of Employment
    Open
    Type of Compensation
    Paid
    College Credits Earned
    No
    Tuition Assistance
    No
    Required Student Status
    Open
    Preferred Majors
    Other
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