Red Sox post job opening - Mensa candidates only, please

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Would you like to work for the Red Sox?

Are you a rocket scientist?

Bill "Spaceman" Lee

If the answer to both those questions is "yes," well this is your lucky day!

The Red Sox have posted a job opening for "Analyst" with the following job description - The Boston Red Sox are seeking an Analyst for the team’s Baseball Analytics department. The role will support all areas of Baseball Operations while working closely with the EVP/Assistant GM, Director of Baseball Analytics, and the Red Sox’s team of analysts.

The qualifications are rather demanding.

  •  Statistical modeling and quantitative analysis of a variety of data sources, for the purpose of player evaluation, strategic decision-making, decision analysis, etc. 
  • Effectively present analyses through the use of written reports and data visualization to disseminate insights to members of the Baseball Operations leadership. 
  • Maintain working expertise of leading-edge analytics, including publicly available research and novel statistical approaches, in order to recommend new or emerging techniques, technologies, models, and algorithms. 
  • Other projects and related duties as directed by the Director, Baseball Analytics, and other members of Baseball Operations leadership. 
  •  Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field such as statistics, predictive analytics, data science, engineering, applied math, physics, quantitative social sciences, computer science, computer vision, or operations research. 
  • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in one of the aforementioned fields preferred. 
  • Advanced understanding of statistical methods or machine learning techniques. 
  • Proficiency with modern database technologies including SQL. 
  • Demonstrated experience with programming languages (e.g., R or Python). Demonstrated ability to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences using data visualization. 
  • Attention to detail while also having the ability to work quickly and balance multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours is a must. 
  • Other programming and database skills are a plus.

You will notice that NOWHERE in that job desciption does it ask that you either be a fan of baseball or somewhat knowledgable about the game. Somewhere we just KNOW that Bill "Spaceman" Lee is smiling while eating his cannabis-covered organic pancakes.

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