Red Sox post job opening - Mensa candidates only, please
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Would you like to work for the Red Sox?
Are you a rocket scientist?
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.
Born in Queens, NYC and lived kind of all over the place from PA to NJ to NYC and back to NJ.
Yeah, I used to be that guy on WNEW-FM. No, I never worked at WPLJ (honest).
I support my family by doing two things in life I truly love - baseball (PBI) and radio (WDHA).