Baltimore Orioles Just Announced Someone’s Dream Job

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Photo via Wired
Photo via Wired

This is not my dream job — but only because I don’t really like baseball (sorry!), or statistics (not sorry!). But perhaps you know someone out there who does? An Orioles-obsessed math whiz, the kind of person who obsessively makes sports-centric spreadsheets and thinks Moneyball is the best movie ever made? If so, let him/her know that the Baltimore Orioles are hiring.

The official job title is “Baseball Analytics Consultant,” and here’s what the O’s say they want:

The consultant will primarily focus on compiling, maintaining and analyzing data to assist the department in its development of various statistical models for use in player evaluation, both in the amateur, pro, and international arenas, in addition to performing other baseball-related research projects.

Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse team of sports professionals and possess exceptional organizational and computer skills. Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and proficiency in statistical analysis software packages (such as R, SPSS, or Stats) are required. Candidates with a degree (undergrad or graduate) or extensive background in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Econometrics, or Economics are preferred. A familiarity with current baseball research and analytics, especially the Pitch F/X system, is also preferred.

In other words, some baseball-obsessed dad engineer in the midst of a mid-life crisis would be perfect for the job. If you think you’ve got what it takes (Excel skills, lots of opinions), send your resume and a short note to [email protected]



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