Job Posting: Milwaukee Brewers R&D



The Milwaukee Brewers are looking to add talented people to their Baseball Research and Development  department. The R&D team is involved in every aspect of the organization, including acquisition, player  development and scouting and works closely with those departments to build processes and tools for  decision making.

We’re looking for people who ask important questions and have the ability to start to answer them. We  primarily use R and SQL, with some Python mixed in, but we’ll help you learn our tools if you’re more  comfortable with a different set. Having existing knowledge of baseball and sabermetrics is helpful, but  not required.

R&D team members generally work 40 to 45 hour weeks, although many choose to stay and attend  home games during the season. There can be some weekend support and there are certain times of  year (draft, trade deadline) where there may be additional needs. Some travel to spring training or  minor league affiliates may be required for full-time positions. All positions will start in Milwaukee, but  may have the potential for remote down the road.

We have the following openings available:

Senior Analyst (Application Link)

What you’d do:

The Senior Analyst owns the design and implementation of various predictive and explanatory models  and processes used by other areas of the front office in making baseball decisions. They collaborate  closely with departments like Player Personnel, Player Development and Integrated Sports Performance  to deeply understand their needs and drive innovative solutions.

What we’re looking for:

If you’re someone who has experience creating models with uncertain data and can translate the results  into actionable information, you’re a good candidate for this position. You’re comfortable being given a  problem or desired outcome and determining a path to get there. You’re inquisitive, excited to learn  how different aspects of the organization work and want to help them improve. You have an advanced  degree or a few years of work experience in a technical field.

Hiring Process:

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by one of the leaders of the R&D team. We’ll be  looking mostly at your research experience – either for work or fun – along with your educational  background and previous positions.

If you are selected to move forward, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire (around 1 to 2  hours of work) to give us an idea of your statistical and baseball knowledge.

From there, you will have a few phone screens with members of the team.

The final step will be a series of in-person discussions in Milwaukee where you’ll meet with members of  the front office and review an in-depth take-home project (less than 10 hours of work) with the entire  R&D department. This review mimics the team’s development process and should give you a feel for  what it would be like to work with the group.

Analyst (Application Link)

What you’d do:

The Analyst contributes model components to core R&D processes, creates enhancements based on  input from other departments, and answers specific questions from front office decision makers. They  work collaboratively with the rest of the R&D department, often building depth in a specific baseball  area, such as Scouting, Player Development or Player Performance.

What we’re looking for:

If you have built predictive, statistical or mathematical models with some guidance and can convey your  findings to non-technical audience, you could be a good fit for this role. You’re comfortable being given  a direction and working independently with frequent check-ins with the team. You’re interested in the  inner workings of a baseball organization and how R&D can support them. You have a bachelor’s degree  or at least a year of work experience in a technical field.

Hiring Process:

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by one of the leaders of the R&D team. We’ll be  looking mostly at your research experience – either for work or fun – along with your educational  background and previous positions.

If you are selected to move forward, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire (around 1 to 2  hours of work) to give us an idea of your statistical and baseball knowledge.

From there, you will have a few phone screens with members of the team.

The final step will be a series of in-person discussions in Milwaukee where you’ll meet with members of  the front office and review an in-depth take-home project (less than 10 hours of work) with the entire  R&D department. This review mimics the team’s development process and should give you a feel for  what it would be like to work with the group.

Intern (Application Link)

What you’d do:

R&D interns complete an in-depth research project on an important baseball topic under the  mentorship of an R&D team member, while getting to experience life in a baseball front office. All R&D  internships are paid, and we offer summer internships for students, or full season internships (generally  stretching from February through the end of October) for recent graduates. At the end of your  internship, you’ll have directly contributed to baseball decisions, improved your coding and data skills,  and gained experience in a professional setting. And you’ll have gotten the opportunity to watch a lot of  baseball and maybe even participate in the famous Sausage Race! Many of our full-time employees have  come through our internship program, so it can be a good path to a permanent position with the team.

What we’re looking for:

If you have led or participated in research studies – whether they be other professional internships, in depth school projects, or just how you’ve spent your spare time – we’d love to hear from you. You have  a bachelor’s degree, or are working towards one, in a technical field.

Hiring Process:

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by one of the leaders of the R&D team. We’ll be  looking mostly at your research experience – either for work or fun – along with your educational  background and previous positions.

If you are selected to move forward, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire (around 1 to 2  hours of work) to give us an idea of your statistical and baseball knowledge.

From there, you will have a few phone screens with members of the team, after which a decision will be  made on an offer.

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