Careers

Company Overview

Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) opened its doors back in 2002 and has been on the leading edge of the advanced statistical study of baseball ever since. The company’s mission is to provide the most accurate, in-depth, timely professional baseball data, including cutting-edge research and analysis, striving to educate major league teams and the public about baseball analytics.

BIS employs a staff of expert baseball scouts and an army of highly trained video scouts who conduct several passes of each game, recording everything from basic box score data to times and locations of balls in play, pitch types and locations, defensive shifts, and much more.

The company’s analysts and programmers dissect data, producing a variety of predictive studies and analytics, including Defensive Runs Saved. Defensive Runs Saved estimates the number of runs a defender saves or costs his teams because of his ability to convert balls in play into outs, defend bunts, turn double plays, prevent baserunner advancements, and several other factors. A couple of the more recent advancements are Strike Zone Plus/Minus—which measures the number of extra strikes drawn because of the framing tendencies of catchers, pitchers, batters, and umpires—and Stolen Base Red Light/Green Light—which predicts baserunner success rates on stolen bases against various pitcher-catcher combinations, even if they have never faced each other.

Baseball Info Solutions was co-founded by John Dewan, who has been a leader in baseball analytics for more than 25 years. From his first partnership with Bill James as the Executive Director of Project Scoresheet to co-founding STATS, Inc. and his 15-year tenure as CEO, John has continually broken new ground in sports data and analytics. Through products and publications such as The Bill James Handbook and The Fielding Bible, John, Bill, and BIS have continued that tradition to this day.

 

Career Postings

Baseball Info Solutions is regularly looking to fill positions, so check back on this page throughout the year for current openings.

Baseball Information Systems Developer

Position Overview

Would you like to launch your software development career working with the latest .NET tools and technologies? Would you be interested in working closely with a small team to create new products and features in a baseball-centric environment? Baseball Info Solutions is seeking a Baseball Information Systems Developer in our Coplay, PA office to help deliver new products and features to our customers and support our internal application base. This is a great opportunity in a casual office environment with one of the leading providers of in-depth baseball statistics.

The candidate will develop new features and products as well as help maintain existing products. Strong candidates will possess a self-motivated attitude, great communication skills, and be able to work in a collaborative, team environment or independently as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new features, application and maintain existing applications
  • Full life-cycle development
  • Web development in C# and Asp.NET
  • Windows application development in VB and C#

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of baseball statistics and analytics
  • Asp.NET and Windows Forms, WPF would be a plus.
  • C# and VB.NET
  • Understanding of SSRS
  • HTML and CSS
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Development tools
  • MSSQL

Anyone interested should send a cover letter and resume to careers@baseballinfosolutions.com.

 

Research and Development Associate

Position Overview

Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) is looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in our R&D Department. The R&D Associate will work out of our office near Allentown, PA and will contribute as a member of our R&D team, supporting research for publications and future products.

Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Perform modeling and research using BIS’s internal database as well as other notable data sets such as StatCast, Trackman, and Pitch F/X
  • Write articles and research pieces to be featured in publications such as The Fielding Bible, The Bill James Handbook, ESPN Insider, and Stat of the Week, among other prominent sports outlets
  • Prepare cutting-edge research for presentation in a professional setting, including sales presentations and conferences
  • Collaborate with BIS colleagues to help illuminate the value of BIS’s analytical products to prospective clients

The position requires a variety of skills including (but not limited to) an analytical mind, computer expertise, writing ability, and a passion for baseball.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Familiarity with contemporary baseball/sports analytics, including first-hand research experience
  • Analytical/mathematical ability
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Office programs (or equivalents), especially Excel
  • Experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or similar databases
  • An ability to write and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • An ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience with other statistical packages (e.g. R), programming languages (e.g. Python and .NET), and/or graphical visualizations (e.g. Tableau) is a plus
  • Demonstrated or published baseball or other sport research

For more information or to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@baseballinfosolutions.com.

 

2016 Video Scouting Internship

Position Overview

BIS is looking for highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in the baseball industry. Video Scouts will have a chance to make an immediate impression on the company. Each Video Scout will be collecting data that is directly used by BIS clients (including major league front offices) for advance scouting and evaluation purposes. Not only will the Video Scouts become more familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of hundreds of amateur and professional players, but they will also learn about the ins and outs of the baseball statistics industry.

Former Video Scouts have risen rapidly through Major League front offices after getting their start watching two to three games per day at BIS. In the words of one former Video Scout and current Vice President of Baseball Operations, “My summer at BIS was the best baseball experience of my life.” Major League teams frequently come to us for recommendations when they need to fill a position within their organization, and our top video scouts each year routinely land team internships and/or full-time jobs.

Responsibilities:

  • Score and pitch chart MLB, MiLB and amateur games using specialized computer software
  • Check the accuracy and validity of data
  • Prepare and analyze statistical data for delivery to customers
  • Assist with the production of the 2017 Bill James Handbook
  • Provide administrative support to the full-time staff

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of baseball and baseball scorekeeping
  • Ability to identify and differentiate between pitch types
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to quickly learn new software
  • High attention to detail
  • High school or college baseball playing experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Must be able to work out of our Coplay, PA office
  • Enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university

Time Frame:

  • BIS offers two unique start dates: February 1st and March 15th. The internship will extend for an initial term of five to six months from the start date with a possibility to extend further based on the Video Scout’s performance.

Compensation:

  • A base hourly rate of $7.25 and/or college course credit will be offered to each Video Scout
  • An additional bonus of up to $10 per game will be awarded for quality work

Anyone interested in the internship should send a cover letter and resume to careers@baseballinfosolutions.com.

 
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