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 Internship

Position Overview

Baseball Info Solutions is looking for candidates to fill a paid summer internship in our R&D Department.  The intern will work out of our office near Allentown, PA and will assist our R&D team, supporting research for publications and future products, including Stat of the Week and team newsletters.  Recent R&D interns have landed internships and full-time jobs with major league teams.

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:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with baseball and sabermetric research
  • 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, programming languages, and/or graphical visualizations would be a plus
  • Demonstrated or published baseball or other sport research
  • Must be able to work out of our Coplay, PA office

Anyone interested in the internship should send a resume to rdcareers@baseballinfosolutions.com.

 
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