MLB Data Operations Gameday Support (Seasonal) at Major League Baseball

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MLB Data Operations is seeking stats Gameday Support to assist and edit minor league baseball games in 2020 and beyond.

Gameday Support is responsible for digitally assisting stringers at minor league ballparks, which provides the data used in the live content applications on MILB.com, including MILB First Pitch app, Gameday and real-time highlights and text alerts, and by our business partners. This is a perfect part-time job for a responsible, proactive, computer-savvy person who happens to be a big baseball fan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with stringers at ballparks throughout the country using Slack, to assist them with any pre-game information: rosters, umpires, weather conditions, etc.;
  • During the game, monitor the results of every pitch and game event(plays, substitutions, etc.) using our proprietary software and coding language;
  • Work closely with the ballpark stringers to ensure proper scoring of all game events and accuracy of data, and provide troubleshooting support;
  • After the game, review all post-game information and validate all stats and data in our scoring software against the box score provided by the Official Scorer.

Qualifications include:

  • Exceptional (and demonstrable) knowledge of baseball and how to score a baseball game;
  • Experience as a baseball official scorer is highly desirable. Additionally, work related to quality assurance and/or client relations is an asset;
  • Strong computer proficiency (Windows OS and Windows-based software), the ability to quickly learn and operate new software, and a comfort communicating clearly and concisely via Slack;
  • Available to work weekdays, nights and weekends;
  • A "team player" with a great attitude, including but not limited to a willingness to make and learn from mistakes and the ability to work closely and cooperatively, and take direction from staff;
  • A great attention to detail, while working in a fast paced environment;
  • It is a fun job and we pay people to watch baseball, but it's also an important job and we want people who will take the responsibility seriously.
  • New York City area employees are preferred, but others will be considered based on experience.

Gameday Support should be able to read play-by-play as well as a box score and determine things such as:

  • Earned runs vs unearned runs vs team unearned
  • If a pitcher should receive a hold, blown save, or save
  • If a player should or should not be credited with an RBI
  • New Gameday Support members will undergo a 4 week correspondence training program, and score several practice games to ensure accuracy.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Located in midtown west Manhattan across from Radio City Music Hall provides easy commuter access. Great restaurants in heart of NYC, let's go!

What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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