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Baseball Operations Intern – Toronto Blue Jays

Rogers

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 2, 2021.

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team
– and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media.

A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do.

Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team.

Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million of Canadians every month Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture.

We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work.

That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace.

We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most.

Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion
– find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority.

To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?

If so, consider the following opportunity The Toronto Blue Jays are seeking highly motivated and creative interns to assist with day-to-day tasks within various areas of their Baseball Operations department.

The start and end dates are flexible depending on candidate availability and both full-season and partial-season candidates will be considered.

These positions will be based in Toronto, ON or Dunedin, FL.

There are several different focuses within the intern program with more detail on each position provided below.

To the extent that you’re interested in a specific role, please note that in your application but you only need to submit one application to the program.

The Blue Jays are seeking:
– Demonstrated passion for baseball and excellent reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communication skills.

– Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including members of the front office, field staff and scouts.

Ability to speak Spanish is a strong plus.

– Baseball/softball playing background or related work experience with a pro/college team is a strong plus, although not required.

– Demonstrated ability to work independently and self-direct work.

– Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.

– The ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by the baseball calendar.

Position: Research & Development Intern Scope:
– Assist the Research
– Improve current production models and utilize novel modeling techniques to make better use of available and future data sets using a variety of statistical and modelling techniques.

– Conduct original research and present findings to R
– Challenge our current way thinking and provide input on both short-term and long-term projects.

– Contribute to ad hoc analysis of Amateur, Major, and Minor League Players at key junctures.

– Provide logistical support to major events on the Baseball Operations calendar (Draft, Trade Deadline, etc.) Requirements:
– Proficiency with R, Python or other similar mathematical language
– Proficiency with SQL and relational databases
– Demonstrated ability to design and execute baseball research projects is a plus
– Experience with advanced modeling methods, including generalized linear models, mixed models, clustering, or other forms of machine learning is a plus.

Experience evaluating and selecting models is also a plus Position: Baseball Operations Intern Scope:
– Assist the Amateur Scouting Department with the preparation for the Rule 4 Draft, including assistance with player evaluation, information processing, and staying abreast of the current amateur landscape.

– Support the Pro Scouting Department with periodic coverage related tasks and daily tasks, including maintaining lists of opposing team prospects, providing information on opposing team needs and having an understanding of ML player trends
– Help to maintain and organize information, video, and statistical data from scouting personnel and data vendors.

– Support Minor League Operations/Player Development with their daily operations, such as processing expense reports, updating team rosters, compiling statistics and scouting reports, etc.

– Assist Advance Scouting processes by creating reports, conducting analysis, summarizing opponent information, and other tasks related to the preparation of the Major and minor league teams as required.

– Provide logistical support to major events on the Baseball Operations calendar (Draft, Trade Deadline, etc.) Requirements:
– Knowledge of and passion for baseball operations processes
– Experience with in-person and/or video scouting is a plus
– Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Further technical skills (SQL, R, etc.) are a plus but not required.

– Proficiency in Spanish or another second language is a plus Position: Player Development Intern Scope:
– Assist Player Development team and coaching staffs with data entry of game reports, player plan administration, translation, and organizational projects.

– Collaborate with Player Development
– Provide logistical support for Minor League Spring Training and off-season programs as it relates to scheduling, workflow, travel, baseball-related activities, etc.

– Support Research
– Assist on-field staff with incorporating new technologies and data into development plans.

Requirements:
– Strong administrative skills to understand the various processes required by each department and ensure that they are followed.

– Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Further technical skills (SQL, R, etc.) are a plus but not required.

– Proficiency with Spanish is a strong plus and may be required in some cases.

Position: Baseball Systems Development Intern Scope:
– Create new and/or support existing baseball systems through data visualization, display, and web application development
– Support Data Engineering team in the acquisition, ingestion, and cleaning of new and existing data sources
– Communicate with end users to gather system requirements and work through bug fixes
– Provide logistical support to major events on the Baseball Operations calendar (Draft, Trade Deadline, etc.) Requirements:
– Enrollment in or completion of a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar field is preferred
– Experience with both front and back-end development is preferred
– Examples of data-oriented web development work is preferred Position: Biomechanical Analysis & Computer Vision Intern Scope:
– Contribute to internal research of baseball movements by collaborating with Baseball Operations, Player Development, and High Performance teams.

– Coordinate and collaborate with on-field staff on the collection of data
– Utilize cutting-edge modelling techniques (OpenCV, RANSAC, CNNs, etc) to provide insights from video resources
– Analyze a variety of biomechanical and related baseball information streams.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring data quality, providing meaningful takeaways, and developing best practices.

– Clearly and concisely communicate results through both written reports and data visualization
– Research and present on new technologies and methods to push our computer vision and/or biomechanics programs forward Requirements:
– Enrollment in or completion of a degree program in Biomechanics, Physics, Computer Science or a similarly relevant field is required.

– Proficiency with R, Python or other similar mathematical language
– Proficiency with SQL and relational databases
– Experience with frameworks such as Tensorflow or PyTorch is a plus
– Experience working with large spatial and biomechanical datasets
– Experience and passion for working with markerless motion capture systems is strongly preferred What makes us different makes us stronger.

Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Everyone who applies for a job will be considered.

We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential.

At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work.

We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best.

Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work.

You matter to us For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time Shift: Day Length of Contract: 8 Months Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON Travel Requirements: None Posting Category/Function: Baseball / Stadium Operations & Baseball Operations Requisition ID: 224536 Posting Notes: Rogers Sports & Media

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