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New York Mets - Biomechanical Analyst, Baseball Analytics

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  • New York Mets - Biomechanical Analyst, Baseball Analytics

    We are looking for candidates with strong data science skills and previous experience working with biomechanical data for the Biomechanical Analyst position with the New York Mets. Please see the job description below and apply through the job posting.

    Job Description:


    The New York Mets are seeking a Biomechanical Analyst in Baseball Analytics. The Biomechanical Analyst will work in conjunction with the Sports Science department to answer a variety of questions relating to biomechanics and baseball. The analyst will be the primary bridge between Baseball Analytics and the Performance Technology group and will need a strong statistical background as well as some level of prior experience with biomechanical data. Prior experience in baseball is a plus but is not required.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Design and implement statistical models to answer a variety of questions relating to biomechanics and baseball
    • Work in conjunction with the Sports Science department to integrate biomechanical research into Baseball Analytics models and pipelines
    • Interpret data and report conclusions drawn from their analyses to support and improve decisions
    • Serve as primary educational resource on biomechanical data within Baseball Analytics as well as a strong statistical modeling presence within Sports Science/Performance Technology
    • Effectively communicate statistical concepts and the results of models to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Provide advice on technical requirements for the Data Engineering team, and guidance to the Baseball Systems team on how best to present model results
    • Evaluate potential new data sources and technologies to determine their validity and usefulness
    • Consistently analyze recent research in analytics and biomechanics that can help improve the modeling work done by the Baseball Analytics department
    • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and mentoring new analysts in the Baseball Analytics department
    • At a minimum, BS in statistics or a related field, with post-graduate degrees a plus
    • Professional experience in a quantitative position is a plus
    • Biomechanics background or experience working with biomechanical data. Sports or baseball-specific experience is a plus
    • Prior knowledge of motion capture and other technologies is a strong plus but not required
    • Strong background and real-world data applications of a wide variety of statistical techniques. Machine Learning and/or Computer Vision modeling is a plus.
    • Strong proficiency in R, Python, or similar, as well as strong proficiency in SQL
    • Basic knowledge of data engineering and front-end development is a plus, for the purpose of communicating with those departments
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to work cooperatively with others, and to take control of large-scale projects with little or no daily oversight
    • Prior experience in or knowledge of baseball is a plus, but is not required

    The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type, and level of work to be performed. The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The individual selected may perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

    The New York Mets recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and value the unique qualities individuals of various backgrounds and experiences can offer to the Organization. Our continued success depends heavily on the quality of our workforce. The Organization is committed to providing employees with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.