Careers

Company Overview

Sports Info Solutions (SIS) opened its doors back in 2002 and has been on the leading edge of the advanced statistical study of baseball and football. Formerly, known as Baseball Info Solutions (BIS), the company's mission is to provide the most accurate, in-depth, timely professional baseball and football data, including cutting-edge research and analysis, striving to educate professional teams and the public about analytics.

We started our football operation in 2015 and have seen exponential growth over the past three years. SIS employs a staff of expert baseball and football scouts and an army of highly trained video scouts who conduct several passes of each game, recording everything from basic box score data to more intricate data not seen in the box score.

Career Postings

Software Developer

Position Overview:

Sports Info Solutions (SIS) is looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in our IT Department. The candidate will develop new features and products as well as help maintain existing internal and external products within a mature codebase. The ideal candidate will be responsible for building applications, including anything from back-end services to their client-end counterparts. The primary responsibilities will be to design and develop these applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new features, applications and maintain existing applications and reports for use internally and by SIS clients, including MLB and NFL coaches and front office staff.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code.
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems.
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation.
  • Full life-cycle development.
  • Web and/or API development in C# and ASP.NET, including ASP.NET Core.
  • Windows application development in VB and C#.
  • Correspond with clients, including MLB and NFL teams, agents, media companies, and others.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient in C#, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems.
  • Familiarity with the .NET framework, including .NET Core.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server programming.
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns.
  • Knack for writing clean, readable C# code.
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • ASP.NET (Web Forms or MVC), ASP.NET Core and Windows Forms.
  • Knack for writing clean, readable C# code.
  • Understanding of SSRS.
  • HTML and CSS.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Development tools.
  • Basics of Windows Server Administration.
  • Bonus Points for: Open Source (languages/databases/Linux), DevOps and either AWS or Azure experience.
  • Self-motivated attitude.
  • Able to work in a collaborative, team environment or independently as needed.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Knowledge of baseball statistics and analytics.

To apply, please use the following link: Sports Info Solutions Software Developer

Research & Development Associate

Position Overview:

Sports Info Solutions (SIS) 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform modeling and research using SIS’s internal baseball and football databases as well as other notable data sets from Statcast, Trackman, and Sportvision.
  • 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.
  • Design and develop dashboards and various analytical tools to directly support front office and field personnel.
  • Prepare cutting-edge research for presentation in a professional setting, including sales presentations and conferences.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to help illuminate the value of SIS’s analytical products to prospective clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with contemporary baseball/football/sports analytics, including first-hand research experience.
  • Analytical/Mathematical ability.
  • Substantive experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or similar databases.
  • Familiarity with R, Python, or another scripting language.
  • Proficiency working in Microsoft Office programs (or equivalents), especially Excel.
  • An ability to write and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • An ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Experience implementing Machine Learning algorithms is a plus

To apply, please use the following link: Sports Info Solutions R&D Associate

2018 Football Video Scout

Position Overview:

Sports Info Solutions (SIS) is looking for highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in the football 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 SIS clients 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 football scouting, operations, and analytics.

Strong candidates will possess great attention to detail, possess knowledge about NFL and NCAA football, and be able to work in a collaborative team environment or independently as needed. Numerous Video Scouts have gone on to succeed in jobs with professional sports teams and with SIS in a full-time capacity.

Scout School: Led by a former NFL scout, SIS offers Video Scouts the opportunity to learn more about writing scouting reports, learning about the critical factors for each position and what life is like as an NFL scout. Scout School is designed for Video Scouts who are looking to begin their career as a football scout or evaluator.

Duration:

SIS Video Scouts will report to the SIS office to begin training on August 13th, 2018. The position will last for three and a half months, ending on November 30, 2018, with the possibility of an extension throughout the remaining NFL season, ending on January 1, 2019. The typical workweek for Video Scouts is Saturday through Wednesday, with Thursdays and Fridays off.

Responsibilities:

  • Score NFL and amateur football games using specialized computer software
  • Review the accuracy and validity of data
  • Prepare and analyze statistical data for delivery to customers
  • Assist with additional projects as instructed by full-time staff
  • Provide administrative support to the full-time staff

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of NFL and NCAA rules
  • Ability to identify and differentiate between players
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to quickly learn new software
  • High attention to detail
  • High school or college football playing experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Football coaching and/or scouting experience is a plus
  • Must be able to work night shifts (third-shift), afternoon shifts and weekend shifts
  • Must be able to work out of our Lehigh Valley, PA office
  • Enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university

Compensation:

  • A base hourly rate of $8.75 and/or college course credit will be offered to each Video Scout.

To apply, please use the following link: 2018 Football Video Scout Application

Research & Development Intern

Position Overview:

Sports Info Solutions is looking for candidates to fill a paid 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 football and baseball research for publications and future products. Past R&D interns have continued on to become full-time members of the SIS staff or have moved on to internships and full-time jobs with professional sports teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform modeling and research using SIS’s internal football and baseball databases as well as other notable data sets, e.g. Statcast.
  • Provide support for articles and research pieces to be featured in publications such as The Bill James Handbook, The Athletic, and Stat of the Week, among other prominent sports outlets.
  • Assist in developing reports that make SIS’s data offerings more accessible to clients.
  • Help respond to requests for information made by clients and/or members of the media.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The position requires a variety of skills including (but not limited to) an analytical mind, computer expertise, writing ability, and a passion for football and/or baseball. Ideal candidates will possess:

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with contemporary baseball/football/sports analytics and 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 (e.g. R), programming languages (e.g. Python, .NET), and/or graphical visualizations (e.g. Tableau) would be a plus.

To apply, please use the following link: Sports Info Solutions R&D Internship Application