Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite & harness the passions of fans & maximize the presence & reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers & a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear & hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making & quickly distributing fan gear in today's 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB & MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles & trading cards hobby with top leagues & players association partners; & Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming & retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics' partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) & hundreds of collegiate & professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, & hundreds of partners, suppliers, & vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical & sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting & representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners & fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, & play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride & passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate & support. We recognize that diversity helps drive & foster innovation, & through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality & advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools & resources to feel connected & engaged in who they are & what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
This role will span across the Sports Data & Core Services & Personalization teams. This role involves direct collaboration with our design, product, frontend, & backend development teams to define & deliver a world class sports betting mobile experience. We are design & UX focused, we believe in turning complex problems into aesthetically beautiful & simple interfaces. We are one team, we employ the principles of data driven development, operational excellence, process calibration & efficiency to deliver a stable, extensible platform at scale. Most importantly, we should have fun while doing it.
Duties & responsibilities may include:
You will work closely with our internal & external development teams to deliver a stable & reliable application inline with our product roadmap & schedule.
You will define best practices, frameworks & our 3rd party business intelligence tools & ensure they are properly deployed within the platform.
As a technology leader you will need a fundamental understanding of our product, feature set & roadmap, & work closely with the product to make the right technology decisions to enable the team for streamlined growth & future development.
You will work on complex integrations between various companies & 3rd parties as well as deliver platforms & solutions to provide value to our end users & other engineering teams.
What skills are important to us:
5+ years of progressive experience in engineering lead experience
Experience building platforms & services for internal engineering teams
Effectively communicate complex technical subjects to a variety of audiences (engineers, technical leaders, executives, non-technical functional leaders).
Cultural & technical champion: Improves & champions our best practices & strives to make Fanatics a better place to work as an engineer.
Ability to triage & debug system-wide production issues.
Building highly scalable & fault tolerant systems in a highly regulated production environment.
Leads discovery, design & architects solutions for complex projects.
Understand business outcomes & drive technical solutions to help achieve our goals.
Familiarity with: Object oriented programming languages, highly available distributed systems, event-driven architecture, complex 3rd party integrations.
Partnering with cross-functional peers (PM, Design, DevOps, Security, Front-end engineers)
Passionate about working in a highly collaborative team environment