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Engineering, Full Time    San Francisco, CA    Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2021
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About this Role

Join the team at Fandom & work with great people (fans! Star Wars, Twin Peaks, RPG games). As a Senior Software Engineer on the Data Platform team, you will be responsible for solving engineering problems of the largest complexity & scale within your team. You will be expected to influence the overall vision & long-term engineering goals for the team aligned with the product vision. 

You Will...

  • Take ownership of significant components of distributed systems with limited supervision
  • Actively contribute to the tactical planning for your team
  • Help to enrich Fandoms structured data with internal & external data sources
  • Extend & maintain scalable systems written in Java, Python, Go, & PHP
  • Write (Not only) SQL queries that run production, user-facing systems, or extract data from our data warehouse
  • Delivers clean, maintainable, well-structured, well-tested, well-performing & documented code
  • Help to integrate experimental data science concepts into production systems operating at scale
  • Share knowledge through documentation, pull request comments, & mentoring
  • Develop & refactor software with an emphasis on quality, simplicity, & maintainability
  • Work effectively with a globally distributed team
  • Learn new technologies, patterns, & processes as needed 
  • Ensure a high level of quality in your deliverables
  • Collaborate with your team to solve technical issues
  • Deepen your technical knowledge in one or more areas of expertise

You Have...

  • 5+ years of professional experience with web technologies at scale (REST APIs, HTTP)
    • Professional experience with database management systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra)
    • Professional backend microservice experience (Java preferred) 
    • Professional experience with Python
  • 5+ years application development experience 
  • Professional experience owning large parts of a web-scale project from conception to production
  • Experience with building automated tests (Jest, JUnit, Mockito, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, etc.)
  • Experience with performance & optimization problems at scale

Bonus Points if You Have...

  • Experience working with a global team
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis, Github, etc) 
  • Experience with Docker & Kubernetes in production 
  • Experience with ETL (data extraction, transformation, & loading)
  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Hadoop & Kafka

Benefits & Perks

  • Stock options
  • Training based on business needs
  • Flexible working hours
  • Open, energetic & fan-focused, international work environment
  • Miscellaneous perks such as wellness programs, swag, etc.


Fandom is a global entertainment media brand powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, Fandom provides a home to explore, contribute to, & celebrate the world of pop culture. Whether looking for in-depth information on favorite fandoms or whats buzzing in entertainment, Fandom has your pop culture curiosities covered through fan-expert knowledge & carefully curated & fun, original multi-platform content.

Fandom has a global audience of almost 300 million monthly unique users & encompasses over 400,000 fan communities. We currently feature more than 55 million pages of content, inclusive of video. Our Fandom values are:

  • We serve a global community.
    Connection with our fans, creators, & partners is at our core, & its grounded by our active efforts of inclusion.
  • We build experiences.
    We imagine, improve, & deliver solutions.
  • We bring joy.
    We celebrate our fandoms, our teammates, & the work we do.

Fandom is an Equal Opportunity Employer

San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Police Code, Article 49

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