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Fanatics // officially licensed sports merchandise
Engineering, Full Time    Remote - New York    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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Company Overview
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.

The Role:
We are seeking a Principal Data Engineer for our Data organization, to architect complex data solutions across platforms, business intelligence & data science / machine learning use cases. As the most senior individual contributor in the group, this person will drive technical & quantitative standards, coach engineers towards best practices, & fundamentally ensure that we are successful in building data technology that meets current & future business needs.
Duties & responsibilities may include:
        Lead technical & quantitative excellence forums within the data org & participate across other engineering domains
        Architect data solutions & processes enabling the business to turn data into value, including data warehousing, big data processing, AI & ML development, business analytics tooling, compliance, privacy & security
        Identify & own roadmap investments to drive technical & quantitative excellence
        Act as a mentor & coach to engineers, scientists & analysts in the data group
        Support data org leadership & exec team where needed with strategy, partnership evaluations & more
What skills are important to us:
        7+years experience in data engineering, including data platform architecture, integration, warehousing, big data processing & AI/ML. Experience with structured & unstructured, batch & stream, & cloud platform providers
        A background (educational or professional) in mathematics, economics or data science is a strong plus but not required
        Experience implementing & managing regulatory, compliance & privacy requirements in data systems
        Experience implementing standards for data governance & quality control
        Strong interpersonal skills, ability to earn trust & influence without direct management authority
        Desire to build a new platform from scratch & participate in hiring & performance standard-setting in the data org
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