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Engineering, Full Time    San francisco, CA or Remote    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 Staff 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...

  • Create, extend, & maintain scalable systems written in Java, Python, Go, & PHP
  • Provide technical leadership on high impact projects that impact multiple teams
  • Actively contribute to the strategic direction & planning for your team
  • Help to enrich Fandoms structured data with internal & external data sources
  • 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 translate experimental data science concepts into production systems operating at scale
  • Design & develop networked services, & provide hands-on assistance to other teams integrating these services
  • 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 teams deliverables
  • Actively cross team boundaries to solve technical issues
  • Provide mentorship to your team & knowledge & advice to other teams in your areas of expertise
  • Take ownership of high impact projects from inception to production

You Have...

  • 8+ years of professional experience with web technologies at scale
  • Professional experience:
    • Crafting sustainable APIs
    • Database management systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra)
    • Backend microservice experience (Java & python preferred) 
    • Performance & optimization problems at scale
    • Docker & Kubernetes in production 
    • Leading large parts of a web-scale project from conception to production
  • General Knowledge:
    • Building automated tests (Jest, JUnit, Mockito, Karma, Jasmine, Mocha, etc.)
    • Continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis, Github, etc) 
    • ETL (data extraction, transformation, & loading)

Bonus Points if You Have...

  • Experience working with a global team
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Big data or Streaming data technologies like Cassandra, MongoDB, Dynomodb, or 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.

About Fandom

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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