As a global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is building the leading global digital sports platform and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy. Operating multi-channel commerce for the world's biggest sports brands, Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in flagship stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events. Through Fanatics’ innovative commerce capabilities and cutting-edge tech platform, the company has assembled one of the best databases of fans globally which is now being leveraged across the broader sports ecosystem to build new, large-scale digital sports businesses outside of merchandise. Fanatics is the majority owner of Candy Digital, a next generation digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties - including MLB and MLBPA - to build an official NFT ecosystem where fans and collectors come to purchase, trade and share officially licensed NFT’s. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be announced in the coming months. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs. In addition to e-commerce, the capabilities of Fanatics include omnichannel-integrated physical retail operations across a broad portfolio of flagship stores, team retail and special events; international capabilities that provide a global sports retail platform; and an in-house merchandise and manufacturing division that is a licensed partner of professional and collegiate teams and helps fans express passion through a broad range of apparel and non-apparel products created under the Fanatics, Nike, Top of the World, Majestic and WinCraft brands. As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees and over 300 partners, suppliers, and vendors in 11 countries, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives. At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
About the Team
Fanatics is first and foremost a technology company. We are powered by cutting-edge tech created by our small agile teams using the latest tools and technologies under our highly analytical, forward thinking, and open-minded leadership. As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, we challenge ourselves by improving our new fully responsive NodeJS cloud commerce platform, Elasticsearch engine, and deep data science capabilities while building the best-in-class retail manufacturing and supply chain technologies. Our tech teams work together to revolutionize data science and engineering initiatives, provide highly scalable real-time and streaming platforms, and create secure e-commerce and in-stadium fan experience products. Our own e-commerce platform transacts in over 190 countries, 17 languages, and 14 currencies. Our motto is “#GSD”—get stuff done—and we do just that. If you want to be at the nexus of sports, commerce, and technology, come be a part of our industry-leading team here at Fanatics Tech.
We are seeking a Sr. Data Engineer who has strong design, developments skills and upkeeps scalability, availability and excellence when building the next generation of our data pipelines and platform. You are an expert in various data processing technologies and data stores, appreciate the value of clear communication and collaboration, and devote to continual capacity planning and performance fine-tuning for emerging business growth. As the Senior Data Engineer, you will be designing and building product and inventory pipelines which powers all of our 300+ sites
What Will You Do?
Architect and build product , inventory data pipelines and platform that will power all our sites
Develop clean, safe, testable and cost-efficient solutions; Build fast and reliable pipeline, platform with underlying data model that can scale according to business needs and growth
Work with backend engineers to create services that can ingest and supply data to and from external sources, provide data streaming solutions and ensure data quality and timeliness
Work with product manager to translate business requirements into scalable solutions, prioritize workload and deliver quality and functional products on a timely manner that can grow over time
Make well-informed decisions with deep knowledge of both the internal and external impacts to teams and projects
Understand the system you are building, foresee shortcomings ahead of time and be able to resolve or compromise appropriately
What Are We Looking For?
Understanding of data structures algorithms and at least 5 years of experience in distributed systems
Knowledge of common design patterns used in Big Data processing
Strong development experience using programming languages: Scala, Java, C++, Python
Proficiency in big data technologies: Spark, Hadoop, Flink, Hive
Experience with and deep understanding of traditional, NoSQL and columnar databases such as Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redshift, Vertica
Knowledge and experience in designing and developing data modeling & mining, ETL, data warehouse, deployment and infrastructure management, and performance tuning
Experience in partnering with architects, engineers in data environments that are complex, enterprise wide, multi-tenant, and host large scale of data
Ability to build systems that balance scalability, availability and latency while solving different problems
Advocator of continual deployment and automation tools that can help improve the lives of our engineers
A good communicator and team player who has a proven track record of building strong relationships with management, co-workers and customers.
A desire to learn and grow, push yourself and your team, share lessons with others and provide constructive and continuous feedbacks, and receptive to feedback from others
Salary Range for Developing/Journey levels: $82,000 - $130,000 Salary Range for Senior levels: $130,000 - $166,000 Depending on Education/Training and Experience
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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