Principal Software Engineer

India, Hyderabad /
Technology /
Company Overview

Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys. Through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today's on-demand culture, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.

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.

The Commerce Platform Services team is looking for a Principal Engineer whose primary responsibilities are the architecture, design and implementation of distributed software solutions in a highly available cloud environment. In this role, you will collaborate with product managers, and engineering teams across functional domains like Product Finding, Accounts & Checkout, Inventory & Order Management, Customer Experience & Support, Pricing & Promotions. If you’re passionate about technology and its potential to enable a great end-to-end experience for sports fans, this job is for you.
Architecture and design of systems: define, document and communicate it
Distributed systems, trade-offs between availability and consistency, horizontal and vertical scalability
Data modeling, SQL, NoSQL and NewSQL databases
Hands on contribution, understand modularity, concurrency and benefits of immutability and functional programming
Provide technical guidance in planning and executing assigned projects.
Strong team builder and team player with demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and mentor others.
Develop new systems and maintain and modify existing systems when required.
Ability to translate complex technical subjects for a diverse audience; capable of contributing to broader business conversations beyond functional expertise.
Minimum qualifications
BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering
Requires at least 10 years of software development experience
Proven experience working with Agile development methodologies and software development lifecycles
Ability to scale and lead major initiatives
Requires knowledge of open source application frameworks and service oriented architecture
Preferred qualifications
Master's degree in Computer Science
Experience with Java or other object-oriented languages is a plus
Experience working in an e-commerce or direct to consumer retail environment is a plus
Hands-on experience with Open-Source projects a plus
Hands-on experience in the Cloud; specifically AWS a plus
Prior experience in eCommerce and payments industry a plus

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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