Sr. Software Engineer #6580

California - San Mateo /
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), and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea). 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.  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.

Primary Responsibilities include
• Design and deliver highly scalable multi-tiered distributed software applications.
• Coding. Living and Breathing awesome Code.
• Be part of an agile team and sharing responsibilities of testing and development as the role demands.
• Strong quality focus including automation, design reviews, and unit testing.
• Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills with orientation towards innovation and open source tools.
• Mentor and guide developers in coding, design methodology and design patterns.
• Conceptualizing, coding, deploying, and iterating on next generation prototypes.
• Flexible approach to analyzing technical issues and clearly communicating recommendations/solutions.
• Cross team development with Product managers, Project managers, engineers, and QA to deploy innovative solutions to meet business unit requirements
Required Skills
• An experienced software engineer with backend development experience
• Strong track record of excellence, and of delivering high quality innovative software!
• Outstanding coding skills in Java, scala or C++.
• Building distributed back-end systems and/or web-development using Java and related technologies
• Exposure to "big data" analysis and prediction modeling a plus
• Interest in picking up Hadoop technologies(Spark, Hive)
• Experience in noSQL technologies (MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis) is a plus
• Strong understanding & usage of algorithms and data structures in your designs
• Self-motivated, passionate for technology, and strong driver for results and continual improvement
• Team player - work well independently and in multi-group cross-discipline environments
• Flexible, adaptable, and able to autonomously manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Experience with python, perl is a plus
• Strong skills for verbal & written communication targeting technical and non-technical audiences

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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