IT Principal Engineer

Remote - New York /
Fanatics Betting & Gaming – Engineering IT /
/ Remote
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, 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.

The base salary range for this role is $228,000 per year - $342,000 per year, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This role is eligible for the Fanatics Betting and Gaming annual bonus program and an equity award.
In addition to the base, bonus, and equity, full-time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, paid time off, and other benefits like GymPass, Pet Insurance, Family Care Benefits, Free Shipt deliveries, and more. We’ll also give you $500 to set up your home office!
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As an IT Principal Engineer at Fanatics Betting & Gaming (FBG), you are here to be part of the growing IT Infrastructure organization. We are seeking an IT Principal Engineer to lead our IT organization. This role reports to our VP of IT and is responsible for defining, implementing, and executing against our technology strategy to support the launch of Fanatics Betting and Gaming.    


    • Develop and implement IT policies and procedures that are aligned with the company's objectives.
    • Cloud Engineering SME with ultimate ownership of all private and public cloud-based hosting solutions
    • Partner with engineering to implement and support the BetFanatics AWS infrastructure.
    • Continuous Improvement - Driven to lead self, clients, and teams with an appetite to lead modern digital trends and cutting-edge technologies
    • Improve and maintain cloud engineering best practices and guidelines
    • Manage budget, resourcing, and strategic expenditures to ensure delivery of effective, efficient, and predictable operations
    • Provide leadership and technical expertise within the team.  Be a mentor and role model for Engineering.
    • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders, inside and outside of IT, and collaborate with leaders to support implementations.


    • 10+ years of experience in IT management with a focus on global IT operations.
    • 7+ years managing, mentoring, motivating, and growing a goal-driven delivery team.
    • Experience with Hybrid and Multi-cloud environments, preferably AWS.
    • Expert understanding of modern application and database technologies.
    • Strong technical understanding across software, SaaS, and infrastructure
    • Expertise in all aspects of IT Operations, including Ops Engineering, Identity and Access Management, Help Desk Support, Asset Management, and Audit/Compliance.
    • Lead the selection and implementation of new technologies and systems that improve our operational efficiency and support our growth objectives.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including executives, department heads, and staff, to ensure IT aligns with the overall business strategy.
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive IT strategy that supports the company's overall business goals and objectives.
    • Manage a team of IT professionals, including recruiting, training, and mentoring staff.
    • Work with external partners, including vendors, consultants, and service providers, to ensure the smooth operation of our IT systems.
    • Strong understanding of network infrastructure, server architecture, and storage systems
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring resources
    • Develop and maintain IT policies and procedures that ensure the security and integrity of our data and systems.

    • If you possess some of these skills but not all of them, we still encourage you to apply!
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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.

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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