Staff Engineer - iCasino
Remote - New York /
Fanatics Betting & Gaming – Engineering iCasino /
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. 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.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 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.
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.
We are seeking a Staff Software Engineer to provide technical leadership for our iCasino Platform Engineering team. This role reports to our Senior Manager of Engineering, iCasino and is responsible for defining, implementing, training, and executing against our platform and integrations engineering strategy, creating processes, and building tools within Fanatics Betting and Gaming. This role will own building a world class backend to integrate 3rd party and bespoke games, FanCash, and building backend services and integrate custom game content.
Duties and responsibilities may include:
- You will work closely with our internal and external development teams to deliver a stable and reliable application inline with our product and experimentation roadmap and schedule.
- You will define best practices, frameworks and architecture for the space.
- As a technology leader you will need a fundamental understanding of our product, feature set and roadmap, and work closely with product to make the right technology decisions to enable the team for streamlined growth and future development.
- Must be open to occasional travel to events and Bet Fanatics offices for various offsite and team meetings.
What skills are important to us:
5+ years of progressive experience in engineering lead experience
Effectively communicate complex technical subjects to a variety of audiences (engineers, technical leaders, executives, non-technical functional leaders).
Cultural and technical champion: Improves and champions our best practices and strives to make Fanatics a better place to work as an engineer.
Ability to triage and debug system-wide production issues.
Building highly scalable and fault tolerant systems in a highly regulated production environment.
Leads discovery, design and architects solutions for complex projects.
Understand business outcomes and drives technical solutions to help achieve our goals.
Familiarity with: Object oriented programming languages, highly available distributed systems, event-driven architecture, complex 3rd party integrations.
Partnering with cross-functional peers (PM, Design, DevOps, Security, Front-end engineers)
Passionate about working in a highly collaborative team environment
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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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