Sr. Data Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area
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.
Our inventory intelligence team in close collaboration with data science team has a charter to build data-driven applications & services to develop supply chain & inventory management excellence at Fanatics. The team plays a key role in building data pipelines that extract and process raw data into useful data analytics and aid data scientists to develop predictive models to meet our business’s growing activities and potential. The pipelines are core to inventory replenishment algorithms, pricing optimization, assortment optimization, and deriving key business insights for our merchandising and fulfillment operations. We also build automation tools and monitoring systems to improve our development cycle.
 
We are seeking for a Senior Data Engineer who has strong architectural 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 inventory intelligence data pipelines and application platform services that power business decisions.

What will you do?

  • Architect and build inventory intelligence data pipelines and platform that can parse raw data algorithmically from different data sources, and deliver quality real-time analytical reports for all our replenishment team and our business analytics
  • 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?

  • Excellent understanding of data structures algorithms and at least 4 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

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.

What will you do?

  • Architect and build inventory intelligence data pipelines and platform that can parse raw data algorithmically from different data sources, and deliver quality real-time analytical reports for all our replenishment team and our business analytics
  • 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?

  • Excellent understanding of data structures algorithms and at least 4 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

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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Location

We are on the top floor of the Randolph Building on the corner of Walnut and Broadway in Downtown Boulder, with views of the mountains and downtown!

An Insider's view of Fanatics

What are some social events your company does?

We try to do several fun things each month. From root beer floats, baking competitions and game nights to potluck lunches, cooking classes, movies, Festivus, birthday celebrations and happy hours. With an office of 30+ people, we try to have a variety of events to cover the different interests in the office.

Angie

QA Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Working at the Fanatics Boulder office makes for a great work day- through the day it's easy to maintain a balance of concentrating on work, communicating with my team, and taking a break for lunch or a walk. I really enjoy being able to work a modern office setting with nice equipment, snacks, and friendly co-workers.

Jeff

QE Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've been with Fanatics 15 months. I've learned three new languages. I became a go-to person in our office for AWS and DevOps skills. I've influenced code quality standards, architecture, and what frameworks and languages we use. We are encouraged to continually learn and grow, and given agency to put our new skills to use in meaningful ways.

Dave

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When architecting a solution, we allow each team the ability to choose the correct tool for the sitiuation. We do not force them to use any particular languages or technologies. The teams have found that creating lightweight POCs frequently turn into full fledged solutions rather quickly.

Jim

Director, Branded Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate using a lot of methods depending on which area of the business that we need to talk to. Most tech focused teams rally around Slack conversations. Discussions outside of the tech team tend to use more traditional channels like email, video, Jira, and Git. People from other offices are also always coming to "visit" us in Boulder.

Jay

Manager, Software Development

What are Fanatics Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive salary. Opportunity for bonus and options in currently privately held, multi billion dollar, international company. Opportunity to work on greenfield technologies. Innovation encouraged and rewarded. Growth opportunities.

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