Sr. Software 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.
Primary Responsibilities include
Ability to design, develop, own and maintain solutions.
Write great code in multiple languages, operating on various OS distributions.
Flexible, adaptable and able to autonomously manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Team player - work well independently and in multi-team, cross-discipline environments.
Improving problems such as, Product Ranking, Query Understanding, Exploratory Search and Personalized Search.
Working on both sides of the pipeline to improve and refine data for search.
Design and deliver highly scalable multi-tiered distributed software applications.
Be part of an agile team and sharing responsibilities of testing and development as the role demands.
Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills with orientation towards innovation and open source tools.
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 5+ years of experience C, C++, C# or another major programming language.
Experience mentoring, reviewing and working with junior team members.
Familiar with interfaces, generics and other object oriented programming concepts and how to apply them for code maintainability, reuse and testability.
Strong understanding of dynamic, asynchronous, multi-threaded and parallel programming.
Strong understanding of static memory, dynamic memory and memory management.
Make programming decisions with robustness, speed and readability in mind.
Strong track record of excellence and of delivering high quality innovative software.
Building distributed back-end systems. 
Capability of building highly efficient code that leverages tuned data structures and data access algorithms with respect to big O notation.
Knowledge of and experience building web servers and server side programming and in particular service and web API development.
Self-motivated, passionate for technology and strong driver for results and continual improvement.
Strong skills for verbal & written communication targeting technical and non-technical audiences.
Desired Skills
Passion for sports and working in an awesome sports office environment.
Experience with Python, Ruby, Bash or other scripting language.
Experience designing and working with data finding and retrieval systems, such as Elasticsearch.
Knowledge of any document and entity relationship data stores and where and how to use them, such as SQL Server, Postgres, Couchbase, etc.

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.

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • typescriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • mobxLibraries
    • mithrilLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • RedShiftDatabases

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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