Principal Software Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area

Job Summary:

As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team merchandise by partnering with top leagues, clubs and soccer brands worldwide to offer the largest collection of timeless and timely gear from every pro and college team online, on your phone, in stadiums or on-site at the world’s biggest sporting events. A top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics comprises the broadest online assortment by offering hundreds of thousands of officially licensed items via its Fanatics ( www.fanatics.com ), FansEdge (www.fansedge.com ), Kitbag ( www.kitbag.com ) and Majestic (www.majesticathletic.com) brands, as well as the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic ( www.fanaticsauthentic.com ). A multi-channel company, 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 biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). The company's in-venue and event retail portfolio includes the NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Wimbledon, Kentucky Derby, The Ryder Cup, Manchester City, Texas Longhorns, Pittsburgh Pirates and New Jersey Devils, allowing fans to experience a seamless shopping experience across online, mobile and physical store locations.

Fanatics needs you! You are a talented Principal Engineer who is passionate about solving hard technology problems that have huge leverage for business. You enjoy mentoring senior and junior engineers, delighting users, building beautiful user (or RESTful) interfaces and writing code that you are proud of. You thrive at turning ideas into a product and clearing technical hurdles. You are a flexible technologist who knows that there isn’t one tool for all problems. You also are hungry to learn new technologies and apply them to difficult problems. You are passionate about shipping quality product and building strong teams that execute at a high level.

Responsibilities:

•Work closely with our Fanatics Vertical Engineering team to deliver solutions to drive growth and efficiency.

•Interaction with Business and Technology executives to identify pain points and opportunities to attack.

•Being a technology leader for the Vertical Engineering team.

•Help with recruiting a strong technical team that aligns with our mission and culture.

•Develop Back End applications.

•Develop Front-End applications

•Comfort building early POC’s to products that reach millions of users.

•Accurately estimating completion of deliverables.

•Integrating REST API’s from internal and external teams.

•Evangelize the work of yourself and the team.

Qualifications:

•10+ Years of Software Development experience

•Experience with multiple programming languages (Python, Go, Java, JavaScript, Objective-C, C#, Ruby, PHP).

•Expert level knowledge of 2+ programming languages.

•Detail-oriented, with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.

•Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

•Bias for Action – You get stuff done.

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

Fanatics is an EEO. No third party or recruiter resumes will be accepted for this role. Only those currently residing in the US will be considered for this role. 

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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!
1877 Broadway , Boulder, CO 80302

Insider's spotlight

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

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

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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