Senior Product Manager - Platforms

| 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.
You are an experienced Product Manager who is intellectually curious and value oriented. You have a track record of managing relationships and communicating with cross-functional stakeholders like engineering, product, “the business,” and internal customers. You can effectively explain complex, technical concepts to non-technical teammates. You will play a critical role in scaling our e-commerce platform capabilities by working with and building solutions for development teams; you will also evangelize those horizontal solutions and drive – then measure – their broad adoption.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead the ideation, development, delivery, and adoption of technology-oriented solutions that enable and support our application engineering teams building a world-class eCommerce platform
  • Adopt a customer-centric approach to understand user needs, and identify opportunities for common components that can be widely leveraged by the tech org
  • Effectively translate user needs into backlog items – and a roadmap – that are understood by geographically distributed development teams
  • Ruthlessly prioritize requirements across conflicting dimensions and gain clarity on the minimum capabilities that matter
  • Own and drive a product vision that aligns with our broader partner and organization needs
  • Facilitate engineering team-level planning sessions and other ceremonies as appropriate
  • Bring a data-driven mindset to creating acceptance criteria and other success metrics, then track them post-delivery
  • Evangelize our platform across the tech organization and other key stakeholders to drive adoption, engagement and return on investment
  • Identify and manage cross-functional dependencies Actively participate in the improvement of our Product Management frameworks

What we're looking for:

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related degree
  • Background in enterprise Observability, Logging and Monitoring, Open Telemetry, Analytics systems as a SaaS Product Manager of key technology user
  • 5+ years of experience managing a portfolio of tech products in a Product Management role
  • Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills with demonstrable ability to synthesize disparate data and identify patterns
  • Participation in all stages of the software development lifecycle, with at least 3 years of experience applying Agile & Lean software methodologies
  • Experience participating in complex cross-functional projects and programs that require participation of multiple Agile teams
  • Capable of balancing tactical Scrum team management alongside short and long-term product vision
  • Effective organizational and communication skills including the ability to articulate measurable business value
  • Capable of influencing and negotiating with others while maintaining respectful professional relationships via persuasion, patience, and knowledge
  • Assist engineering team managers with resource allocation, potentially across multiple initiatives
  • Requires occasional travel to both company and business partner locations throughout the U.S.
  • Deliver outcomes. Say what you will and then do it.

Bonus Points!:

  • Defined or built technology solutions to support Governance, Regulation and Compliance in technology
  • Defined or built technology solutions for Cloud Asset Management
  • Experience working with Cloud technologies, AWS preferred
  • Experience with data storage technologies such as Cassandra, ScyllaDB, and traditional relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience with event driven platforms such as Kafka, Rabbit MQ, etc...
  • Passionate sports fan who loves engaging with major sports leagues, teams, athletes, and other fans!

Salary Range for Journey Levels: $85,00 - $150,000
Salary Range for Senior levels: $135,000 - $182,000
Depending on Education/Training and Experience
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

On the ground and top floors of the Randolph Building on the corner of Walnut and Broadway in Downtown Boulder, with views of the flatirons!

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 50+ 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
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available

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. See our full benefits here: https://www.benefitsatfanatics.com/

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