Senior Python Engineer, Fanatics

Senior Python Engineer Platform, Fanatics (Remote)
$160,000 – $200,000/USD annual salary
Equity stake, Insurance, Retirement

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 

As a market leader with more than 18,000 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.

Seeking a Senior Python Engineer to join our platform team designing and implementing infrastructure supporting the Topps Digital Collectibles sports and entertainment products. This position will be dedicated to building a best in class, next generation collectible APIs and other data processing tools, while working on and maintaining existing products with the existing engineering team.


  • Major contributor in collecting requirements, planning, architecting, and developing next generation of our mobile APIs.
  • Provide expert technical support to other team members as needed across the Fanatics/Topps Collectibles division, including back-end engineers, front-end engineers, testers, product managers, project managers, contractors, and content producers.
  • Develop a best-in-class microservice architecture utilizing synchronous and asynchronous technologies.
  • Assist with coordinating the effort of other engineers and team members for projects related to the API and systems that interact with it.
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
  • Solve technical problems of high scope and complexity.
  • Communicate and work directly with Project Managers and Content Managers to understand their needs and transform those into a cohesive and unified product.
  • Implementing unit and integration tests in a test-driven development mindset.
  • Generate documentation about architecture, interactions and behaviors with REST APIs or any other mechanism to process data.


  • 7+ years of experience in building server side applications.
  • Strong experience as a decision maker and leader for infrastructure design.
  • Strong experience with Python 3.9 or higher.
  • Strong experience designing scalable architectures servicing 1000s of users simultaneously.
  • Strong experience designing and consuming RESTful APIs.
  • Experience designing and maintaining relational databases using best practices, PostgreSQL preferred.
  • 2+ years experience working with AWS cloud.
  • Experience with optimizing high demand services using caching tools like Redis and DynamoDB
  • Proven experience in working on a small to medium size team of engineers, content managers, project managers, and QA.
  • Understanding how to use GIT for source control management.


  • Leadership experience at the small team level
  • Architecting a product from initial requirements gathering to completion
  • Working with ambiguous requests that require self guided research
  • Microservice based APIs
  • AWS services like S3, API Gateway, Lambda, EC2, and/or RDS
  • Experience working with LARGE data (TB size datasets)
  • Working with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, DynamoDB, and/or Redis
  • Server-side engineering using Flask
  • Designing APIs for mobile applications
  • WebSockets
  • Passion for collectibles, sports, entertainment, gaming, and the Topps / Fanatics brand.
  • Experience working with distributed teams working fully remote in various time zones.

$160,000 – $200,000 a year

The salary range for  this position is $160,000- $200,000 which represents base pay only and does not include short-term or long-term incentive compensation. When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package, we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications, and training.

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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.

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