Engineering Manager

  • Fanatics
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 19, 2024
Information Technology Management

Job Description

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.

At Fanatics Betting & Gaming (FBG), a core division of Fanatics' mission to establish the ultimate end-to-end digital sports platform, we're crafting a world where every aspect of a sports fan's passion is catered to. The Engineering Manager role within the OddsFactory team is pivotal. Here, you'll lead a talented team of Software Engineers (SEs) dedicated to developing cutting-edge technology solutions that power our risk and trading domain. This role is about more than just managing software development; it's about setting a vision, driving execution, and ensuring our technology not only supports but propels FBG and the wider Fanatics ecosystem forward.

With direct responsibility for project prioritization, software quality, system maintenance, and the professional growth of your engineers, your leadership will have impact across multiple teams. You'll foster a culture of innovation, encouraging your team to contribute to cross-team technical discussions, supporting their ideas, and empowering them to make decisions. Your goal is to develop a team capable of delivering technology solutions that enhance the fan experience, maintaining the high standards of software and system quality that Fanatics is known for.



  • Lead your team in exploring and implementing new technologies and methodologies, encouraging a culture of experimentation and bold innovation to provide an awesome fan experience.
  • Work closely with Product Management, Quant, and other engineering leaders to craft cohesive, user-centric solutions that align with Fanatics' strategic goals, exerting influence across the organization.
  • Utilize metrics and data to guide decision-making processes, ensuring that initiatives are aligned organizational objectives. 
  • Champion a metrics-driven approach within your team.
  • Dedicate yourself to the career progression of your team members, offering mentorship, identifying opportunities for growth, and fostering future leaders.
  • Oversee the development of scalable, reliable systems. Emphasize continuous improvement and technical debt reduction to enhance system performance and user experience.
  • Excellent cross-functional collaboration skills, fostering partnerships able to influence product strategy and technical decisions at an organizational level. 
  • Masterfully communicate complex technical and business updates, making data-supported presentations to stakeholders and executives, enhancing transparency and alignment.
  • Stay ahead of industry trends and engineering practices, advocating for and implementing best practices that drive team and organizational success.
  • Be willing to travel occasionally for special events and for essential offsite meetings and team collaboration sessions.


Required Qualifications

  • Proven experience in engineering leadership, with a keen ability to mentor, develop talent, and drive technical excellence.
  • A solid foundation in software development, with 5+ years in .Net or similar technologies, and 3+ years in designing cloud-native solutions (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Expertise in Agile and Scrum methodologies, with the flexibility to adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape.
  • Demonstrated capability in leading complex, scalable solution development, with a focus on delivering outstanding customer experiences.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to work in a fast-paced environment and a willingness to embrace new initiatives.    
  • Highly outcome-oriented and data-driven
  • Excellent influencing and problem-resolution skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Experience managing geographically dispersed teams.
  • A passion for sports and/or sports betting industries.
  • Experience in partnering with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven track record in a start-up environment, valuing collaboration and rapid innovation.
  • Passionate about working in a highly collaborative team environment

If you possess some of these skills but not all of them, we still encourage you to apply!
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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.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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