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Posted on: 30 November 2023





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Senior Network Security Engineer

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.

The Senior Network Security Engineer designs, configures, owns, operates and improves all aspects of network infrastructure and works alongside our talented systems and security engineers across our business lines.  At Fanatics Collectibles, we believe everyone is a collector and our goal is to build a robust, resilient, secure network that enables the Fanatics mission of providing the total fan experience.  The right candidate should be comfortable within campus networks, data centers, WANs and the cloud.  Our technology approach is fairly agnostic, where we focus on the best of breed technology.  Our environment is fast paced, with a mix of technical debt where we have the opportunity to build the infrastructure that’s standardized and automated.  You’ll be asked to think beyond routers, switches and firewalls and be involved with SaaS, IaaS and other infrastructure projects as well.  We’re looking for a strong focus on providing an exceptional end user experience, strengthening our processes and procedures and a passion for figuring things out and getting things done.  


  • Design, configure and operate route, switch, firewall, WAF and load balancers. 
  • Review our existing designs/configurations and outline a plan to improve and standardize.
  • Provide technical guidance to business partners and team members when building a solution
  • Ability to draw out topologies to explain technical concepts as talking points, then document in Visio/Lucid Chart
  • A 50/50 balance between network and security.  We are not looking for a CCIE or a CISSP, rather a strong CCNP and a PCNSA, but certainly support your efforts to get there. 
  • Monitoring, SNMP, Solarwinds, ThousandEyes, Open Source Tools as needed
  • Troubleshooting – TCPDump/Wire Shark, Netstat, NetCat, Log review
  • Collocation Work – Providing concise directions to remote hands for rack/stack and troubleshooting
  • Trending/Performance – Review circuits, hardware and recommend improvements as needed
  • Partner with leadership and business stakeholders to proactively identify needs and resolve issues. This includes researching the background of issue(s), identifying root causes, quantifying the scope and scale of issue(s), identifying possible solutions, making recommendations, and executing the solution in accordance with desired business outcomes
  • Work on M&A migrations efforts as it pertains to network and data center

Basic Qualifications
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer engineering, or related field of study or prior working experience
  • 10+ years’ experience working with network security strategy & operations   
  • Experience with the following technologies; Open Source Linux, Redhat, Ubuntu, Ansible and Python | Cisco Products – IOS, Nexus, IOS-XE, Meraki | Palo Alto – Firewalls, Panorama and Global Protect | Wireless – Meraki, Mist | Microsoft, Linux Systems Experience – Able to login, troubleshoot and rule, “it’s not the network” | Automation – Ansible, Python, Solarwinds | VPN - Site to Site VPN, Client Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect, Palo Alto Global Protect, Prisma | Documentation – Confluence/Visio/Lucid/Netbox | SIEM – Sumo Logic     
  • Prior experience implementing/supporting complex infrastructure functions preferred
  • Working knowledge of network architecture, engineering and network technologies required
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, change management and problem-solving skills
  • Rigorous attention to detail and highly organized, but able to operate with ease at all levels (from strategy to execution)
  • Deep empathy for customer experience – always analyzing and assessing from the customers’ viewpoint
  • Collaborative, while firm on goals and driving the extended team toward actions (and deadlines) to achieve them
  • Clear and optimistic vision for what can be. Proven ability to execute with urgency and pragmatism in the current environment
  • High curiosity – proactively seeking to learn more and ‘connect the dots’ for better solutions
  • Affinity toward technology as a customer experience enabler


Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud.  Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Feel free to ask your recruiter for a phone call or other type of communication for interview, and ensure your communication is coming from a Fanatics or Fanatics Brand email address.  For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers

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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