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Staff Product Designer - Fan Ecosystem, FanApp & Free to Play

Full-timeStaff Product Designer$121,000-$200,000 Remote US
Retirement benefits
Paid time off
Professional development opportunities
Gym membership
Pet-friendly office policies
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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 base salary range for this role is $121,000 per year - $200,000 per year, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  This role is eligible for the Fanatics Betting and Gaming annual bonus program and an equity award.  

In addition to the base, bonus, and equity, full-time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, paid time off and other benefits like GymPass, Pet Insurance, Family Care Benefits, Free Shipt deliveries, and more. We’ll also give you $500 to set up your home office!

For information about our benefits, please visit https://benefitsatfanatics.com/

We are looking for a Staff Product Designer to join our Fan Ecosystem team at Fanatics Betting and Gaming. Fan Ecosystem is a balanced team of Product Managers, Product Designers, and Engineers who create experiences within our FanApp, Free-to-Play game & Cross-sell verticals across Fanatics Holding Company. We like to think of ourselves as the compass that guides customers through the ever-expanding universe of fandom. In this particular role, you’ll work on our newest initiative, FanApp, which brings together each part of the Fanatics ecosystem into a product experience that aims to improve each aspect of sports fandom better. At present, FanApp empowers fans to shop for their favorite gear, play free sports games, and get visibility into Fanatics exclusive offers.You’ll lead design projects of significant scope, complexity and responsibility in vision, strategy and execution, meaning limitless opportunities for you to turn your ideas into reality. You’ll collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary UX, product management and engineering team to frame user needs and behavior, define the optimal user flow and interactions, and ultimately deliver thoughtful and polished design work that is grounded in solid research.

Responsibilities

  • Lead key FanApp and Free-to-play game initiatives within a cross-functional team, crafting high-quality and memorable fan experiences. 
  • Work cross-functionally with Fanatics partner teams to capture elements of Fanatics digital properties inside Fanatics Betting and Gaming products, including e-commerce, ticketing/experiences, and future business verticals.
  • Craft the vision for the FanApp product experience by collaborating with your peers to identify new opportunities along with the outcomes, solution ideas, and assumption tests to gain confidence and support prioritization.
  •  Apply strategic thinking to visualize ideas and concepts and communicate them effectively and compellingly for internal stakeholders, partners and customers.
  • Build positive, collaborative relationships with product management, development, marketing, and the broader UX team, as well as continuously "raise the bar" as an effective leader of positive change.
  • Work with Product Managers and Software Engineers to discover, refine, develop, and ship features within an agile environment.
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration efforts like workshops & design sprints to generate and evaluate creative solutions.
  • Create detailed user flows, wireframes, etc., communicating UX clearly to relevant teams and the rationale for decisions that were made.
  • Lead more junior designers in your feature area in the creation of high-quality deliverables that reflect high-quality thinking and decision-making.
  • Prototype user experiences and work with your UX Research team to coordinate and run qualitative and quantitative studies.
  • Offer efficient iteration based on feedback from internal stakeholders and UX research study results.
  • Clearly articulate the rationale behind your design choices and field feedback from your peers and stakeholders.
  • Capture and think through logical/implementable solutions for edge-cases and unhappy paths for engineering teams to build out.
  • Write and maintain UX documentation on design elements, patterns, layouts, and user flows, including usage guidelines and best practices.
  • Track the impact of your work via user feedback and data insights to help the team identify opportunities for continued iteration.
  • Maintain cohesion throughout Fanatics Betting & Gaming products by attending design team studio hours and supporting the work of your fellow experience enthusiasts.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role.
  • 3+ years of experience leading large-scale initiatives and mentoring designers in your area of expertise.
  • A track record of designing high-quality digital products that delivered results and demonstrate the depth of your design skills; illustrated in a portfolio or case studies.
  • Expert knowledge of the end to end product design process, demonstrating a command of product strategy, distilling the jobs to be done for a given user, journey mapping, information architecture, interaction design, and user interface design.
  • Demonstrated communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills that clearly communicate complex concepts across different audiences and levels of the organization.
  • A proven ability to evaluate the customer and business impact of your design decisions inside and outside your own product area.
  • Deep experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working with cross-functional teams including development, product management, and product research.
  • Experience conducting accessibility evaluations of components and/or page-level designs, excellent knowledge of accessibility guidelines (WCAG) and a track record of advocating for accessibility improvements and prioritization.
  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills; you have the ability to help your team and stakeholders understand the “why” behind your design rationaleYou understand front-end code, the limitations of technology and have a deep understanding of the needs of engineers you’ve worked with previously.
  • You are curious and like to stay in tuned with the latest updates and techniques.
  • You are a teacher and like guiding others on best practices and latest techniques.
  • You are a proactive self-starter, systems thinker, comfortable with taking what is ambiguous and making it tangible by leveraging design thinking techniques.
  • Proficient in Figma as well as other design and prototyping tools.
  • You are proficient with Figma and related product design tools.
  • Open to regular travel to Fanatics offices for various offsite and team meetings
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 (this includes @betfanatics.com).  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.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or other types of positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.For additional information on how we collect and use personal information in connection with your job application, review our Candidate Privacy Policy-CA
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Staff Product Designer - Fan Ecosystem, FanApp & Free to Play position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $121,000-$200,000
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Fanatics
Fanatics, Inc. is an American online manufacturer and retailer of licensed sportswear, sports collectibles, NFTs, trading cards, and sports merchandise, as well as sports betting and iGaming.
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