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Senior Engineer - Control Systems

Posted: June 5, 2024
Company name: Fastly
Location: Remote - United States only
Pay rate: Base ~200,000 USD annually
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: some
Description: Work Locations & Travel Requirements:

This position is open to both hybrid and remote work locations. We will consider remote candidates within the United States only. This position will require infrequent travel as requested by your manager - a few times a year, mostly to office locations for team meetings or planning sessions.

The Control Systems team owns services that are central to Fastly’s Control Plane, including configuration management, compilation and validation of customer configuration, and propagation of data to the edge. We are looking for a senior backend software engineer with experience and interest in making content on the web faster. This role involves working with numerous internal Fastly teams and having an impact on critical business initiatives. Our team mission is to enhance the critical systems our customers rely on to ensure a performant and delightful experience for their users and expand on what is possible.

What You'll Do

Design and implement features that have a direct impact on how customers manage their configuration, and run their services on Fastly
Contribute, support and deploy applications written in Go and Perl to cloud environments
Collaborate with your teammates and other engineers across the organization through code and design reviews
Anticipate, design, and build for the continued reliability and scaling needs of the Fastly Control Systems
Contribute to the core infrastructure and platform needs of the team by working with tools and frameworks like Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes and Chef
Participate in on-call rotation

Work Hours:

This position will require you to be available during core North American business hours and occasional nights and weekends for on call rotation.


The estimated base salary range for this position is $167,790 to $209,740

Starting salary may vary based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as experience, skills, qualifications, and location.

This role may be eligible to participate in Fastly’s equity and discretionary bonus programs.


We care about you. Fastly works hard to create a positive environment for our employees, and we think your life outside of work is important too. We support our teams with great benefits that start on the first day of your employment with Fastly. Curious about our offerings?

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Family planning, mental health support along with Employee Assistance Program, Insurance (Life, Disability, and Accident), an open vacation policy and up to 18 days of accrued paid sick leave are there to help support our employees. We also offer 401(k) (including company match) and an Employee Stock Purchase Program. For 2024, we offer 10 paid local holidays, 11 paid company wellness days.
Desired skills: Hands-on experience developing APIs in GoLang & Perl - most Senior Engineers at Fastly have at least 5 years of relevant coding experience
Experience scaling applications hosted in a cloud environment that rely on relational databases
Understanding of best principles for system design
Able to implement reasonably well defined projects with minimal guidance
You are eager to learn new domains, grow your skills, and move up the stack
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A great teammate: communicative, collaborative, empathetic
You have experience working with teams distributed across different time zones

We’ll be super impressed if you have experience in any of these:

Building, analyzing, profiling, or debugging large-scale distributed systems
Website for more information: www.fastly.com
Contact information: Please direct apply at grnh.se/bb7a64121us

Questions - message me on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/traceywoodbury/

No agencies please

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