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Fastly Staff Site Reliability Engineer - Network Management Platform in Los Angeles, California

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the Internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Vimeo, Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub.

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The Network Management Platform Team is looking for a talented Site Reliability and/or System Development Engineer with experience in designing, building and operating distributed systems that are scalable, fault tolerant and easy to manage. You'll be joining a dynamic and highly collaborative team of experienced engineers, responsible for building the next-generation network management platform that provides seamless integration of configuration capabilities for deployment and management of Fastly’s services. You will play a critical role in ensuring the success of this team to continue and set higher operational standards.

What You'll Do:

  • Architect, build, deploy and maintain robust infrastructure using public cloud providers to run diverse types of workloads

  • Maintain and improve configuration management processes, CI/CD pipelines, utilities, and tooling

  • Consider scalability, security, performance, reliability and ease-of-use in the design of the services you develop and support

  • Build automation that reduces manual interaction and promotes continuous improvement

  • Foster relationships with other teams to understand and provide end-user needs

What We're Looking For:

  • In order to be successful in this role, you must have 5 years of experience operating highly available distributed systems and supporting mission critical infrastructure

  • You have 3 years of experience in building and managing containerized applications and container orchestration platforms like Docker and Kubernetes

  • You have at least 3 years of experience with automating public cloud workloads (GCP, AWS), and using IaC solutions such as Terraform

  • You have a minimum of 3 years of experience with build and packaging tools, CI systems, release engineering practices and CD platforms

  • Experience in software development and DevOps best practices

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

  • You have experience with configuration management software such as ansible and chef

  • You have experience with compiled languages, preferably Go

  • You have knowledge of scalable and distributed key-value stores and sql databases

Work Hours: This position will require you to be available during core business hours.

Work Locations & Travel Requirements:

This position is open to the following preferred office locations:

  • San Francisco, CA

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • Denver, CO

Fastly currently embraces a largely hybrid model for most roles which allows employees flexibility to split their time between the office and home.

Unfortunately we cannot consider relocation for this position.


The estimated salary range for this position is $181,220 to $226,520.

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), a non-accrual 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.

Why Fastly?

  • We have a huge impact. Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only do our customers (https://www.fastly.com/customers) have a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number of open source projects and initiatives (https://www.fastly.com/open-source/) . Outside of code, employees are encouraged to share causes close to their heart with others so we can help lend a supportive hand.

  • We love distributed teams. Fastly’s home-base is in San Francisco, but we have multiple offices and employees sprinkled around the globe. As a new hire, you will be able to attend our IN-PERSON new hire orientation in our San Francisco office! It is an exciting week-long experience that we offer to new employees to build connections with colleagues across Fastly, participate in hands-on learning opportunities, and immerse yourself in our culture firsthand.

  • We value diversity. Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to being a company where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and have the ability to be successful -- every day.

  • We are passionate. Fastly is chock full of passionate people and we’re not ‘one size fits all’. Fastly employs authors, pilots, skiers, parents (of humans and animals), makeup geeks, coffee connoisseurs, and more. We love employees for who they are and what they are passionate about.

We’re always looking for humble, sharp, and creative folks to join the Fastly team. If you think you might be a fit please apply! A fully completed application and resume or CV are required when applying.

Fastly is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, family or parental status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal or state disability laws, Fastly will provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact your Recruiter, or the Fastly Employee Relations team at candidateaccommodations@fastly.com or 501-287-4901.

Fastly collects and processes personal data submitted by job applicants in accordance with our Privacy Policy (https://www.fastly.com/privacy) . Please see our privacy notice for job applicants (https://www.fastly.com/privacy-job-applicants) .