Senior Sales Engineer

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Salary, USD
156,760 - 227,850/yr
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Job type
Full Time,
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21 Jun 2023

About Fastly

Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables the best of the web to thrive, and helps you deliver better online experiences.

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.

We’re building a more trustworthy Internet. Come join us.

Senior Sales Engineer (Pre Sales)

The Sales Engineering team is looking for you! We are building a team that is adept at identifying customer pain points, developing solutions, presenting the Fastly value benefits and addressing any technical objections. To realize this, the Sales Engineer should have a strong desire to utilize their technical and sales skills to understand the customer’s needs and requirements. The Sales Engineer should be highly competent in assisting to develop a technical sales strategy and have the ability to work cross-functionally with Sales, Product Management, Product Marketing, Engineering.  Experience in delivering compelling demonstrations of cloud solutions and products is essential. Knowledge of at least one programming language is highly desirable.

What You’ll Do

  • Understand customer needs and assist in developing a technical sales strategy
  • Perform product demonstrations live in the field or via video conference
  • Provide pre-sales support to customers in establishment of configurations and services
  • Participate in product, sales and role-specific trainings so as to remain effective in your role
  • Be able to contribute content for general customer education
  • Assist in responding effectively to RFPs
  • Provide pre and post sales support to Account Executives and Account Managers
  • Research prospects business/technology prior to engaging with the prospect
  • Build and support customer POC/POV solutions (this can include WAF, Delivery, Streaming, Edge Compute, etc)

Work Hours:

  • This position will require you to be available during core business hours.

What We’re Looking For

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ year experience in a similar role
  • Experience selling to or working in relevant industry
  • Knowledge in cloud and web related technologies is required
  • Customer facing experience is essential
  • Experience performing demos in front of both technical and business focused prospects
  • Comfort with networking/security systems/protocols and Linux systems are essential
  • Knowledge of video streaming and W3 technologies is a plus
  • Ability to code/learn a web scripting / programming language (Varnish / VCL / JavaScript / Rust /  Go) is a plus
  • Impeccable written communication skills are important
  • Comfortable keeping up with technology trends in cloud services
  • Open, curious and receptive to new ideas and ways of doing things
  • Willing to mentor junior sales engineers learn and grow
  • Willing to educate Account Executives and Account Managers
  • Ability to travel domestically
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS or a comparable field is preferred.

Work Location(s) & Travel Requirements 

Preferred location for this position is:

  • San Francisco, CA

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

We are willing to consider remote candidates in US West (Remote) .

This position may require travel as required by your role or requested by your manager.


The estimated range for On-Target Earnings for this role is $156,760 to $227,850. On-Target Earnings consists of a combination of annual base pay and sales compensation variable target. The standard pay split for this role (i.e. base pay vs. variable target %) is 75/25%.

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

This role is eligible to participate in Fastly’s global sales compensation plan and may participate in Fastly’s equity program.


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), company paid holidays, paid time off and paid sick leave are there to help support our employees. We also offer 401(k) (including company match) and an Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Why Fastly?

  • We have a huge impact. Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only do our customers have a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number of open source projects and initiatives. 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.
  • 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.

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