Senior Software Engineer – Control Systems

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Salary, USD
155,370 - 194,210/yr
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Full Time,
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22 Jul 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 Software Engineer – Control Systems

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience developing highly-available, scalable and reliable software systems. We are a team of backend engineers that are focused on customer configuration management and delivery. We expect this position to help us evolve the engine that validates, compiles and ships customers’ configuration to our distributed POPs across the globe. This system is central to Fastly’s operation. It involves working with numerous teams and having an impact on critical business initiatives. As a distributed team, we employ a variety of styles to get our work done. We put a high value on working collaboratively, at times asynchronously, while also utilizing remote pairing and code/design walkthroughs.

Our tech stack includes Go, Rust, Docker, AWS

Work Location(s) & Travel Requirements:

This position is a remote role and open to candidates residing in the US with current work authorization.

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

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute to the design of systems that have a direct impact on how customers configurations are validated and shipped to the edge
  • Support a high-throughput, highly availability build pipeline and related systems
  • Support and deploy applications written in Go and Rust, and interact with several teams within the organization
  • Collaborate with your teammates through code and design reviews
  • Anticipate, design, and build for the continued reliability and scaling needs of the Fastly Control Systems
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Contribute to the core infrastructure and platform needs of the team by working with tools and frameworks like Terraform, Kubernetes

Work Hours:

  • This position will require you to be available during core business hours.
  • Occasional night and weekend work will be required as needed for on-call support rotation

What We’re Looking For

Basic Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience developing software in one of the following languages: Go, Rust
  • Experience with compiled languages, executable formats, and related tools
  • Experience with containers
  • Proficiency in a scripting language such as bash
  • Understanding of principles for system design
  • You are eager to learn new domains, grow your skills, and move up the stack
  • A great teammate: communicative, collaborative, empathetic, with strong communication skills
  • You have experience working with teams distributed across different time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Profiling and debugging large-scale build pipelines
  • Docker/Podman APIs
  • Experience using GCC and/or Clang


The estimated salary range for this position is $155,370 to $194,210.

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), 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.

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.

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This is a Full Time role.