Staff Networking Engineer

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21 Oct 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.

Staff Networking Engineer

Fastly’s Technical Operations (TechOps) team is responsible for building & operating the infrastructure that powers the Fastly Edge Cloud Platform. We oversee an extensive global network that spans 6 continents with over 252 TBps of connected capacity.

Our platform serves a significant portion of the content delivered to internet consumers across the planet, with customers ranging from online media streaming services to e-commerce, to open source projects, nonprofits and more. We take this responsibility seriously!

We’re looking for an experienced technical leader with deep knowledge of the internet that can bring strong engineering principles, operational rigour, and mature automation skills to help craft the future of Fastly’s network.

This role can be fully remote within the UK, hybrid or office based (London).

What you’ll do

  • Design, build, and maintain the software & infrastructure that powers Fastly’s Edge Cloud Platform.
  • Develop innovative ways of monitoring performance of the platform, with focus on the experience of end users on the Internet. Catch and remediate potential issues before they develop into impacting events.
  • Increase scalability by building self-healing automation to reduce manual interaction, including network & system configuration, capacity & performance management, and traffic engineering.
  • Responsibility for testing and adapting new technologies and tools for our network
  • Respond to both internal & external facing incidents. Use learnings from these events to help shape processes, automation and tooling to reduce future occurrences.
  • Advocate for operational stability of the network. Look for areas of opportunity and partner with engineering teams in the scoping and prioritisation of their roadmaps and software solutions.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation shared with a globally distributed team (roughly one in seven weekends)

What we’re looking for

  • Advanced Linux knowledge and the ability to dive deep into the stack.
  • Strong coding/ scripting skills, preferably in Python or Go.
  • Real-world experience in the protocols and practices that make up the fabric of the global internet, including IP, BGP, Anycast, and DNS.
  • Ability to think through edge cases and failure scenarios.
  • Ability to analyse traffic patterns across multiple dimensions using flow-based tools.
  • Experience of DevOps practices and CI / CD pipelines (ie. Git, Jenkins, Ansible)
  • Understanding of highly available & complex systems and how they operate at scale.
  • Passionate about knowledge sharing.
  • Strong documentation skills and a willingness to mentor others
  • At Fastly we don’t mind which platform/vendor you’ve had your experience on, we care that you know how the protocols work, not their specific vendor CLI deployment

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 designed to meet your needs. Our offerings may vary depending on the country where you work and are subject to change.

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!

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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