Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand. Founded in 2011, Fastly powers online destinations including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, and The New York Times.
The worldwide cloud services market is projected to grow rapidly to $236 billion in 2020, according to Forrester, Inc. As more and more businesses move operations to the cloud, Fastly is well positioned to continue increasing CDN, cloud networking and cloud security market share with edge cloud services that reach beyond content delivery.
We’re building a better Internet. Come join us.
Senior Software Engineer - Edge Protocols
The Edge team writes and maintains software that handles all connections reaching Fastly. We perform SSL or HTTP/2 negotiations, and offer our customers as much visibility and control as possible so that they can apply their business logic (https://docs.fastly.com/guides/vcl/guide-to-vcl). We are looking for developers interested in applying their talents to the lower layers of the networking stack.
What You'll Do
- Make sure that our customers can continue to enjoy the reliability of our service
- Help our software stack keep up with our growth (10x traffic, 10x connections, new TLS features)
- Take on new features, from the design phase to the delivery, working with other members of the team and our awesome product managers.
- Contribute to open source projects, we are heavy users of H2O https://h2o.examp1e.net, Haproxy https://www.haproxy.org, OpenSSL https://www.openssl.org and Varnish.
What We're Looking For
We value a variety of voices, so this is not a laundry list. If you have experience and/or interest in SOME of the following, you should apply!
- Willingness to learn and tenacity (we have tracked down CPU bugs!)
- Solid C, we’re looking for a candidate that has 5-7 years experience in a professional environment
- Familiarity with TCP/IP networking, knowing the linux kernel stack is a plus
- An eye for correctness and performance, in that order
- Knowledge of Linux as a development environment: git, compilers
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. In fact, 50% of our employees work outside of SF! An international remote culture is in our DNA.
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 like up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, options for free medical/dental/vision plans, and an open vacation program that enables our folks to take the time they need to recharge (some benefits may vary by location).
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!
Fastly is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Employment decisions at Fastly are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Fastly encourages applicants from all backgrounds.
*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Fastly. Please inform us if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.