Fastly Senior Counsel, Employment

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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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Senior Counsel - Employment

The Fastly Law Team is looking for an attorney to serve as an advisor and partner to People Team, providing employment and benefit legal advice. The ideal candidate will have a solid foundational law firm training in labor law with practical experience addressing and resolving the employment issues global and rapidly scaling companies face. We are looking for a lawyer who sees themself as a trusted advisor who solves problems practically. We are seeking candidates who value working on a strong and diverse team, and want to contribute to creating a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment. This position will be based remotely with the option to work out of a Fastly office when we re-open our offices, and will report to our Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, who is in San Francisco.

What You'll Do

  • Advise on all employment and benefit related legal matters, providing the Law and People Teams guidance to drive compliance with applicable labor and employment laws
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing, and revising employee policies and procedures, and advise on their application and enforcement (including leaves and ADA accommodation requests)
  • Support investigations into claims of policy violations and complaints of inappropriate treatment or conduct
  • Manage employment or contractor related template agreements
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws impacting Fastly and its workforce and make recommendations to ensure compliance with changes in the law
  • Supervise outside counsel on employment or benefits issues requiring law firm support
  • Analyze and make recommendations on business operations response to evolving impact of COVID-19
  • Create and provide in-house training on employment-related matters

What We're Looking For

  • 8+ years of combined employment law experience, including law firm practice and at least 2 years of in-house legal experience, especially at high-growth tech companies
  • Robust experience independently counseling a human resources team on day-to-day employment issues
  • Experience with compensation and benefits programs for public companies, including equity plans and executive compensation
  • Familiarity with non-U.S. employment issues in major markets for talent and experience managing outside counsel in local international jurisdictions
  • A collegial self-starter who makes independent progress on complex or challenging projects and exercises excellent judgment in raising issues and when collaborating
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and to successfully manage multiple projects to completion across many different lines of communications
  • A pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving and getting things done
  • A penchant for discretion
  • Member of good standing of the California bar

Why this Law Team?

Walking the Execution/Risk Balance Beam

  • We serve the best interests of Fastly and its stakeholders by assisting the business achieve its goals while protecting the business from risk—which includes accepting or assuming a reasonable amount of risk and mitigating risk in appropriate places.

Build Trust by Knowing the Business

  • We inform and immerse ourselves in the operations of the business to thoughtfully and strategically counsel within the context of practical business needs and constraints and stakeholder expectations and requirements. We maintain a growth mindset to anticipate and support regulatory, organizational, technological and commercial change.

Strong and Diverse Teams

  • We build strong and diverse teams by creating a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment. We recruit others who embrace these values and methods but who also test and expand our thinking.

Practice Operational Excellence

  • We embrace automation and collaboration to scale with the business. We advise the business in a nimble and thoughtful fashion that allows for rapid and continuous improvement and innovation.

Sharing Knowledge and Writing Things Down

  • We believe in continuous learning and empowering through knowledge. All team members collaborate to expand their knowledge and to foster learning among our team. We promote consistency and hold ourselves accountable against documented and transparent expectations. We use documentation to enable execution and empower decision-making.

We Represent the Company

  • We conduct ourselves internally and externally with integrity and professionalism and in an ethical and transparent manner consistent with Fastly’s values. We advocate on behalf of our customers and other stakeholders. We seek out opportunities to make positive change.

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. 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.

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