Director, Engineering - Resilience at Fastly (Remote)

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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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Director, Engineering - Resilience

The Resilience Engineering team is a collection of talented and kind engineers who partner collaboratively with engineering teams across Fastly. We eliminate brittleness from existing systems and build new systems that ensure a high degree of durability, availability, and performance.

The Resilience Engineering team operates as internal consultants who partner directly with other engineering teams. The team is focused on a single project initiative with occasional individual side quests. Depending on the project, we engage and coordinate directly with customers to roll out changes.

We are seeking someone who can manage both high-performing, independent senior engineers as well as nurture newer talent looking to expand their distributed systems skillset. 

What You'll Do

  • Manage a distributed engineering team (all members currently located in the continental United States) and work closely with your team and engineering leaders.
  • Ensure each member of the team has what they need to be successful
  • Mentor and provide regular feedback to engineers
  • Act as an interface point between the team and potential internal partners
  • Represent the team’s interests and mission in key leadership meetings
  • Partner with product and engineering management to prioritize resiliency efforts and focus
  • Clearly communicate upward and outward to set expectations for roadmaps and deliverables
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other engineering leaders to provide cross-organizational context for the team
  • Recruit and hire engineers
  • Employ your excellent technical and non-technical presentation and communication skills to communicate roadmaps, project progress and design documentation.

What We're Looking For

  • 4+ years of engineering management experience
  • Someone to form strong partnerships with engineering leaders.
  • Experience with Resilience and Reliability concepts
  • Experience with systems programming and running large, distributed systems in production environments (you are not expected to write code, but we highly prefer someone who can navigate team discussions and tradeoffs)
  • Experience with defining new processes and building new internal partnerships
  • Experience with navigating organizational and technical boundaries (our work usually lies at the edges of both)

We value a variety of voices, so this is not a laundry list. It would be an added bonus if you have experience in ANY of these:

  • Experience managing managers
  • Background in hardware installations
  • Background in SRE/operations
  • Experience in Rust and C/C++
  • Knowledge of networking protocols / architectures
  • Consulting background

In accordance with applicable law, Fastly’s minimum base pay for this role if hired in Colorado is $195,000 per year. Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Fastly's equity plan. Final offer amount will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by multiple factors, including years and depth of experience and expertise, location and other business considerations. Note that this role is available to candidates outside of Colorado and different minimum compensation may apply.

Fastly is proud to deliver a strong total rewards program to our employees. This role is eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
    • Medical: Cigna or Kaiser available
  • Retirement benefits and employer match
  • Life Insurance (Basic and Voluntary Life)
  • Short & Long Term Disability with a buy-up LTD option
  • Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefits
  • Flex Spending Accounts & Mass Transit benefits
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Sick Time
  • Generous leave benefits (medical, maternity, paternity, and personal)
  • Paid wellness days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning & reimbursement program stipend
  • Mobile and internet allowance
  • Wellness stipend
  • Pet insurance

Fastly reserves the right to amend or modify for any reasons in accordance with applicable law.

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.

Fastly collects and processes personal data submitted by job applicants in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please see our privacy notice for job applicants.

More Information on Fastly
Fastly operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Denver, CO and New York, NY. Fastly was founded in 2011. It has 960 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 89 open jobs at Fastly, click here.
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