Senior SOC Engineer (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.

We're building a more trustworthy Internet. Come join us.

Senior SOC Engineer

Leveraging our growing security product suite, Senior SOC Engineers contribute real world security insights to Fastly and our customers as we address Internet-scale threats. Senior SOC Engineers function as the primary escalation point for SOC Analysts in a globally distributed team. A core responsibility and key performance metric for this role is the effective training and mentoring of our SOC analysts, reducing escalations to the Senior level so you can focus on process improvements, data analysis, and security tooling to continue advancing our products, services, and capabilities.

The CSOC team works with our internal platform security and security research, engineering and development teams as well operations and customer organizations internally to deliver support solutions for security threats faced on the Internet today.

What You'll Do

You will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing customer activity, like identifying account-takeover, bot attacks and other malicious web traffic. The focus will be around attacks at the application layer. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most scalable distributed systems that handle around 10 million requests per second, as well as the world-class engineers who developed these systems.
Senior SOC Engineers are responsible for the following duties:

  • Be an expert in ensuring security for customers, providing an outstanding response to security issues.
  • Provide deep application-security experience on escalated cases from customers & automated systems.
  • Carry out continuous-improvement work & research to drive our customer security products & operations to be the best they can be. 
  • Contribute to the processes and policies that scale our organization as we grow
  • Manage requirements gathering and development of Security Monitoring Systems and troubleshooting tools
  • Create, test, and deploy security content (e.g. WAF rules) in response to CVEs and other emerging threats
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, and training for new Security and Customer Support Engineers
  • Create & review reporting for customers on security services
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What We're Looking For

  • Strong infosec background with strong knowledge & practical skills in application security
  • Strong knowledge of core internet-technologies like DNS, HTTP & TLS and how to debug with common tools
  • Some software development skills/experience in any of the following, or other common web languages: Python, Go, Rust
  • Experience in any IT or security operations, technical support, or research role
  • Ability to work with limited supervision but be a good mentor on security knowledge to the greater team
  • Fluent spoken & written English required, tailoring depth to fit varying audiences
  • Focused on delivering exceptional customer experiences

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:

  • Analysis with log visualization tools (Grafana, Prometheus, Looker, Splunk, Elastic/ELK, or others)
  • Detection engineering experience – developing content for security products and services (e.g. WAF rules)
  • Experience working in a SOC or Incident Response Team
  • Apache/NGINX/IIS or other web server platforms
  • Application server technologies and frameworks
  • Cloud ecosystem knowledge & experience (AWS, GCP or similar)
  • Unix/Linux or Windows system administration
  • Systems configuration management and/or orchestration tools
  • Business speaking and writing proficiency in languages other than English preferred

In accordance with applicable law, Fastly’s minimum base pay for this role if hired in Colorado is $135,000 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.

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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 91 open jobs at Fastly, click here.
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