Staff Incident Management Engineer 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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Staff Incident Management Engineer

We are looking for a talented Staff Incident Management Engineer to work alongside our engineering and development teams to improve stability and reduce risk. As part of the Security team at Fastly, Incident Management Engineers drive the resiliency, speed, efficiency, scaling and security of both customer-facing and back-end systems.

Staff Incident Management Engineers lead wide-ranging efforts at Fastly to encourage best practices, and remove anti-patterns, from our company practices. If you can name three blameless ways to say “post-mortem,” this is the role for you.

This role is limited to non-US only.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as incident manager on call, responsible for coordinating Fastly’s response to acute outages and significant security events 
  • Leverage your technical expertise to engage appropriate SMEs and to direct incident response, with a focus on mitigation and service restoration
  • Bring your wealth of incident management experience to coach/mentor other team members
  • Conduct incident retrospectives and identify systemic patterns that contribute to production issues
  • Leverage incident retrospectives and other tools to drive improvements to the stability of Fastly services
  • Identify gaps in Fastly’s Incident Response Framework and develop new processes and training to address these gaps
  • Build processes to ensure that incident management practices, training protocols, and documentation remain in sync with each other and with Fastly’s Compliance and Business Continuity standards
  • Identify, advocate for, plan, and organize new projects and collaboration opportunities that will improve Fastly’s culture of response- within Engineering and across other orgs including Law, Compliance, External Comms, and more

What We're Looking For

  • Strong leadership skills to direct service teams during incidents that have the potential for significant business impact, remaining calm, professional, and focused in high-pressure situations
  • Experience as a developer or operator for distributed systems (hardware or virtualized); and participated in everyday maintenance and upgrades, as well as incident response
  • Broad knowledge of cloud infrastructure and decentralized environments
  • 3+ years of experience managing incidents as an incident commander (or equivalent emergency response role), and have trained or mentored people who are new to that role
  • 3+ years experience conducting blameless incident retrospectives 
  • You’ve planned and coordinated large-scale projects involving multiple teams or even multiple orgs: an architecture upgrade, migration, change control/change management implementation, or other significant organizational changes.
  • Experience working with ticketing systems (Jira, ServiceNow, Remedy, etc.) as a super-user

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 16 open jobs at Fastly, click here.
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