Staff Software Engineer, IAM 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 Software Engineer - IAM

You'll be joining a hardworking and capable team of backend engineers supporting our current and next generation of permissions and auth for our customers. You will be especially passionate about supporting and building software that enables them to securely support complex use cases.

You will work on functional areas including role based access control, SSO, and SAML.  You will find yourself proposing, building, and documenting features and APIs, reviewing your peers' proposals and code, and growing as an engineer and contributor to our codebase and culture.  You will work heavily in Go and will use your skills to help design and build our new IAM application based on industry best practices.  You will be comfortable referencing our existing Ruby application to understand existing functionality and build informed designs.  For API features that require user interfaces, you will work with UI engineers and designers to build solutions that delight our customers. 

You will also work on the evolution of our services, with attention to collaboratively designing data and service boundaries that are scalable and fault tolerant.  You will acquire and apply knowledge of the wider Fastly ecosystem to create simple and maintainable solutions.  You will use the product vision as your guide while you articulate the tradeoffs of different approaches.  You will lead design efforts while also creating an environment where others can grow and make meaningful contributions.  

You'll support, and be supported by, the members of the evolving Product Experience team.

What You’ll Do
  • Work collaboratively with customer support, solutions, product, and sales teams to make tomorrow's customer experience even more secure and intuitive than today's
  • Take ownership of features from start to finish, facilitating review and discussion with peers and partners, and ensuring features as implemented meet product requirements
  • Work in close partnership with your engineering leaders to build out and execute on everything from project design to engineering standards
  • Clearly communicate upward and outward to set and adjust expectations with your manager and partners
  • Make your support available to your team when and where they need it — a time zone compatible with the continental US, where your team will be, is a must for this role
What We’re Looking For
  • A history designing secure and user-friendly APIs
  • Experience writing elegant and maintainable Ruby and/or Go code
  • Experience building products at scale that actively take customer feedback into account
  • A passion for learning, and sharing what you’ve learned with others

We value a variety of voices, so this is not a laundry list. You’ll be a good candidate if you have experience in SOME of these:


  • Rust development
  • JavaScript development
  • IAM domain knowledge
  • Go development
  • Rate Limiting
  • DDoS mitigation
  • Security-focused products

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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