Senior Sales Engineer - Account Management 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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Senior Sales Engineer - Account Management

As a Senior Sales Engineer you will play a key role in collaborating with the Account Management team on existing enterprise accounts. Your responsibilities will be to identify customer pain points, uncover new opportunities, develop solutions, present the Fastly value benefits and address any technical objections. To realize this, the Senior Sales Engineer should have a strong desire to utilize their technical and sales skills to understand the customer’s needs and requirements. The Senior Sales Engineer should be highly competent in developing a technical sales strategy and have the ability to work cross-functionally with Account Management, Product Management, Product Marketing and Engineering.  Experience in delivering compelling demonstrations of cloud solutions and products is essential.

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate with Account Managers to develop and execute strategy on growing accounts
  • Uncover customer needs and propose relevant Fastly solutions
  • Perform product demonstrations live in the field or via video conference
  • Plan and explain the technical and functional aspects of a product or service to the customer.
  • Plan and successfully execute on light-weight Proof-of-Concepts
  • Execute a smooth hand-off of technical internal escalations and clearly document key customer details
  • Participate in product, sales and role-specific trainings so as to remain effective in your role
  • Be able to contribute content for general customer education
  • Run a regular cadence of sessions for Account Managers to drop in and ask technical questions
  • Plan and participate in customer Quarterly Business Reviews

What We're Looking For

  • 8+  years experience in a pre-sales role
  • Experience in a pre-sales role partnering with Account Managers in selling to and growing enterprise accounts 
  • Strong business acumen with a focus on seeing the “big picture” and relating Fastly technology to solving business problems.
  • Proven ability to perform demos in front of both technical and business focused audiences
  • Knowledge in cloud and web related technologies is required
  • Understanding with networking/security systems/protocols and Linux systems are essential
  • Working familiarity with a basic scripting language (python, ruby, perl, PHP or VCL)
  • Ability to quickly digest and respond to complex information in an appropriate manner
  • Very comfortable interacting with business and technical focused contacts both inside and outside the company
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable keeping up with technology trends in cloud services
  • Open, curious and receptive to new ideas and ways of doing things
  • Travel domestically 30%

In accordance with applicable law, Fastly’s minimum base pay for this role if hired in Colorado is $154,000 per year, which includes an annual base salary of $115,500 and the ability to earn $38,500 in commission target compensation. 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 16 open jobs at Fastly, click here.
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