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Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform - (Fastly)

Fastly Full Time Software Engineer Remote-US

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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 Software Engineer 

We are looking for software engineers with experience/interest in building and growing large scale data platforms. You will help the Data team improve the reliability, speed, efficiency, and security of the platform that powers our real-time logging and stats products.

What You'll Do

  • Develop, maintain, and test globally distributed systems that collect and aggregate large amounts of data 
  • Maintain and evolve the data clients that the rest of the organization relies upon
  • Help build the infrastructure required to reliably and securely transport data from a wide variety of sources
  • Help us optimize (even re-design!) our company’s data architecture to support the next generation of products and data initiatives
What We're Looking For

  • Understanding of the challenges involved in building, operating, and maintaining scalable and reliable data pipelines
  • Experience in projects related to low-latency data collection and analysis
  • Experience programming in Go or similar languages
  • Writing code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise
  • A keen desire to learn, and grow new skills
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:

  • Experience with pub/sub style message queues such as NSQ, Kafka, Google Pub/Sub, Kinesis
  • Experience with relational and non-relational storage systems (MySQL, BigTable, BigQuery, Dynamo, Cassandra)
  • Experience with containers and container management tools (Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef or Puppet
  • Understanding of stream processing pipelines (implementation is a bonus)
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing, profiling, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
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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