Remote Job Description

We are looking for a top-tier leader to guide and build our Security Research team. Our Security products are loved by our customers, and our Security Research team drives the innovation around those products as well as researchers the latest threats affecting the web application and API security space. They research new protections as well as present their research publicly in blogs, speaking engagements etc. We are looking to greatly expand the team and need an experienced leader to drive that growth.

What You'll Do

  • Lead/mentor existing team while building out multiple sub-groups within the Research organization
  • Lead partnerships with Product, Engineering, Marketing etc. to drive our Security future
  • Manage the prioritization of the research projects by working across multiple organizations
  • Be a global Security thought leader / evangelist
  • Public speaking, blogging, etc. to continue establishing Fastly as a world class Security company
What We're Looking For

  • 10+ years of experience in building and scaling research organizations
  • Prior success working cross-departmentally to lead the Security features in a product-focused company
  • Globally recognized Security expert
  • Excellent level of knowledge in the Web Application and API Security space
  • Strong technical acumen - feel as comfortable talking to a CISO or CTO
  • Clear and concise presentation and writing skills
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:

  • Desire to build out a diverse and inclusive culture for the team. We want to lead by example in upleveling the diversity and inclusion of Security teams
  • Be someone that leads by example and motivates others - not just on your team but across the organization
  • Well connected and respect in the Security space
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!


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