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Fastly Software Engineer - Control Systems in Olympia, Washington

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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Software Engineer - Control Systems

We are looking for a hardworking and creative Software Engineer with experience in developing highly-available, scalable and reliable software systems. We are a team of backend engineers that are focused on customer configuration management and delivery. We expect this position to help us evolve our configuration system as well as the engine that validates, compiles and ships customers’ configuration to our distributed POPs across the globe.

Our tech stack includes Perl, Go, C++ Docker, AWS

What You'll Do

  • Develop components or features that have a direct impact on how customers configurations are managed, and shipped to the edge

  • Write code in Perl

  • Support and deploy applications written in Go

  • Collaborate with your teammates through code and design reviews

  • Build for the continued reliability and scaling needs of the Fastly Control Systems

  • Participate in on-call rotation

  • Contribute to the core infrastructure and platform needs of the team by working with tools and frameworks like Terraform, Kubernetes

What We're Looking For

  • In order to be successful in this role, you have a minimum of 2 years of experience developing applications in one of the following languages Perl, Go or C++ Understanding of best principles for system design

  • You are eager to learn new domains, grow your skills, and move up the stack

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • A great teammate: communicative, collaborative, empathetic

  • You have experience working with teams distributed across different time zones

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:

  • Building, analyzing, profiling, or debugging large-scale distributed systems

  • API development

  • Caching

  • Varnish

  • Previous experience working with Fastly is a plus

Work Hours: This position will require you to be available during core business hours as well as evenings and weekends as needed to participate in the on-call support rotation.

Work Location(s) & Travel Requirements:

This position is open to US candidates.

The preferred locations for this position are:

  • San Francisco, CA

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • Denver, CO

  • New York, NY

Fastly currently embraces a largely hybrid model for most roles which allows employees flexibility to split their time between the office and home.


The estimated salary range for this position is $133,200 to $166,500.

Starting salary may vary based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as experience, skills, qualifications, and location.

This role may be eligible to participate in Fastly’s equity and discretionary bonus programs.


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 that start on the first day of your employment with Fastly. Curious about our offerings?

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Family planning, mental health support along with Employee Assistance Program, Insurance (Life, Disability, and Accident), a Flexible Vacation policy and up to 18 days of accrued paid sick leave are there to help support our employees. We also offer 401(k) (including company match) and an Employee Stock Purchase Program. For 2024, we offer 10 paid local holidays, 11 paid company wellness days.

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. As a new hire, you will be able to attend our IN-PERSON new hire orientation in our San Francisco office! It is an exciting week-long experience that we offer to new employees to build connections with colleagues across Fastly, participate in hands-on learning opportunities, and immerse yourself in our culture firsthand.

  • 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! A fully completed application and resume or CV are required when applying.

Fastly is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, family or parental status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal or state disability laws, Fastly will provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact your Recruiter, or the Fastly Employee Relations team at or 501-287-4901.

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