Staff Security Engineer

Canada (Remote)

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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.

We're building a more trustworthy Internet. Come join us.

Staff Security Engineer

As a Staff Security Operations Engineer at Fastly you will help ensure we provide a secure edge for one of the biggest online platforms in the world, handling massive amounts of traffic at very low latency. We value versatile engineers at all levels of seniority who enjoy being deeply involved in all aspects of building and securing our platform.

We are looking for Senior Security Operations Engineers with an interest in integrating and designing new and existing security controls on the Fastly platform. You will join Team Security and help evolve the security monitoring and response capabilities that keep our services secure.

This is a role which has a high impact on human lives. You will be supported by a friendly security team, where you can learn and develop. We check our egos at the door. You’ll make sure our customers benefit from a service built to the highest security standards in the industry. We pride ourselves in our involvement in the larger security community and encourage our team to present at network and security conferences and participate in the open source community. We are a distributed security team with the commitment and tools in place to make it work.

What You'll Do

  • Identify, implement and own the process and technical controls that enhance Fastly's ability to detect, analyze and prevent malicious activity
  • Support engineering teams and their initiatives to ensure incorporation of monitoring and security controls into their product development lifecycle
  • Deliver successful services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing cookbooks, security hardening, capacity and launch reviews
  • Act as a key partner in Fastly’s detection and prevention efforts by collaborating with internal teams to facilitate identification, handling and resolution of security incidents
  • Ensure internal stakeholders satisfaction by measuring and monitoring availability and overall system health of our security controls
  • Work with the engineer on the team to manage technical debt and trade-off solutions to minimize project slippage and meet delivery goals
  • Leading continuous improvement, by identifying and potentially automating the configuration and maintenance of services on our platform

What We're Looking For

At Fastly we value a diversity of voices. The following is not a laundry list, but to be effective in this role you should possess some of the following and an interest in learning more about the rest:

  • Deep knowledge of enterprise network and host security controls and detection techniques and technologies like OSQuery, OSSEC, Capsule8, etc.
  • Develop innovative analysis tools to evaluate relevant intelligence data, consume and apply them to correlation logic and create actionable items for various teams
  • Familiarity with SDLC processes, including GitHub pull requests, code reviews, Jenkins CI/CD pipelines, configuration management
  • Deep understanding of at least one major public cloud infrastructures; Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience in building security monitoring infrastructure or threat hunting tooling
  • Experience in incident detection, response and forensics across multiple operating systems
  • Experience with multiple general purpose programming languages such as Bash, Ruby and Go
  • Deep understanding of Linux operating system

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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