Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Storage

San Francisco, CA
USD 155k - 194k
Go Rust

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.

Please note: You MUST currently reside within a commutable distance to San Francisco to be considered for this position

The Storage Efficiency team builds, deploys and evolves the storage infrastructure, configuration, and architecture that is an essential part of the Fastly’s POPs. The team manages the storage utilization to meet Fastly’s growing product roadmap and changing technical requirements and focuses on key observability of the storage stack, optimizing the disk configuration, and storage abstractions for the software services running in the POPs. 

In this role, you will help to develop Fastly’s next generation storage. You will work with closely with one of Fastly’s founders, who will mentor you in all aspects of a world class CDN and caching  at scale. Additionally, you will have ownership of a critical internal tool that manages the drives, the partitions, and configuration which involves the development and evolution of the tool, and collaborating with teams across the engineering organization. 

What You'll Do

  • Characterize different generations, vendors, density, and configuration of storage drives with the Fastly stack and use that data to make changes to the configurations of the drive
  • Improve the observability of the storage stack to proactively identify and address performance and stability issues to meet high scale requirements
  • Evolve an internal disk configuration and management tool including addressing technical debt, meet scale requirements, and changes to the software architecture 
  • Work with teams on rolling out and testing changes to the storage stack
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on future storage architecture 

Work Hours:

  • This position will require you to be available during core business hours

What We're Looking For

Basic Qualifications:

  • In order to be successful in this role, you must have a minimum of 2 years experience in software development, design patterns and DevOps best practices
  • You have at least 2 years of experience  with compiled languages, preferably Go or Rust
  • You have at least 1 year of experience with file systems or storage solutions 
  • You have at least 1 year of experience with networking/distributed/cloud systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with monitoring solutions like Prometheus and Grafana
  • Experience with Operating Systems or kernel development  
  • Experience with SSD optimization in distributed systems

Work Location(s) & Travel Requirements

This position is based out of Fastly’s San Francisco office. Fastly currently embraces a largely hybrid model for most roles which allows employees flexibility to split their time between the office and home. 

This position may require travel as required by your role or requested by your manager.


The estimated salary range for this position is $155,370 to $194,210.

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), company paid holidays, paid time off and paid sick leave are there to help support our employees. We also offer 401(k) (including company match) and an Employee Stock Purchase Program.

COVID Travel Policy 

Fastly is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our employees. Therefore, new hires may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, in-person meetings, attending large events and working in an office location, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or if prohibited by local 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. 

  • 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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