Engineering Manager, Edge Protocols

Engineering Manager, Edge Protocols

The Manager for Edge Protocol Engineering will lead a group of engineers specializing in terminating connections on Fastly’s CDN. This role will help guide the team to deliver high quality and high performance systems. And, work with other engineering managers to lead shared efforts. Responsibilities of the position include the day-to-day management of a team of engineers producing software and systems for terminating end user connections at the CDN’s edge. You will contribute to projects ranging from our TLS products to the implementation of new protocols such as QUIC. We’re creating a better, more trustworthy Internet at Fastly. The Edge Protocols team contributes directly to this.

What We’re Looking For

  • 5-7 years of Software Engineering experience.
  • 2-4 years of Engineering Management experience.
  • Experience with different methods of engineering and knowing when to experiment with them.
  • You have run engineering teams or have been a tech lead with strong people leadership skills.
  • You have an excellent understanding of safe coding practices, and are comfortable with C.
  • You are proficient in Go, Rust, or similar high level languages.
  • You understand how TCP, UDP, and TLS works. Bonus points if you’re familiar with QUIC.
  • You have worked in distributed and highly available environments.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with Product Managers and Program Managers, and Engineering managers working on related systems.
  • Guide the team on engineering practices to craft high quality systems.
  • Stay up to date with the development of protocols related to your systems. You’re not afraid to read RFCs.
  • Use your expertise in software engineering to ensure high quality software is delivered incrementally.
  • You will work with your team to ensure the work is being broken down appropriately, and the ticket tracking system is working in a way suitable to your team’s methods.
  • You will work closely with the teams developing the control plane and Varnish, as well as the teams operating the fleet.


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