Ruby Engineer

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

An Application Engineer at Fastly is responsible for both improving upon and maintaining the various components that make up our customer-facing Configuration API. The Configuration API and User Interface is one of the features that sets Fastly apart from our competition. We’re looking for applicants who get excited about the prospect of building highly available, customer-facing control systems.

What You’ll Do

  • Long-term maintenance of existing applications
  • Adding new features to existing applications
  • Convert larger existing applications to smaller services
  • Handling customer support requests relating to the API
  • Integrating with 3rd party services (New Relic, Salesforce, Heroku, etc)
  • Develop new features from whiteboard through to production

Skill Requirements

What We’re Looking For

We value a variety of voices, so this is not a laundry list. If you have experience and/or interest in SOME of the following, you should apply!

  • 4+ years delivering software written in Ruby or Python (we believe if you can already know Python, you can learn Ruby)
  • Experience with Rack-based web frameworks (Rails, Sinatra, etc)
  • Experience with Ruby testing frameworks (Minitest, RSpec, etc)
  • Experience with SQL datastores (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc)
  • Working knowledge of Git (and Github)
  • Comfortable navigating Unix/Linux systems via terminal
  • Understand the HTTP request/response cycle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong mentoring skills to help other engineers grow

Bonus Points

  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with Varnish

About the Company

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand. Founded in 2011, Fastly powers online destinations including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times and Ticketmaster.

The worldwide cloud services market is projected to grow rapidly to $236 billion in 2020, according to Forrester, Inc. As more and more businesses move operations to the cloud, Fastly is well positioned to continue increasing CDN, cloud networking and cloud security market share with edge cloud services that reach beyond content delivery.

We’re building a better Internet. Come join us.

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