Senior Engineering Manager - WebAssembly Team (Remote)

New York City, NY

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Posting Open Date: 6/7/24

Anticipated Posting Close Date*: 7/29/24

*Job posting may close early due to the volume of applicants.

Senior Engineering Manager - WebAssembly

The WebAssembly team is focused on the technology that powers Fastly’s Compute platform, which is an advanced serverless platform built on open standards that runs code, in any preferred  language, on our global edge network. It’s designed to address the requirements of modern application development by empowering customers to run code in a highly secure execution environment with microsecond cold start times, at scale, on the edge.

If you are a seasoned Engineering Leader and active member of open source runtime communities, this just may be your dream job! This team works with Bytecode Alliance on WebAssembly, as well as several other open source communities. 

What You'll Do:

  • Lead a team of very senior and very talented developers who are truly experts in this field
  • Work closely across Fastly’s engineering teams to facilitate effective communication and roadmapping

What We're Looking For: 

  • You have a minimum of 12 years of engineering experience with at least 5 of those in a direct management role
  • You have extensive experience with runtimes (such as V8,  SpiderMonkey, CoreCLR, or others)
  • You have experience with either low-level systems implementation, performance optimization, and engineering for scalability
  • You have experience with active Open Source communities


We’ll be super impressed if you have experience in any of these:

  • Programming language design or implementation
  • You have experience with compiler development
  • You have experience with WebAssembly, especially with Wasmtime
  • You have extensive experience in leadership positions in active open source communities

Work Hours:

  • This position will require you to be available during core North American business hours, and available to support the team through incidents that require escalation. 

Work Location(s) & Travel Requirements: 

This position is a remote role and open to candidates residing in the following locations: USA

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

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


The estimated salary range for this position is $195,720 - $244,645.

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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