System Engineer 2022

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We’re looking for an experienced System Engineer to join the Fastmail team in our Philadelphia office. We provide email services that are fast, rock solid, and built on ever-evolving Internet standards. That's where you come in!

About the job

Together with the rest of our team, you’ll work on the infrastructure that powers our email services: Fastmail, Pobox, and Topicbox.

We’re looking for a System Engineer to keep those services responsive, functional, reliable, and secure. We value generalists, and you’ll work across many parts of the stack, with easy access to and frequent collaboration with experts in other parts of the system. We also value teamwork, so you’ll work closely with those experts: the development, product, and comms teams — who are also there to support you.

You’ll spend your time hands-on maintaining, improving, and building out the infrastructure that runs our services. Your job will involve:

About you

This role may be great for you if:

An ideal candidate has:

Working at Fastmail

This is a full-time hybrid role. Like everyone on our team, you’ll get great benefits.

This job is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We have a strong in-person culture and are looking for someone who will be on-site and part of that culture. We expect you to be regularly in the office 3 days a week and you are welcome to work your remaining schedule at home or in the office, but we also offer further remote flexibility for life events.

We also have an office in Melbourne, Australia, and we’re in close communication with them. This means that you’ll need to be available for an hour or two of evening calls each week. We are partners, parents and caregivers ourselves, and we understand time-zone flexibility goes in both directions. Talk to us if you’re unsure. At some point during your time here, you’ll have the opportunity to travel to Melbourne, an artsy and charming Australian city!

We encourage employees to write and speak about the great work we do, and to stay engaged with their professional peers. Many staff members choose to attend conferences for learning and networking, and several staff members are regular conference speakers.

You can read about our values, and our blog contains interviews with some of the people who will become your colleagues at Fastmail.

We welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation. We can help you relocate to Philadelphia if needed. The thing we can’t help with is a visa or sponsorship. You must already have the right to work in the United States.

Sounds great, what’s next?

Email us at and send us a resume (as a PDF, please). More importantly, though, have something else to say! Introduce yourself, tell us what interests you in working with Fastmail, let us know what makes you believe you'd be a great fit here, and anything else you want to tell us up front!

Job Type: Full-time