Verisign is hiring an

Engineer IV Software Engineer

Reston, United States

Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce.

We operate some of the world's busiest and most critical internet infrastructure. We do this at tremendous scale, processing 100s of billions of transactions each day. Our products include DNS registry management for .com, .net, .gov, .tv and many others. We operate services that are relied upon every day by the world’s 3 billion Internet users.  

The Team:

Verisign’s Network Service Implementation team is a high performing, agile team who builds horizontally scalable, high performance, and highly available systems.  As part of the team, you will be responsible for designing and implementing new features for network services products. You will be writing the software that fundamentally enables the internet to operate at scale.

The Person:

We’re looking for mid to advanced level software engineers who demonstrate:

  • a track record for high quality and impactful delivery demonstrating strong design skills and a passion for code quality
  • true craftsmanship, who enjoys breaking down tough problems, as well as working with a team to deliver valuable solutions
  • passion for producing quality code and dedicated to best practices such as automated testing, code reviews, continuous integration, and continuous deployment
  • that they are an agent for change, constantly learning and seeking better outcomes
  • skill at interacting and working with people in a proactive manner to mitigate key project technical risks and ensure quality


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience; Master’s Degree in an engineering discipline is a bonus
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in software development
  • 3+ years of C++ or similar high-level programming language
  • Comfortable with Ethernet protocols and tools like tcpdump
  • Working on an Agile software development team
  • Strong systems programming experience with focus in networking and routing protocols.
  • Broad application programming experience with focus in C or C++ development.
  • Highly proficient with Linux
  • Acute awareness of and responsibility for how large-scale distributed systems are deployed and operated.
  • Outstanding problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Solid foundation in Computer Science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, operating systems, object-oriented design)
  • Excellent team player who enjoys a collaborative team environment

Bonus Skills:

  • Familiarity with DNS, DNSSEC protocols
  • Familiarity with building high-availability, Internet-facing systems
  • Has used automation technologies like Ansible, Puppet, Jenkins
  • Understanding of Openstack and Docker containers
  • Familiarity with delivering via continuous integration and continuous delivery systems

Verisign is an equal opportunity employer. That means we recruit, hire, compensate, train, promote, transfer, and administer all terms and conditions of employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected categories under applicable law.

Additionally, Verisign is committed to helping our diverse workforce manage a healthy work-life balance through all stages of their life and career. We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with highly competitive benefits and robust learning programs. For more information, click on the links below.

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