Verisign is hiring a

Senior Network 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.

Verisign is hiring a Senior Network Engineer who will be responsible for building and operating a global service-provider network. The team focuses on maintaining a highly-available, scalable and secure network built using cutting edge hardware, custom automation & state-of-the-art monitoring systems.

You will have the opportunity to influence architecture and design decisions, while working on the latest industry trends in networking and security.

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaison between network architecture and operations. Be able to take high level network architectural artifacts and create a production ready solution to be handed off to operations for deployment and maintenance
  • Network testing and quality assurance. The candidate should be proficient in lab testing and documenting new vendor code and new architectures for feature gaps, bugs and compliance.
  • Network troubleshooting and fault isolation. The candidate must have a deep understanding of network control plane, so that (s)he can reproduce abnormalities in a lab environment for root cause analysis and remediation.
  • Research and integrate industry standard methodologies in network orchestration and configuration management.
  • Actively help identify gaps that are pain points for up/down stream organizations and take a leadership role in executing a solution
  • Help design and implement auto remediation functions to monitor, manage and recover from undesirable network events


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years’ related experience
  • Hands on experience with network devices (routers, switches, load balancers, firewalls, etc).
  • Understanding of infrastructure protocols (BGP, OSPF, ISIS, VRRP, DHCP, TCP, UDP), IP addressing (IPv6), and application protocols (DNS, SMTP, HTTP, etc.)
  • Understanding of cloud technologies (Kubernetes, Openstack, Micro-segmentation, etc.)
  • Experience working with or creating APIs and understanding of data transport and serialization formats such as SOAP, XMLRPC, REST, JSON, XML, YAML
  • Proficient in Python, Go, Ansible, Shell scripting
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; exceptional documentation skills, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to internal customers or client audiences, to professional peers, and working closely with leadership.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

Able to:

  • Solve and isolate network related issues in a timely manner.
  • Quickly adapt to and learn new technologies, both development framework and technology advancements
  • Have a high aptitude and technology-agnostic approach to engineering


  • Experience in deploying and operating public and/or private cloud infrastructures.
  • Solid understanding of the Linux operating systems and Docker containers. Terraforming experience is a plus!
  • Experience with automation platforms (Ansible, Salt, etc)
  • Experience with design and full stack development of network monitoring/management applications
  • Proven contributions to the opensource community. Please provide your github/bitbuket repository of projects
  • Experience with time-series database (eg Influxdb, Open TSDB, Prometheus, KairosDB, etc)

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