Verisign is hiring a

Senior Site Reliability 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 are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to help lead our team responsible for building, managing, maintaining and scaling operational infrastructure on which our mission-critical services are deployed or depend.  We prize engineering professionals who are equipped with great technical skills and attitudes that motivate those around them.  We seek individuals with a sense of purpose and for whom detail and craftsmanship are of their essence; individuals that are curious, demonstrate initiative, and love solving problems.


  • Oversee technical designs for software solutions that combine Open Source components, COTS (commercial off the shelf) components, and custom developed components
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of production, QA and development environments in which Verisign applications are deployed; environments include servers, operating systems, OpenStack, and automation tools
  • Development of deployment automation tools including Ansible
  • Development of enabling infrastructure using Terraform
  • Documentation of processes, procedures and configurations
  • Coordination with other technical staff to implement systems and software
  • Performance of occasional operations support functions, including problem isolation and resolution
  • Documentation of processes, procedures, configurations, and deployment plans
  • Provide critical technical leadership in the areas of operational process and change management, and mentor less experienced engineers
  • Regularly reporting progress to management
  • Participate in a 24x7 on call rotation

Our ideal candidate will have a unique blend of impeccable technical skills and a desire to work as part of a team to grow themselves and those around them.  The team deploys engineers and operates enabling infrastructure in support of mission critical customer applications.  The candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 10+ years of experience developing and operating mission-critical systems
  • Excellent understanding of Linux configuration and administration
  • Strong automation experience.  Not just developing automation, but knowing why we automate and what to automate 
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure-as-code
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – able to clearly and succinctly describe complex issues
  • Familiarity with networking protocols and systems

Desired Skills, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Experience with RedHat Identity Manager and/or FreeIPA
  • Experience with ServiceNow
  • Experience with a high level scripting language such as Python
  • Experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux and/or FreeBSD
  • Registry Services, E-commerce or ISP environment experience
  • Enterprise Application Integration experience
  • Deployment automation experience using tools such as Ansible
  • Experience working with teams using Kanban and/or Scrum a plus
  • Experience with Docker or Kubernetes in a production environment
  • Experience with OpenStack in a production environment
  • Experience administrating Unix systems in a large scale environment
  • Experience using Jenkins in a continuous delivery and integration environment
  • Experience using VMWare in a production environment

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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