Verisign is hiring a

Senior 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.

Verisign’s engineers are the foundation of the Internet. Every day we strengthen, expand, and reinvent Verisign’s registration systems for COM, NET, CC, TV and many more top-level domains, some of the largest namespaces in the world. At Verisign, we hire engineers who think creatively, innovate obsessively, and understand the fundamentals of technology in their field. As we host the largest registries of thiers kind in the world, Verisign faces a unique set of challenges. Come join the team and help us build the solutions that grow the internet.


This engineering position will be part of an agile dev-test team responsible for designing, developing, and deploying some of the most visible, exciting, and challenging software on the Internet. Our software solutions are easy to use, scalable, and highly performant. Engineers on the team will be called on to research components or technologies, present findings to the team, document software design, implement business logic, document a test strategy, write automated tests, demonstrate completed work to operations teams or product owners, and communicate with team members to improve our process and efficiency.


The ideal candidate will have good social and communication skills as well as a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the Java Programming Language, including concurrency and data structures. As part of a highly performant agile team, engineers will participate effectively in daily standup meetings, weekly grooming sessions, and product demonstrations. Engineers will be expected to take ownership of product backlog items from design to deployment. Successful engineers will work closely with team members to become familiar with our software components and make a positive impact on software projects as well as team chemistry.

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 12+ years of work experience with object-oriented languages, preferably Java
  • Experience with data-structures, algorithms, and computational complexity
  • Experience with Linux or Unix operating systems administration
  • Experience with scripting languages like Perl, Python, Unix Shell, or others
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with test automation tools and strategies
  • Experience with deployment automation
  • Experience with computer networking protocols, firewall rules, and security systems
  • Experience with Docker, Terraform, Jenkins, Ansible, Git and other Continuous Delivery tools
  • Experience with performance metrics, profiling, and dynamic code analysis is a plus



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