Verisign is hiring a

Senior Systems 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, a leader in domain names and Internet infrastructure, enables Internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. 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 Systems 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with other engineering teams inside the organization to help architect the path for applications migrating on to Kubernetes
  • Lead and train engineers to design applications and optimize workflows for a containerized infrastructure
  • Document processes, templates and best practices
  • Enhance and develop the CICD pipelines including integrating leading edge software supply chain bill of material efforts
  • Research and develop best practices for data storage, data flow and use in Kubernetes
  • Create dashboards, alerts, graphs, and assist with application capacity planning
  • Provide occasional operations support functions; including problem isolation, advanced troubleshooting, and assist with resolution
  • Work with your peers driving Kubernetes platform enhancements, research and integrate industry best practices for cluster deployment automation patching and maintenance

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 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 software architectures and containerization best practices
  • Strong understanding of Kubernetes, container, pods, and infrastructure-as-code
  • Strong automation experience.  Not just developing automation, but knowing why we automate and what to automate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – able to clearly and succinctly describe complex issues
  • Strong understanding of databases, data storage and data movement
  • Familiarity with networking protocols and systems
  • Familiarity with CICD pipelines and optimization

Desired Skills, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Experience with Kubernetes in a production environment
  • Experience with a high level scripting language such as Python
  • Experience with building containers, docker file system layers and optimizations.
  • Experience working with teams using Kanban and/or Scrum a plus
  • Experience using Jenkins in a continuous delivery and integration environment
  • Experience with Rancher
  • Experience with public or private cloud technologies such as AWS or OpenStack

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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