Verisign is hiring a

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.

Be a part of the team that is passionate about infrastructure, architecture, and platform management. Successful, modern services and applications need a highly available, secure, well managed platform upon which to operate. The System Engineers will ensure products have well established processes, CI/CD, secure configurations, accurate documentation, and a customer focused roadmap. Working in our group, you will be responsible for a wide range of leading edge technologies and hardware to deliver outstanding performance to our customers.

The candidate for this position will need to:

  • Perform daily operations support functions, including problem isolation and resolution
  • Provide technical leadership in the areas of operational process and change management
  • Coordinate with other technical staff to implement high quality architecturally sounds systems and software, aligned with the business need
  • Acquire thorough understanding of Verisign's applications and operational environments
  • Document processes, procedures, configurations, and deployment plans
  • Regular report progress to Management

Our ideal candidate will have a strong technical and organization skills, be able to thrive in a team environment, and be a self-starter able to multi-task in this multifaceted operations group. We need effective communicators who can work within a matrixed environment and represent Verisign effectively to customers and other external resources. A high level of technical skills and experience is essential for success.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience administering systems in a production operations environment
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or equivalent Unix OS
  • Experience supporting Unix OS level configurations for enterprise networking
  • Proficiency with Unix utilities and scripting (Perl, Python, shell, GoLang, etc)
  • Experience with automating production processes and procedures
  • Experience documenting work tasks and changes in tools such as Jira, Rally, Service Now, or Remedy
  • Experience collaborating with peer groups such as QA, Development, Operations and Project Management
  • Experience with Automation frameworks/systems like Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins
  • Experience with Private Cloud (OpenStack) environments and Cloud-native application architectures
  • Experience working in highly productive team environments employing agile practices

Desired Skills:

  • Ansible, GitHub, Terraform, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes
  • Experience documenting work tasks and changes in tools such as Jira and ServiceNow


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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