Junior to mid-level Systems Engineer

  • VeriSign,
  • Washington, DC
.Net, Development, DNS, Firewall, HTTP, Java, Perl, Product Engineering, Python, Research, Ruby, Shell Scripting, Testing, Unix
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Junior to mid-level Systems Engineer - 00004656


We operate many of the world's busiest and most critical top-level domains (e.g., .com, .net, .edu, .tv, .cc, .jobs, .name, and .gov), plus two of the world’s thirteen Internet root servers. Our products also include Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, Recursive DNS with DNS Firewall, and Managed DNS. Our infrastructure services are relied upon every day by the world’s 3 billion Internet users.

And we do so at tremendous scale: we process 119-165 billion DNS transactions a day. Making sure these transactions perform well, and keeping our services and our customers safe in the face of constant attacks, is a fun and rewarding challenge.

Position description:

The Systems Engineer will be part of the Application Delivery team within the Infrastructure Services organization. This position will be heavily involved in the development, operation, and automation of the tools and services supporting Verisign’s Product Engineering and Production Operations organizations.

The ideal candidate will have a background in both software development and UNIX systems administration. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team that controls its own destiny, responsible for the research and development, testing, automation, deployment, and operations of all services supported by the team.


  • Rapidly diagnose, troubleshoot, solve, and deploy fixes for problems.
  • Focus on automation and process improvement.
  • Identify and address performance and scalability challenges.
  • Develop tools for monitoring and automation.


  • 5+ years’ experience in a blend of software engineering and system administration.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field is preferred.
  • Experience with automation frameworks like Ansible, Salt, Puppet, or Chef.
  • Cloud deployment experience with AWS, OpenStack, or similar.
  • System and application health monitoring with Graphite, Sensu, Nagios, or similar.
  • Experience managing Java applications
  • Significant development experience in one or more of Java, Go, Node.js, Python, Ruby, or Perl.
  • UNIX Shell Scripting experience is a must.


: Technology

Job Type

: Regular

Primary Location

: United States-Washington D.C. Metro-Virginia-Reston


: Full-time


: 1st Shift
Dice Id : verica
Position Id : 00004656
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