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Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Company: VeriSign
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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.

The Site Reliability Engineer IV (SRE-Site Reliability Engineer) is an operations specialist with software development experience, who works closely with relevant teams from the design phase of an application, product, or supporting infrastructure, through initial deployment, and subsequent maintenance, identifying and resolving production issues. The SRE ensures that our complex, internet-scale systems are reliable, monitored, automated and scalable. The SRE IV has an excellent understanding of operating systems, networking systems or databases, and their configurations, and is able to quickly navigate command line interface(s) to inspect or configure the same. The SRE IV has advanced software development experience and is able to leverage that experience to automate complex tasks. Automation is the foundation of this position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight, technical direction, mentorship and expertise to other technical members of the project and support teams, leading to solution delivery that is on time, on budget, meets business needs and provides superior system performance
  • Leverages industry best practices to assess, design, test, deploy and support new and existing internet based products and applications, or supporting infrastructure
  • Works with business and technology partners to analyze business requirements then document and manage the design or redesign of complex systems
  • Designs and develops software, tools, and/or routines to replace daily manual tasks
  • Serves as a primary point responsible for the overall health, security, capacity and performance of customer facing applications, or supporting infrastructure
  • Responds accordingly to Operations incidents and customer issues
  • Proactively identifies enhancements to improve performance, reliability and/or scalability


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of experience developing and operating mission-critical systems
  • 3+ years hands-on experience with OpenStack in an SRE role
  • 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

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.

Helpful Resources:

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Staffing agency policy: No fees will be paid for unsolicited resumes submitted to Verisign or our employees by third parties.

Keywords: VeriSign, Reston , Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Other , Reston, Virginia

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