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Senior Engineer

Company: VeriSign
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 9, 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.

Verisign is looking for Senior Engineer to join the Architecture and Infrastructure (A&I) Central Administration team. This role focuses on the entire A&I application portfolio as a whole and evaluates system design tenants, identifies technical debt, potential improvements to design and system processes, and helps build a roadmap for owning teams to achieve selected improvements in our internal systems. The preferred candidate can demonstrate their foresight on how changes in Information Security Standards, Business Continuity requirements, and CIS Control impact future designs and encapsulating that into the same roadmap for systems improvements. Working directly with A&I teams on optimizations and processes improvements is the most significant part of this role.

Our leadership team guides the organizational direction, and this role will have significant responsibilities in gathering data, crafting tooling, and presenting research as the foundation for executive action. Tooling crafted will be presented broadly to the A&I organization for central use by the leadership team and potentially leveraged in our larger Technology Services Group (TSG) organization. The preferred candidate can demonstrate a multitude of approaches to data collection and representation across a wide variety of leaderships interests including: vulnerability management, asset management, Jira metrics, GIT metrics, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, Application Portfolio Management, and Support metrics. Tooling is developed and then iterated on based on rapidly changing organizational needs. The preferred candidate can demonstrate exceptional technical knowledge working across a variety of database, reporting, and visualization technologies. The candidate can also demonstrate adept capabilities in quickly conceptualizing how to gather the raw data needed and potential models with practical application to leadership decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work directly across A&I teams to help evaluate systems for overly complex designs, potential attack surface reduction through component reduction, potential process automation, etc.
  • Turn research on the above into an actionable plan in the form of both wiki documentation and a Jira roadmap.
  • Participate in sessions for selection rationale sessions on which potential improvements align to business objectives, reduce risk, have the most value, etc. Essentially providing a clear choice to the leadership team on why the effort should be prioritized.
  • Assist owning managers and provide technical guidance through the various stages of the above-described improvements
  • Strive to achieve unassailable data collection to provide the truest reporting and visualizations to the leadership team.
  • Emphasis on collecting data and crafting reporting and tooling around: vulnerability management, asset management, Jira metrics, GIT metrics, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning, Application Portfolio Management, and Support metrics
  • Focus on an iterative approach to centralized administration tooling to quickly adapt to changing business requirements.
  • Ensuring leadership understands the limitations of data collected and tooling provided.
  • Showcasing and demonstrating the tooling developed to the entire leadership team and support staff. Collect, transparently document, and apply feedback from the leadership team to continue to meet their needs.


  • 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Computer Science or related field Required

Graduate Degree or equivalent work experience Computer Science or related field Preferred

  • 10+ years of related experience meaningful work experience in software and/or systems development
  • 7+ years of related experience in application or systems architecture
  • 5+ years of related experience in data collection, reporting, and tooling for Senior Leadership consumption
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with all employees and management, to aid in the generation of support and influencing of other teams
  • Python/Java or other equivalent programming language experience
  • Database experience PostgreSQL, MySQL, or equivalent
  • Strong data collection and manipulation skills directly connected with reporting and tooling conceptualization and development
  • Strong Linux and OS skills.
  • Strong desire and ability to identify technical debt, reduction of attack surface, compliance to standards, optimizations, or other system improvements
  • Ability to craft a tangible plan of action in Wiki/Jira Portfolio to help guide a team through the process
  • Ability to help rationalize why these initiatives align to business objectives, risk reductions to enable leadership prioritization

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 Engineer, Other , Reston, Virginia

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