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Systems Engineer - Automation

Company: Verisign
Location: Reston
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Verisign helps enable the security, stability, and resiliency of the internet. We are a trusted provider of internet infrastructure services for the networked world and deliver unmatched performance in domain name system (DNS) services.
We are a mission focused, values driven company where each individual can contribute to building a stronger, more secure internet. We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with competitive benefits and the ability to grow your career.

The Level III Systems Engineer position is an engineering and programming role within the Builds and Operating Systems team. This position requires interaction with Development, Operations, and other groups within and external to the company. In this role, you will work with team leads to create new systems and procedures which promote automation. This automation supports multiple groups within the company.
The ideal candidate has a unique blend of technical skills, the ability to document procedures, and the ability to troubleshoot operating system installation problems.
Key Responsibilities

  • Install, maintain, and configure production, staging, and quality assurance environments to support Verisign's services
  • Assess customer needs and provide recommendations to improve their processes
  • Proactively seeks out opportunities to assist with and improve on tools, systems and procedures used by technology teams within the company
  • Perform daily operational support functions, including problem isolation and resolution
  • Contribute to documentation for tools and processes used by the BOS team to enable knowledge sharing with teams across the company
  • Obtain, create, and maintain future tools that are used by the entire organization
  • Maintain and update existing tools that actively support our production and development environments
  • Coordinate with other technical staff to implement systems and software
  • Participate in a 24/7 on call rotation
  • Regularly report progress to management


    • 5+ years of experience of system administration or related work
    • RHCE level of experience with Linux, strong experience with FreeBSD or another similar Unix-based operating system
    • Solid knowledge of scripting languages (shell, python, etc.) along with version control systems (git, subversion or similar)
    • Advanced experience with TCP/IP networking including Ethernet, IP addressing and subnetting, routing, and advanced networking
    • Comfortable and able to work directly with developers and other engineering teams
    • BA/BS degree in applicable discipline, or equivalent work experience

      Desired Skills

      • Experience with Terraform
      • Experience with teams using Kanban and Scrum Agile methodologies
      • Experience with operating Docker in a production environment
      • Experience with creating and maintaining Docker containers
      • Experience using Jenkins in a continuous delivery and integration environment
      • Experience using JIRA or ServiceNow to document work tasks and changes

        This position is based in our Reston, VA office and offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule
        The pay range is $ 106,300- $143,800.
        The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is noted above, however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience. Verisign offers a discretionary bonus which is based on individual and company performance, and certain roles may be eligible for discretionary stock awards.

        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.
        Additional Information:

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

Keywords: Verisign, Reston , Systems Engineer - Automation, Other , Reston, Virginia

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