Site Reliability Engineer IV

Verisign San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 weeks ago

For more than 22 years, Verisign has maintained 100 percent operational accuracy and stability for .com and .net - managing and protecting the DNS infrastructure. Our global servers process millions of DNS queries every second. Because these services underpin the online connectivity of the Internet, our products must be absolutely correct and remain available - even during the most extreme Internet spike load events.

You can help us continue to provide these essential internet services. We are seeking a level IV engineer for our Ops Reliability Engineering (ORE) team. The Engineer IV is tasked with helping push platform and tooling evolution out to the various teams that utilize them and is viewed as a mentor to junior and mid-level engineers as well as a resource available to senior engineers to assist with validating approach and design decisions.

Level IV Engineers work and lead peers to create new systems and procedures that promote automation with reliable and reproducible results that can be used to support multiple groups within the company. The Engineer IV is a subject matter expert, which requires interaction with development, operations and other groups both within and external to the company.

General responsibilities for all levels:

  • Obtain, create and maintain future tools that will be used within this and other teams within the company

  • Maintain and update existing tools that are currently being used

  • Coordinate with other technical staff to implement systems and software

Our Benefits and Culture:

  • Work on the high-scale systems that provide key Internet services

  • Strong Verisign technical community with constant opportunities to learn via tech talks and other internal events

  • Training and education opportunities such as Verisign University and tuition reimbursement for work-related degrees

  • Clearly defined corporate mission and values

  • Vibrant internal organizations such as the Young Professionals and Women in Technology groups; with an employee base of ~900, numerous opportunities to network, learn from others, lead others, and grow your career

  • Benefits for all stages of life: employee stock purchase plan, parental leave and support programs, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, vacation, comprehensive insurance programs, 401K company match, nursing room, back-up child and adult/elder care support, pet insurance, wellness, commuter and more

  • Fully-equipped onsite gym offering free classes; on-site tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, table tennis

  • Casual dress policy

  • Volunteering and matching opportunities to give back to our community via the Verisign Cares program (8 hours per quarter; up to $1,500 annually)

  • Heavily subsidized onsite multi-station cafeteria, Starbucks, smoothie and juice bar

Education and experience:

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 8 years of experience of system administration or related work

Technical experience implementing one or more of the following:

  • An IAC tool(terraform, cloudformation etc..)

  • Containerizing applications in production environment

  • Configuring applications in a CI/CD pipeline

Also important:

  • Experience administering systems in a computing environment with 500 nodes that were managed with automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Salt or equivalent

  • Strong experience with Linux, experience with FreeBSD or another similar Unix-based operating system

  • Advanced knowledge of scripting languages (shell, python, etc.) along with version control systems (git, svn or similar)

  • Comfortable and able to work directly with developers and other Engineering teams

Desired experience:

  • Experience with teams using Kanban and Scrum a plus

  • Experience with OpenStack in a production environment

  • Experience with container deployment orchestration tools like kubernetes, Helm, Istio etc.

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