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Principal Engineer


Posted on 6/26/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Provides internet domain registry and security services

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Compensation Overview

$176.3k - $238.5kAnnually

+ Discretionary Bonus + Stock Awards


Reston, VA, USA

Backend Engineering
IT & Support
Security Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in IT infrastructure and operations
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Effective collaboration, ability to work with teams of people toward organizational goals
  • Self-motivated and driven to produce high-quality results
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage cross-functional teams
  • Strong knowledge of security compliance and control frameworks
  • Expertise in network architecture and infrastructure management
  • Experience with incident management and resolution
  • Proficiency in research and evaluation of new technologies
  • Operational Leadership: Serve as the primary point of contact for day-to-day shared services operations, ensuring smooth and efficient team performance
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work with infrastructure stakeholders to identify operational gaps and requirements, ensuring alignment with business needs
  • Service Level Metrics: Define, implement, and monitor service level metrics for critical services across shared and infrastructure services
  • Incident Management: Oversee the analysis and resolution of critical incidents, conducting thorough post postmortems to prevent future occurrences and ensure continuous operational improvement
  • Security Compliance: Act as the primary contact for implementing and maintaining security compliance and controls, including vulnerability identification and remediation
  • Benchmark Configurations: Ensure secure benchmark configurations are developed, implemented, and maintained across all critical systems and services
  • Technology Research: Continuously research and evaluate new technologies to enhance service delivery and operational efficiency
  • Strategic Planning: Provide input and support for long-term strategic planning initiatives, aligning with organizational goals
  • Network Architecture: Offer expert guidance on network architecture and design, ensuring robust and scalable solutions
  • Documentation: Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation for processes, procedures, and configurations
  • Mentorship: Lead and mentor junior engineers and team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor and analyze system performance, implementing improvements as necessary
  • Capacity Planning: Conduct capacity planning to ensure infrastructure can meet current and future demands
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with vendors and service providers to ensure optimal service delivery and support

Verisign boasts a robust infrastructure pivotal in managing top-level domains like .com and .net, enhancing the security and stability of crucial internet services. By dedicating efforts to combat DNS abuse and advancing DNSSEC technology, the company supports the reliability and trustworthiness of the internet, making it an ideal workplace for those passionate about maintaining and innovating essential digital frameworks and ensuring a secure online environment.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Reston, Virginia



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth