About Us

Afilias' specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and award-winning mobile Web services.

Senior Network Engineer

The Senior Network Engineer will be part of the Content Propagation and Resolution team ("CPR"). CPR is responsible for running the DNS of over 10% of the Internet, as well as devising and providing support for emerging protocols on the 'Net. In this role, the Senior Network Engineer will design and implement the supporting infrastructure to run name-services applications in a globally distributed environment. The Senior Network Engineer may also take an active lead in developing and shaping the future of the Internet by working within the Internet community to define, build and implement emerging technologies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and implementation of new network and routing architectures
  • Retrofit existing network and routing architectures as required
  • Set up and maintain test-lab networks
  • Lead group interop with colocation providers, transit providers and Internet exchanges
  • Evaluate hardware/software/protocols for production viability
  • Troubleshoot and support network gear and operations
  • Provide protocol and standards expertise, particularly for networking and related protocols
  • Provide documentation and training for networking and other non-networking peers
  • Provide second-level support to resolve customer and organization name service issues as submitted within the ticketing system, or as escalated by the Network Operations Center
  • Develop scripts and applications to automate common or repetitive tasks
  • Some participation in Network-Operator Communities

Technical knowledge & skills required:

  • Expertise in routing protocols, with specific knowledge in BGP, multicasting, and anycasting
  • Proven track record of designing and/or maintaining robust, world-class production networks
  • Operational experience with vendor-diverse network gear and environments (Juniper, Cisco, others)
  • Cisco CCIE or equivalent experience a plus
  • Experience with packet and traffic analysis
  • DNS operational experience preferred
  • DNS protocol expertise a plus
  • UNIX systems administration experience a plus
  • Ability to read and understand technical specifications quickly.

You may often be required to work outside regular working hours and from remote locations (remote offices, datacenters, home), approximately 10-15% travel, some international.

Telecommuting applications will be considered, preferably from applicants who can commit to the EST work schedule.

Personal skills required

  • Ability to work in a geographically-distributed team
  • Analytical ability
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good at working with others
  • Excellent comprehension of written technical material
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


We are an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities able to perform the essential functions.

Please send resumes to resumes3@afilias.info