Network Operations Center Technical Duty Officer (TDO)

  • VeriSign,
  • Washington, DC
.Net, AIX, CCNP, Cisco, DNS, HTTP, Linux, Manager, Management, Network Administrator, Perl, Protocols, Routers, Scripts, Security, Shell Scripts, Supervisor, TCP/IP, Unix
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Network Operations Center Technical Duty Officer (TDO) - 00004388


Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS.

The Manager – ROCC serves as Technical Duty Officer (TDO) for the Regional Operations Command Center (ROCC) and acts as Incident Commander (IC), Communications Officer (CO) and technical SME in the early stages of an incident. The TDO is an integral job function within the ROCC to insure the CORE registry system and COM/NET resolution maintain SLA requirements.


  • Maintains total site awareness, detects metric and service deviations, monitors change, and proactively identifies potential issues and resolves before they escalate to impactful levels. The incumbent is responsible for taking command of incidents in the onset of a bridge and for fulfilling the IC duties until a proper hand off has taken place.
  • Uses independent judgment, advanced technical knowledge and communication skills to manage ROCC operator duties and provide onsite leadership during Incident Management level events. Works collaboratively and effectively with the Incident Commander and Communications Officer to assess, address, escalate, if necessary, and resolve incidents that impact the CORE registry system and COM/NET resolution. Prepares detailed incident report drafts, fulfills requests from the IC manages resource tracking and ensures regular updates are made to the incident ticket and other logs as necessary.
  • Acts as a cohesive team with fellow ROCC Technical Duty Officers who provide 24X7X365 incident command services coverage including shift reporting and turnover to insure that incidents are adequately communicated, properly and expeditiously intervened or escalated in a timely and effective manner.
  • Serves as the front-line supervisor during their assigned ROCC operations shift and leads any work orders of the ROCC team during incident management events as determined by the incident commander.



  • Strong communicator who remains calm under pressure
  • Process oriented with a strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong knowledge of Linux Red Hat, Unix, Perl and Shell scripts and working knowledge of AIX
  • Thorough understanding of the TCP/IP suite, routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF, DNS, Cisco and Juniper routers as well as Netscreen and Checkpoint firewalls

Required experience:

  • 7+ years technical systems knowledge and internet industry terminology is required
  • 7+ years as a system or network administrator
  • One or more years staff management experience, 3-5 years preferred
  • Flexibility to work 2nd or 3rd shifts desirable


  • RHCE and/or CCNP highly preferred


  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology or a related field preferred


: Technology

Job Type

: Regular

Primary Location

: United States-Washington D.C. Metro-Virginia-Reston


: Full-time


: 1st Shift
Dice Id : verica
Position Id : 00004388
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