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SolarWinds SME

Job ID: 2117802
Location: ROCKVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Sys Integration
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description



The Senior IT Systems Integration Analyst will install, administer, and optimize the Network Monitoring and Alerting system and related components, to achieve and maintain high performance and availability of the whole IT infrastructure for over 10,000+ users. The Senior IT Systems Integration Analyst will use SolarWinds and other tools to proactively alert and address potential issues, and assist in the troubleshooting process. The Senior IT Systems Integration Analyst will also apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help, identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize availability of system resources; Make recommendations on network enhancements for optimization based on best practices; Respond to customer requirements and ensure that customer needs are being met in a timely fashion; Provide day-to-day support to customers in the network, including incident reporting and management. 


Position Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with planning and administering changes to the SolarWinds IT infrastructure management platform to ensure the application is effective – including coordinating adding /removing infrastructure into the monitoring tool, SolarWinds updates, upgrades, patching and module implementation.
  • Set up custom thresholds and alerts in SolarWinds for each category of object on the network.
  • Create relevant groups and special fields for objects in SolarWinds to properly sort and categorize objects and alerts.
  • Maintain the list of objects in SolarWinds using embedded tools, as well as custom scripts to collect information from the network; mitigating all changes to the node list.
  • Set up “single pane of glass” pages for the appropriate IT groups in SolarWinds, with relevant reports of all items they need monitored. This can be the first page every tech sees every morning reporting on everything that affects their work.
  • Expect to be called upon to analyze and interpret traffic and utilization of services on network connections.
  • Provide IT groups with the best reports and utilities to monitor their network objects.
  • Create and modify SolarWinds user accounts with proper permissions.
  • Update relevant fields in SolarWinds that need manual input. (vendor, IT contact, application support contacts, business leads, warranties, etc.).
  • Fully document the current monitoring environment including diagrams, SOP documentation, and user guides.
  • Participate in disaster recovery exercises, pre-production certification testing and troubleshooting events is expected.
  • Provide on-call support as well as scheduling and attendance for maintenance windows on nights and weekends as needed.
 SCOPE: N/A LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: N/A KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITY: Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. Work is reviewed by management to measure whether objectives have been met. PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives. FREEDOM TO ACT: Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. IMPACT: Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources. LIASON: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.


Required Education and Experience 


  • Must have a Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience. May accept an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree.  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance 
  • Prefer 5+ years of experience with systems administration and operations of infrastructure management tools, including maintaining responsibility for overseeing operational performance, and performing performance trend analysis and alert generation for failed or failing services in a professional IT work environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or IT certifications (i.e. MCSE, CCNA, CompTIA Server+, ITIL) are preferred 
  • Experience administering and leveraging SolarWinds monitoring tools for system alerts and performance.
  • Experience with SolarWinds Orion configuration and management for NPM, SAM, WPM, IPAM, VNQM, VMAN modules.
  • Experience working with Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP.
  • Strong collaboration skills and be effective in working within a team environment. Willingness to display teamwork and share information with team members and customers.
  • Knowledge of supporting customer-wide network infrastructure to meet network requirements by monitoring performance and availability and tuning network infrastructure to meet SLAs for LAN, WAN, and Datacenter infrastructure.
  • Can work on high impact/high pressure day-to-day support issues managing various networking technologies
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and written with all levels of the organization.
  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule to include after-hours/weekends as needed

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:  

  • Experience engineering/administering a wide variety of server infrastructure
  • Experience administering / deploying infrastructure devices such as servers, switches, routers, firewalls, UPS.
  • Experience with SNMPv3 network management tools, security management tools, traffic analysis tools, including NetFlow and NetFlow collectors, network management tools, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, , Wireshark, ServiceNow, MRTG, Fluke, SPAN 
  • Knowledge of Cisco routers and switches, Palo Alto networking devices, SPLUNK, and VMWare.
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of computer hardware, Servers, PCs, Laptops, Printers & Peripherals.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.



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Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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