Published: September 14, 2017
Job Type
Solar Winds Orion, monitoring, support, Solar Winds population, Lead Admin, SCI Clearance, 8570 Certification, SNMP, network topology maps, Event Management tools, Management Information Base trees, MIB trees, net-snmp, sysedge, Cisco Netflow, Object Identifiers, OID, Configuration Management tools
3 mos - 1 yr W-2 Contract; Salary is based on Experience


SolarWinds Network Admin  (12909)

Job Description

This individual will be part of a 2-person SolarWinds Administration team.  The individual will be responsible for supporting USSOCOM’s Monitoring Services Service Owner and the Global Enterprise Operation Center (GEOC) Event monitoring operation.  The individual will manage and execute tasks related to configuring/troubleshooting devices enabling them to be monitored by SolarWinds, build/updating SolarWinds views, maps, and configuration items using network diagrams.  The individual will use network techniques (i.e. Cisco Network Protocol) to discover and map out devices.

IMPORTANT:    Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance


  • Evaluate Solar Winds population to ensure it is monitoring all pertinent systems.
  • Evaluate Solar Winds metrics to ensure Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) are met.
  • Understand/Configure SNMP and vendor MIBs and integrate them into Solar Winds
  • Responsible for creating and optimizing polling metrics.
  • Responsible for creating, automating, and optimizing custom reports for granular device reporting.
  • Generate and maintain Solar Winds network topology maps.
  • Evaluate the auto discovery process to ensure it is correctly capturing new systems and cleanup transient systems.
  • Evaluate and optimize Netflow implementation.
  • Ensure all systems are reporting CPU, Memory and appropriate interface bandwidth.
  • Ensure Network Performance Monitor is optimized for environment.
  • Evaluate system setup and implementation to meet industry standards.
  • Review and recommend Solar Winds modules based on the current and future environment.
  • Generate performance reports with 95th Percentile and other indicators for evaluating trends for capacity management planning (should be familiar with SQL report writing tools).
  • Evaluate and generate threshold configurations for various monitored elements (interface utilization, cpu, disk, etc) for generating SNMP Trap alerts.


Candidate Requirements

The applicant must meet the following requirements:


  • 5-8 years of related general systems engineering experience with 2-5 years of directly related experience in administering Solar Winds Orion
  • Experience supporting work centers that utilize Event Management tools
  • Strong understanding of Management Information Base (MIB) trees and their purpose and SNMP Views
  • Experience with SNMP version 2 and 3 on endpoint operating systems and third party vendor agents (net-snmp, sysedge, etc)
  • Experience with Cisco Netflow, Object Identifiers (OID), Traps, Network Monitoring Tools, Principles, and Practices
  • Strong understanding of Configuration Management tools (i.e. BMC remedy) and Performance Management tools
  • Have in depth knowledge of Data Network principles and topology
  • Have experience with SQL report writing tools
  • Must be able to work shiftwork to include weekends
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test

IMPORTANT:    Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience
  • DoDD 8570 IAT Level II certification required (i.e. Security+CE and CEH)
  • ITIL Foundations certification preferred
  • Will be required to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)



If this position does not meet all your requirements, we welcome you to contact us with your resume.  We have additional opportunities that may not be listed and we would be happy to match your skills with other available jobs.  Please e-mail us your resume with your salary requirements to  We look forward to helping you find a job opportunity that best fits your needs.


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