Solutions Architect Solarwinds
North Tide Group LLC
Fort Belvoir , VA 22060
Posted 2 months ago
The NorthTide Group is seeking a Solutions Architect to support a Department of Defensecustomer. Candidate will perform a combination of SolarWinds design, architecture, engineering, and security. They will also deploy and manage SolarWinds in a highly distributed global enterprise.
Specific Duties / Tasks (include, but not limited to):
Automate Vulnerability Management and Compliance Management of networking nodes using SolarWinds Orion. Assist in the Configuration Management, Documentation, and Network Administration of all Army networking nodes. Automate configuration via interface and device templates.
Document the networks with Microsoft Visio, Excel, and Word to provide network diagrams, topologies, traffic flow, and procedures for organizations IT Staff. Assist with the submission of A&A artifacts for Site Accreditation.
Implement and configure SolarWinds NPM and NCM for monitoring, configuration, and alerting for all nodes ( 1500) on the organizations' Army network. Review incoming traps and syslog, and convert into alerts. Create Compliance reports using the NCM Reporting feature.
Interact with clients to receive requests, request clarifications, triage, troubleshoot, and resolve Network Management issues.
Use DISA STIG and RMF Compliance standards in Solarwinds Network Configuration Manager.
Develop customized node properties to integrate in to Reports, Policies, and Functional rule sets.
Standardize SNMP trap configuration and alerting utilizing industry standards and best practices.
Create custom reports using custom SQL objects the reporting tool. Update node, interface and volume details in the custom property tool. Research SNMP MIBs and accurately create new UnDP monitors for custom OID values. Utilize regular expression within SolarWinds Products. Standardize the custom property tool into a repeatable process across additional Enclaves.
Provide advance technical support to include remote trouble diagnostics and correction
Assist with communication to service centers and NOCs during overflow/outage situations
Updates status to customer on an as required basis
Ability to work remotely and at customer sites with no direct supervision
Highly motived, self-starting with a focus on solutions and problem solving to ensure customer expectations are met and exceeded
Strong fundamental understanding of LAN theory
Operational understanding of the following technologies:
NetFlow and related protocols
Extensive experience in routing, switching, firewalls or load-balancing environments
Operational understanding of SQL databases and query operations
Operational understanding of virtualization technologies (VMware, HyperV, etc.)
Operational understanding of Windows Server administration
Ability to deploy, configure and optimize Windows Solarwinds Server Environments (Server 2012 R2+)
Familiarity with most of the following Solarwinds products
Additional Pollers and WebserversRequirements:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences or equivalent degree preferred
Requires minimum 15 years of IT experience
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or Juniper/Brocade equivalents
SolarWinds Certified Professional
Preferred: THWACK MVP Status (within last 5 years)
IAT III Baseline Certification (CISSP/CASP)
5-10 years Networking experience (Cisco, Juniper, Brocade)
3-5 years Network Configuration Management experience in an enterprise network environment
2-3 years Solarwinds architecture & engineering experience in an enterprise network environment
2-3 years DISA STIG Compliance on enterprise class / enclave level networking equipment
Must possess an Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility
The NorthTide Group, LLC offers a comprehensive benefits package that offers:
Medical and Dental Insurance
Short and Long Term Disability
401k Plan with company match
Paid Time Off
Training and Certification Reimbursement
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