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Senior SolarWinds Engineer

Company: VAE, Inc.
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW: VAE, Inc. is a full service IT Infrastructure Solutions Company focused on building, securing and supporting our clients' mission critical enterprises. We provide a distinctive array of design, integration and implementation services as well as fully managed service offerings. VAE is at the forefront of leveraging multi-tenant capable technologies and shared IT services to create secure, reliable and cost-effective end-to-end services and solutions. We deliver exceptional infrastructure solutions with extremely talented employees using a client-focused partnering approach.JOB TYPE: Full-timeLOCATION: Montgomery, AL 36043 US (Primary)JOB DESCRIPTION: Serve as SolarWinds engineer, senior leader and/or subject matter expert (SME) responsible for SolarWinds Orion product suite across multiple enterprise networks cluster implementations Strong expertise in SolarWinds, enterprise network monitoring tools and/or NetFlow analysis for either commercial and DoD (preferred) environments. Skilled in SQL queries as well as SQL server and Window Operating System (OS) server management Candidate oversees web (IIS, Apache), application or SQL planning, researching, deploying, patching, monitoring, upgrading, and troubleshooting components spanning a large and complex environment Ability to maintain valid system certificates, application certificates, F5 load balancing local traffic management (LTM) and two-factor authentication (2FA) within a PKI smart card environment Monitor, troubleshoot, and analyze overall health and effectiveness of four separate SolarWinds instances while utilizing SQL, SWQL, SNMP, WMI and SSH to manage the USAF global WAN Oversee Orion Platform Suite for Federal Government; Server & Application Monitor (SAM); Virtualization Manager (VMAN); IP Address Manager (IPAM); Network Configuration Manager (NCM); Network Performance Monitor (NPM); VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM) Assesses current SolarWinds implementations for each network and recommend changes to distributed deployments to include SQL databases, web pollers, data sources, users, custom apps/dashboards/views Perform root cause analysis, recommend, and implement tactical and strategic solutions to problems Support internal and external websites, fault isolation, performance, quality controls, AF Enterprise Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) inspection and analysis Develop, update and document SolarWinds architecture, operational processes, and training materials Manage the addition, deletion, and editing of all 26th Network Operation Squadron's devices and views Monitor all servers running ENAT applications by utilizing MIBS and performance counters Patch and manage the efficiency and performance of these servers with regards to hardware and OS Assist the USAF Program Management Office (PMO) as the 26 NOS SME/Engineer with architecture requirements, deployment plans, patch, upgrades and schedules of new SolarWinds environment Potentially assist with PMO lab testing, verification, or deployment SolarWinds related projects and recommended configurations or revisions for better practices, efficiency and/or performance Create PowerShell scripts that run queries on the SolarWinds database providing efficient performance and network checks for multiple 26 NOS teams Provide technical web & database administrator expertise, guide technical support, create, maintain, secure, and monitor all applicable instances; design, deploy, and optimize SQL databases & web sites Document steps required to design/engineer SolarWinds systems for each network to include virtual/real IP address, Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), DNS entries, Role Based Access Controls (RBAC), TCP/IP, service accounts, web certificates, licenses and physical/virtual location of each component Ability to gather bootstrap ideas, data and diagrams to polished, efficient dashboards, views and recommend baseline monitoring thresholds Sr Systems Engineer/SME provides tech support in system architecture, system design, system integration & technical management; keep up to date with new features and versions of products Oversee the baseline configuration, ensure operational data integrity, and use vendor best practices for Web application systems and secure management across multiple unclassified and classified network locations supporting the interaction with Tenable products within Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) including .SC (SecurityCenter---) and Nessus-- Scanner--- Ability or experience in evaluating scan report data from Tenable Nessus; participate in the review and response phases of the Vulnerability Management (VM) life cycle Install and patch operating systems, applications, network security and document Department Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) checklists applicable to each Non-classified or Secret Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNet, SIPRNet) network environment systems for all SolarWinds, NetQoS, database or web application implementations Manage or assist the processes related to onboarding users/projects, configuration audits, building data models, summary data reports, or advanced search analytics Ability to create network designs diagrams with Microsoft Visio (include specialty requirements) Implement/create report dashboard designs, automated custom email report notifications, report data repositories for each environment that are specific to the following audiences: Leadership & Executives; Cybersecurity Staff; and System Administrators Ensures networks receive periodic updates from AFCYBER-released software patches, updates, and upgrades via Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO), Time Compliance Network Orders (TCNO), Maintenance Tasking Order (MTO) and Notices to Airman (NOTAMs) Assist AF Cyber personnel with the DISA Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) programs, cybersecurity toolsets, and Operation Order (OPORD)/Fragmentary Order (FRAGO) support Communicate, manage expectations, eliminate gaps and successfully interact with multiple external and internal 26 th NOS team leads, admins, analysts, users, customers, system owners and management Guide customers in the use of strategic products through education and guidance, first-use and tuning assistance problem solving and critical situation resolution Candidate will be part of the 26 th NOS Enterprise Networking Application Tools (ENAT) team which will be small but highly visible so experience in at least one other monitoring platforms or enterprise tools is helpful if not critical (SolarWinds; CA's NetQoS NetFlow Analysis; Cacti, F5 Big-IP, Splunk) Ensure optimal server performance for daily operations and generation of network analysis data from CA NetQoS for customers within and outside of the 26 NOS organization. Candidate will report to the 26 th NOS Systems Administration (SA) team leadership QUALIFICATIONS: SrSA/Engineer/SME candidate must have a minimum of 6+ years of SolarWinds Orion products experience and/or other enterprise monitoring tools experience interacting with 3 rd party systems preferably in role(s) such as a system administrator, engineer, developer or SME capacity Enterprise monitoring and/or NetFlow analysis end-user experience or preferably administration in a large-scale environment ideally interacting daily, weekly, monthly functions and/or troubleshooting Candidate should have 4+ years of years of hands-on experience in: System Integrator and/or administrator for SolarWinds nodes, users, , systems, custom views reports, dashboards, Network Atlas maps, simple/complex alerts and 3 rd party onboarding Windows OS systems support, patch/update management, best practices, advanced commands and admin skills with experience in mid-to-large data center environments Demonstrated advanced diagnostics, analytical, troubleshooting skills Add additional servers to cluster; Install/upgrade/patch new software to servers Preferred system hardening experience; Preferred Splunk experience Identify, analyze, define, & coordinate user, client, and stakeholder needs and translate them into technical requirements; Coordinate service outages or fail over Support day-to-day technical communication systems and incident tickets in support of operations Help the support team solving support tickets (BMC Remedy) on an adhoc basis Perform systems analysis, design review, integration of complex system applications Experience with disaster recovery (DR) - expertise in risk reduction, hot/warm site DR architecture Experience with physical servers and within virtualized environments such asVMwarevSphere's vCenter Server Appliance, ESXi hosts, virtual machines (VMs), SAN datastores, host bus adapters (HBA) fiber connectivity, and/or VM/Host distributed resource schedules (DRS) groups/rules Good knowledge related to Infrastructure monitoring, networking management, system operations, application tools implementation and integration with 3rd party systems Scripting/programming experience in HTML,Perl,PowerShell,Pythonor similar Knowledge of data communications, local-area networking (LAN), wide-area networking (WAN), servers, appliances, routers, switches, and firewalls Network (Layer 2, 3) LAN/WAN knowledge Thorough understanding of Internet Protocol (IP) routing, switching, and OSI model CERTIFICATIONS: Security+ CE and one or more of MTA, Solarwinds Admin, Server+ We are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.PI191642996

Keywords: VAE, Inc., Montgomery , Senior SolarWinds Engineer, Engineering , Montgomery, Alabama

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