Solar Winds Administrator

Construction Company


SolarWinds Administration (also knowledge of other IT Monitoring Systems: Nagios Monitoring System, HP One View, Dell EMC Unisphere Central, Manage engine, Veeam One

Job Responsibilities

SolarWinds Administrator is responsible for support of a large enterprise ICT infrastructure. The selected candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining, and configuring of the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), Server and Application Monitor (SAM), and IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM).  The selected individual will be a subject matter expert and have a solid understanding of design, troubleshooting and configuration.  This position supports network operations and ensures system availability by monitoring and controlling system and network resources.

  • Install, configure and administer SolarWinds components including
    • NPM – Network Performance Monitor.
    • NCM – Network Configuration Manager.
    • NTA – NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.
    • UDT - User Device Tracker.
    • IPAM – IP Address Manager.
    • SRM – Storage Resource Monitor.
    • APE - Additional Polling Engine.
    • VMAN – Virtualization Manager.
  • Design and implement a highly available continuous monitoring platform to be utilized by a 24x7 operations desk.
  • Experience in setting up Pulling engine in SolarWinds.
  • Perform configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting SolarWinds and related network management system tools
  • Plan, execute and implement new system hardware and software and create and maintain team technical instructions, operating procedures and policies as needed.
  • Deploy monitoring and perform system performance tuning, ongoing operation of the servers, hardening of the servers and reporting of the overall security and operational status.
  • The position will also recommend improvements to the enterprise and manage new software/hardware integrations when required while also providing utilization reports using existing tools to identify problems and corrective actions as needed.

Request Skills


  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) and four (4) to six (6) years of related experience.
  • Experience configuring monitors using SNMP, SSH, WinRM, WMI, JMX and other technologies.
  • Experience configuring collection of syslog messages from a variety of devices and storing and forwarding as required by local policies.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server.
  • Familiar with configuration and administration NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.
  • Experience monitoring a variety of end devices to include routers, switches, firewalls, Windows servers, Linux servers and UNIX servers.
  • Experience creating and managing custom views to provide a Common Operational Picture (COP).
  • Experience developing network interactive maps.
  • Experience configuring custom reports upon request from local customers. Knowledge of database requirements and configuration of SolarWinds ORION applications.
  • Ability to plan and execute system and software installations upgrades and changes across the organization
  • Required to be on-call 24X7X365 and respond in a timely manner. Strong communications skills to relate technical details to non-technical leaders and SolarWinds users.

Non-technical Requirements: 

  • Self-starter with ability to work on individual tasks, as well as team-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to write administration and user based operating procedures, with assistance from a technical writer.
  • Ability to prioritize competing priorities.
  • Ability to work under a cross-matrix management structure.
  • Ideal candidate is a quick learner with adept troubleshooting skills and must be able to adapt to quickly evolving technology and priority changes as well as the ability to work closely with other members of the System, Operations and Development teams.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work on individual tasks, as well as team-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize competing priorities.
  • Ability to work under a cross-matrix management structure.
  • Experience troubleshooting network issues.

Education and certification

The candidate is expected to have one or more of the following certifications:

  • ITIL Certification    
  • SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP)
  • Microsoft and Cisco certification is preferable
  • COBIT certification is preferable
  • Good experience with ITSM systems



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