Network/Systems Engineer 1 (Solarwind Engineer) #2021-12979


  • Martinsburg, WV
  • Information Technology
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GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer? 


Our currently deployed applications include SolarWinds, RightITnow, Splunk and NetScout.  These applications are installed on Red Hat Linux as well as Windows systems.  We frequently engineer custom solutions extending these applications far beyond the “out-of-the-box” functionality.  These custom solutions require more than simple installation and configuration of these applications. 

This current opportunity focuses primarily on engineering, maintaining and monitoring multiple SolarWinds instances on many Windows systems.

Experience and Skills:

  • Work as a team member on the SolarWinds and Splunk team in Network Operation Center (NOC) environment.
  • Participate in Change Control technical assessment and review.
  • Oversee approved routine maintenance implementation on applicable systems.
  • Provide oversight of SolarWinds deployment, configuration and troubleshooting across a variety of platforms
  • Demonstrates experience in SolarWinds modules including, NPM, NCM, SAM, VNQM, NTA, IPAM, DPA, UDT, NTM, creating alerts, writing reports and adding bulk items.
  • Assist and maintain SolarWinds systems internal documentation, including SOP’s and design documents
  • Work closely with the Tier 3 Engineering and Tier 4 network architecture teams for proper escalation on issues, tasks, and projects.
  • Assign responsibilities and monitor tasks and project status to report back to team lead
  • Design, support and maintain multiple SolarWinds environments in a highly available, redundant, geographically dispersed environment
  • Configuration and support of syslog-ng and rsyslog
  • Troubleshoot technical issues to determine root cause and resolve or implement workaround as necessary
  • Author, modify and troubleshoot various automation scripts
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS and Windows Server experience
  • Basic VMWare knowledge
  • Experience with SQL administration and writing SQL or SWQL queries
  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell Perl, Python)
  • Understanding of the function, operations, and management of network infrastructure components (switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, etc.)
  • Understanding of IP addressing and subnetting and the ability to interpret complex network designs
  • SolarWinds Certified Professional a plus 

Required Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required with 0-2 yrs of experience. 5 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Background Investigation: Must be able to pass and maintain a Tier 2S (MBI) Government background investigation

Desired Qualifications

Education / Experience:

  • 10+ years’ IT experience in a technical position
  • 5+ years’ experience with Splunk


  • Certified Splunk Administrator/Architect preferred
  • CompTIA Network+ or equivalent preferred


COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.


GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.
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