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Job #: R-00126423
Location: Mafb Gun Annx, AL
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Night
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Digital Modernization

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Leidos is currently seeking a Solar Winds Integrator in support of the AFINC II contract for the highly visible 26th Network Operations Squadron (26 NOS) at Montgomery, AL, which provides a world-wide support mission. The 26 NOS is responsible for the intranet support of the entire Air Force network. The mission of the 26 NOS is to operate and defend the Air Force (AF) Enterprise computer network consisting of the AF Wide Area Network (WAN) routers, AF Network Increment 1 (AFNET Inc 1) Gateways, and the 26 NOS Local Area Network (LAN) assets.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Strong expertise in SolarWinds, enterprise network monitoring tools and/or NetFlow analysis for either commercial and DoD (preferred) environments.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 on-boarding 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)

  • Guide customers in the use of strategic products through education and guidance, first-use and tuning assistance problem solving and critical situation resolution

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years of SolarWinds Orion products experience and/or other enterprise monitoring tools experience interacting with 3rd party systems preferably in role(s) such as a system administrator, engineer, developer or SME capacity

  • Active Secret government security clearance required.

  • Candidate should have 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 3rd 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

  • Help the support team solving support tickets (BMC Remedy) on an adhoc basis

  • Perform systems analysis, design review, integration of system applications

  • Experience with disaster recovery (DR) - expertise in risk reduction, hot/warm site DR architecture

  • Scripting/programming experience in HTML, PerlPowerShellPython or 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

  • Ability to lift, rack and provision government furnished equipment (GFE) servers

  • CompTIA Security+ ce (continuing education) or higher

  • Minimum one Operating System Certification:
    CompTIA Linux+; a current Microsoft technical certification: Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate or Microsoft Certified: Identity and Access Administrator Associate 

  • Minimum one Application Certification:   Arcsight, Elastic Stack, RedSeal, SolarWinds, or ESS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • SolarWinds Certified Professional: SAM or NCM or NPM or SEM

  • Splunk Core Certified User, Splunk Core Certified Power User

  • SolarWinds Sr/Engineer/SME Positions:

  • SolarWinds Certified Professional: SAM or NCM or NPM or SEM or NTA or DPA or OAD

  • Splunk Core Certified User, Splunk Core Certified Power User or Splunk Core Certified Advanced Power User; Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin or Splunk Enterprise Security Certified Admin

Pay Range:

Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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