Cloud Monitoring Administrator - SolarWinds in Radford, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  925831


Apex Systems, America’s second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a  Cloud Monitoring Administrator with a DoD client in beautiful Southwest Virginia. This is a fast-paced, cutting edge data center offering room for advancement, professional and technical growth and long term stability.

If interested in this, or any other opportunities in the DoD space, please send a resume and best contact information to Tia Bracken, Sr. Professional Recruiter, via dnelson@apexsystemsinc.com
Candidates must be US Citizens and able to obtain and maintain at minimum an interim secret clearance, per a condition of employment. 
Location: Radford, VA (Low cost of living, beautiful scenery)
Terms: Long Term W2 Contract
Benefits for this project: PTO and Paid Holidays, Short/Long term disability, 401k plan, Health/Dental/Vision, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts
Key Aspects:
  • Project Details: This position is for a full-time Cloud Monitoring administrator that will be engineering the new infrastructure and work with both the existing team and new engineers to build a robust infrastructure cloud set up to support the DoD.
  • Environment: The environment will be primarily set up using AWS and Azure.  
  • Additional Aspects: Strong growth potential (transition towards lead/architecture down the road), technical training (i.e. Pluralsight license), certification discounts (CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco), potential remote work flexibility 
  • Key Requirements:  Years of AWS and Azure cloud experience. Experience with Solarwinds.

Why APEX?
  • We offer weekly pay, direct deposit, competitive pay rates, PTO and paid holidays
  • Health/Medical benefits, Life Insurance, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Discounts to most major certification programs, access to multiple technical training platforms and programs

Why SW Virginia?
  • Beautiful scenery-- Blue Ridge Parkway!
  • Low cost of living
  • Access to many major cities on the east coast within a few hours ((2hr 20 min to Charlotte, 4hr to DC, 3hr to Richmond)

Cloud Monitoring Administrator Position Requirements: 
This position is for a Monitoring Administrator supporting our clients growing commercial cloud services infrastructure.  Our client is a managed service provider for Army and DoD IT systems and plans to offer managed cloud services in Microsoft Azure followed closely by Amazon Web Services.
 
Cloud Monitoring Administrator JOB DUTIES –
  • Build new cloud based data center services environments for DoD cloud initiatives.
  • Assist with identifying and planning potential new cloud services, features, and capabilities. 
  • Serve as overall subject matter expert on Monitoring Administrator technology and market capabilities/trends.
  • Design and operate secure monitoring solutions that provide availability and performance insight into Operating Systems, applications, and network infrastructure using a variety of management protocols
  • Ensure ongoing availability of monitoring solutions through sound management of monitoring infrastructure components
  • Create customized health monitors and alerts as needed
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements.
  • Formulate detailed network, storage, and compute design specifications for stable and secure computing operations in a dynamic cloud based environment.
  • Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, and compute technologies.

 
Cloud Monitoring Administrator Required skills: 
  • Mid to senior level Monitoring Administrator experience in a cloud environment
  • Security+ (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. MCSA, GMON, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience effectively managing multiple large-scale projects
  • Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired
  • Understanding of network, storage, server, and application technologies
  • Strong understanding of WMI and SNMP
  • Strong knowledge of automation concepts, tools, and scripting languages (Powershell, DSC, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) - preferred

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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