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Job Title Senior Monitoring Engineer
Location Arlington, VA
Job Type Temp-to-Perm
Job Description Position Title: Senior Monitoring Engineer
Bill Rate: Keep below 95/hour
Conversion Salary: Targeting 120k – 130k, however if a candidate checks all the requirements, and has an active TS we can discuss some flexibility
Clearance Required: Interim TS or TS
Reporting to: 
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Part of a team supporting the operations and maintenance of large scale and world-wide Enterprise IT environment covering application hosting and support, enterprise services, and infrastructure services. This candidate will serve as a monitoring engineer for the Department of State.
• Assist with the design and implementation of a monitoring solution across a range of multiple physical and logical sub-networks using NetIQ’s AppManager and other tools.
• Assist with the design and implementation of NetIQ’s Operations Center to allow data from multiple-data sources to feed into a single monitoring dashboard.
• Keep up-to-date on latest monitoring technologies, and make suggestions on new tools that provide more capabilities and efficiency, or that fill gaps in current monitoring structure.
• Monitor and administer Linux and Windows servers.
• Monitor network devices, storage devices and virtual infrastructure.
• Monitor database and application servers using various monitoring tools.
• Perform analysis and make recommendation on design that meets industry best practice for monitoring.
• Work with System Transition engineers and software developers to identify the best thresholds for in-house developed applications and customized off-the-shelf products.
• Automation of various IT processes related to monitoring and alerting.
• Development of knowledge and skills in network and system administration, particularly with regard to Department of State architecture and platforms.
• Provide reports and metrics as ad-hoc requests or deliverables.
• Work with outside teams to establish to monitoring policies or integrate new monitoring tools and data.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

• At least 5-8 years of experience as monitoring engineer
• Extensive Knowledge of NetIQ AppManager QDB Repositories, AppManager Management Servers, AppManager Control Center, AppManager Performance Profiler, AppManager Analysis Center, and/or Splunk.
• Engineering experience within a large-scale and complex type monitoring environment.
• Knowledge of Syslog, TCP/IP; SNMP Traps; and other protocols.
• Experience in setting up monitoring profiles, polling policies and thresholds.
• Scripting Experience (VBScript, PowerShelll, JavaScript, PERL, and/or UNIX Shell Scripting).
• Experience working with both Windows and Red Hat and an understanding of VMware or equivalent virtualization technology.
• Ability to help modernize the current monitoring posture; make recommendations on areas of improvements, and assist to increase automation and efficiency.

Education and Certifications

• BS/BA in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• ITIL v3 Foundations Certification
Experience Desired:
• 5+ years as a monitoring engineer
• 10+ years of experience in enterprise systems monitoring, including operations center or service desk.
• 5+ years supporting a Federal data center environment.
• 5+ years of experience working with NetIQ, Splunk, or similar monitoring tool.
• Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support.

Experience with NetIQ’s Operations Center and/or PlateSpin is a plus