Senior Systems Administrator / SolarWinds Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Beltsville
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking an experienced System Administrator, SolarWinds Specialist to become a part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective, and secure business processes. 


Location: Beltsville, MD 


Job Role:

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Systems Administrator with a strong background in SolarWinds to join our dynamic IT team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our network monitoring solutions, ensuring the optimal performance, security, and reliability of our IT infrastructure.  


In this role, you will be responsible for:   


SolarWinds Implementation and Management:  

  • Lead the design and implementation of SolarWinds solutions to monitor and manage network performance, availability, and security.
  • Configure and customize SolarWinds modules to align with organizational requirements.

Performance Monitoring and Analysis: 

  • Utilize SolarWinds tools to monitor and analyze network performance, identify trends, and proactively address issues.
  • Optimize SolarWinds configurations to ensure efficient use of network resources.

Incident Response and Troubleshooting: 

  • Respond to SolarWinds alerts promptly, investigating and resolving network incidents.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and mitigate SolarWinds-related issues.

Security and Compliance: 

  • Implement and enforce security best practices for SolarWinds, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of network data.
  • Ensure SolarWinds configurations comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Documentation and Reporting: 

  • Maintain comprehensive documentation related to SolarWinds configurations, processes, and procedures.
  • Generate regular reports on network performance, incidents, and SolarWinds utilization for management review.

Training and Knowledge Sharing: 

  • Provide training and support to IT staff on SolarWinds usage and best practices.
  • Share expertise with team members, promoting knowledge exchange and skill development.




  • 9 years of overall years with a Bachelors degree; 7 years with Masters; 4  years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • SolarWinds experience: a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Systems Administrator with a specialization in SolarWinds.
  • In-depth knowledge of SolarWinds platform, modules, and best practices.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, architecture, and security.
  • Experience in incident response, troubleshooting, and network optimization.
  • Familiarity with industry compliance standards and regulations.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Possess one of the following certifications, OR be able to obtain before start date:
    • CASP+ CE; CCNA Cyber Ops; CCNA-Security; CCNP Security; CEH; CFR; CISA; CISSP (or Associate); Cloud+; CySA+; GCED; GCIA; GCIH; GICSP; SCYBER; VCA DCV
  • U.S. citizenship and an interim Secret to start and ability to obtain a final Top Secret security clearance. 




  • SolarWinds certification (SolarWinds Certified Professional - SCP or equivalent).
  • Previous experience in designing and implementing complex SolarWinds solutions.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell) for SolarWinds automation.

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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