SolarWinds Engineer Full Time

SolarWinds Engineer – Cedar Park, Texas

About the job

Reporting directly to the regional head of engineering, the Solarwinds Engineer provides hands-on consultation, technical services, troubleshooting and support to Loop1 clients for their IT monitoring environments – primarily Solarwinds implementations. The SolarWinds Engineer will pair this support approach with road-mapping discussions and follow-on activities. The services the engineer will be involved in include installation/implementations, default and custom configurations, database (mostly SQL) support, and best practices guidance anchored in Loop1’s L1M3™* principles.


  • Provide implementation, configuration, and best-practice optimization support to clients on their SolarWinds Orion® deployments.
  • Provide training to customers on SolarWinds products and broader monitoring principles
  • Create concise and thorough documentation, including case notes, client communications, as-built documentation, and knowledge base articles for internal and external consumption
  • Deliver off-the-shelf and customized SolarWinds installations and configurations
  • Provide SQL database configuration, support, and consultation
  • Occasional travel availability is ideal, but rarely required.
  • Occasional (rare) after-hours on-call may be required


To be successful you will have:

  • Demonstrated strong abilities in implementing and configuring monitoring solutions based on SolarWinds Orion® products (NPM, SAM, NTA, NCM, DPA, and others) in a distributed and highly available environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience providing technical training to application administrators and end-users
  • 3+ years of experience with hands-on server and network administration for medium to large businesses
  • Solid understanding of MS Windows Server OS administration, roles, and troubleshooting. MCSA is a plus
  • 2+ years of experience in high availability system configuration, troubleshooting, and performance optimization
  • 2+ years of experience with industry-standard monitoring technologies (SNMP, WMI, API, scripts, agent-based, remote polling), with the proven capability to implement and support complex environments
  • 1+ year of experience designing, creating and supporting monitoring dashboards to provide reporting and status information to various levels of users
  • Daily access to a reliable high-speed internet connection to support remote work
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Ability to easily initiate and maintain business relationships
  • At least one SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP) certification or ability to acquire them quickly upon hiring.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP) certifications
  • Strong understanding of SNMP, SNMP traps, and Syslog
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated ability in SQL administration and SQL query language
  • Strong scripting skills using PowerShell
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS
  • Experience with open APM & proprietary solutions such as AppDynamics, Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic, Elastic, Datadog, CA Wily, BMC Truesight, Prometheus, Nagios, etc, strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of complementary platforms like ServiceNow, JIRA, Clarity, JENKINS, GITHUB & other DevOps Tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Microsoft MCSA is a plus
  • Cisco CCNA is a plus


*L1M3 (pronounced “lime”) is the Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model; an IT Operations Management framework developed by Loop1

About Loop1

Loop1 is a leading global IT Operations Management (ITOM) company specializing in the SolarWinds ITOM product offering; and Cisco Premier Partner with specializations in enterprise networking, unified communications, and Webex collaboration. Headquartered in Austin, TX, United States, with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Sri Lanka, clients in more than 60 countries, and 25+ SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP) engineers, holding 130+ individual certifications.

Loop1 runs on EOS® (the Entrepreneurial Operating System), a business management system that empowers leadership teams to run successful companies, and our employees are a vital factor in this success. We strive to engage good people who thrive on learning from each other and working together to deliver exceptional enterprise solutions to our clients. At the heart of this are the core values that embody what it means to be a Loop1 employee:

  • We are greater than me
  • We are purposeful
  • We do the right thing


Be part of the success story that is Loop1.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required to perform this job.

Loop1 is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Loop1will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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