Company Description Lumen Solutions Inc. is a technology consulting Services Company based in Virginia. We provide a wide array of experienced business and IT professionals supporting clients from solution design to implementation and support. We specialize in strategy development, portfolio management and enterprise architecture. Job Description We have an urgent job opening of Lead Systems Engineer - AppDynamics or Nagios for our direct client based in Washington D.C. please check below job description and share your resume ASAP. Lead Systems Engineer -Nagios Location Washington D.C. Duration Contract to Hire Lead Systems Engineer to support the Systems Monitoring initiatives for several SOWrsquos 2020 and beyond. Responsible for software tool administration for systems and applications monitoring tools. Expertise with at least one of the Monitoring tools like AppDynamics or Nagios or ELK Stack. bull AppDynamics (on-prem) Administration experience on Linux platform to instrument Java based applications running on IBM WebSphere Application Server. bull Nagios tool set implementation, Administration Configuration experience in Infrastructure Monitoring (using Nagios XI Server), Network Monitoring (using Nagios Network Analyzer) and Centralized Logging (using Nagios Log Server). bull Or similar Administration experience with ELK Stack ndash Elasticsearch (search and analytics engine), Logstash (ingest pipeline) and Kibana (visualization and creating dashboards). bull Strong Linux platform (Red Hat) background. bull Automation experience with scripting (Python, Shell, ANSIBLE) preferred. bull Understanding of SSL setup on Linux servers. Installing CA certs generated by VENAFI tool etc. bull Experience with Network Monitoring and knowledge on Network components like Switches, Routers, Palo Alto Netowork utilization SNMP, F5 Load Balancers, WebSeal, Info Blocks, Gigamon, Network Mapping is a plus. bull Working knowledge of other monitoring tools like MicroFocus BSM, BPM SiteScope, Dynatrace DC RUM is desired. These tools are used to monitor applications and business transactions that impact the business and customers, currently. MicroFocus BSM tools will be retired once AppDynamics and Nagios are fully operational. bull Responsibilities include script writing, installing, managing, and maintaining the monitoring tools, as needed, as well as integration with other tools and collaboration with other groups and their tools. Tasks bull Manages, configures and maintains the Nagios tool on Linux platform. bull Responsible for Network Monitoring using Nagios Network Analyzer, InfrastructureServer Monitoring (Linux, Windows, AIX) using Nagios XI server, Application, SNMP and Log Monitoring. bull Configure centralized logging of all logs from different sources like WebSphere and IHS WebServers on AIX servers to Nagios Log server on Linux. Knowledge of Load Balancers like F5 to route logs to Log server. Handling different types of Log formats. bull Creates required dashboards with data visualization on both Nagios and AppDynamics. bull Manages, configures and maintains the AppDynamics APM tool (On Prem version) on Linux platform, with high availability setup. bull Responsible for Applicationsrsquo BTs (Business Transactions) refinement in AppD, set up health rules and fine tune monitoring in AppD. bull Setup EUM (End User Monitoring) BRUM (Browser Real User Monitoring) component of AppD for applications, using Java script injection at F5 level. bull Maintains the MicroFocus BSM suite of software tools, BPM, vuGen, and SiteScope, till they are decommissioned. bull Creates Selenium scripts to monitor business transactions using AppDrsquos Synthetic Monitoring. bull Maintains Dynatrace DC RUM tool. bull Provides support to all significant production issues. Activities may include gathering information from a wide variety of sources across all platforms to analyze for correlations, identifying specific performance causes, recommending a variety of possible solutions to remedy issue and issue reports with key findings and next steps. bull Creates documentation to support the management and maintenance of Nagios AppD tools. Provides training on tools and the associated processes and procedures. bull Analyzes tool data and usage. Communicates weekly with management verbally and via written detailed status reports regarding potential problems and concerns. bull Works with different Systems and Application Architecture teams to ensure that systems monitoring requirements are addressed early in the development process. Coordinates with project teams to ensure that monitoring of new applications is available before release for production. bull Assists in reviewing and analyzing business system requirements and specifications for systems monitoring tool protocols and future tool usage. Competencies 1. Effective organizational, interpersonal, analytical, communications skills and Hands on technical experience 2. Self-motivated, adaptable to change, forward-thinking 3. Must be able to prioritize and manage time under tight deadlines, and demonstrate initiative in problem-solving. 4. Enthusiasm to engage in continuous learning, internal drive, intellectual curiosity, ability to learn, and desire to help the customers succeed 5. Strong technical skills and ability to work proactively 6. Comfortable working under Project Manager supervision Specific Required Skills bull 5-8 years strong IT experience and good working knowledge of a variety of technology platforms in a distributed environment including Microsoft systems (e.g. Windows 2012 and 2016 Server, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint), LinuxUnix, VMWare, SQL Server, database architectures, TCPIP, VPNs, Mainframe, LANWAN technologies and architectures bull A minimum of 3 years hands-on experience installing, integrating, managing and maintaining monitoring tools like Nagios (XI, Fusion, Network Analyzer, Log Server) or AppDynamics administration and support. bull Or similar Administration experience with ELK Stack ndash Elasticsearch (search and analytics engine), Logstash (ingest pipeline), and Kibana (visualization and creating dashboards) bull Experience in writing Shell, Python, Selenium, VuGen scripts bull Experience with SSL certs, encryption methods on Linux bull Experience in developing and implementing systems monitoring and alerting strategies in diverse, large-scale environments bull Experience developing and documenting processes, procedures, and policies for tool usage and integration bull Author tool maintenance and training documentation as well as support requests for training on tool usage bull Knowledge and experience with configuring alerts, dashboards and ad-hoc reports bull Strong understanding of service level management (SLAs, SLRs, etc.) bull Determine and document tool backup and recovery procedures bull Experience with data management tools and databases (e.g., DB2, SQL -familiarity desired) bull Experience in systems and Java applications troubleshooting using monitoring tools like AppDynamics bull Understanding and experience with both waterfall and agile Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC) bull Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field (i.e., Engineering, Applied Science, Math, etc.) or equivalent experience. Additional information Interview format 1st ndash Phone Screen, 2nd - Skype Location Washington D.C Compensation and benefits ndash Lumen Solutions offers competitive compensation package as well as an array of benefits matching with current industry standard based on experience and qualifications. Overview of benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays 401K, Employee Referral Bonus Lumen Solutions is an EEO and presents an incredible opportunity for growth and advancement with initiatives in transportation, healthcare, and financial sectors. Contact Information Posted By Jaiprakash Singh Lumen Solutions, Inc.