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Southern Company System Administrator in Atlanta, Georgia

System Administrator


System Administrator, Sr

Work location(s): Alabama Corporate Headquarters in Birmingham, AL or Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, GA


This position is responsible for System Administration of the Southern Company computing environment and the management and health of the PC Operating systems across the enterprise. This includes:

  • Defines the Southern Company system-wide standards and best practices PC configurations

  • Interface with other Technology organizations to educate, consult, and obtain feedback on Operating system configurations and features

  • Engages with architects and support personnel, project managers, solution providers and vendors to set clear timelines for the design and implementation of new technologies into the production environment

  • Reviews emerging technologies, and serves as the main resource for POCs and project related activities

  • Engages with Security Teams to ensure PC vulnerabilities are identified and remediated

  • Engages with Security Teams to ensure the PC environment is patched monthly

  • Ensures the PC Environment OS version is current and maintains the latest security and operating system features

The System Administrator level will be dependent upon skill/knowledge level.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills )

Technical Skills Required

  • Extensive computer hardware and operating system knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Southern Company software and hardware configurations

  • Working knowledge of network, server and storage technology

  • Recognition of cyber security threats and risks, and importance of protecting the computing environment

  • Capacity to learn and apply modern technologies and concepts

  • Ability to research solutions to problems, as well as stay up to date on constantly changing technology

  • Superb diagnostic, troubleshooting, analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Programming / scripting skills using system-level APIs and WMI, preferably with PowerShell

  • Experience working with the Operating System Deployment for Windows 10 imaging strongly desired

Non-Technical Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) as well as technical writing

  • Works well on a team that may be geographically dispersed

  • Ability to simplify complex subjects in a way that can be easily understood by non-technical audiences

  • High degree of focus on quality, reliability, efficiency, and cost effectiveness

  • Flexible, can work under stress with changing direction and with minimal supervision

  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, removes obstacles for success

  • Ability to assess the impact of changes and quantify risk to ensure appropriate business decisions are made

  • Will travel as needed

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize and deal with multiple priorities

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 4-yr Bachelors degree in a computing or engineering field is strongly desired

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an IT related field


  • Sets roadmaps and standards and fully deploys solutions

  • Develops and executes test plans for the deployment of technology solutions

  • Determines and documents strategy for product area and usage of products

  • Operates as a Subject Matter Experts (SME), and performs operational activities and systems management for Workplace Technologies services

  • Documents the products, versions, patch levels and detailed configurations of products and architectural diagrams as needed

  • Engages with architects, support personnel, project managers, solution providers and vendors to set clear timelines for the design and implementation of modern technologies into the production environment

  • Determines detailed configurations of products and how those configurations should be implemented

  • Reviews communications and documentation developed by support analysts to ensure accuracy and effectiveness

  • Serves as a point of escalation for 2 nd / 3 rd tier support analysts for systemic issues

  • Creates and maintains support documentation and knowledge articles

  • Keeps up with industry trends and current events and is always mindful of new opportunities to automate and improve processes

  • Consults with the Business to provide value add technology solutions

  • Works with Technology Organization groups to enhance the user experience of products and better leverage capabilities

  • Maintains relationship with vendors from a product roadmap and pre-sales perspective



This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010491