Southern Company IT Infrastructure Analyst, UNIX/Linux Administrator in Birmingham, Alabama

IT Infrastructure Analyst, UNIX/Linux Administrator


IT Infrastructure Analyst, UNIX/Linux Admin


  • A minimum of five (5) years server and technical problem resolution experience.

  • A minimum of five (5) years experience working with UNIX/Linux Server operating systems including installation and configuration

  • A minimum of two (2) years Oracle database server implementation and maintenance experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years WebLogic server implementation and maintenance experience


  • Comprehensive experience in system administration of UNIX (Solaris) or Linux operating systems.

  • General knowledge of UNIX hardware platforms and other components (CPU, clusters, storage area networks, disk and tape arrays

  • Basic knowledge of Shell programming

  • Working knowledge of Veritas Volume Manager, and Cluster Server

  • Experience in backup and recovery of system and database files (Veritas Net Backup a plus)

  • Strong team player with ability to work independently

  • Effectively and accurately organizes tasks, manages multiple priorities/details, and meets tight deadlines

  • Excellent communication and organization skills with the ability to understand and apply new technology and interact with customers to support their needs

  • Ability to communicate with support personnel to quickly assess issues and coordinate appropriate action plan

  • Self motivated, resourceful, proactive team player that can work independently and take personal ownership of work assignments

  • Ability to follow detailed technical instructions

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Professional oral and written communication skills

  • General knowledge of information technologies (those currently used within the system and new technologies)

  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure components

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide system administration, software and hardware support, and UNIX/Windows administration for the computer systems utilized by the IT Generation department.

  • Provide system administration, software and hardware support, and Oracle/Sybase administration for the computer systems utilized by the IT Generation department.

  • Responsibilities include installing and maintaining server hardware and operating systems to support unique customer requirements. Installing and maintaining system software.

  • Follow standard processes for hardware, software and project completion, problem resolution and change management.

  • Diagnose and resolve technical problems to meet service level expectations. Participate in departmental initiatives.

  • Communicate progress, problems and best practices to management, leads and teammates.

  • Installation and support of in-house custom and vendor software

  • Storage Management including data backup and restoration

  • WebLogic System Administration for UNIX/Linux and Windows Servers

  • Install and support WebLogic packages

  • Database System Administration for Oracle and Sybase Servers

  • Disaster Recovery Infrastructure support

  • Ability to build strong relationships with customers, vendors and other IT organizations

  • Must have a strong focus on teamwork and be a team player

  • Understand Fleet Operations and Trading Floor and Financial and Contract services business drivers, processes and data

  • Provide consulting and support for new and existing vendor software

  • Provide performance analysis and tuning; database reorganizations; space monitoring and management; data integrity checks and cleanup; database backups and recovery; data load, maintenance and migration scripts

  • Provide consultation on database issues and tools

  • Install and support Oracle database packages

  • Provide root cause analysis, efficient production support and maintenance for existing database instances

  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge with emphasis on database related skills


Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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

Req ID: SCS2007583