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Southern Company Computer Systems Analyst - Windows Server Administrator (Birmingham, AL or Atlanta, GA) in Atlanta, Georgia

Computer Systems Analyst - Windows Server Administrator (Birmingham, AL or Atlanta, GA)


Computer Systems Analyst - Windows Server Admnistrator

Energy Management Systems

Birmingham, AL or Atlanta, GA


This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance, monitoring, and support of the EMS Windows Server infrastructure utilized in the Energy Management Systems (EMS) department. The successful applicant will provide life cycle administration for Windows Server software and other activities to ensure the Windows Server software is on supported versions. This successful candidate will be a member of the EMS Infrastructure Team, performing Windows Server administration and patching. The successful candidate will work with a team of technology professionals to provide a highly reliable and available infrastructure for a real-time customer base.


  • Ensure servers are configured properly within active directory.

  • Maintain security groups and remote access to the servers.

  • Ensure Windows server and desktop patching is performed to meet EMS department policies and procedures.

  • Schedule server and desktop reboots in a 24 x 7 x 365 end-user environment.

  • Support and troubleshoot Windows Server issues.

  • Coordinate with Windows Desktop administrators to troubleshoot issues related to global Windows systems changes.

  • Perform tasks in a timely manner as required for the commissioning and decommissioning of physical and virtual Windows Servers.

  • Assist with information gathering for audits, projects and other information gathering needs.

  • Maintain up-to-date list of Windows Servers and Windows desktops to ensure patching and other changes are implemented on all Windows systems.

  • Lifecycle management of Windows Server operating systems.

  • Work closely with network and endpoint security teams to ensure Windows systems are configured to meet EMS security guidelines.

  • Perform Windows Server upgrade and configuration changes.

  • Assist with server hardware troubleshooting and repairs.

  • Participate in general and project meetings as requested.

  • Ensure change management processes are followed.

  • Provide written documentation as needed for new implementations, upgrades, and changes.

Experience & Education

  • Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, MIS or equivalent experience

  • Current Microsoft certifications a plus

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 3 or more years of Windows Server operating systems administration experience.

  • Strong Windows Server troubleshooting skills.

  • Experience with PowerShell.

  • Experience patching Windows systems.

  • Knowledge of VMware server virtualization technologies.

  • Experience with Ivanti and Microsoft SCCM patching products preferred.

  • Experience with network configuration on Windows servers.

  • Experience with security practices and configuration of Windows servers.

  • Knowledge of Dell hardware and iDRAC configuration and troubleshooting preferred.

  • Experience with Windows Server licensing.

  • Candidate must be able to pass a blood and background screening processes.

  • This position falls under the Insider Threat Program requirement. The is required to complete and pass this program.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Self-motivated with attention to details, accuracy, and good follow-up skills.

  • High degree of focus on team success.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain relationships with team members and customers

  • Effectively organize task, manage multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks based on criticality and operational impact to the Bulk Electric system

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key customers

  • Exhibit initiative, follow-up, and follow-through

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

  • Should be a student of technology and the business

  • Must have a customer focused attitude

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 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

Virginia Avenue Office - 689 Virginia Ave NE (689ATLANTA)

689 Virginia Ave NE

Atlanta, 30306

Req ID: SCS2009776