Systems Administrator in Birmingham, AL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/5/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  811129


This position is responsible for engineering, implementing, and supporting Windows server hardware platforms, Windows operating systems and related system software such as Active Directory, OSD, DFS, Microsoft Clustering, Hyper-V, etc.  This is a 7x24x365 support organization and some after-hours work is required.  


Job Requirements

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or MIS is desired or equivalent work experience

  • Strong experience and knowledge of Windows server hardware platforms and other components (CPU, clusters, storage area networks, disk and tape arrays.)

  • Strong experience and knowledge of Windows server operating systems

  • Strong experience and knowledge of Dell hardware

  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, DFS, WINS, DNS, DHCP

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scripting for automation, PowerShell is a plus

  • Basic knowledge of security policies

  • Ability to provide support for the implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Operating Systems on virtual and physical platforms

  • General knowledge of Southern Company's core business

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

  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, manage multiple priorities/details, meet schedules, and deliver on customer commitments

  • High initiative

  • Ability to negotiate with and influence others - internally as well as vendors

  • Ability to build relationships and work in a team atmosphere as well as work independently

  • Ability to provide and accept feedback

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Demonstrate Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

  • Professional oral and written communication skills

  • Understanding of how their activities impact function budget


  • Engineering, installation and maintenance of Windows server hardware and operating systems.

  • Engineering, installation and maintenance of system software. 

  • Provide second-level support to other areas both within and outside of IT.

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

  • Provide full life-cycle management for servers and system software.

  • Diagnose and resolve problems to meet service level expectations. 

  • Participate in departmental initiatives. 

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