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Southern Company System Administrator Level 3 in Durham, North Carolina


This position is responsible for architecting, configuring, maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting of PowerSecure on-premises and Public Cloud infrastructure. This position makes strategic platform decisions in a Hybrid, multi-cloud IT environment that are endorsed by management and align with business imperatives and technology roadmaps. This position will lead key infrastructure-driven cloud initiatives. This position a ssists with training the infrastructure team to build, manage, maintain, and operate a Hybrid, multi-cloud IT environment. This position serves as an escalation point for L2 Admins. This position builds business acumen and relationships to facilitate strategic technology decisions with team members and customers.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field with a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience OR 8 years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including leadership, teamwork, written / verbal communications and positive attitude

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts into language business partners easily understand

  • Ability to contribute to a safe work environment

  • Ability to perform ‘technical lead’ role on project teams, owning problem remediation efforts and consulting with vendors / suppliers to overcome critical technical issues

  • Provide strategy support regarding technology infrastructure to support PS goals as well as establish standards and drive process development

  • Architect project solutions and recommend technology roadmap initiatives

  • Facilitate high levels of collaboration with Cybersecurity, Enterprise Solutions Application Support teams and key PS business partners

  • Ability to travel 15% of the time

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Customer Service – 3-years of experience providing exemplary face to face customer service

  • Continuing education – demonstrates ability to continuously develop contemporary professional and technical skills

  • Organization / Prioritization – able to organize work of self / team and discern priorities

  • Innovative – suggests creative options that lead to more valuable outcomes

  • Proactive – anticipates technology opportunities and issues, presents solutions and leads execution

  • Strategic – understands the broad technical aspects of PS IT Infrastructure and influences IT management to make strategic decisions that align technologies to drive efficiency, improve security and meet PS business needs


  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience with server operating systems (Windows and Linux), virtualization, storage, networking, and public cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

  • Experience migrating workloads from on premises data centers to the public cloud is required.

  • Infrastructure & Operations – sound understanding of compute, storage, networking, and management of infrastructure operations.

  • Integration Architecture – including integration among data, identity management, network, and applications in a Hybrid IT environment

  • Applying cloud best practices to on-prem environment and vice-versa.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio 7-years of experience supporting Microsoft server installation, maintenance and troubleshooting

  • 7-years of experience supporting Microsoft O365, Exchange, SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive

  • 7-years of experience with cloud data storage environments (OneDrive/SharePoint/AWS/Azure)

  • 7-years of experience supporting MS Azure / Amazon AWS / Active Directory including creation & maintenance of user & computer accounts, security groups, OUs, GPOs, etc.

  • 7-years of experience supporting Microsoft SCCM, Intune or other similar configuration management systems

  • 7-years of experience installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting network equipment such as Routers, Firewalls, Switches, WAPs, etc.

  • 7-years of experience supporting network protocols (DNS, DHCP, SMTP, TCP/IP, UDP)

    About Us:

    PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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    We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.




  • Bachelors or better in Computer Science

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure