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Alliant Energy Server Administrator I - Hybrid in Madison, Wisconsin

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. When our employees say “I am energy,” it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We reward our highly hardworking and dedicated teams and give them the support they need to ensure their safety, wellness and financial security for themselves and their families.

If you enjoy challenges, have strong communication skills and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy.

What sets us apart?

  • Alliant Energy offers a full compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Employer Cash Contribution, Long and Short-Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

  • ​Year after year, Alliant Energy is recognized by major publications and foundations as a top employer and leader in the areas of equity and sustainability. This includes Newsweek’s list of Most Responsible Companies, Forbes list of Best Midsize Employers , a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and being named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.

  • Our employees make a difference through their work and personal activities. In 2021, employees, retirees and our charitable foundation collectively contributed $11.5 million and volunteered over 75,000 hours.

Alliant Energy has an outstanding opportunity for a Server Administrator to join our team in Madison, WI. In this role you will assist with the implementation and support of a variety of tools and infrastructure to support Alliant Energy’s application hosting platform. You will work with on-premise, virtualized, and cloud infrastructure and assist other team members with bringing new technology into our platform.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning about and working with virtualization, storage, backup, SAN, monitoring infrastructure services and high availability environments. Cisco UCS knowledge and/or experience with Nutanix and VMware is highly preferred. Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are vital.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the design, evaluation, recommendation, building, and maintenance of medium to large computing services and storage environments; writes specification documents for these systems. Assists with departmental projects

  • Responds to support tickets from the Help Desk within specified timeframes, uses tools and procedures to resolve issues, and maintains defined service levels.

  • Identifies, plans, implements, and documents procedures for following Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) regulations.

  • Maintains disaster recovery plans and participates in disaster recovery drills.

  • Coordinates server and storage conversions, patches, and upgrades.

  • Coordinates system tuning to optimize system performance and maintains defined service levels.

  • Installs and maintains infrastructure services (e-mail, dynamic host configuration protocol, backup, print, patches, etc.).

  • Maintains user documentation related to software/hardware on multi-user networks as well as training materials for end users.

  • Provides consulting, technical guidance and information to applications development staff, computer operations staff and other corporate employees.

  • Participates in a 24X7 on call rotation.

  • Voices customer requirements into tasks and stories using Agile tools. Communicates with peers such that user tasks and stories are clearly understood by all partners.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree -Emphasis in information technology or related area.

  • Experience in providing server and storage support in a networked environment.

  • Skilled administration experience in system programming, storage, backup, SAN, monitoring, infrastructure services and high availability environments.

  • CI/CD, GitOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) experience.

  • Experience of one or more scripting languages - SQL, Python, Shell.

  • Experience with modern DevOps frameworks and tools.

  • Experience working with Azure or other cloud infrastructure.

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Linux server environments.

  • Experience working in agile software development environments.

  • Knowledge of modern integration technologies and API's.

  • Knowledge of container platforms.

  • Knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management systems.


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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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