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Alliant Energy Sr. Operational Technology Systems Administrator 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 want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Do you want to make a difference in the work that you do? Are you curious, always learning, and want to work on technology for a sustainable, clean future?

Alliant Energy has an opening for Sr. Operational Technology Systems Administrator to join the team in Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. This position is part of our support team for our most critical generation and distribution assets. You will get to help set the direction and process in this role and help improve security and compliance around our most critical assets.

In this role you will design, provide day-to-day administration and technical support for key applications such as historian and SCADA applications, integrations and servers related to Operational Technology (OT) systems. Deploy technical solutions that adhere to secure architectures. Participate in the analysis, recommendations, testing, and implementation of OT systems and processes.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Participates and leads in the planning and design of OT technical solutions including research, running proof-of-concepts and evaluating RFP/RFI submissions.

  • Provides architecture and design support for OT systems, including applications, servers, workstations, networking equipment and/or other applicable systems.

  • Participates and leads in medium to high complexity team level projects impacting OT systems and security. Stays informed of progress on company, department, and team level projects impacting OT systems.

  • Responsible for advanced phases of OT systems administration including policy management, installation, asset hardening, patching, testing, debugging and documentation.

  • Leads process improvement and automation efforts at the team level. Works with direct supervisor on annual process improvement and automation targets.

  • Identifies, plans, implements, documents, and follows requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) regulations and other applicable regulations, reference architectures and security frameworks.

  • Develops procedures and drives processes based on technology standards, controls and reference architectures for cybersecurity system protection.

  • Performs work processes which follow security policies. Prepares and maintains operational documentation. Establishes procedures for the Help Desk to resolve minor issues and problems.

  • Manages lifecycle projects including purchasing, configuring, installing and documentation.

  • Participates in 24x7 on call rotation.

Required Qualifications

  • 6 years of experience in application support or server, workstation, networking, storage or virtual infrastructure administration.

  • Certification at intermediate or advanced level in server administration, networking, firewall administration or applications development.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience leading projects using project management tools and involving multiple teams preferred.

  • Exposure to Operations Technology (SCADA) systems.

  • Exposure to compliance regulations such as Sarbanes‐Oxley (SOX), NERC CIP or TSA a plus.

  • Proven knowledge of database, network, server, and remote connectivity security practices.

Key Skills

• Application Security • Cybersecurity Risk Management • Incident Management • Incident Response • Information Security Management • IT Risk Management • Intrusion Detection • IT Security Management • Network Security Management • Security Architecture Design • Security Governance • Threat Modeling • Vulnerability Management


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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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