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Systems Administration Consultant Job

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: MN - Minneapolis, US, 55401

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary
Responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining operating system, and systems and/or network infrastructure in support of complex processing requirements. Under general direction, is responsible for activities related to system administration, which may include multiple systems and/or network operations, servers and sites. Responsible for capacity planning and vendor evaluations. Provide technical leadership across multiple platforms.


Please note: The successful candidate will have former experience supporting VMWARE, Cisco UCS and Netapp Storage. Previous experience supporting operational technology or SCADA systems is plus. Also previous experience working in regulated industries is desired. This position can be filled in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO.

Essential Responsibilities

  • User Support – Provide in depth technical information to users as appropriate. Analyzes more complex end user issues and recommends fixes or improvements. Lead efforts with users to develop complex systems and/or network solutions. Act as user liaison on large projects.
  • Problem Resolution – Help others in clarifying complex problems by adapting or modifying established approaches. Recognize problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Find solutions using a systematic, multi-step approach. Primary responsibility for developing improvements and innovations to enhance performance. Provide support for systems testing and validation design activities.
  • Technical Support – Responsible for the overall installation, maintenance, configuration, and integrity of systems and/or network infrastructure. In addition to daily administration, focuses on improving performance of systems and/or network. Recommend and implement strategies to improve systems reliability and performance. Conduct capacity analysis for systems and/or network infrastructure. Ability to independently design and develop scripts and task automations to improve processing efficiency, repeatability and quality.
  • Leadership – Lead by example. Review work and ensures quality standards are met. Train staff and oversees their productivity. Coach and mentor others, and/or provides project leadership. Motivate others to action and addresses delicate situations, requiring tact and diplomacy using written and oral skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in information technology or related field or equivalent experience.
  • At least eight years of experience in IT infrastructure and/or network support.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with all phases of operating systems, HW, SW, and concepts on at least one platform, and demonstrated competency in multiple related technologies.
  • Has held leadership roles on large projects.
  • Strong leadership, written, and oral communications skills.







As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 56770:CO IT Operations Center || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16061

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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