Systems Administrator II in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Enterprise Infrastructure Manager



The position of Systems Administrator II will be responsible for supporting the IT Operations Support Team with maintaining Wintel Server infrastructure and related systems while upholding high levels of customer service and communication.

The primary duties for this position are focused on systems management which includes network, file and print services, virtualization, hardware and software support, managing Directory Services, patch management, system backups, monitoring and inventory.  Additionally, this position will interface with the helpdesk ticketing system, IT support entities and the end-user as to resolve incidents.

  • Troubleshoots system hardware/software problems
  • Implement and troubleshoot Enterprise class solutions
  • Manage Active Directory, user accounts, passwords, mailboxes, database, file level permissions, management of Group Policy and Organizational Units
  • Maintains documentation of inventory for servers, hardware and software
  • Participates in the on-call rotating schedule to ensure 24X7 support
  • Participates in the IT Change.Management.and Asset Management processes
  • Interacts effectively with others and clearly communicates verbally and in writing
  • Provides end-user support via telephone, email and face-to-face
  • Performs account creation in Exchange SQL and Active Directory servers
  • Participates in compliance activities that include audit log collection, analysis and reporting
  • Performs system monitoring to ensure the integrity and availability of all IT server resources, reviewing system and application logs
  • Performs daily backup operations that include ensuring backups are successfully accomplished and the proper disposition of media
  • Add and configure new services and hardware as required in support of break-fix activities or system projects
  • Performs after hours’ system support during scheduled and unscheduled outages and standard monthly patching requirements


  • Bachelor degree or 3+ years of experience working in a server support environment
  • 2+ years of experience in a Systems Administrator role
  • Knowledge of IT concepts, best practices, and procedures
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work individually or in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, and PDF software
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 Server Operating Systems to include Active Directory
  • Experience with VMWare server virtualization
  • Experience with Citrix XenApp
  • Experience with System Center Configuration  Manager (SeeM)
  • Experience with server backup and recovery tools
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange 2007 or higher
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows XP or higher
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or higher
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and comply with relevant department and/or corporate policies, procedures and guidelines as they pertain to company data and technology services
  • Experience with system monitoring and using performance analysis tools
  • Experience with performance  tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization  as well as configuration  of CpU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Ability to assist with developing  and participating  in disaster recovery exercises
  • 3+ years of experience  in Help Desk Support or PC maintenance role preferred
  • Experience with Mobile Device Management  (MOM) platforms preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of ITIL concepts such as Service Desk, Incident
  • Management and Change Management experience preferred

TOOLS: Packet Capture Tools (Sniffers), System Monitoring and Analysis Tools, Microsoft Performance Monitor, Help Desk Ticketing Systems, Online Project Management System, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel and others as required.


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work within Austal standards at the direction of the Sr. Systems Administrator

LIAISES WITH: IT Management Line, IT Security, End Users and External Technical Support


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

  • Perform prolonged standing.
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles), safely per OSHA standards.
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks. 


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.
  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
    • Must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19
    • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
    • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
    • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check