Application Systems Administrator

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 26178
Job Family: Information Services
Date Posted: Jul 6, 2022


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, Inc., there's never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That's why today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service; and that's why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well managed company.

Our Company:

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries.


Technical system administration – including application support, performance tuning, and security – for critical business systems (ERP and BI)


  • Oversee a variety of product software and ensure all required maintenance & patching is up to date
  • Monitors system usage; plans and communicates proactive system maintenance and infrastructure changes.
  • Ownership of production systems support and operations in a 24X7 high availability environment
  • Communicate with systems suppliers and direct the work of managed service providers.
  • Demonstrated expertise using technical tools and supporting multiple technical products
  • Able to consistently draw on research and experience to resolve complex problems across multiple products or platforms
  • Helps team consistently meet or exceed team deadlines
  • Takes ownership of issues and sees them through to resolution
  • Able to work with minimal supervision while displaying judgment in prioritization of work
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with IS and related teams


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline strongly preferred, but consideration may be given to an exceptional candidate with 8 years relevant experience
  • At least 4 years relevant work experience required


  • Experience with Windows & Linux Operating System Server Environments
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and familiarity with database platforms (Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Oracle products (EBS, Fusion Middleware, PL/SQL)
  • Experience with BI Tools and Analytics and architecture (Qlikview a plus)
  • Basic ability to write, read and debug scripts (Bash, PowerShell, etc)


  • Good analytical, verbal and written skills required
  • Participate in continuous improvement events
  • Maintain company confidentiality
  • Interact with users for system clarifications and requirements
  • Write system and process documentation
  • Provide user support for Altec associates via phone, email and in person
  • Willingness to work outside standard business hours to resolves issues or complete special projects
  • Track and maintain constant communication with the customer from the beginning to the end of any established case, issue, or concern
  • Remain highly adaptable
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed to perform job duties up to 10%


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
Retirement 401(k) Program
Vacation and Holidays
Flexible Spending Accounts
Tuition Assistance Program
Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.


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