Southern Company Network Architect/Engineer Sr or Engineering Staff Analyst (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Atlanta, Georgia

Network Architect/Engineer Sr or Engineering Staff Analyst (Atlanta or Birmingham)


This position will be filled from a Level 4 to Level 6 depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.


The Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Network Engineer is responsible for providing tactical planning, engineering design and consulting, documentation, equipment lifecycle management, and third-level technical support for the network infrastructure supporting the Transmission and Distribution SCADA systems of Southern Company.

General Job Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for engineering designs for all network facilities including Cisco data communications equipment; routers, switches, etc.

  • Responsible for development of and compliance with engineering standards including requirements gathering, documentation, product lifecycle plans, and design packages.

  • Responsible for coordinating supplemental engineering service providers and/or contractors performing engineering design for network projects.

  • Responsible for providing support to the local Operating Companies on issues related to network planning, engineering design, and engineering consulting.

  • Responsible for developing and participating in the successful completion of Specialized Infrastructure initiatives and Technology Organization initiatives.

  • Responsible for providing third-level maintenance (reactive, preventative, and quality assurance) support as well as backup maintenance /installation coverage related to the identified networks / equipment at specific Southern Company locations.

Job Requirements :

  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications systems and data network systems including IP addressing and naming (DNS, DHCP, and WINS), Web and proxy, Internet, Firewalls, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and Remote computing access is required

  • General Understanding of Real-Time SCADA systems would be a plus

  • Knowledge of Electric Power Delivery business and applications would be a plus

  • Knowledge of Network Management systems, e.g. HPNA would be a plus

  • Knowledge of serial data transmission (T1, RS-232) would be a plus

  • Knowledge of intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) would be a plus

  • General Understanding of Budgets and/or Capable of Learning about Budgeting (capital and functional) and accounting processes to ensure compliance with the budget.

  • Demonstrated personal computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)

  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage multiple project responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Team-oriented with a strong work ethic.

  • Willingness to embrace, influence, and lead change.

Competencies :

  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, manage multiple priorities/details, meet schedules, and deliver on customer commitments

  • Ability to build relationships and work in a team atmosphere

  • Ability to provide and accept feedback

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to build relationships, to communicate and work with all levels of management, vendors, and other internal and external groups and customers and exhibit positive influence at all levels.

  • Effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to convey complex technical issues in business terms.

  • Attention to detail

Education / Experience :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline (preferred); Computer Science, MIS, or technical degree in Computer Science or related technology is acceptable (Would be filled as Engineering Analyst role if non-engineering degree).

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Data Network Experience with Cisco Routing/Switching and firewalls

  • Cisco certifications are a plus

  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls is a plus


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America-s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America-s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune-s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006985