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Southern Company EMS Security Analyst/Engineer (Energy Management Systems) in Atlanta, Georgia

EMS Security Analyst/Engineer (Energy Management Systems)


EMS Security Analyst/Engineer (Energy Management Systems)

Location: Birmingham, Alabama or Atlanta, GA

Summary of Position Duties

This position is responsible for the maintenance, monitoring and support of the cyber security applications and associated systems utilized in the Energy Management Systems (EMS) department. The successful applicant will assist in administration activities, developing, testing, and implementing security hardware/ software, plans, policies and procedures. The successful candidate will work with team members to support the Cyber Security and administration of security systems required to operate a real-time supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.


· Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, MIS or equivalent experience

· Industry certification preferred (CISSP, CISA, CISM) or equivalent experience.

Major Responsibilities

· Experience with Windows domain authentication, Cisco ISE, RSA two-factor Authentication

· Experience in the support of Windows domain administration and group policy

· Experience with virtualization and Citrix based remote access systems.

· Experience with Vulnerability Management

· Experience with data correlation for different data types to create reports and dashboards a plus. (CMDB, ArcSight, Zenoss, etc…)

· Work with subject matter experts to harden systems and eliminate unwanted network traffic across the environment.

· Experience with ArcSight Logger and ESM

· Experience in system administration of Windows based operating systems.

· Experience in system administration of RHEL Linux experience

· Experience in host-based security of UNIX or Windows operating systems

· Experience in scripting languages such as Perl, Python, shell, or Powershell

· Evaluate new security technologies and provide input into EMS strategic plan.

· Provide technical support for Sarbanes-Oxley, FERC, NERC and SERC compliance.

· Partner with others to help troubleshoot, identify, and resolve production issues as related to security issues.

· Ability to meet Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Sarbanes-Oxley and other federal regulatory compliance requirements.

· Maintain a current knowledge of new security technologies and security practices.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner.

· Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks based on criticality and operational impact to the Bulk Electric system.

· Critical thinking/Problem solving abilities.

· Must have strong analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills.

· Ability to handle multiple tasks with competing priorities.

· Should be a student of technology and the business.

· Ability to work effectively in a team environment through cooperation and communication.

· Excellent communication and organization skills with the ability to understand and apply new technology.

Behavioral Attributes

· Behavior consistent with Southern Company’s Our Values philosophy

· Must be proactive, highly motivated, and self-directed.

· Customer service orientation

· Must have strong interpersonal skills and possess the ability to build and maintain relationships within a team, with other EMS teams, and with teams external to EMS.

· Ability to build and maintain relationships with key customers

· Exhibit initiative, follow-up, and follow-through

· Must have a customer focused attitude

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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. #LI

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, 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

Req ID: SCS2011686