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Southern Company IT Security Infrastructure Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

IT Security Infrastructure Engineer



This position will support the IT security infrastructure leveraged by our Security Operations Center. Infrastructure technologies include but are not limited to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms, Netflow, Full Packet Analytics and much more. This position works with other business unit SMEs to ensure the technologies are integrated and fully utilized as intended in the protection of Southern Company’s cyber related assets. The role is a technical hands-on role with lots of troubleshooting and problem-solving opportunities.


  • A formal education in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience in IT Security related roles is required for this position. Network/Security/System admin experience is preferred.

  • Minimum 6 years supporting IT infrastructure or Information Security devices/technologies.

  • Minimum 1 year of experience supporting and managing Splunk Enterprise deployments, as well as understanding of Data and System Administration using Splunk is highly desired. Experience with distributed clustered environments is a plus

  • Minimum of 3 years of comprehensive working knowledge of Linux, Unix is a must, and Windows OS is a plus.

  • Scripting skills such as Perl, Python, and/or Shell scripting are a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge of networking protocols and addressing schemes, i.e., TCP/IP functions, CIDR blocks, subnets, addressing, communications, layer 2, netflow, etc.

  • Experience supporting Security Information and Event Management products, such as Connectors, Logger, and Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) - ArcSight, QRadar, RSA Envision a plus.

  • Comprehensive working knowledge and experience supporting netflow technologies - Lancope StealthWatch a plus.

  • Database skills with MySQL, SQL, Oracle are a plus.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; ability to solve complex technical issues.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Exhibit initiative, follow-up and follow through with commitments.

  • Ability to support and work in a team environment.

  • Advanced technical writing skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a high-pressure environment.

  • Understanding of IT Security and the ability to apply risk management principles in all aspects IT Security preferred.

  • Experience with and ability to maintain confidentiality of data.

  • Experience working in or supporting a Security Operations Center is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Southern Company infrastructure is a plus.

  • On-call support after hours will be required.

  • Must comply with any regulatory requirements.


  • Perform as subject matter expert on Splunk Enterprise tools and deployments utilized by the SOC

  • Perform administrative functions managing all SOC infrastructure technology platforms

  • Provide support on all SOC infrastructure technology platforms, present and future deployments.

  • Perform routine equipment checks, upgrades, and preventative maintenance for our IT Security infrastructure.

  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships with the cyber security and infrastructure support teams throughout the Information Technology organization, as well as business unit stakeholder SMEs.

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships/partnerships with appropriate vendors.


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

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2008143

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