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Southern Company Network Engineer-Operational Technology (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Atlanta, Georgia

Network Engineer-Operational Technology (Atlanta or Birmingham)



The OT (Operational Technology) 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 Southern Company’s operational real-time data networks.

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 PD 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 is a plus

  • Knowledge of Electric Power Delivery business and applications is a plus

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

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

  • Knowledge of intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) is 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.


  • 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


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...): No

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: SCS2008512

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