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Southern Company Business Intelligence Architect (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Birmingham, Alabama

Business Intelligence Architect (Atlanta or Birmingham)


Business Intelligence Architect (Atlanta or Birmingham)


The Application/Solutions Architect is responsible for planning, analysis, design, development, configuration, implementation and documentation of business intelligence and application integration systems in relation to Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions. You will partner with our business stakeholders to translate requirements into BI solutions and work with the Data Engineering team, Business SMEs and Data Scientists to deliver solutions for BI and advanced analytics use cases.

These application areas include Microsoft Business Intelligence, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Advanced Analytics Architecture for the delivery of Advanced Analytics & BI solutions to business partners. Ability to design and implement core BI framework to drive analytics across the organization in using Azure BI Stack and Data Integration (Data Factory, SQL Data warehouse and Azure Data Lake Storage).

This position will be filled in the Data Analytics & Reporting team within Technology Services. Responsibilities for this role include participating in all phases of development from requirements, definition, and design; to development, deployment, and maintenance; to performance tuning and monitoring. This position also works closely with other Data Architects within the organization to ensure that new analytics solutions align with the enterprise data management strategy. This includes increasing data quality, compliance, and governance. The successful candidate will have proven ability to analyze and troubleshoot issues that arise within BI and analytics toolsets and the enterprise infrastructure supporting these solutions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science/Engineering or related degree required

  • Experience with implementing BI/analytics solutions using the Microsoft BI/analytics toolset

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, competitive information technology organization

  • 5 years of experience in a lead role engaging with key business stakeholders and IT teams to deliver large scale business intelligence and analytics solutions and projects in at least one of the following four areas: data modelling, business analysis, enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence, and predictive analytics.

  • 3 years of experience Power BI development, with strong knowledge of DAX and integrating with Microsoft Power Automate & Power Apps

  • 3 years of experience with ETL.


  • Strong technical knowledge implementing business intelligence solutions using the Microsoft BI and/or Azure Analytics toolset:

  • MS SQL Server Tools (Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services, PolyBase)

  • Experience with Azure Data Warehouse Services (Azure Synapse Analytics, Databricks, Data Factory, Azure Analysis Services)

  • Should be familiar and experienced in SQL

  • Demonstrated proficiency in T-SQL, SQL, DAX, MDX, Python/Scala/Spark SQL

  • Proven experience in change data capture, data vault 2.0, data transformation and relational/multidimensional databases

  • Knowledge or experience with cloud analytics platforms

  • Knowledge of data migration and integration

  • Assist in creating a technical roadmap for analytical products

  • General knowledge of Hadoop and other big data technologies

  • Deep analytical capability to debug, monitor, and troubleshoot issues with BI solutions

  • Effective communication (verbal/written) and leadership skills to foster enterprise adoption of BI solutions by power users within business units and other IT teams

  • Comprehensive consulting skills with proven ability to work with and influence others

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Continuous self-learner

General Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a BI subject matter expert to properly assess BI needs for business unit users and map those needs to appropriate back-end solution architectures (i.e. OLTP/transactional databases, data marts, data warehouses, cubes, tabular models, local data sources, etc.)

  • Collaborate with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery

  • Collaborate with peers; mentoring team members to enhance skills and abilities; providing leadership as required

Core Behavioral Attributes:

The successful candidate will demonstrate understanding and application of the Southern Style behaviors: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment .

Additional required behavioral attributes:

  • Results-oriented

  • Innovative

  • Strategic thinker with an enterprise view for sustainable solutions

  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement

  • Committed to the development of others

  • Committed to building and maintaining constructive partnerships with business partners

  • Works well both independently and with others

  • Acts with speed and decisiveness

  • Committed to ethical conduct

  • Lives and works safely


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. #LI

Job Field: Information Technology

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...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

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: SCS2009767

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