Southern Company Computer Systems Engineer/Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Computer Systems Engineer/Analyst


Computer Systems Engineer/Analyst

Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is currently looking to hire a Computer Systems Engineer/Analyst for our Distribution Management Systems Department in Birmingham, Alabama. This position provides computer software engineering and system administration support for Distribution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), ORACLE based historian systems, and other Smart Grid applications. This position will be filled at a level dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Job Responsibilities

• Design and implement software configuration and/or modifications of vendor delivered code.

• Receive software applications from vendor and distribute to test environments for quality control and user acceptance.

• Develop, document, and execute test procedures for software release.

• Design and support external interfaces for multiple systems.

• Develop utilities and software tools for internal use as required.

• Utilize problem solving skills to analyze, debug, mission critical software and determine effective solutions to multifaceted problems in a timely manner.

• Perform system engineering and administration such as operating system configuration, patch release installation, system resource monitoring, and capacity planning.

• Interfaces with internal network engineering, planning, and other support personnel.

• Contribute to the support of the Distribution Management System 24x7 environment.

• Develop SQL queries, command scripts, and generate reports as required.

Job Qualification Requirements

• Possess experience with object oriented programming (such as C#, Java, Python, C ), asynchronous programming, XML, and code management utilization and administration.

• Experience with SQL programming and database administration.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• A BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems from an ABET accredited program is required.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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 Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

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: APC2005590