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Southern Company Network Security Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Network Security Engineer


The Network Security Enginner position will be responsible for network security engineering for configuration, deployment and management of Network Access Control (NAC) systems in a 24 x 7 x 365environment. The analyst must be able to analyze, troubleshoot and remediate issues in a timely manner. The analyst must be goal-oriented, customer focused and able to apply technical solutions to business requirements to assist the organization in achieving business, technical and security goals.

Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Develop and enforce authorized network/device policies based on corporate security standards

  • Coordinate with security and networking groups to implement use cases (including custom scripts)

  • Monitor infrastructure to ensure solution is integrated with new network devices or changes

  • Coordinate troubleshooting, break-fix and new feature integration

  • Manage, monitor and upgrade software and hardware

  • Create periodic customer reports and dashboards as needed

  • Maximize and maintain integrations (NGFW, SIEM, CMBD, etc…)

  • Manage role-based administration and user accounts


  • 3 years of design/implementation with networking experience

  • Deep knowledge and experience with NAC configuration and implementation (ForeScout CounterACT, FortiNAC, etc.)

  • Experience with one or more network vendors: Cisco, Apcon, Ixia, InfoBlox or GigaMon

  • Experience with one or more major security vendors: Cisco, ForeScout, Palo Alto, CyberArk or Splunk

  • Experience with troubleshooting application connectivity and performance through log analysis and network captures

  • Ability to clearly document technical steps and procedures

  • Working knowledge of python, shell, perl and xml scripting a plus

  • Excellent communications skills, strong customer orientation, good organizational skills, self-driven with ability to multi-task on various projects and aptitude to learn new technologies


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Engineering or equivalent industry experience

  • Industry Certifications such as CISSP, CASP, Security , CEH, SANS (GCIA, GCIH, GREM, GPEN) is a plus

  • ForeScout Certified Administrator (FSCA), ForeScout Certified Engineer (FSCE) a plus


  • Atlanta / Birmingham


With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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...): 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: SCS2008854

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