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Southern Company Application Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Application Analyst



This position is responsible for the support, lifecycle management and enhancements of multiple Power Delivery technology solutions supported in the Southern Company Technology Organization (TO) and utilized by the electric Operating Companies. There are both vendor developed and supported applications and solutions that were internally developed at Southern Company. The successful candidate will work in a team environment that includes our entire portfolio (Distribution and R&D) members, other Technology Organization departments (Database Services, Infrastructure Services, Windows/Linux Support, Security, etc.) and business users to identify and develop effective solutions to meet and exceed evolving business requirements and to provide day to day support for their applications. Applications that will be supported are critical to normal business functions and some that support outage restoration activities. This position also works with a services vendor to provide many of the development, testing and implementation activities for a subset of the applications within the responsibility of this position.

Other duties will include:

  • Subject matter expertise for their assets – application knowledge, business process, data, workflow, reporting, etc.

  • Performing systems and data analysis to improve application performance and reliability

  • Document and deliver enhancements and new solutions.

  • Application monitoring and troubleshooting.

  • Recommend and implement solutions, following SoCo development strategies, to address business opportunities.

  • Work closely with the Distribution business unit to improve business processes

  • Identifying and supporting the development of strategies to meet the needs of the business in the future


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science strongly preferred. Major in Engineering, Computer Science, or other technical field preferred.

Skill and Experience Requirements:

  • Significant and recent expertise with the following current technologies are required to perform this role

  • .NET Framework

  • C#


  • Oracle (ability to write SQL)

  • Utility business knowledge helpful

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key personnel both within the technology department and with business and customers.

  • Application development lifecycle, DevOps, joint application development, agile and waterfall development methodologies, deployment and support experience desired.

  • Experience working with n-tiered applications helpful.

  • Experience with project management or other relevant organizational skills and experiences helpful.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to manage production support and project related activities simultaneously for multiple applications

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Risk assessment/mitigation skills

  • Strong commitment to project, our business partners and technology partners


  • Takes personal ownership of products, projects and responsibilities

  • Bright, trustworthy, superior performer, committed to success

  • Exemplary teamwork, collaboration and participation


Candidate must be available for after hours on-call support


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: 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: SCS2009725

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