Southern Company Application Developer in Birmingham, Alabama
Application Developer II
This posting is for an Application Developer II located in Birmingham, Alabama. The position will be filled in the Generation Technology Solutions organization supporting Southern Company's Fleet Operations and Trading business.
This position is responsible for software application development, support, and technical expertise. The primary responsibilities include designing, developing, testing, implementing, integrating, and supporting application solutions (desktop, web applications, and web services). Microsoft .NET and Java are the primary development platforms. Fleet Operations and Trading supports critical real-time systems and financial contracts vital to Southern Company. The successful candidate ensures systems are developed, maintained, and operated to attain highly accurate and dependable business solutions. The successful candidate should not only have a strong technical background but the strong desire to learn business concepts and processes.
Job Experience & Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Math, Business, or related degree
Experience designing, developing, testing, implementing, integrating, and supporting applications (desktop, web applications, and web services) (required)
Minimum of 1-3 years of hands-on software development experience
Minimum of 1-3 years of hands-on experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, ...)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Strong all-around development and technical skills
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and application domains.
Experience in all areas of the Microsoft .NET development platform and other Microsoft technologies is a plus but not required. Knowledge areas include:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2; Microsoft Visual C#, WPF, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, Entity Framework 6
Visual Studio.NET, NUnit, Resharper, .NET Reflector, Microsoft Office products (especially Excel)
Real-world experience with full life-cycle development and delivery of enterprise-class software solutions using the latest technologies and platforms (.NET and Java) and latest software development best practices and techniques including design patterns, test-driven development, and object-oriented frameworks.
REST-based service development is a plus but not required
Experience using Agile software development methodologies
Experience with Microsoft .NET 2015 is a plus.
Experience using relational databases and SQL
Knowledge of functional programming concepts is a plus.
Ability to develop simple, elegant solutions to complex problems.
Excellent teamwork skills
Strong communication skills including ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders at an appropriate level of detail
Solid understanding of source control and change management
Results-oriented and a Team player
Stays abreast of new technologies
Must be flexible and able to change directions quickly and comfortably
Ability to work independently of direct supervision
Self-starter who takes initiative and does what it takes to meet commitments
Thinks strategically and Innovative
Committed to building and maintaining constructive partnerships with business partners
Committed to learning the Energy utility business concepts and processes
Commitment to continuous learning and improvement
Directly supports key financial and business critical applications so limited after hours and weekend support is occasionally necessary
Job Field: Information Technology
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SCS2007730