Southern Company Cyber Security Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Cyber Security Analyst


This position supports the Southern Company Operational Technology information security program to ensure the company’s information assets are adequately protected. The incumbent will collaborate with Generation, Power Delivery (Transmission and Distribution), Gas utility and commercial business units to define and implement business security requirements and goals, and to identify and resolve business security issues. The position also supports information security compliance programs in response to regulations such as NERC, FERC, FACTA, PCI, as well as other state, local, and federal security requirements.

The perfect candidate has cyber security analytics knowledge, statistical techniques with knowledge of Machine Learning capabilities and Artificial Intelligence utilizing Splunk Enterprise. The role performs analysis, plans, researches, evaluates, designs and documents appropriate solutions to meet cyber security requirements aligned to Southern Company Operational Technology Systems.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Supports the cyber security analytics engineering, design planning, development and execution within Southern OT environments

  • Relates business partner cyber security requirements to capabilities within Splunk

  • Maps OT cyber security requirements into Splunk dashboards

  • Partners with Technology Security divisions to ensure alignment within security teams

  • Improves predictive analytic and cyber security operations performance analytics capabilities.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in specialized aspects of information security and emerging and advanced technologies

  • Supports enterprise in all aspects of information security administration; trusted to handle confidential situations and data; conducts investigations and analysis as directed

  • Consults with TO and business units on the purchase and/or design of complex and/or strategically significant information security projects, emerging technologies, or technology-related services before they are implemented

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams responsible for information systems security to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored, processed and transmitted

  • Establishes and executes program updates as necessary to adapt to the changing terrorist threat as well as local, state, and federal security requirements.

  • Assists in the ongoing development of Southern Company's security architecture focusing on Operational Technology to identify areas of opportunity and partner with architects to research alternatives and recommend solutions

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly demanding, dynamic business and information technology environment.

  • Customer service orientation

  • Excellent knowledge in Splunk (Splunk for Analytics and Data Science Certified)

  • Significant Data Analytic skill (Cyber Security Analytic skills)

  • Relevant technical and delivery experience within, or working as a consultant/advisor to, a financial services organization

  • Possess a broad-based and in-depth knowledge of information security methodologies, tools, technologies and best practices and how they relate to the organization

  • Ability to understand technical information security issues/concepts and relate it to leadership

  • Strong cyber assessment skills required to adequately convey and remediate information security vulnerabilities.

  • 5 years’ experience in positions directly related to cyber security (security operations, assessment, information security, information technology, and/or consulting expertise

  • Cyber Security certifications highly preferred (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC)

  • Industry certification a plus (Splunk Certified Architect/CCNA/CCNP/ACE/PCNSE)

  • Data Science Certification

  • Valid state driver’s license


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security or related field


  • Experience in building Machine learning models

  • Strong communication, presentation and business and technical writing skills

  • The ability to provide excellent client service and manage and build strong relationships both internally and externally, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations with technology skills

  • Awareness of emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies

  • Experience with network and security infrastructure

  • Experience with information security regulation as it applies to the energy and electric utility industry

Additional Information:

  • Must be able to pass background requirements

  • This position requires frequent (up to 25%) travel to office locations. Overnight travel is expected.


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

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2007943