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Southern Company Enterprise Security Architect (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Birmingham, Alabama

Enterprise Security Architect (Atlanta or Birmingham)


*This position is primarily remote with aprroximately 10% in the office*


Southern Company, a major U.S. energy firm, is seeking an experienced cybersecurity professional, to design creative solutions and reduce risk as part of the Security Architecture and Consulting team. The candidate will directly support the company’s efforts to mitigate real and potential cyber threats to the company’s facilities, personnel, technology, operations, and brand – including critical electric and gas utility infrastructure and its privately owned telecommunications network. In this role, the potential for individual impact is substantial and has high visibility within the corporate leadership and governance.

Interested applicants should be well rounded in their understanding and application of different security and technology platforms; in areas such as networking, endpoint, IoT, identity, data, monitoring, cloud, and/or application security. Qualified candidates need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment, drive cybersecurity values and principals via influence and relationships into business processes, keep up with current security trends, be focused on results, and be a self-starter.

While Southern Company is headquartered in Atlanta, we bring energy to homes and businesses across the country. We’ve made our name as a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. We’re always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables —help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide. Our team is critical to building the future of energy with secure, resilient, and sustainable cyber solutions.


  • Serve as a trusted advisor to our stakeholders, by designing security solutions, to ensure the resiliency and sustainability of energy production.

  • Develop a marketing-based approach to providing security services to improve technology, security awareness, and compliance across the firm.

  • Monitor, forecast, and prepare for new regulatory requirements and technology best practices driven by continued Southern Company growth.

  • Enhance processes to facilitate improved operational efficiencies, risk mitigation, and customer interactions.

  • Lead and deliver projects in scope, on time, and within budget.

  • Influence regional/national legislation and other governing committees as it relates to information security and our industry.

  • Provide expertise to assist in the development of Southern Company’s security architecture – identify areas of opportunity, research alternatives, and recommend solutions.

  • Mentor others to strengthen cybersecurity principles and best practices to outside operational areas.



  • Working knowledge of network security.

  • Experience promoting security as a business enablement function using influence, metrics, documentation, strong verbal communication, and presentation skills.

  • Experience with cybersecurity analysis and analytic tradecraft.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of work experience in cybersecurity.

  • Foundational knowledge of modern operating system concepts.

  • Ability to lead a project from concept through implementation and anticipate potential problems.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of current hacking techniques, vulnerability disclosures, and data breach incidents.

  • Experience prioritizing and executing with minimal direction or oversight.

  • Experience working with peers across the cybersecurity community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry certifications such as: CISSP, CCSP, CISA, GIAC, OSCP, CRISC, CCNP, etc.

  • Experience with information security frameworks such as: COBIT, NIST, OWASP, etc.

  • Familiarity with nation state, sophisticated criminal, and supply chain threats.

  • Data science or analytics experience including aggregating, manipulating, examining, mining, exporting, reporting, and visualizing threat intelligence and security logs.

  • Working knowledge of SIEM, device configuration compliance, and identity management.

  • Desire to apply understanding of IT cyber threats to map global cyber security risks to the energy sector and to industrial control systems.


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...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2009752

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