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Southern Company Info Systems Analyst (PD Technology) in Birmingham, Alabama

Info Systems Analyst (PD Technology)


Summary of Duties

Power Delivery (PD) Technology GIS plays a vital role in Alabama Power Company's planned strategic direction and daily operations. This Information Systems Analyst position will support the function of maintaining GIS servers, tools and mapping products (digital, printed, web maps, iPad applications, etc.).

This position is responsible for data processing, and maintenance of GIS data in accordance with PD Technology work procedures, as well as performing data analysis and a variety of other mapping requests.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting GIS operations for the PD Technology group, participating in a creative and highly motivated atmosphere, contributing toward product development, end-user support, and the creation of innovative GIS tools.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintaining GIS applications for PD Technology

  • Supports PD and other customers with mapping, data requests, data analysis, data conversion, and other related tasks

  • Provides input on support and improvement of ArcGISPortal, and GIS Web viewers. Manages design, scoping,and training for user groups

  • Apply skills and knowledge to troubleshoot and creatively solve mapping issues

  • Support GIS workflows through ESRI’s ArcGIS ModelBuilder and other automated interfaces

  • Supports Supervisor and provides input regarding technology decisions, data acquisitions, project scoping, project workloads, and priorities

  • Support requests and products related to storm response

  • Web development for new Transmission applications and tools

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is required

  • Degree in Geography, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or GIS-related field preferred

  • Certificate in GIS is a plus

  • GIS Professional (GIS-P) Certification a plus


  • Five or more years of experience working in a GIS field is preferred

  • Expertise in the administration of ESRI’s ArcGIS Server products preferred

  • Advanced knowledge using ESRI’s ArcGIS software

  • Experience with ESRI Portal and mobile tools, such as Collector and Explorer are a plus

  • Experience with ESRI’s JavaScript web API’s is a plus

  • Maintain current knowledge of GIS industry trends

  • Experience managing SQL databases is a plus

Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding of GIS theory and application

  • Broad knowledge of Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System (GPS), and the application of other GIS technologies

  • Proficient with ESRI software required; AutoCAD a plus

  • Working knowledge of Python, JavaScript and/or other programming languages a plus

  • Efficiently utilize Microsoft Office including: Outlook, Word, Power Point & Excel

  • Proven ability to multitask and complete assignments under pressure

  • Possess strong decision-making abilities

  • Analytical approach to problem solving; creatively apply skillset to solve problems

  • Able to maintain focus on assigned tasks

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Exhibit safe work behavior by embracing Target Zero

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values - Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

  • Self-directed, highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized

  • Versatile and able to easily adapt to changing priorities and business needs

  • Team player; works well as a member of a highly functioning team

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2005677

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