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Southern Company IT Security Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

IT Security Analyst


Purpose: This position will ensure the protection of Southern Company critical infrastructure by providing technical and compliance support of all IT Security technology assets deployed in NERC CIP environments.

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum 3 years supporting IT infrastructure or Information Security Technologies

  • Working knowledge of NERC CIP government regulations and the ability to interpret regulations, policies, standards and guideline to ensure compliance

  • 1 year experience working with Microsoft and UNIX systems, as well as distributed network architecture

  • 1 year experience working with communications technologies, including internet, private networks, virtual networks, and others used in the electric utility or a related industry

  • 1 year experience working with Antivirus/Endpoint solutions which includes managing endpoint clients in a desktop and server environment, maintaining Antivirus definitions

  • 1 year experience working with two factor authentication technology which includes token and certificate management experience

  • 1 year experience working with vulnerability management tools which includes ability to maintain vulnerability management tools, conduct scans and ability to work with business partner to remediate any findings

  • A fundamental understanding of IT Security and the ability to apply risk management principles to all aspects IT Security

  • Valid state driver’s license

  • Advanced training, certification, or degree (preferred)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance of IT Security technologies deployed to meet NERC CIP standards and any other government regulations

  • Test and deploy antivirus definitions for specifically identified NERC CIP assets.

  • Maintain two factor authentication technology

  • Manage vulnerability assessments, scans, and remediation efforts

  • Support user account management, access provisioning/de-provisioning

  • Monitor vendors, review security patches, and apply patches to in-scope IT Security assets

  • Maintain baseline configuration of in-scope IT Security assets

  • Prepare and maintain documentation iaw internal work practices and NERC CIP requirements

  • Participate and contribute to audits, root cause analysis, continuous improvement, and regulator RFCs.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to pass background requirements

  • This position requires (up to 5%) 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: SCS2008142

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