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Southern Company IT Supervisor (Database Administrator) in Naperville, Illinois

IT Supervisor (Database Administrator)


Job Summary

The Supervisor, Database Administrator position within Gas Technology Services will have overall responsibility for 20 resources. This DBA resource group will be responsible for the design and build of databases that support Southern Company Gas applications.

This position will lead the DBA team to complete support and project initiatives in support of the development efforts across Gas Technology Solutions. This position is a working lead with a expectation of 20-30% hands on.

Supervisor – Essential Duties Include:

  • Ensure resources are on-hand and effectively utilized; maintaining the ability to ‘flex’ to meet customer demands

  • Coordinate work assignments between Database members and other groups within Gas Technology Services

  • Take a leadership role in ensuring Data Management strategies are in alignment with Technology Organization goals and strategies

  • Supervision of the day-to-day activities and work guidance for direct reports (both onshore/offshore contractors and employees)

  • Performance management for the development team, including performance appraisals, mentoring, coaching and providing technical leadership to less experienced staff

  • Lead, motivate and develop employees; effectively plan and manage projects; apply strong oral and written communication skills; apply strong customer service and negotiating skills; exhibit initiative, and follow through with customer commitments; and apply sound performance techniques

  • Considerable interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively is essential

  • Facilitate technical guidance and direction to DBA team members; including employees, contractors, and vendors

  • Develop, maintain, and manage comprehensive work plans, work prioritization, and delivery on project commitments as required

  • Contribute strategic thinking related to how Database administration contributes to and supports the Gas Technology Organization

  • Implement and maintain production support processes focused on identification and mitigation of root cause .

  • Active involvement in DBA designs, troubleshoot/fix database issues, and callout support.


  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science or a related field

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and conflicting priorities

  • Ability to work with business partners and peers of varying levels of technical proficiency

  • Interest in and passion for learning and working in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with large scale project development, enhancement projects and production support

  • Ability to identify root cause as well as mitigation required

  • Comprehensive, recognized leadership skills that build relationships and develop a team atmosphere

  • Knowledge of software development technologies, various software languages, methodology and tools

  • Experience with Agile delivery; DevOp tools,

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong ITIL Foundation

  • RDBMS Languages: SQL Server, Oracle,

  • Technologies: VMs, Exadata, Clustering, DataGuard, Azure

  • Tools: ORACLE OEM, OUD, Golden Gate, , SQL, SSIS, Big data mgmt. tools, Data integration Tools – Informatica, Cognos, SSIS


Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

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):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: SCS2009078

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