Southern Company IT Security Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

IT Security Analyst



This position is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the company’s information assets. This will be accomplished by:

  • Operating within and continually improving our established cyber security program(s), information security framework, and technical architecture

  • Architecting, developing and implementing information security solutions

  • Providing information security expertise and consulting

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent applicable experience required

  • Knowledge and understanding of information security concepts and best practices required

  • Experience promoting security as a business enablement function using documentation, metrics, and strong verbal communication required

  • Hands-on experience designing, architecting and implementing various information security tools and products such as PKI, Next-Generation Firewalls, Endpoint Protection, SIEM, Multi-Factor Authentication, IPS, NetFlow Monitoring, Full Packet Capture, Database Encryption, Privileged Identity Management, etc. preferred

  • Experience with LTE network standards (3GPP) and equipment (MME, HSS, OSS, etc.) preferred

  • Experience with information security frameworks (COBIT, NIST, OWASP, etc.) preferred

  • Ability to perform detailed information security risk assessments (including device and application penetration) and recommend mitigating controls preferred

  • Experience with network infrastructure, modern operating systems (Linux/Unix, Windows, IOS, etc.), database applications, web applications and other computing technologies preferred

  • Industry certification (CISSP, CCSP, CISA, GIAC, CEH, etc.) preferred

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of Southern Company’s security architecture – identify areas of opportunity, research alternatives, and recommend solutions

  • Design, architect, and implement creative solutions to meet business needs while ensuring appropriate security controls and best practices are implemented. Could include:

  • Security solutions for a regional LTE wireless network carrying SCADA, voice, and other critical communications

  • Security solutions for operational technology supporting generating plants, transmission and distribution functions for electricity

  • Partner with others to identify and resolve information security issues

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead information security projects

  • Help train business partners to understand and apply information security concepts, processes, and technologies

  • Maintain current knowledge of information security concepts, technologies, and practices


With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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...): No

Work Location(s):

Southern LINC - Hoover (4601Hoover)

4601 Southlake Parkway

Hoover, 35244

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2006849