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Southern Company Application Developer in Atlanta, Georgia

Application Developer


Application Developer

Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, GA or Alabama Power in Birmingham, AL


This position is responsible for the support and development of the DevOps footprint within the Enabling Technology COE. Responsibilities of the position include all aspects of application development relative to DevOps functions, production support for standard and custom components, solution delivery of new enhancements and bug fixes, and configuration responsibilities. It also includes developing and maintaining standards that ensure the team can build and support high quality and robust solutions in the space. This position must also build and maintain strong relationships with other IT departments as well as with portfolio and business partners, peers, staff, and vendors.

The successful candidate will focus on support and development of DevOps components for various systems within our footprint. This will include designing and implementing Build and Release pipelines to package and deploy solutions quickly and securely. The candidate will need to deal with topics like CI/CD, GIT, scripting, API interactions, code quality, advanced version control topics, and more.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills but also be able to successfully work within a high-paced diverse team that serves a variety of business value streams across Accounting, Finance and HR.

This position will be based in Atlanta, GA / Birmingham, AL

Job Experience & Education :

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/MIS/Engineering or related degree preferred

  • 3 to 10 years of experience building and delivering software solutions

  • Experience working with API based interactions between complex systems

  • Experience with security topics relevant to the DevOps space (such as pipeline, code and project security, establishing secure handshakes with targets, etc.)

  • Strong experience with scripting, preferably PowerShell but not necessarily

  • Strong experience with source control management of complex projects with different branching strategies

  • Knowledge of RPA technologies and its usage is a plus

  • Very strong understanding of DevOps methodologies utilized by modern Dev Teams (CI/CD, GIT, branching, code quality scans, etc.) required.

  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Oracle Developer Cloud (Visual Builder Studio), SonarQube, Jenkins, preferred but not required if similar experience is relevant.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, competitive information technology organization, spanning various disciplines including applications, infrastructure, and business support roles (Agile methodology experience preferred).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

Demonstration of core competencies including:

  • Deciding and initiating action with ability to drive solutions and results

  • Critical thinking

  • Formulating strategies and concepts

  • Delivering efficient and comprehensive best practices

  • Strong consulting skills

  • Persuading and influencing

  • Planning and organizing

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Adapting to and responding to change

  • Continuous self-learner

  • Ability to deal with very high stress situations

  • Knowledge of IT processes and value

  • Relationship building and networking skills

Solution Technical Skills :

Demonstration of strong Solution Design and Delivery competencies including:

  • Software Design

  • Requirements Gathering and Analysis

  • Business Solutioning

  • Process optimization

  • Test Planning and Development

  • Automation Techniques

  • Solution Security

  • Strong Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Mindset

  • Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

Behavioral Attributes :

  • Results-oriented

  • Innovative

  • Strategic thinker with an enterprise view for sustainable solutions

  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement

  • Committed to the development of others

  • Committed to building and maintaining constructive partnerships with business partners and peers

  • Works well both independently and with others

  • Acts with speed and decisiveness

  • Committed to ethical conduct

  • Role model for Southern Style

  • Lives and works safely



This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2010769