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Southern Company IT Supervisor- Application Development (Customer Applications) in Atlanta, Georgia

IT Supervisor- Application Development (Customer Applications)


Job Summary

The Supervisor, Application Development for Customer Applications position within Gas Technology Services will have overall responsibility for leading approximately 30 developers. This developer resource group will be responsible for the design and build of custom applications to support Southern Company Gas Customer applications. This includes design, build and support of interfaces to Southern Company Gas Customer COTS applications.

This position will lead the development team to complete projects which will include standard development using a variety of languages, web-based technologies, cognitive services, integration technologies, and native mobile applications.

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 Development and other groups within Gas Technology Services

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

  • Supervision of the day-to-day activities and work guidance for direct reports

  • 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 software development teams; including developers, contractors, and vendors

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

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

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


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

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle

  • 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; Kanban; Scrum, DevOps tools

  • Experience as a multi-tier software developer a plus

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience with Oracle Utilities Suite Customer Care and Billing would be a plus

  • Languages: Java, Java Script, C#, Groovy, HTML, CSS, Perl, SQL skills (T-SQL/PL-SQL), Cobol, VB Net, Eclipse, CCB Config tools scripting language (expect/ksh/wlst)

  • Frameworks/Platform: .NET Core/.NET Framework, Apigee, Web API, Entity Framework, Jquery, Angular, Telerik Kendo Framework, MVC,, Winforms

  • Technology/Applications: Oracle Utility Suite CCB, MAK tool, Blue Prism, BizLink/EDI, Serena, Optim, EDMS/Meridian

Reporting Relationship

  • This position reports to the Manager, Customer Applications

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: SCS2009021