Southern Company Specialized Systems Analyst (Atlanta or Birmingham) in Atlanta, Georgia

Specialized Systems Analyst (Atlanta or Birmingham)


This position will be filled from an IT Infrastructure Analyst I to an IT Infrastructure Analyst, Sr. depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.


The Specialized Systems Analyst is responsible for systems administration and support as well as ensuring regulatory compliance for Southern Company Operational Technology (OT) systems.

General Job Responsibilities

Responsible for administration and support of a Windows Environment for Operations Technology (OT) applications.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory standards for OT systems, e.g. NERC CIP Cybersecurity standards. Responsibilities include implementing controls, establishing procedures, evidence documentation and audit preparation.

Responsible for coordinating supplemental engineering service providers and/or contractors working on OT Systems related projects

Responsible for providing support to the Operational Technology groups on issues related to systems planning, engineering design, and engineering consulting.

Job Requirements

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server, Windows Workstation and Windows Domain Administration is required.

Understanding of basic networking concepts including DNS, DHCP and functionality of switches and routers

Experience in installation of multiple server roles, e.g. SQL Server, Remote Desktop Services, Internet Information Server would be a plus

Knowledge of Windows Patch Management tools, e.g. Microsoft SCCM would be a plus

Knowledge of Server Management systems, e.g. Microsoft SCOM would be a plus

Knowledge of VMware Administration and Support would be a plus

Knowledge of Citrix Administration and Support would be a plus

Knowledge of Linux Server Administration and Support would be a plus

Knowledge of PowerShell Scripting would be a plus

Experience with NERC CIP Cyber Security Compliance would be a plus

General Understanding of Real-Time SCADA systems would be a plus

Knowledge of Electric Power Delivery business and applications would be a plus

General Understanding of Budgets and/or Capable of Learning about Budgeting (capital and functional) and accounting processes to ensure compliance with the budget.

Demonstrated personal computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, etc.)

Self-motivated with the ability to effectively manage multiple project responsibilities simultaneously.

Team-oriented with a strong work ethic.

Willingness to embrace, influence, and lead change.


Ability to take ownership of work assignments, effectively organize workload and drive tasks to completion

Ability to manage multiple priorities/details, meet schedules, and deliver on customer commitments

High aptitude for technical concepts

Attention to detail

Ability to document processes and procedures and a general proficiency with written documentation

Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to provide and accept feedback

Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

Ability to build relationships, to communicate and work with all levels of management, vendors, and other internal and external groups and customers and exhibit positive influence at all levels.

Effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to convey complex technical issues in business terms.

Education / Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline (preferred); Computer Science, MIS, or technical degree in Computer Science or related technology is acceptable.

Microsoft certifications are a plus


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

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2007353