Southern Company OBIA/OBIEE Developer in Atlanta, Georgia

OBIA/OBIEE Developer


Southern Company is seeking a senior Oracle Business Intelligence Application (OBIA/OBIEE) developer to join our Oracle and Financial Solutions Center of Excellence (COE). The Oracle and Financial Solutions COE, maintain, develop and manage both vendor and internally developed applications and packages, with a focus on collaboration, business intelligence, financial applications, and software configuration management. Our group supports a wide range of applications, including Oracle EBS, Oracle FCCS, Oracle ARCS, OBIEE, OBIA, Tableau, and MS-PowerBI.

This position will be responsible for the design, development, testing, optimization, and maintenance of the full range of BI reporting solutions. This includes the analysis, design, development, and deployment of business intelligence data models, dashboards, reports, and subject areas. This position will also create test data and execute unit and system test plans. The individual will also be asked to monitor the availability of the application, and troubleshoot system issues including monitoring environment logs and researching errors. Additional activities include the delivery of BI functionality in conjunction with approved project efforts, ad-hoc querying, and decision support against the data warehouse. It is also expected that new software technologies are learned especially those that are consistent with our support requirements. This position leverages strong partnerships with the Technology Organization’s Business partners, the internal Shared Support Solutions group, the Project Management Office, Oracle Corporation, and other technical and consulting resources across the Technology organization to ensure the delivery of timely and quality solutions and support.

The OBIA/OBIEE developer will also be responsible for providing timely production and end-user support for Oracle Business Intelligence both during and after business hours. This includes assisting in the monitoring of production applications and databases with the overall goal of resolving performance issues along with identifying potential future problems before they become critical. This position will also be responsible for creating technical programming specifications from business documents, creating internal program documentation, and participating in code reviews as both a reviewer and as one being reviewed. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to cross-train other members of the team so that all are able to support our business intelligence partners. This will include creating comprehensive documents that all members of the team may understand and execute.

This position will also be required to provide time/effort estimates, contribute to project planning, provide task and project status to end users, peers and management. The OBIA/OBIEE developer will be asked to communicate issues and issue resolution to management and business partners in a clear, concise manner while managing multiple priorities.

Education Requirements:

B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics or related field

Job Requirements:

  • Background in Oracle 11g or 12C database, Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems

  • Possess 5-7 years of business intelligence and data warehouse experience.

  • Understanding of best practiced related to business intelligence and data warehousing.

  • 3 years of experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE 11g) supporting development, configuration, administration and performance improvement.

  • 2 years of experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Specific experience with Financial, Project, Human Resources and Supply Chain Analytics desired.

  • Experience with Oracle Data Integrator ETL tool within the context of OBIA.

  • Experience with Oracle as a source for OBIA.

  • Knowledge and experience with SDLC.

  • Experience with high volume, complex relational databases.

  • Strong understanding of database concepts including views, tables and indexing

  • Possess complete understanding of the OBIEE environment, from dimensional modeling to front-end report/dashboard design.

  • Possess a strong understanding of the OBIA architecture including physical data models, ETL, logical business models and subject areas.

  • Experience in troubleshooting application availability issue; monitoring system performance and error logs, and in proposing solutions to potential risks.

  • Possess strong systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to provide mentoring and training services for both teammates and business partners.

  • Experience with development utilities such as SQL query tools and processes to support, test and verify tasks.

  • Ability to partner with various teams to develop both ad-hoc and permanent solutions.

  • Ability to respond to a variety of questions regarding various data warehouse subject areas tool usage.

  • Ability to document and facilitate resolution of data related project issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Able to build and effectively manage relationships within a large, multi-state organization

  • Able to estimate task or project costs and timelines

  • Able to manage production support and project related activities simultaneously.

  • Able to negotiate and influence others within a team environment

  • Able to work effectively with a team

  • Able to work in a professional environment with limited direct supervision.

  • Able to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.

  • Ability to perform the analysis necessary to design and architect solutions that meet business partner requirements

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Technical writing skills

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Safety oriented

  • Takes personal ownership of career development

  • Must have a strong desire to be a student of the business

  • Methodical approach to solving problems

  • Must value trust, superior performance, and commitment to success

Work Location:


Georgia Power Headquarters

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308


Candidate must be available weekends and after normal business hours for on-call support. Some travel may be required within the Southern Company footprint.


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, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007789