Application Developer

Birmingham, AL

SCS Information Technology

Job Description

Title: Application Developer

Code: 20515

Location: Atlanta, GA/ Birmingham, AL

Status: Full-time employee

Department Name: Technology Organization, Corporate Business Solutions, GIS CoE

Department Number: SCS0527

Job Summary:

This position provides application development and support to Alabama Power, Mississippi Power and Georgia Power companies. This is a technical position responsible for implementation and support of Enterprise GIS at Southern Company. This position can be based in Atlanta, GA, or Birmingham, AL.

Job Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include development and ongoing support of the GIS applications at Southern Company. Responsibilities also include assisting team members and vendors with analysis, documentation, and testing of changes to the GIS application environment. The successful candidate will work in a team environment that includes IT team members, management, and customers to identify and develop effective GIS solutions to meet business requirements.

Education / Experience:

  1. Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering required

  2. 3 to 5 years experience with GIS application development, or support is required

  3. Experience with C#, Java or other object oriented programming language is required.

  4. Working experience of ESRI's .NET or, Java SDK required

  5. Knowledge of Esri’s REST API preferred

  6. Experience with Python is preferred.

  7. Experience in the utility industry is preferred.

  8. Experience with Oracle is preferred.

  9. Experience with TypeScript and Angular preferred

  10. Working knowledge of ESRI JavaScript API preferred.

  11. Experience with Windows server administration and configuration preferred


  1. Candidate must be able to build and effectively manage personal relationships within a large IT organization and with multiple vendors.

  2. Candidate must be able to manage production support and project related activities simultaneously.

  3. Candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with a team.

  4. Candidate must be able to work in a professional environment with limited direct supervision.

  5. Methodical approach to solving problems

  6. Must be willing to learn new skills across rapidly changing solutions

  7. Must be able to document user requirements and develop solutions to meet their business objectives

  8. Must value trust, superior performance and commitment to success


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 5960

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services