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Southern Company GIS Application Developer (Atlanta, Ga or Birmingham Al) in Birmingham, Alabama

GIS Application Developer (Atlanta, Ga or Birmingham Al)


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:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Engineering required

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of Esri’s REST API preferred

  • Experience with Python is preferred.

  • Experience in the utility industry is preferred.

  • Experience with Oracle is preferred.

  • Experience with TypeScript and Angular preferred

  • Working knowledge of ESRI JavaScript API preferred.

  • Experience with Windows server administration and configuration preferred


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

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

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

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

  • Methodical approach to solving problems

  • Must be willing to learn new skills across rapidly changing solutions

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

  • Must value trust, superior performance and commitment to success


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2009974