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Southern Company IT Security Analyst, Sr in Birmingham, Alabama

IT Security Analyst, Sr


Technology Security – Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst


Have you made a career out of staying one step ahead of thoughtful and well-resourced cyber adversaries through your own initiative, resourcefulness, and critical thinking skills?

A leading US energy company is seeking an experienced cybersecurity expert to join our existing Cyber Threat Intelligence team. The candidate will directly support the company’s efforts to address real and potential cyber threats to the company’s facilities, personnel, technology, operations, and brand. Keeping the lights on is literally what we endeavor to do every day!

Southern Company is looking for a senior analyst with extensive experience in investigating and analyzing cyber threats in collaboration with the larger Security Operations Center. The team works on proactively understanding the global threat landscape as it manifests on our networks and against our operational assets, informing the company in its responses to these threats. The team works across all business units on the most challenging, complicated, and persistent security risks the company is facing. The potential for impact is substantial and has high visibility within the corporate leadership and governance.

The perfect candidate will have a cybersecurity background, with experience in cyber threat analysis, data-driven intelligence reporting, and technology platforms used in commercial Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Highly qualified candidates will possess a professional understanding of nation state operations and motivations and will have previously worked at a multinational company. The successful candidate must be focused on results and a self-starter.


  • Narrow down the wide threat landscape into prioritized areas of focus for Southern Company via intelligence analysis and a threat-focused understanding

  • Identify and track specific cyber threats targeting Southern Company and associated business sectors (i.e., electric utilities, natural gas, etc.)

  • Categorize Southern Company exposure and security posture relative to current threat actor techniques, advising on strategies and architectures to reduce risk

  • Help continue the maturation of an adversary-focused approach to cyber threat intelligence reporting

  • Utilize technologies for cataloging external intelligence, correlating with internal intelligence, and working with SOC to mitigate active threats

  • Research potential or suspected cyber threat activities from internal, external proprietary, and openly available sources

  • Feed findings into proactive threat hunting activities

  • Facilitate discussions with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful sharing of intelligence and completion of initiatives

  • Contribute to established metrics and risk measures associated with cyber threat intelligence


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional security experience in similar job responsibilities

  • Conversancy with nation state, sophisticated criminal, and supply chain threats

  • Experience analyzing cyber threats to articulating risk and impact

  • Experience communicating cyber threat assessments

  • Demonstrated capability to prioritize and execute tasks with nominal oversight

  • Demonstrable experience working across the cyber security community

  • Ability to analyze network traffic

  • Ability to analyze endpoint security alerts and data

  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance

  • Advanced knowledge of security principles is desired through achievement of security certifications such as CISSP, GSEC, GCTI, GCIH, OSCP

  • Must be willing to work from Atlanta, GA or Birmingham, AL periodically as required by job duties


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

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

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2011121