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Southern Company IT Infrastructure Analyst in Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL, Alabama

IT Infrastructure Analyst




This position is responsible for product ownership, software installation, configuration, upgrades, troubleshooting, and administration of job scheduling products used in the Technology Organization (TO). Tools currently in use are Jobtrac, Control-M, and AutoSys Workload Automation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills )

  • An education in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field and/or 5 years’ experience in a mainframe and/or computer systems environment are desired for this position.

  • B.S., B.A., or B.B.A degree is preferred.

  • Fundamental knowledge of job scheduling tools and how they are used to run batch operations.

  • Experience with Jobtrac, Control-M, and/or AutoSys Workload Automation is highly desired.

  • Experience performing product software installation, configuration, lifecycle management, patching, and licensing management.

  • Experience creating scheduler jobs, job logic, schedules, calendars, as well as testing jobs and deploying jobs to production.

  • Experience writing software using modern programming languages or scripting is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux or Windows system administration tasks and security policies.

  • Working knowledge of IBM Mainframe operating environment.

  • Working knowledge of SQL databases such as SQL Server or Oracle.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team and with multiple Southern Company systems groups and the Technology Organization to ensure the overall integrity of the batch scheduling environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth troubleshooting of events that involve the health and availability of the batch scheduling environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface and coordinate software product issues with external vendors, partners, or service providers.


  • Responsible for modeling behaviors that support Southern Company’s efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Demonstrate Our Values which are Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Possess attention to detail.

  • Professional oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent listening and comprehension skills.

  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, manage multiple priorities/details, meet schedules, and deliver on customer commitments.

  • Ability to build relationships and work in a team atmosphere.

  • Ability to provide and accept feedback.

  • Assist operations staff with understanding functions of the scheduling tools.

  • Continuously identify process improvement opportunities with scheduling tools, processes, and documentation.

  • Respond to job scheduling change requests from our business partners in a timely manner.

  • Participate in disaster recovery exercises that involve batch scheduling for business-critical applications.

  • Communicate progress, problems, and best practices to management and team.

  • Embrace change.

  • Work proactively.

  • Take ownership and initiative.

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 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. #LI

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, Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

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

Req ID: SCS2009320

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