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Southern Company Application Developer I in Atlanta, Georgia

Application Developer I


Job Summary

The Application Developer, I for Customer Applications position within Gas Technology Services will work with supervision to design and develop custom applications to support the Customer applications utilized by Southern Company Gas as well as the build and support of Southern Company Gas COTS applications. Application Developer, I will complete projects, with supervision, which will include standard development using a variety of languages, web-based technologies, cognitive services, integration technologies, and native mobile applications.

Application Development, I – Essential Duties Include

  • Assist in identifying potential solutions that leverage (when COTS system) rather than customization.

  • Participate, with direction, in the creation of the Technical Design documents.

  • Collaborate with Senior Programmers to plan for coding and overall program development.

  • Able to translate specifications to create code that meets performance expectations/coding requirements.

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance based on specifications, with supervision.

  • Able to troubleshoot, debug, maintain and improve existing software with supervision.

  • Participate in system testing as required.

  • Develop solutions and corresponding system documentation to routine technical problems of smaller and limited scope while building the skills to increase complexity.

  • Participate in deployment activities to implement designed solutions.

  • Maintain and follow production support processes focused on identification and mitigation of root cause.

  • Maintain the ability to ‘flex’ to meet customer demands (production support and project work).

  • Prioritize work and deliver on project commitments.

  • Ability to provide on-call support for routine problems and incidents while building skill sets

  • Considerable interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively is essential.

  • Work, with supervision, to ensure strategies are aligned with Technology Organization goals and strategies


  • Associates degree or vocational training

  • A basic knowledge and understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and programming principles

  • Interest in and passion for learning and working in a fast-paced environment

  • Understand the difference between various sized projects, enhancement projects and production support

  • Ability to identify root cause for routine problems while working with other technical staff

  • Basic understanding of Technical Design Documents and Specifications

  • Exposure to software development projects.

  • Ability to develop unit testing of code components or complete applications.

  • Exposure system development practices, methodology and tools

  • Exposure to Agile delivery; Kanban; Scrum

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to provide on-call support for routine problems and incidents

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Basic knowledge of ITIL processes and various programming languages

  • Languages: Java, Java Script, C#, Groovy, HTML, CSS, Perl, SQL skills (T-SQL/PL-SQL), Cobol, VB Net, Eclipse, CCB Config tools scripting language (expect/ksh/wlst)

  • Frameworks/Platform: .NET Core/.NET Framework, Apigee, Web API, Entity Framework, Jquery, Angular, Telerik Kendo Framework, MVC,, Winforms

  • Technology/Applications: Oracle Utility Suite CCB, MAK tool, Blue Prism, BizLink/EDI, Serena, Optim, EDMS/Meridian

Reporting Relationship

  • This position reports to the Supervisor, IT Development Customer Applications

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: SCS2009381

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