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Southern Company Software Developer in Atlanta, Georgia

Software Developer


Job Summary:

This position will be within Southern Company’s Development Strategies and Standards group.

This position will work with teams of software developers that analyze, estimate, design, code, test, and support applications and enterprise integrations that address business requirements. The developer will assist the teams through the application life cycle for new solutions, enhancements to existing solutions, and the integration of these solutions into the current Southern Company environment. The position is also expected to aggressively manage development effort costs through careful project estimation practices.

The developer should demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency in software development. The position is also expected to ensure all software development projects adhere to Southern Company's Application Development guidelines and meets and/or exceeds quality expectations. The developer/architect should be an excellent troubleshooter and a self-starter.

The developer will participate in application sessions and setting development standards at Southern Company. We are actively looking at new technologies. We need talent that has a passion for learning and the ability to apply new technology at an enterprise level.

This team strategically looks for reuse opportunities (enterprise services and components) and currently supports a range of existing “reuse” that is used across the enterprise.

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college with a concentration in computer science or a related field

  • Working knowledge and understanding of development technologies, methodologies, and associated tools

  • Experience with software development

  • Experience with application architecture

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or implement timely, cost effective, and high-quality business solutions to meet customer needs, using approved methodologies and standards

  • Provide root cause analysis, efficient production support and maintenance / enhancements for existing applications

  • Build and maintain relationships with peers, staff, management, other IT groups, and vendors

  • Apply strong oral and written communication skills; apply strong customer service and negotiating skills; exhibit initiative; follow through with customer commitments; and apply sound performance techniques

  • Support project planning by providing accurate estimates and status reports and by meeting deliverables

  • Manage personal career development by maintaining technical expertise and developing Southern Style Leadership characteristics

  • Participate in special projects/assignments. This will include new technology evaluations, POC’s, standards discussions, strategy development, and architecture design sessions.

  • Actively look for ways to streamline the SDLC for our developers

Job Requirements :

  • Knowledge and understanding of software development technologies, methodology and associated tools

  • Knowledge of C# and the .NET framework

  • Understanding of service-oriented architectures

  • N-tier application architecture experience using the .NET platform

  • Working knowledge of application architectures (Web, Client Server, Command Line, Databases, etc.)

  • Candidate must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated technical writing skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate application design principles


  • Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities, and challenges.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to negotiate and influence others

  • Ability to function independently and as a team member

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of Southern Style attributes

  • Proven analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to learn new approved technologies and apply them at an enterprise level

  • Ability to design and communicate enterprise level solutions

  • Advanced knowledge of the following software development technologies:

  • Microsoft C# .NET

  • JavaScript client-side frameworks

  • HTTP/REST web services

  • SQL

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Enterprise application design principles a plus

    Physical Demands / Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee and those an employee may encounter while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is generally sedentary, with no specific need for physical coordination or effort. May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access everyday activities. Tasks do not expose employee to physically unpleasant or hazardous conditions.

* This job description does not, nor is it intended to represent an exhaustive listing of all duties, tasks or responsibilities for the position listed. Based upon individual experience and team work load, responsibilities are assigned in varying degrees.



This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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

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: SCS2010721