Southern Company Product Engineer - Birmingham, AL in Birmingham, Alabama
Product Engineer - Birmingham, AL
This candidate must be able to assess wireless telecommunications products and services that support Southern Linc’s target markets. This includes products related to Push-To-Talk, IoT, and other voice and data products. They must be able to assess business cases for wireless products and will be assisting Southern Linc’s sales and Marketing departments. The candidate will be a part of a team that is recognized as technical experts in handsets, fixed and mobile data devices, applications, and services, including Push-To-Talk solutions. They will also be interfacing with vendors that develop, test, and certify these products throughout the product lifecycle.
BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or other related degree required
A MS in Engineering, Computer Science, MBA or greater than 3 years’ experience is desired.
Expertise in the ability to understand market drivers within telecommunications technologies related to voice and data services, including emerging technologies.
Aptitude for understanding how wireless technology products and solutions can be applied towards a customer base.
Collect and document business requirements, technical requirements, test strategies and process flows in relation to Mission Critical Push-To-Talk, and IoT solutions, in additional to other voice and data services.
Familiar with 3GPP standards in relation to Mission Critical communications services
Able to effectively articulate technical issues and concepts to vendors, leaders, and executives with the ability to influence decisions.
Strong problem solving and quick decision-making skills required.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work across organizations and leadership levels to generate business cases and recommendations for new products and services.
Technical representative to vendors that provide products and services to Southern Linc.Escalate issues to vendor senior management when necessary.
Designs, tests, and certifies LTE (4G) User Equipment (UE) solutions for Southern Company’s LTE network.Work will include defining specification and feature requirements documents.
Designs, tests, and certifies MCPTT system for use on Southern Linc’s Mission Critical LTE network.
Ensure customers using Southern Linc products have quick resolution to recurring hardware and software issues.Escalate issues to management that need executive attention.
Ensure customers using Southern Linc handsets have the most reliable and bug free software and hardware as possible.
Interface with vendors which provide products to Southern Linc related to Mission Critical Push-To-Talk, IoT, and other voice and data services.
Act as technical expert when interfacing with Southern Company on data devices that are used for telemetry, SCADA, and work order management applications.
SouthernLINC Wireless is the wireless communication service from Southern Company which combines multiple communication services into one handset or installed device, including Instant LINC two-way radio, phone service, numeric and text messaging, and wireless data and Internet access. SouthernLINC Wireless operates in the Southeast and targets businesses, government and Southern Company subsidiaries.
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: Engineering
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Southern Communications, Inc.
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time
Southern LINC - Hoover (4601Hoover)
4601 Southlake Parkway
Req ID: COM2000254