Southern Company Supervisor, Application Development in Birmingham, Alabama
Supervisor, Application Development
Purpose: This position is responsible for providing leadership and strategic delivery in support of condition-based maintenance programs, remote operations and equipment diagnostics for the Southern Company Generation Fossil / Hydro plants, Fleet Strategy and Reliability, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, Research and Development and Power Delivery. The primary focus of this role is to support and enhance technology used to capture, store and analyze operational time series data.
Responsibilities include production support and maintenance of existing business applications, as well as successful new solution development, including the analysis, purchase and implementation of appropriate vendor applications in support of existing monitoring and diagnostic centers and remote operation centers. The position will be responsible for building, maintaining and improving a data analytics platform to optimize maintenance and extend diagnostic capabilities.
This position leverages business, technical, and consulting resources from across the Technology Organization (TO) to ensure the timely delivery of effective business solutions. The scope of work includes: managing the life cycle of applications; providing project oversight; managing the staff who design, deliver, and maintain application products; staying abreast of emerging technologies; developing expertise in the business area and effectively applying the knowledge gained within TO; ensuring effective resource planning; effectively managing the budget for the function.
Directly reporting to this position will be 7 professional staff members with strong technical, project management, consulting, and communication skills. This position provides performance management and development of the people reporting to this position. This position also aids decisions related to process improvements and work assignments and ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and SPC separation protocol.
Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field required
5 or more years of experience in IT, with at least 2 years of experience leading multiple, small-medium sized and cross-functional teams
Expertise with big data techniques, technologies and successful benefit realization of traditional reporting, data analytics capabilities and multi-faceted solutions and platforms delivered with an agile business use case driven mindset.
Working knowledge and understanding of existing and emerging information technologies
Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities and challenges
Demonstrated ability to understand technology issues and quantify the risks to ensure appropriate business decisions are made
Has developed initiatives and delivered results on time and within budgets
Has worked across functions in TO or in business
Has developed effective working relationships with employees, peers, and management
Demonstrated leadership and management skills including building a strong results-oriented team; performance management; budget management
Demonstrated communication skills (oral/written) to all levels of employees/management
Positive attitude, leadership capability and skills, proactive, ability to work in fast-paced/high pressure environment, deals well with change, deadline oriented, capability to understand technical information, excellent interpersonal skills, business focused, ability to think out of the box, ability to formulate strategic plans, excellent analytical skills, creative problem-solving skills, project development & management skills, good business judgment, strong performance management skills, strong verbal/written communication & presentation skills, good negotiation skills, shows initiative and takes ownership of work, strong technical experience, ability to simplify complex subjects in a way that can be easily understood by non-technical audiences.
Drives and manages continuous improvement of technology delivery, maintenance, production support and reliability.
Understand the highly competitive generation business and support model required to meet business needs
Responsible for support of OSIsoft PI and Aspen IP21 Data Historians.
Develop, drive and deliver on departmental strategic plans and goals
Proactively manage the life cycle of the applications. Includes managing new solution development and assessing/implementing options from vendors; efficiently supporting, maintaining, and retiring applications to ensure maximum value and reduced cost
Monitor solutions to maintain alignment with the business units
Ensure application solutions exceed expectations for functionality, quality, cost and timely delivery
Establish and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships with TO, business units and external vendors
Attract, develop, retain, and manage a highly effective, diverse workforce of technical employees highly skilled in multiple disciplines whose purpose is to design, develop, and successfully implement on time and within budget, applications and other products that deliver business value and exceed expectations
Manage the organization as a business with emphasis on efficient budget planning, budget variance management, strong financial performance and effective resource planning
Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and established practices and procedures
Job Field: Information Technology
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SCS2009155