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Data Analytics Analyst

Columbia, AL

Nuclear Technology Solutions – Data Analytics Analyst


The Data Analytics Analyst provides application and programming support to the Nuclear Technology Solutions (NTS) Data Analytics team located in Birmingham, Alabama at the Energy Center. Their responsibilities include collaborating closely with Southern Nuclear Corporation (SNC) business partners to create and support reporting applications, databases, data models, and reports. These tools aid in enhancing decision-making processes by identifying trends and analyzing data to uncover insights into business operations and challenges.

A broad technical and business background, as well as the ability to think strategically and act tactically, are important dimensions for success in this role. Experience in power generation, specifically nuclear power, would be advantageous.

The Data Analytics Analyst is required to comply with all Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations including the requirement to successfully pass (>80%) NRC and Southern Nuclear Corporation (SNC) yearly required exams. In addition, initial/random Federal Drug Testing program, psychological testing, and criminal background investigations are required to ensure a drug/alcohol free work environment and to ensure employees are trustworthy and reliable.

This job utilizes a hybrid work schedule which requires the selected individual to physically work from a Southern Nuclear location (The Energy Center, Plant Farley, Hatch, Vogtle 1&2 or Vogtle 3&4) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Additional days on site may be required as business conditions or locations require. Telecommuting during scheduled office days is only allowed on a case-by-case basis pending manager approval. Travel is expected to be less than 10%.

Ability to work physically from the Energy Center is highly preferred.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or a Bachelors in a non-technical degree with 6+ years of experience in Information Technology/Computer Science is preferred. Individuals currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Technology will be considered.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Proficiency with SQL in both Microsoft and Oracle environments, and with reporting and visualization tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, DAX, Visual Studio, Report Builder, Qlik, and Power BI.

  • Experience with Databricks, SQL Server Integration Services, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure AI Services is a plus.

  • Demonstrated success in setting up reporting standards, as well as strategies for data upkeep and collection.

  • Experience with database support and server management is highly desirable.

  • Programming experience is preferred, particularly in C# and Python.

  • Understanding of IT’s value in business.


  • Demonstrated success in a dynamic team environment, with a focus on delivering results.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, capable of engaging with all organizational levels.

  • Adept at aligning technology solutions with business needs for strategic improvements.

  • Strategic insight into IT investments, emphasizing standardization and excellence in nuclear projects.

  • Skilled in negotiation and influence, with a commitment to Southern Style values of trust, performance, and commitment.


  • Analytical and problem-solving expert, who is also a quick learner and effective applicator of new technologies.

  • Capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities while maintaining quality and a solid grasp of change management principles.

  • Fosters cooperative relationships and teamwork, dedicated to customer service excellence, and adept at communicating complex technical issues in understandable business terms.

  • Well-versed in engineering, analysis, and design principles, balancing theoretical knowledge with practical implementation.

  • Demonstrate Southern Style: unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain data models, reporting systems, and performance metrics to support key business decisions.

  • Engage in cross-functional projects, utilizing advanced data modeling to inform strategic decisions and identify optimization opportunities.

  • Design and implement technical processes to address business challenges.

  • Manage the design and delivery of reporting products and requests: tracking requests submitted, prioritization, approval, etc.

  • Uphold data accuracy and reporting quality through comprehensive policies and processes.

  • Optimize processes for data handling, validation, mining, and visualization to meet business objectives.

Other Information:

  • Relocation Assistance Available


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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 Identification: 5944

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services


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