Cloud Security Analyst (Atlanta Or Birmingham)

The Southern Company Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 1 month ago

Cloud Security Analyst (Atlanta or Birmingham)


At Southern Company, our core objective is to ensure safe and reliable computing environment for the consumers of our services, both internally and externally. Our complex environment generates a constant stream of challenges which require continual innovation with an evolving set of technologies. Keeping the network safe and reliable ensures that our users stay connected with our applications, products and services. Our industry is undergoing rapid change and we are looking for self-motivated leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you are looking for a dynamic team environment and want to be part of a company that is committed to safety, environmental responsibility and operational excellence, consider joining us at Southern Company.

Position Overview:

This role will be responsible for the design and implementation of security for Oracle Cloud Security, the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS elements within it, and any associated automation tooling.

The candidate will need to reference industry standard cloud security design patterns and apply them to existing DevOps processes in a fast-paced environment. This role will leverage the candidate's development expertise in the areas of CI/CD pipeline security, API integration, and automation. Knowledge of more traditional security aspects like network security and operating systems will also be called upon. We are looking for someone who is passionate about security and is effective at engaging with peers to influence the right strategies that will protect the company's information technology assets and data.

In addition, the role will be expected to maintain an Oracle CASB - a combined CASB and CSPM product. The successful monitoring of Oracle security events and integration with SIEM/SOAR processes is crucial to the security of the Oracle environment.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and/or Azure, AWS, or GCP compute, storage and network operational experience required

  • Technical knowledge of Oracle ERP/EPM

  • At least three years experience in security related technologies (i.e. antivirus, IDS/IPS, firewalls, SIEM, FIM, database monitoring, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

  • Familiarity with Information Security and regulatory frameworks and standards (i.e. CIS, NIST, MITRE, NERC ITIL, Cloud Security Alliance)

  • Strong understanding of Linux operating system required

  • Programming/Scripting Language experience strongly preferred (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl, PowerShell)

  • Experience with DevOps and Agile methodologies preferred

  • Industry certification preferred (CISSP, CISA, GIAC, CCSP, Cloud provider certifications)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement cloud security controls for Technology Organization in IaaS/PaaS and SaaS implementations

  • Work with engineering and operations teams to implement threat detection signals, deploy new tooling and improve response capabilities both in cloud and on-prem environments

  • Participate with developers to aide application security best practices within cloud environments

  • Assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes

  • Use your experience with DevSecOps, CI/CD, containers and microservices to embed security into build and deployment processes

  • Engage and empower Technology Organization personnel and other business units to understand and apply information security concepts to mitigate corporate risk

  • Plan, coordinate and provide subject matter leadership on information security projects

  • Help customers understand and apply information security concepts, processes and technologies

  • Maintain current knowledge of information security concepts, technologies and practices

  • Demonstrate Southern Company values of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment

Job Requirements :

  • United States citizenship is required

  • Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities and challenges

  • Strong technical consulting experience; ability to understand business requirements and present appropriate solutions

  • Ability to work independently or within a team

  • Demonstrated critical, independent thinking; demonstrated ability to conceive and present creative solutions

  • Basic budgeting, accounting and financial skills preferred

  • Must pass NERC CIP & Insider Threat Protection background checks

  • Occasional travel to local and regional locations in pursuit of the job duties and requirements.


With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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 at

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

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

APC Corporate Headquarters

  • 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2008844

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Cloud Security Analyst (Atlanta Or Birmingham)

The Southern Company