Data Analytics Analyst

The Southern Company Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

Data Analytics Analyst


As a subsidiary of Southern Company, Southern Power is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and commercial and industrial customers. Southern Power's fleet utilizes a diverse portfolio of technologies - natural gas, wind, solar, battery storage and fuel cells.

The Operations & Commercial Technology team's focus on behalf of Southern Power is on data management, process automation, reporting & analytics & software development. We also advocate for Southern Power in our partnerships across the Southern Company technology enterprise.


Job Experience & Education

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Math, Business or another relevant academic discipline.

  • Four or more years of professional IT experience.

  • Three or more years of database administration or data management experience.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, competitive information technology organization.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong technical knowledge for designing and implementing data integration & migration, data management, data analytic & reporting solutions. Including but not limited to the following:

  • SQL Server, Oracle, HDFS (Cloudera Hadoop), Denodo, and other on-premise and cloud-based data and information management systems

  • SSIS, APIs, Kafka, etc.

  • SSRS, Power BI, Tableau, Excel, etc.

  • Matlab, Python, R, etc.

  • Have demonstrated the ability to dive deep into data to find problems or trends.

  • Manage, organize, and clean data effectively and efficiently while reducing manual reporting and data redundancy.

  • Highly versed in analytic methodologies and modeling.

  • Understand the difference between data and information with the ability to articulate it through verbal and no verbal means.

  • Use data visualization skills and tools to analyze, package, and communicate reports to the business partners.

  • The ability to demonstrate the integration of heterogeneous data (information silos) under a single query interface.

  • A comprehensive knowledge of software, application, data and systems engineering.

  • Strong data modeling skills and understanding of data warehouse design techniques

  • Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.

  • Partner with business and technology subject matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions.

  • The ability to "think big" and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology, data, information & analytics.

  • The ability to build a comprehensive understanding of and strategically connect the needs of multiple Southern Power business areas.

  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills with the ability to tailor communication as appropriate for the audience.

  • Capable of building productive relationships with teammates and business partners focused on teamwork and cooperation.

  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and capable of managing time and priorities so as to effectively respond to emerging needs and meet upcoming deadlines and commitments.

  • Able to work in a professional environment with limited direct supervision.

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups. A demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders.

  • Strong understanding of application development practices and enterprise design.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, often solving problems and providing solutions for business partners, but more frequently equipping them or others with the knowledge and necessary tools for self-sufficiency.

  • Capable of identifying and implementing technical and business orientated process improvements.

  • Familiar with modern software development, source control and change management methodologies.

  • Strong customer service skills with the capability to manage expectations, fulfill commitments and meet project deadlines.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Opportunistic Drive
  • Committed to delivering technology solutions that help Southern Power achieve their business imperatives and driven to identify opportunities to do so within the solutions, information and data we're stewards of.
  • Positive Can-Do Attitude
  • Must be willing to take full responsibility for duties and work effectively under the pressure of deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Self-Starter
  • Able to work in a professional environment with limited direct supervision.
  • Results-Oriented
  • Acts with speed and decisiveness; takes initiative does what it takes to meet commitments.
  • Safety Focused
  • Accepts responsibility for the safety of yourself and co-workers.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and techniques in the market; Looks for opportunities improve through strategy and innovation.


The foundation for much of what we do is data. Operational data, that helps us optimize the operation of our facilities. Commercial data, that supplies us insights on how best to position our assets within the markets they operate in. Data from markets, data from third parties, data that is both structured and unstructured, but data that when assembled together provides Southern Power the information necessary to achieve a strategic advantage. Data and information that when managed effectively is easily accessible for reports, advanced analytics and increasingly data science.

The Data Analytics Analyst is responsible for detailed data analysis, data modeling and requirements mapping, ETL design and development, and BI solution development including presentation layer delivery. The Analyst also works closely with Data Architects within the organization to ensure that new analytics solutions align with the enterprise data management strategy. This includes identification of the true source of data, reducing data duplication and focus on increased integration of data across business units. This also includes increasing data quality, compliance, and governance. Additional responsibilities include consulting with partners on their business needs, translating business needs into analytics/reporting requirements, and interfacing with the partners and other Technology team members to build custom business intelligence solutions. The analyst can analyze and troubleshoot issues that arise within BI and analytics toolsets and the enterprise infrastructure supporting these solutions.

Additional Info

Relocation benefits may be limited


With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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...): No

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center

  • 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2008863

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