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Data Architect/Engineer (Atlanta, Birmingham or Gulfport)

Company: Southern Company
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

**Data Architect/Engineer (Atlanta, Birmingham or Gulfport)****Description**Southern Company is committed to building the future of energy for the customers who depend on us, the communities we serve and the industry we lead. The ASCEND program will transform how we do business, helping us elevate the customer experience, adapt to industry changes, and implement technology that offers new capabilities with more agility. It will involve implementing multiple applications, including the replacement of our meter data management (MDM) and customer service systems (CSS) with a new, Oracle customer information system (CIS) called customer to meter (C2M). Additionally, it includes implementing an advanced analytics platform (AAP), customer experience (CX) and customer engagement platform (CEP).The new platform, to be rolled out to Alabama Power, Georgia Power and Mississippi Power, will be implemented in phases over the next four years. Currently, we are building an ASCEND organization dedicated to helping the electric operating companies realize the vision for a modernized, efficient, digital customer experience to deeply engage with our customers and provide a more personalized experience. ASCEND will be one of the most comprehensive Customer Service and Marketing transformation initiatives in our company's history.Click here for more information about the CIS project and to view FAQs.This role is responsible for supporting and implementing key technology including the overall technology architecture for the new Advanced Analytics Platform (AAP) and its various software and other integration components.The architect will be the key participant in making key decisions about the architecture including design and standards for data, derive data requirements, define, develop and implement data logical and physical data models, identify data source and data source integrations to ensure maximum availability, fault tolerance, scalability, performance, security, disaster and cyber resiliency, and overall ease of maintenance and management. The architect will also help ensure holistic approaches and the best designs and solutions for data flows, data synchronizations, and ETL processes. This position will collaborate and facilitate data governance processes for full life cycle management of data including creating and maintaining data catalog. The Data Architect role will define and enforce standards and best practices for data entities. The Data Architect role will work closely with other Architects, Data Owners, Data Stewards, Product Owners, Data Engineers, BI Developers, and Infrastructure teams to implement data solutions with optimized performance, plan for capacity needs and secure storage and use of data.The architect will operate across organizational and computing groups to drive common approaches and expose information assets and processes across the enterprise. Their goal will be to deliver a data architecture that supports the most efficient and secure advanced analytics environment meeting the company's business needs. They maintain strategic relationships with key technology vendors, lead efforts toward setting and revising data architecture standards, create reference data architectures, engineering templates, and design solutions.**JOB REQUIREMENTS:**+ A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field is desirable or an equivalent combination of education and experience.+ Strong experience working with large complex enterprise accounts architecting cloud solutions for data estate workloads+ Strong experience implementing large scale data projects within the cloud environment+ Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with depth / Subject Matter Expertise in two or more of the following technologies:+ SQL (on-prem, Azure-PaaS)+ Azure SQL DW/Synapse+ Databricks+ Cosmos DB+ Data Governance+ Experience with streaming data workloads (e.g. Event Hub, Kafka, etc.)+ Technical capability and experience to learn innovative technologies and understand relevant cloud trend + Comprehensive knowledge of big data practices.+ Experience establishing and defining technology strategies and roadmaps that meet the strategic and operational objectives of the business.?+ Comprehensive collaboration and consulting skills with proven ability to work with and influence others and drive decisions+ Continuous self-learner+ Ability to handle multiple assignments and conflicting priorities+ Ability to build productive relationships with a focus on cooperation and teamwork+ Proven written and verbal communication skills.**MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:???** ?+ Partner and collaborate with the data consumers to understand business + processes and requirements.+ Provide key knowledge, insight, and informational guidance related to the integration of data and design of the holistic data landscape in support of AAP objectives.+ Translate requirements into executable data strategies, approaches and platform designs or other means of information delivery.+ Identifying data sources, both internal and external, and working out a data management plan aligned with Southern Company and AAP data strategy.+ Coordinating and collaborating with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and vendors for the smooth functioning of the enterprise data system. + Make key decisions about the data architecture including design and standards for the modeling, access, cataloging, data quality, data governance and information governance. + Orchestrate, lead, and influence others in the team, ensuring successful implementation of AAP.\#LI**_Disclaimer:_**_This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities_**Southern Company** (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with **46,000 megawatts** of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving **9 million customers through its subsidiaries** . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through **electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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:** Information Technology**Job Type:** Standard**Primary Location:** Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta**Operating Company:** Southern Company Services**Other Locations:** Mississippi-Coastal Area-Gulfport, 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. NEAtlanta, 30308MPC Corporate Headquarters - 2992 West Beach Blvd (2992GULFPORT)2992 West Beach BlvdGulfport, 39501APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)600 North 18th StreetBirmingham, 35203**Req ID:** SCS2011280

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