Cyber Security Engineer at Southern Company (Atlanta, GA)

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Cyber Security Engineer


Cyber Security Engineer

Work location(s): Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, GA or Alabama Corporate Headquarters in Birmingham, AL


Why settle for the same old cybersecurity job? Do things that have never been done before!

A leading U.S. energy company seeks an early career IT security professional to join our cyber operations team in a technical role. The candidate will develop and operate solutions that support advanced threat detection and deterrence. The primary focus will be on understanding external cyber threats through novel intelligence collection. The selected candidate will work on a team charged with 1) executing the operations work of the team, 2) coordinating programmatic elements with other company stakeholders, and 3) advancing custom and commercial technical capabilities.

The successful applicant will leverage his/her desire for practical, hands-on work in cyber security operations to create or integrate innovative technologies that increase the cost of cyber attacks to advanced threat actors. Using commercial and custom cyber defense tools, the team will analyze and understand targeted cyber attacks, fielding mitigation techniques to further understand the plans, intentions, tools, techniques and procedures of threat actors.


  • Contribute to the day-to-day technical development and operations of team through continuous learning and experimentation
  • Support the implementation of innovative processes, strategies, technologies, and operations for cyber defense
  • Build prototype or lab capabilities for cyber defense and countermeasures within an Operational Technology (OT) environment
  • Support the collection of strategic and operational intelligence on cyber threats to the energy sector and Southern Company
  • Support development and deployment of an alerting method for operational alerts
  • Appropriately escalate alerts on potential intrusion activity to the team lead
  • Follow established workflows for operations and analysis

  • BA/BS in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience
  • Curious and independent thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience performing network traffic analysis on common networking protocols such as HTTP/S, DHCP, TCP, UDP, DNS, SMTP
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems including:
  • file system and data storage
  • registry keys
  • process management including scheduled tasks and services
  • memory management
  • log management
  • Hands-on experience with scripting, e.g., python, bash, PowerShell, etc.
  • Understanding of attack signatures, tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with advanced cyber threats
  • Understanding of tools and practices for monitoring network environments for indications of compromise, including command and control


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: 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: SCS2010422
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