Cloud Data (EIX) Product Manager at Southern Company

| Birmingham, AL
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Cloud Data (EIX) Product Manager

Description

The Energy Information eXchange (EIX) product manager is responsible for managing, supporting, and prioritizing product enhancements, maintenance, and requests for EIX. EIX enables Southern Company to share data with approved customers and partners in a quick and secure manner via an API-based approach.

This role will manage implementation, adoption, and ongoing use of EIX while following agile methodologies and bridging the gap of data availability, technology, and business use cases. Further, the EIX product owner sits within a team of analytics professionals and operates as a shared service for the operating companies of Southern Company.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support partner and customer access to data via EIX including onboarding, troubleshooting, and gathering feedback.
  • Manage the communication and awareness of EIX to internal stakeholders across Southern Company.
  • Prioritize and manage the enhancements of EIX via backlog grooming.
  • Create and send partner communications around production deployments, system impacts, and any data issues.
  • Collaborate with the Technology Organization on data governance processes, security, tiering, and source system extracts.
  • Approve invoicing and provide business sign-off of vendor work.
  • Manage vendor IDs, access, permissions, and other administrative items.
Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Education:

  • Required: B.S. degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, or another technology-focused field.
  • Highly Preferred: Master's degree in business, Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, or another technology-focused field.
Experience/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in big data.
  • Working knowledge of utility operating company business unit processes and data sources.
  • Attention to and compliance with data governance processes.
  • Experience working with vendors and managing consultants.
  • Experience with metering, billing, and customer data.
  • Strong analytical, root cause analysis, and problem-solving skills with ability to elicit and efficiently document business rules and research technical issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong, proactive communications skills including the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels.
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment with cross-disciplinary teams (Requirements Analysts, Developers, Architects, and Business Analysts) and business groups (technical and non-technical) to shepherd EIX through the complete SDLC while building consensus and collaboration between teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment acting quickly when required. Ability to identify and quickly implement process improvements and make sound decisions; Flexible, can work under stress with changing direction and responsibilities and with minimal supervision.
  • Good planning and organization skills; Ability to prioritize backlogs comprising of new features, bugs, technical work, and knowledge acquisition.
  • Skilled at leading software projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity.
  • Highly motivated and solution oriented.
  • Experience working in cloud environments with a particular preference for Azure.
  • Firm understanding of and aptitude for technical and digital tools preferred.
  • Experience with development projects leveraging agile scrum development methodologies preferred.
Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

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 www.southerncompany.com.

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: Sales & Marketing

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010406
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