Southern Company is seeking a senior Oracle Business Intelligence Application (OBIA/OBIEE) developer to join our Oracle and Financial Solutions Center of Excellence (COE). The Oracle and Financial Solutions COE, maintain, develop and manage both vendor and internally developed applications and packages, with a focus on collaboration, business intelligence, financial applications, and software configuration management. Our group supports a wide range of applications, including Oracle EBS, Oracle FCCS, Oracle ARCS, OBIEE, OBIA, Tableau, and MS-PowerBI.
This position will be responsible for the design, development, testing, optimization, and maintenance of the full range of BI reporting solutions. This includes the analysis, design, development, and deployment of business intelligence data models, dashboards, reports, and subject areas. This position will also create test data and execute unit and system test plans. The individual will also be asked to monitor the availability of the application, and troubleshoot system issues including monitoring environment logs and researching errors. Additional activities include the delivery of BI functionality in conjunction with approved project efforts, ad-hoc querying, and decision support against the data warehouse. It is also expected that new software technologies are learned especially those that are consistent with our support requirements. This position leverages strong partnerships with the Technology Organization’s Business partners, the internal Shared Support Solutions group, the Project Management Office, Oracle Corporation, and other technical and consulting resources across the Technology organization to ensure the delivery of timely and quality solutions and support.
The OBIA/OBIEE developer will also be responsible for providing timely production and end-user support for Oracle Business Intelligence both during and after business hours. This includes assisting in the monitoring of production applications and databases with the overall goal of resolving performance issues along with identifying potential future problems before they become critical. This position will also be responsible for creating technical programming specifications from business documents, creating internal program documentation, and participating in code reviews as both a reviewer and as one being reviewed. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to cross-train other members of the team so that all are able to support our business intelligence partners. This will include creating comprehensive documents that all members of the team may understand and execute.
This position will also be required to provide time/effort estimates, contribute to project planning, provide task and project status to end users, peers and management. The OBIA/OBIEE developer will be asked to communicate issues and issue resolution to management and business partners in a clear, concise manner while managing multiple priorities.
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics or related field
Background in Oracle 11g or 12C database, Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
Possess 5-7 years of business intelligence and data warehouse experience.
Understanding of best practiced related to business intelligence and data warehousing.
3+ years of experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE 11g) supporting development, configuration, administration and performance improvement.
2+ years of experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA). Specific experience with Financial, Project, Human Resources and Supply Chain Analytics desired.
Experience with Oracle Data Integrator ETL tool within the context of OBIA.
Experience with Oracle as a source for OBIA.
Knowledge and experience with SDLC.
Experience with high volume, complex relational databases.
Strong understanding of database concepts including views, tables and indexing
Possess complete understanding of the OBIEE environment, from dimensional modeling to front-end report/dashboard design.
Possess a strong understanding of the OBIA architecture including physical data models, ETL, logical business models and subject areas.
Experience in troubleshooting application availability issue; monitoring system performance and error logs, and in proposing solutions to potential risks.
Possess strong systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.
Ability to provide mentoring and training services for both teammates and business partners.
Experience with development utilities such as SQL query tools and processes to support, test and verify tasks.
Ability to partner with various teams to develop both ad-hoc and permanent solutions.
Ability to respond to a variety of questions regarding various data warehouse subject areas tool usage.
Ability to document and facilitate resolution of data related project issues.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Able to build and effectively manage relationships within a large, multi-state organization
Able to estimate task or project costs and timelines
Able to manage production support and project related activities simultaneously.
Able to negotiate and influence others within a team environment
Able to work effectively with a team
Able to work in a professional environment with limited direct supervision.
Able to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.
Ability to perform the analysis necessary to design and architect solutions that meet business partner requirements
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Technical writing skills
Takes personal ownership of career development
Must have a strong desire to be a student of the business
Methodical approach to solving problems
Must value trust, superior performance, and commitment to success
Georgia Power Headquarters
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Candidate must be available weekends and after normal business hours for on-call support. Some travel may be required within the Southern Company footprint.
About SOUTHERN COMPANY
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America?s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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. J...obs 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 utilities 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.