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Southern Company IP Network Engineering Manager in Birmingham, Alabama

IP Network Engineering Manager


IP Network Engineering Manager

Hoover, AL

This position will be responsible for providing work direction, performance management, and overall management of a group of technical employees consisting of both engineers and engineering analysts focused on designing and maintaining a mission critical mobile 4G carrier network. This position is expected to have sufficient practical IP network experience and provide hand-on support when required in order to successfully direct the everyday work of the group. Daily, the group is responsible for IP network engineering, design, and implementation; firewall and security infrastructure and policy; physical and virtual server infrastructure; solution lifecycle management; and maintaining a mission critical push-to-talk (PTT) system.



  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant degree and at least five years relevant experience in mobile carrier 4G networks is required.

  • A MS or MBA degree is strongly preferred.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Technical expert with IP network and security design is required.

  • A working knowledge of and the ability to understand finance, risk assessment, and engineering related to mobile carrier 4G networks, including emerging technologies, is required.

  • A thorough, practical knowledge of operations and maintenance of mobile carrier 4G equipment is required.

  • At least three years Supervisory/Management experience is strongly desired.


  • Must possess the ability to solve complex problems, demonstrate the ability to conduct strategic analysis in order to make autonomous business decisions with time constraints. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to work with internal and external clients, across departments, and with vendors at all levels. Must have the ability to lead and develop others.


  • Manage the overall engineering design, purchase, implementation, and second level support of the LTE 4G data, security, server, and PTT networks.Performance management of technical staff including Engineers and Engineering Analysts. 40%

  • Make independent decisions on Data Network related design, and security policies and procedures based on budget impact, system utilization, and network security for optimal efficiency. 15%

  • Manage vendor invoices on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy and compliance with service contracts.Manage expenses within the annual Network Design O&M budget. 10%

  • Actively participate in contract negotiations with vendors for Data equipment and services.Manage the relationship with key vendors. 5%

  • Develop, maintain, and provide risk assessment tools/techniques and perform studies for determining the range of profitability/risk associated with various projects. 5%

  • Provide business development with pricing and risk/cost assessment analysis of potential features and services. 5%

  • Develop, define, and refine processes and procedures for making network changes to service impacting Data network equipment. 10%

  • Develop, implement, and maintain management tools that will maximize profitability from existing assets while maintaining system reliability. 5%

  • Support Marketing by providing product/feature price forecasts as well as consulting on rate development issues. 5%

SouthernLINC Wireless is the wireless communication service from Southern Company which combines multiple communication services into one handset or installed device, including Instant LINC two-way radio, phone service, numeric and text messaging, and wireless data and Internet access. SouthernLINC Wireless operates in the Southeast and targets businesses, government and Southern Company subsidiaries.

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. 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 utilities 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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Southern Communications, Inc.

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Southern LINC - Hoover (4601Hoover)

4601 Southlake Parkway

Hoover, 35244

Req ID: COM2000258

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