Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

Alabama Power is seeking an initiative-taking and innovative Data Scientist to join our Marketing and Economic Development team. The successful candidate will ideally be able to create, enhance, and deploy statistical and analytical models to generate actionable insights that drive customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and business profitability. This role requires a blend of analytical rigor, technical prowess, and the ability to draw practical conclusions from data and communicating complex ideas in a clear and engaging manner.


  • Drive the strategic direction and execution of data science initiatives within Marketing and Economic Development
  • Apply advanced statistical analysis, machine learning techniques, and deep learning algorithms to solve complex business problems.
  • Develop and deploy machine learning models at scale, utilizing tools like Apache Spark, Databricks, and cloud platforms.
  • Interpret analytical results, generate actionable insights, and communicate findings to key stakeholders, including senior executives.
  • Lead end-to-end data science projects, including data collection, preprocessing, modeling, and deployment.
  • Collaborate closely with Data Management engineers to design and optimize scalable data management and curation strategies.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise in data visualization, storytelling, and the interpretation of analytical results to drive business decisions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improved data-driven strategies and solutions.
  • Analyze internal and external data to shape a deeper understanding of our residential, commercial, industrial, and unregulated customers.
  • Serve as a liaison between cloud and on-prem data sources and analysts deploying low-/no-code solutions to extract data.
  • Function as a consultant to internal clients on how to use your analysis and present actionable recommendations.



  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Computer Science, Data Science, Econometrics, Engineering, MIS, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related quantitative discipline
  • Progress towards or completion of a master’s degree or PhD in an analytical field is a plus.


  • 2 or more years of professional experience in data and analytics, specifically marketing analytics.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency with one or more programming languages (SQL, R, Python)
  • Experience manipulating large datasets and databases with working knowledge of Hadoop, Databricks, or other big data cloud technologies.
  • Experience in developing and implementing AI/Machine Learning models.
  • Experience developing and utilizing visualization tools (e.g., Power BI)
  • Experience extracting and integrating data from multiple sources.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines for concurrent requests from different business teams.
  • Knowledge of the utility industry, data, systems, and procedures is a plus.
  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey data-driven recommendations to technical and non-technical clients.

This position will be located in Birmingham, AL. When applying, please upload your most up-to-date resume along with a cover letter (preferred).

Alabama Power provides safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to 1.5 million customers across the lower two-thirds of Alabama.

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Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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.


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