Southern Company Enterprise Architect in Atlanta, Georgia

Enterprise Architect


About this Opportunity

As an Enterprise Architect, you'll play an integral role in building a holistic view and roadmap of the company's technology strategy and processes. You will partner with internal technology groups to ensure that proposed technical solutions align with the company's overall objectives. You'll also serve as a strategic partner to business leaders, internal innovation teams, and IT functional areas by helping them identify and take advantage of new digital opportunities while providing guidance and ensuring solutions align with the business and IT strategy.

What You'll Do

You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...

  • Contribute to the building of long-term strategic roadmaps for IT systems architecture.

  • Circulate technical roadmaps to align IT priorities with business partner needs.

  • Demonstrate digital opportunities and partner with internal innovation teams.

  • Develop and maintain policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the company.

  • Contribute to the development of application and infrastructure rationalization frameworks to reduce technical debt.

  • Assist in defining standards related to cloud technologies and cloud/hybrid cloud frameworks.

  • Lead the design and modeling of tactical architectures for the delivery, development, and support of projects.

  • Monitor new technological advances in application development and information technologies.

  • Partner with business and technology subject matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions.

  • Partner with Security to ensure architecture aligns with security strategy and policies.

  • Partner with other Solution Architects to provide a consensus-based scalable and adaptable architectural solution.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Sound Like You?

You might be just who we're looking for if you have...

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (IS), or another relevant academic discipline.

  • Eight or more years of professional IT or IS experience.

  • Three or more years of architecture leadership experience.

  • Experience building enterprise architecture roadmaps.

  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex infrastructure solutions.

  • A comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering.

  • Demonstrated experience with business process and performance modeling, benchmarking, and financial analysis.

  • Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.

  • The ability to “think big” and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hype.

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organization skills.

  • A demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders.

  • The ability to be comfortable with ambiguity and a willingness to take principled bets on new technology.

  • The ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements.

  • The ability to build a comprehensive understanding of and strategically connect the needs of multiple Southern Company functional areas.

  • Strong understanding of application development practices and enterprise design.

  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.

What About the Technology?

A few examples of technologies we are interested in or have in house…

  • .Net

  • Cloud technologies, including AWS, Azure and Azure Stack

  • A number of Oracle product suites, including PeopleSoft and EBS

  • And yes, we still have a mainframe…

  • API Gateway

  • BizTalk

  • Oracle SOA Suite

  • Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases

Who are we?

We are Southern Company. While Atlanta is our home base, we bring energy to homes and businesses across the country. We’ve made our name as a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and approach each day as a vital step in building its future. We’re always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from nuclear advancement to electric transportation and drone technology—help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

The specific team you would be joining within Southern Company is responsible for a number of aspects of the SDLC. We provide services related to design, development, test and deploy. Our team defines custom development standards and partners to help solve of the most interesting problems within Southern Company.


With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

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

Req ID: SCS2007562