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Southern Company HCM Solution Architect, Total Rewards in Atlanta, Georgia

HCM Solution Architect, Total Rewards


Southern Company is a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. At Southern Company we are always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables —help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

Job Description:

The HCM Solution Architect, Total Rewards will serve as the functional product owner within the Oracle HCM benefits, compensation, and retirement solutions. This position will be responsible for the management of a team of HR Business analysts and driving product strategy and daily maintenance support. The role will be focused on maximizing the value of HR technology solutions by maintaining a quality environment, managing complex business processes, and partnering with external vendors and Information Technology to enhance/deploy new capabilities. The lead will partner with HR COEs(Centers of Excellence) in applying industry best practice to product configurations, consult with their teams and the broader HR on system capability and how to best leverage existing functionality, as well as translate HR business requirements into technology solutions. Additional responsibilities include second tier support for end users, change management for business processes and researching industry trends.

Individual will need to be able to function in a fast-paced changing environment, manage changing priorities, be responsive, dependable and discerning when supporting the HR business and coworkers. Individual must multi-task efficiently, manage projects, work independently with little supervision and keep assignments organized by planning their work and meeting project deadlines.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Partner and collaborate with the Total Rewards COEs to understand business processes and identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through technology solutions; including identifying business requirements, designing processes, testing and maintaining quality HR solutions

  • Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of compensation and absence management solutions, integrations with outsourced benefit providers as well as Southern specific benefit programs deployed in Oracle’s platform as a service.

  • Contribute to process improvement efforts such as issue tracking and resolution as well as knowledge management and collaboration using MS Teams and SharePoint.

  • Primary contact for Total Rewards related production issues

  • Triage, troubleshoot, and resolve service desk incidents.

  • Closely partner with Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology to creatively advance capabilities and solve business needs.

  • Responsible for reviewing and remediating enhancements and impacts provided with patches and quarterly releases.

  • Consult on solution capabilities, support end user needs and manage complex business processes

  • Manage vendor relationships and influence future product direction through user group participation

  • Strong knowledge and experience configuring and supporting multiple HR solutions, including support of complex integrations

  • Experience identifying business needs, communicating expectations to partners, validating quality, and managing the timeline to deliver

  • Experience in managing multiple small projects and initiatives

  • Leverage user analytics to drive decisions on system direction including focus of end user training

  • Manage, coach and develop the skills of the HR Business Analysts reporting to this position to ensure all projects and initiatives are communicated and managed to meet the business objectives


  • Understanding of Oracle HCM Cloud Total Rewards best practices, 3 years of experience supporting HCM applications

  • 3 years of recent working experience within Oracle HCM Compensation and Absence modules

  • Must have experience leading projects implementing HR technology

  • Knowledge of HCM Extracts, HDL Loading and Data Modeling/Reporting a plus.

  • Advanced experience with Excel and/or Access to support data analysis and/or manipulation.

  • Experience with MS Suite of productivity tools (Word, PowerPoint

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting

  • Demonstrated consulting skills, initiative to influence change, proactive thinker

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. #LI

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):

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

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2010858