Maximo Solution Architect for SCM Applications

Birmingham, AL

The Maximo Solution Architect for SCM Applications will serve as a key member of the Supply Chain Management technology team. The individual will be responsible for the design, configuration, and implementation of IBM Maximo solutions to support and enhance SCM processes. The role requires an understanding of supply chain operations and the ability to translate business requirements into functional and technical specifications for the Maximo system.

The Maximo SCM solution architect will oversee the day-to-day operations ensuring all new opportunities are captured in our release planning tools and continuing to ensure they are resolved.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Lead the design and architecture of Maximo SCM solutions, ensuring alignment with business objectives and SCM strategies

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business processes and requirements, translating them into functional designs for Maximo applications

  • Lead the testing of new functionalities, including the creation of test plans, test scripts, and coordination of user acceptance testing (UAT)

  • Coordinate with Maximo Enablement team for clear hand offs of capabilities needing to be developed

  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships within the Technology Organization, Supply Chain stakeholders (Gas, Nuclear, Generation, and Power Delivery), as well as the Enterprise Strategic Transformation Organization

  • Understand and articulate the vision, goals, strategic initiatives and priorities of the Supply Chain Maximo Technology Organization and influence positive outcomes

  • Coordinate and produce metrics for continuous improvement

  • Participate in strategic teams including the Procure to Pay Governance Team, Materials Inventory Management Governance Team, and the EzMax Mobile Governance Team

  • Mentor and develop other application analysts functional analysis skills as well as IBM Maximo knowledge

  • Develop and maintain system documentation including functional specifications, configuration guides, and architecture diagram

  • Participate in web sessions and meetings with IBM, to stay informed on the upcoming releases and capabilities

  • Stay current with the latest Maximo updates and industry trends, recommending upgrades or improvements when necessary

  • Facilitate training sessions and workshops for end-users and SCM staff to ensure effective use of the Maximo system


  • BS or BA degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, or related field

Job Experience :

  • 2+ years of leadership experience (Management or Project Lead)

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with IBM Maximo, with a focus on Supply Chain Management Applications

  • Proven track record of successful Maximo implementations and configurations

  • Experience in Maximo MAS is highly desirable

  • Certification in IBM Maximo Asset Management is highly desirable

Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrate Southern Company Core Values; Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Strong record of seasoned judgement and decision-making

  • Ability to build, maintain, and influence relationships at all levels and across all organizations

  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically; demonstrate innovative thinking

  • Ability to prioritize and deal with multiple competing priorities

  • Flexibly, can work under stress with changing direction and minimal supervision

  • Strong people skills

  • Self-Motivated, takes initiative and removes obstacles for success

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail for self and others

  • Experience managing communication, teamwork, consulting and influencing

  • Strong Maximo background as well as business knowledge

  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle Process (SDLC)

  • Proven SQL Skills

  • Understanding of Agile and Waterfall Concepts

  • Proven analytical abilities, problem-solving, planning, and project-management skills

  • Strong knowledge of technology tools, processes and methods

  • Strong understanding of supply chain processes and how they integrate with Maximo SCM modules


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.

Job Identification: 6091

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services