Data Framework Solution Architect at Southern Company (Birmingham, AL)

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Data Framework Solution Architect


Solution Architect - Data Framework

This position is a unique blend of both broad and deep technical expertise in one or more application platforms. The position is responsible for the products, architecture, and standards that ensure the team can build and support high quality robust data and analytics solutions. This position must build and maintain strong relationships with other IT departments as well as with portfolio and business partners, peers, staff, and vendors.

The Solution Architect works closely with key portfolio, business, Oracle Cloud infrastructure and security partners to design a strategic Solution technology vision and roadmap. Significant coordination is also required with infrastructure and database support groups for software upgrades, system upgrades, database upgrades, migrations, and hardware replacements.

The Solution Architect (SA) is a highly motivated, self-starter individual with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a dynamic environment.

The Solution Architect will develop data & analytics standards and processes and provides guidance for staff members. For operational issues, the Architect serves as a technical escalation and plays a key role during critical situations by coordinating and facilitating cross-functional troubleshooting, problem solving and root cause analysis.

The Solution Architect is responsible for proactively performing research on innovative application technology solutions and implementations in support of new projects, initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts.

This position will be based in Atlanta, GA / Birmingham, AL

Job Experience & Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science/ Engineering or related degree preferred.
  • 2 Years of Solution Architect role experience with overall 7 years design and architecture experience in data management and data analytics
  • Advanced proficiency in Data Warehousing and ETL design
  • Knowledge of Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI), Oracle Analytics Cloud Services (OACS), Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP), Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c
  • Knowledge or experience with application integrations and extensions to gain efficiencies with OACS; Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse experience is a plus
  • Familiarity working on Oracle Cloud SaaS/PaaS/IaaS operations preferred
  • Ability to produce solution architecture design, business friendly presentations and excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of data migration, modeling, integration, warehousing, and design
  • Good understanding of visualization tools
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, competitive information technology organization, spanning various disciplines including applications, infrastructure and business support roles.
  • Experience with BI Apps 11g modules (Financial/HR); Oracle Fusion Cloud Project Management and Human Capital Management (HCM) is a plus
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

Demonstration of strong leadership competencies including:

  • Deciding and initiating action with ability to drive solutions and results
  • Critical thinking and data driven mindset
  • Access complexity of data (i.e., volume, structure, relationship)
  • Ability to estimate complexity and effort
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Delivering efficient and comprehensive best practices
  • Ability to mentor with excellent team lead and project management skills
  • Strong consulting skills
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Planning and organizing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing, team-based environment
  • Continuous self-learner
  • Knowledge of IT processes and value
  • Relationship building and networking skills
Solution Technical Skills :

Demonstration of strong Solution management and technical leadership competencies including:

  • Oracle BI Apps
  • Solution Architecture and Design
  • Requirements gathering and the ability to translate business requirements to architecture and design
  • Mapping requirements to implementation
  • Selecting technology
  • Business Solutioning
  • Process and performance optimization
  • Test Planning and Development
  • Automation Techniques
  • Solution Security
  • Strong Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
  • Extensive Application Development
Behavioral Attributes :

  • Results-oriented
  • Innovative
  • Strategic thinker with an enterprise view for sustainable solutions
  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement
  • Committed to the development of others
  • Committed to building and maintaining constructive partnerships with business partners and peers
  • Works well both independently and with others
  • Acts with speed and decisiveness
  • Committed to ethical conduct
  • Role model for Southern Style
  • Lives and works safely


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

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

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2010279
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