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Solarwinds Inc. Benefits Specialist in Austin, Texas

Overview

The Benefits Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, administration and communication of the company’s employee benefit programs including health & wellness, leaves and 401(k) plans. As our benefit plans play an important role in our employee's experience, your role will be extremely important to us.

Responsibilities

  • Administer group benefit and wellness programs such as health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k), COBRA, and other plans

  • Assist employees with employee-sponsored benefit enrollment, questions, and claims

  • Manage and support all leaves of absence including FMLA, STD, LTD, ADA, parental leave, and military leave; work with employees, managers, leadership and third party administrators, as required

  • Monitor benefit management systems and HRIS, ensuring data accuracy across all systems and automated feeds

  • Establish and maintain purchase orders for benefit invoices and contracts

  • Audit, process and reconcile invoices from insurance providers; submit invoices to AP for timely payment

  • Complete benefit plan audits and reconciliations, including semi-monthly payroll deductions and 401(k) contributions and loans utilizing pivot tables and vlookup

  • Support annual US benefit and 401(k) compliance calendar and external plan audits

  • Draft benefit materials, communications and education materials, collaborating across multiple groups

  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state legal requirements for qualified plans including plan documents, summary plan descriptions, vendor contracts, policy manuals, compliance testing, audits, and government filings

  • Various duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources or other applicable field of study, preferred, but not required

  • Strong understanding of HR processes, data and confidentiality

  • Prior experience with leave administration including ADA and reasonable accommodation, a plus

  • Ability to identify and solve problems, escalating issues as necessary

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects while paying strict attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team setting

  • Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills

  • Highly proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Location US-TX-Austin

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2020-14952

# Positions 1

Category HR

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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