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Ameren Senior Automation Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri

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About The Position

  • The Infrastructure Automation Team is seeking to hire a Senior Automation Engineer. You'll be joining a dedicated, ambitious, and diverse agile team who is focused on delivering operational excellence throughout the organization.

  • Analyzes, designs, codes, and tests, configures and modifies software projects and/or products or enhancements specializing in services utilizing private cloud.

  • Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to guarantee availability and increase efficiency.

  • Work in collaboration with Engineering, Server Operations, Network Operations, Application Services, and other teams across the organization to automate operations related to managing and supporting infrastructure, coding and scripting, Ameren CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) tool chain as well as advising, communicating and collaborating with our Digital product teams.

  • managing and supporting infrastructure, coding and scripting, Ameren CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) tool chain as well as advising, communicating and collaborating with our Digital product teams.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and have proficiency with multiple core technologies in our private/hybrid cloud environments, including Windows and Linux operating systems, Configuration Management technologies (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Cloud Provider), Container technologies (Kubernetes, Docker), Scripting Languages (Python, Node, PowerShell, Java), Infrastructure As Code Development (Terraform, Cloud Formation, Packer), monitoring and setting up of alerts for Cloud / Infrastructure components, Cloud specific networking / software defined networking (SDN) and security components and services.

  • Provide technical guidance and develop strategic technical direction for the corporation within the scope of Cloud Platform Operations concerning product features, upgrade/migration strategies, new product/feature evaluation, and various technology solutions to improve and enhance overall operational capabilities in the public/hybrid cloud environments.

  • Reviews, Analyzes and Designs self service solutions including creating workflows and catalog items as a part of an agile team working from stories and defects.

  • In-depth knowledge of VMware vRealize Orchestrator or other Orchestration tools

  • Create standards for unit, functional test and deployment automation solutions.

  • Build scalable, consistent platform solutions with cloud computing technologies: AWS and Ameren on premises private Cloud.

  • Engage in critical problem resolution and continuous improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across the organization following agile methodologies.

  • Develop and implement plans for and provide operational support and life-cycle management of the services and infrastructure that reside in the cloud provider accounts.

  • Responsible for adherence to corporate regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • Manage the development, compliance, and documentation of procedures and processes required to support Cloud Platform Operations.

  • Direct and guide vendor and consultant resources.

  • Collaborate and consult with vendor and other DTO teams to ensure that technology decisions enable automation capabilities and enhance operational excellence goals.

  • Represent Cloud Platform Operations and its technical capabilities in cross-functional meetings with business customers and other Digital departments.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree required, preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent computer or business related major degree from an accredited college or university.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in common tools/providers such as vRealize Automation (VRA) and vRealize Orchestrator (VRO), Terraform, Tanium, Salt, Puppet, Ansible, Splunk Docker, etc.

  • Fluent in at least two of the following scripting languages (Python, Powershell, Javascript)

  • Experience developing in ServiceNow (and ServiceNow Admin Certification) preferred

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more major cloud providers (AWS, MS Azure, and Google Cloud) required.

  • Relevant experience in Infrastructure as Code development (Terraform or Cloud Formation) preferred.

  • Knowledge of Configuration Management tools (Puppet, Salt, Ansible) preferred.

  • Relevant experience in an agile development environment preferred.

  • Proficiency with infrastructure monitoring tools such as Splunk, AWS CloudWatch preferred.

  • Working understanding of Container Technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes preferred.

General Competencies -

  • Basic understanding of cyber security, computer, networking and storage concepts

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Software development lifecycle understanding

  • Self-directed learner who keeps skills up to date with the latest technologies, including pursuit of relevant certifications

  • May be required to provide support outside of normal working hours.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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