Software Engineer - Ameren Bright Return Program

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Category
Engineering
Type
Return-to-Work Program

Overview

reacHIRE is proud to partner with Ameren for a paid 6 month return-to-work program starting in October 2022 designed for individuals who are returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break. 

 

Candidates who have worked in part-time roles or have done independent contracting will be considered for this opportunity. It is a cohort-based model that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce in a supported way with a group of fellow returning professionals. We provide a one-week intensive onboarding specially designed to build the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. This proven approach fosters camaraderie among colleagues, builds confidence and upgrades technology and professional skills that will be invaluable throughout this next phase of their career.

 

Please note: Some of the responsibilities and areas of expertise listed below represent performance expectations to be met by the end of the 6-month program. Ameren's Bright Return program is designed to get you back to work with a supported onramp. We encourage all candidates with prior relevant experience in a similar role to apply!

Responsibilities

About the Position

  • Analyzes, designs, codes, tests, configures and modifies software projects and/or products or enhancements using various programming languages, technologies and development methodologies. 
  • Designs, develops, tests, debugs and implements application, software and/or operating system components, software tools, and utilities; conducts performance testing. 
  • Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to guarantee availability and increase efficiency.
  • Completes technical documentation for multiple functions, including but not limited to testing, QA, training, troubleshooting, operating, and/or procedures for installation and maintenance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Works across multiple modules on projects and supports groups of modules/module areas
  • Implements and tests moderately complex code changes to fix identified defects in existing software products (e.g., identify and debug an application)
  • Moderately enhances new/future software releases and/or creates new software applications
  • Strengthens understanding of on premise solutions and cloud-based solutions/environments; configures components of new systems/technologies to cloud-based solutions
  • Troubleshoots moderate bugs within code (within own component); performs actions as designated in the remediation plan
  • Assists and provides additional support in solving software/systems monitoring issues and escalations which require moderate technical expertise to troubleshoot
  • Reviews requirements and researches and identifies alternative technical solutions
  • Develops understanding of Ameren’s business to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts
  • Understands the Digital organization’s objectives, and the impact on own projects; contributes to development of new technology integration and enablement plans
  • Works in an agile environment and engages in development practices such as peer programming and  test-driven development
  • Works closely with business analysts to gain understanding of basic requirements and translates into one or more API-led connectivity solutions (integrations, interfaces, proxies, objects, shared code library, etc.); reviews options to identify best solution and provides design for selected solution
  • Understands and is familiar with relevant technologies in order to design, develop, document, and support simple to moderately complex integration solutions utilizing design patterns, reference architectures and best practices
  • Collaborates with various stakeholders to test new and modified application solutions, utilizing test-driven development when possible
  • Provides assistance to other developers for designing integrations, interfaces, proxies, business objects and business service as needed
  • In rare situations, working a few off-hours may be needed to support outages and systems implementations. Working off-hours is not expected to be a common occurrence.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science or business
  • 2+ years of relevant experience required
  • Will consider candidates without a degree if they show/demonstrate having 2+ additional years of equivalent, relevant experience in tools, systems and initiatives leveraged by Ameren

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

  • Good analytical, communication, leadership and human relations skills required.

About reacHIRE

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. Through customized programs tailored to a company's unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp back into their career. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. reacHIRE will provide 360 degree support along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of the way!

 

Our Returnship Program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, innovative thinking and self-expression is what makes us great. We hire exceptional talent from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us, our programs, and the forward-thinking companies we partner with stronger, better and more innovative.  Be you and reach higher!

 

reacHIRE will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments in order to complete the application or interview process.  For assistance with your application please contact Sarah White at swhite@reachire.com.

 

About Ameren:

We're Ameren Corporation (AEE), a St. Louis-based, Fortune 500 company that powers the quality of life for millions of people throughout Illinois and Missouri.

 

Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Combined, we serve 2.4 million electric and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area. We're the largest electric utility in Missouri and the second largest in Illinois, and we're among the nation's largest investor-owned electric or gas utility.

 

Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected, and the best solutions are put into action.

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