IT Programmer Analyst - Ameren Bright Return Program

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Information Technology
Return-to-Work Program


Making a decision to return to work can be exciting and scary all at the same time. We get it 100% - many of us at reacHIRE are returners, too!!  And, we believe meaningful relationships formed along the way back to work should be built on communication and trust. Which is why our team of Program Managers are here to listen to your unique story and help you take the best next steps toward your next opportunity.We are excited to partner with Ameren for a 6-month return-to-work program starting in August 2023. 

**Ameren will consider applicants who currently reside within the company's Missouri or Illinois service territory.**

If you are a professional returning to work after a 1.5+ year career break or worked in part time or independent contractor roles, this could be the perfect opportunity! reacHIRE is invested in helping professionals return with confidence; providing the resources and support needed via Program Managers who will help guide and navigate the entire process alongside you. 

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting amazing Returners, so please don’t hesitate to apply - we’d love to hear from you. 


What You’ll Contribute Day-to-Day:

Under direct but not constant supervision, exercising a high degree of independent judgment and skill on problems of an introductory nature with a focus of moving towards increasing complexity and confidentiality, to participate in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of business applications.


  • Provide programming and related expertise within an assigned business unit/area, usually as a member of a project team, in the analysis, design and development of business applications
  • Provide technical consulting support on project or system issues
  • Develop or modify application programs from detailed specifications; Develop and maintain application interfaces, reports, conversion programs, and custom functionality
  • Code, test, debug, and document programs; Identify conflicting business practices and integration issues
  • Monitor and report to management or other assigned project leaders on the status of project efforts, anticipating/identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective actions
  • Develop business relationships and integrate activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts. 
  • Foster and maintain good relationships with customers and IT colleagues to meet expected customer service levels
  • To the extent of knowledge and abilities, prepare detailed specifications from which programs may be written and ensure production and quality of applications meets specifications of operational schedules and business activities
  • Special assignments, both recurring and non-recurring, in connection with IT operations


You’ll Be a Great Fit If You Have:

  • Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Mathematics, or equivalent computer related degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 12 credit hours in computer programming and analysis/design courses required, AND an acceptable score on a Company-selected aptitude test

It's An Added Bonus If You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Mathematics, or equivalent computer related degree from an accredited college or university

About reacHIRE

How are reacHIRE’s programs unique?

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. reacHIRE believes a career break shouldn't be a career breaker. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. Either way, you’ll become part of the reacHIRE team, join with a cohort of fellow Returners, and we will provide 360-degree support via Aurora, along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of your journey back to work! 

Our return-to-work program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, and self-expression is what makes us great. Be you and reach higher! 

Please note:

  • 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
  • reacHIRE is unable to sponsor program participants for the duration of our return-to-work programs. 

What’s great about working at 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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