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Spire Energy Sr. Infrastructure Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri

Sr. Infrastructure Engineer

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Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101 Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.


Spire is seeking a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to support network and server infrastructure in our data centers and remote site environments, ensuring all solutions adhere to security and governance standards and best practices. The successful Senior Infrastructure Engineer will have hands on experience with virtualization technologies, automation platforms, Windows Operating Systems, storage arrays, Data Center networking technologies, routing and switching, wireless technologies, and will excel at finding solutions to challenging problems. We are looking for someone who can bring their experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to help us deliver Spire’s strategic vision and to “Make the breakthroughs today that will energize tomorrow”.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance.

  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs.

  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger.

  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard.

    By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain Windows servers in stand-alone and virtualized environments.

  • Building, deploying, and maintaining physical and virtual storage infrastructure.

  • Group Policies, Windows security, Windows printer management, and general Windows administration.

  • Manage, maintain, and support Active Directory.

  • Update, monitor, and maintain switches and firewalls.

  • Support Inter-VLAN routing, BGP, IPSec operation.

  • Troubleshoot and maintain enterprise level routing / switching to ensure optimal performance, capacity, and availability of the enterprise network.

  • Work with communications vendors, as necessary, for troubleshooting, budgetary pricing, and installation of data circuits.

  • Develop documentation and best practices for the Operations team for support.

  • Design and implement automation processes to improve and reduce manual procedures.

  • Work with the Operations team and Smart Desk to provide documentation, operating procedures and troubleshooting guides for ongoing support.

  • Work with Identity and Access Management on secured configurations and policies for infrastructure systems

  • Ensure infrastructure meets industry standards for high availability and adherence to negotiated SLAs.

  • Assist in Disaster Recovery planning, development, and testing.

  • Work with the ITSM team regarding change control, incident management, problem management and IT policies in an ITIL driven organization.

  • Review and develop process and procedures as well as document resolutions contributing to the knowledgebase.

  • Collaborating with solutions and enterprise architects, business units, developers, and the innovation teams to deliver solutions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to think creatively and strategically; someone who understands and appreciates the business objective behind the creative with a focus on the customer.

  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing environment.

  • Ability to work across multiple teams to build collaboration and trust.

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines.

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of storage architecture and management experience.

  • 3+ years of experience in scripting or other programming language.

  • 5+ years of experience installing, maintaining, and administering enterprise level server and storage hardware in a Data Center.

  • 7+ years of Windows OS experience.

  • 5+ years proven experience designing, managing, and maintaining virtualization platforms.

  • 7+ years of experience in core networking and advanced routing and switching.

  • 5+ years of experience in wireless technologies.

  • Experience in key skill areas that include Data Center server and network architecture, and secure Process Control environments.

  • Cisco CCNA or higher.

  • Microsoft, VMWare or other Virtualization Certifications.

  • CISSP a plus.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Driven to stay current on proven and emerging technologies.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish positive rapport with clients and peers.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the IT teams.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work is performed in a shared, open-office environment remote work opportunity.

  • Evening and weekend hours may be necessary for off-hour implementation, maintenance and to meet critical project deadlines.

  • Travel up to 30% will be required to meet the needs of the business.

Posting Requirements

We accept online applications through our career site at

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Location: St Louis Job Segment: Test Engineer, Computer Science, Engineer, Virtualization, Software Engineer, Engineering, Technology

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