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Ameren Senior Network Engineer - WAN/Backbone in St. Louis, Missouri

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:

About The Position

  • Responsible for operations of Ameren’s internal data communication systems, including fiber/MPLS, metro-Ethernet and other WAN technologies.

  • Performs activities related to Network Performance, Lifecycle, Reliability and Problem Management

  • Plans, designs and implements networked systems, including configurations

  • Supports/troubleshoots network problems

  • Researches and evaluates emerging network and communication technology

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leads the installation of complex hardware, systems and software for network and/or security components

  • Evaluates new and emerging technologies

  • Leads development and maintenance of scripts to facilitate network administrative tasks and automate repetitive processes

  • Recommends solutions that address the user satisfaction and business needs of the organization

  • Directs the technical analysis of current networks

  • Writes and reviews requirements documents for evaluation of new hardware/ software

  • Partners with internal/external staff to develop requirements for new services and applications to meet Ameren’s needs

  • Develops security definitions for the operation and management of Ameren’s communications systems

  • Leads the development and enhancement of enterprise-wide network enhancements in support of the Digital organization’s objectives

  • Presents on Ameren’s network strategy and links to broader Digital objectives

  • Serves as the highest level of escalation for troubleshooting analysis of server and workstation connectivity and associated network components

  • Analyzes escalated issues to determine and evaluate solutions once root cause is determined

  • Manages and ensures quality of higher risk/impact network installations or enhancements (e.g., coordinating meetings, tracking budget, following up on action items)

  • Coaches co-workers and provides feedback to enhance skills and knowledge

  • Supports training and recruiting (college and experienced hires) for co-workers

  • Mentors co-workers

  • Review and approve Intelligrid network site designs

  • Work closely with consultant resources to review/approve designs and address site specific design issues.

  • Assist with head end network designs

  • Work with the Project Management Team to coordinate cutover schedules and team resources

  • Work on-site or remote to coordinate substation cutovers as needed

  • Assist with resolution of issues during network test/turn-up

  • Manage punch-list items after cutover for follow-up


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science or business

  • 7+ years of relevant experience

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

  • In-depth knowledge of the planning, design, implementation and troubleshooting of network systems

  • In-depth understanding of routing and switching technology, routing protocols, IP networks, MPLS

  • In-depth knowledge of fiber optic infrastructure

  • Knowledge of ITIL framework

  • Knowledge of industry trends and products

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. 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, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp,, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.