Ameren Senior Software Engineer – Innovation Center

Posted: 7.16.21

Ameren Senior Software Engineer – Innovation Center


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 development, testing, QA, training, troubleshooting, operating, and/or procedures for installation and maintenance.
  • Act as in-house consultant for digital products by supporting teams within IT/Digital and across departments
  • Recruit and mentor interns from diverse backgrounds including computer science, computer engineering, engineering, and UI/UX design
  • Serves as product owner and Scrum Master as needed.
  • Balances meetings schedule with mentoring and additional projects
  • Reviews, ranks and recommends future interns based on resume and interviews (Ongoing per school semester basis)

Key responsibilities include:

  • Mentors other developers for designing integrations, interfaces, proxies, business objects and business services, as needed
  • Implements and tests complex code changes to fix identified defects in existing software products
  • Adds enhancements to new/future software releases
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of on premise solutions and cloud-based solutions; executes on cloud-based configuration plans for new systems/technologies
  • Assists in performing root cause analysis and interprets the results; provides input into action plan (e.g., provides input into prioritization of offensive/customer-facing issues and defensive/internally focused backlogs)
  • Independently handles/solves software/systems monitoring issues
  • May assist in development of requirements with business analysts and architects; provides recommendations to enhance design to prevent recurrence of defects
  • Provides input on client/customer requirements; may develop implementation plans utilizing cloud-based solutions
  • Demonstrates strong working knowledge and understanding of Ameren’s business to provide quality technical feedback
  • Demonstrates strong working knowledge of agile software development processes and the development lifecycle; liaises with scrum masters and coaches to move project forward
  • Contributes to the development and execution of implementation plans as they relate to API-led solutions; identifies and documents implementation risks of such solutions
  • Utilizes relevant technologies in order to design, develop, document, and support moderate to complex integration solutions applying design patterns, reference architectures, and best practices
  • Collaborates with various stakeholders to test new and modified application solutions utilizing test-driven development when possible; understands methods and technologies for load and performance testing of APIs
  • Works closely with technical and enterprise architects to gather perspective on emerging and/or existing technologies related to API development and management; contributes to referential documentation related to API development standards and best practices
  • May be required to work off-hours for project needs, support/upgrade/outage reasons, and systems implementations


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science or business.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with nine or more years of relevant experience in lieu of the degree requirement.

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

  • Good analytical, communication, leadership and human relations skills required.
  • Experience with Web Application Development frameworks
  • Experience with Git (Both Command line and GitHub)

Additional qualifications as a plus:

  • Knowledge of Atlassian’s Platform (Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience with Microsoft’s Power Platform
  • Experience with Git (Both Command line and GitHub)
  • Experience with multiple computer languages, frameworks, and techniques

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.

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