Hyperion - Lead/Senior Developer

Date: Nov 13, 2022

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

Company: Spire Inc.

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.
We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:
Living Spire Behaviors
•    We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
•    We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
•    We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
•    We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com





Spire is seeking a Lead Developer, Hyperion for our Internal Core Applications group to work in the St. Louis or Birmingham office.  This position will focus on providing the necessary analysis and design tasks related to managing the development of technology solutions to ensure these solutions meet business needs and align with enterprise architectural governance and standards.    

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Supports, Maintains, develops and configures solutions within Hyperion EPM suite of products, including Hyperion Data Relationship Management (DRM) and FDMEE, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Essbase, SmartView, Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) and Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Solution (PCMCS)
•    Responds, when required, to triage production issues related to Hyperion Financial Modules and related integrations and adheres so the Service Level Agreement set forth
•    Oversee code review and migration process by other developers
•    Partner with Architects to lead technical workshops with PO/PM's across the App Delivery teams, and when necessary, business stakeholders
•    Ensure execution of overall ITS solution strategy, standards, and practices
•    Oversees standards of development
•    Effectively collaborate within your specific team, as well as across agile teams to ensure alignment in dependencies, and how each team’s work impacts your own  
•    Supports integration between Hyperion suite of products and other critical business applications such as Oracle EBS and Powerplan, as well as other third-party applications
•    Oversee and influence built-in quality, partnering with Quality Assurance, as it pertains to unit/developer testing
•    Identifies and supports performance improvement activities using software tools
•    Accountable for development and updating of technical documentation
•    Fully imbedded in development teams, and participates in all ceremonies and planning, focused on acceptance criteria that is clear, precise, and testable
•    Accepts work into the team backlog and owns the commitment related to what has been laid out to be completed each PI
•    Contributes fully to meeting the overall team and PI objectives, while also giving feedback when necessary to Product owners and/or Scrum masters, including areas of risk and impediments that are encountered

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

•    Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the ART 
•    Demonstrate servant leader mindset
•    Ability to teach and mentor
•    Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines as well as adapt in a fast moving, changing culture
•    Support and encourage Agile quality practices such as pair programming, peer review, etc.
•    Aptitude and ability to analyze and understand system technologies and how they relate to business processes
•    Ability to recognize problems and respond, systematically gather information, sort through complex issues, understand consequences of decisions, provides recommendation, and seeks input from leadership
•    Understand, support, and influence DevOps Migration process, outlined by Architects

Supervisory Responsibilities

•    No direct supervision in this role; however indirect leadership and influence on technical team required

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

•    Bachelor’s degree - Computer Science, Information Technology, or Technical Engineering preferred
•    7+ years of Development within Hyperion Financial Modules.  Prior Experience in Hyperion Upgrades or Cloud implementations is preferred     
•    5+ years of related work experience playing an active leadership role in technology delivery and business analysis
•    5+ years supporting Hyperion Planning, HFM, PCMCS, Essbase, DRM, FDMEE 
•    Strong experience in SQL, PL/SQL
•    Experience working with Jython Scripting
•    Understanding of Hyperion cloud products preferred
•    Experience developing in an agile environment a plus
•    SAFe certification(s) a plus 

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

•    Proficiency in supporting, developing and configuring within Hyperion Financial Modules 
•    Strong analytical skills/capabilities to solve complicated issues arising during design and testing phases
•    Experience in the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development practices
•    Extensive experience with analyzing, designing, and developing integrations to other applications
•    Expert level skills in Hyperion Planning and HFM infrastructure related knowledge like JVM management, multi-server installation and configurations.
•    Demonstrate expertise in writing Hyperion Planning forms, business rules, calculation manager rules, and FDMEE data load processes.

•    Requires experience using SQL server, SQL, and relational database
•    Extensive experience in writing technical designs and determining the best path for solution implementation from a simplicity and a performance perspective

Physical demands, environment and schedule

•    Hybrid Remote/Office environment
•    Work performed primarily during business hours, with off-hours support required at times to respond to critical production issues, on call requirements, and implementations
•    Some Travel may be required as ITS and teams are disparate across locations (primarily St. Louis and Birmingham)


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

The above posting description is 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 Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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