Intern, DevOps Engineer

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

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 everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. 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 drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • 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 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.


Spire is seeking an intern to work in our ITS shared services area, specifically within the DevOps team to play a role in Spire’s evolution in the DevOps journey.  This role will focus on partnering with other engineers in playing a technical role to enhance, mature, and support a wide range of applications that enable Spire’s critical business processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports critical applications in Enterprise application landscape
  • Responsible for monitoring performance issues, identifying and executing on long-term solutions
  • Responds, when required, to triage production issues related to integrations or scheduling operations and follow Service Level Agreement set forth
  • Partner with Quality Assurance, as it pertains to unit/developer testing
  • Support special initiatives of standardizing DevOps processes and release management at Spire (i.e. standing up new tool, implementing new migrations process, etc.)
  • Fully embedded in development team, 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.  
  • Accountable for development and updating of technical documentation
  • 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  
  • Responsible for monitoring performance issues, identifying and executing on long-term solutions to improve up-time
  • Responsible for optimizing, enhancing, and supporting cybersecurity protocols as it relates to the shared service application suite
  • Accountable for application health and version control across all non-prod environments

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Demonstrate servant leader mindset
  • Ability to teach and mentor, fostering an environment of continuous learning and progress
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Ability to recognize problems and respond, systematically gather information, sort through complex issues, understand consequences of decisions, provides recommendation, and seeks input from leadership

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student and will be a Junior, Senior, or master’s level student in Fall 2023.
  • Current major in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Technical Engineering 
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Understanding of the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) approach
  • Proficient in variety of programming languages (Perl, Ruby, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of database structures, theories, principles and practices, including but not limited to the creation and definition of database, database recovery procedures, and database product installation
  • Solid analytical skills/capabilities to solve complicated issues arising during design and testing phases
  • Understanding of software development life cycles
  • Scripting experience (javaScript, XML, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge in variety of programming language (Perl, Ruby, etc.)
  • Knowledge in SQL, SQL-Plus, and CRON coding knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge with Linux and Windows Operation Systems a plus
  • Experience working on cross-functional projects a plus 
  • Experience and knowledge with agile concepts a plus 

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Hybrid Remote/Office environment
  • Work performed primarily during business hours, with off-hours support required at times
  • Some travel may be required as ITS and teams are disparate across locations (primarily St. Louis and Birmingham)

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

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