Intern, Developer

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 area alongside a development team that effectively enable technology to support a wide range of business functions from Customer Facing and Operations to Finance and Supply Chain.  This position will focus on technical analysis, design, and development, partnering with other developers to learn and understand how our solutions meet business needs and align with enterprise architectural governance and standards.    

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, and configure in specific application landscape, alongside other senior team members
  • Responds, when required, to triage production issues related to enterprise applications (dependent upon what team is selected)
  • Participates in building quality practices into development team
  • Prepares technical design documents based on business requirements for enhancements
  • Effectively collaborates within your specific team, as well as across agile teams to ensure alignment in dependencies, and how each team’s work impacts your own  
  • Participates in technical workshops with PO/PM's across the App Delivery teams, and when necessary, business stakeholders
  • Follows standards of development set forth
  • Learns end to end landscape of applications and how each support Spire’s business processes
  • Ensures built-in quality, partnering with Quality Assurance, as it pertains to unit/developer testing
  • Identifies and supports performance improvement activities using software tools
  • 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 
  • Plays key role ion actively developing as part of a specific initiative set forth, contributing to end-to-end lifecycle of a full change that can be shown to end-users as a high value add feature of new functionality. 

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
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Demonstrate servant leader mindset
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines as well as adapt in a fast moving, changing culture
  • Participates in 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

  • 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
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above
  • Current major in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Technical Engineering preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Understanding of the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) approach
  • Analytical skills/capabilities to solve specific issues arising during design and unit testing phases
  • Knowledge in the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development practices
  • Knowledge using SQL server, SQL, and relational database
  • Ability to write technical designs and explore proofs of concept
  • Desire to learn in an ever-changing environment
  • Scripting experience preferred (javaScript, XML, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge in variety of programming language (Perl, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience working on cross-functional projects a plus 
  • Experience in SQL, PL/SQL
  • Experience 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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