Oracle EBS - Lead/Senior Developer

Date: Nov 18, 2022

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

Company: Spire Inc.

Lead Developer, Internal Core Apps (EBS)


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.

Duties and responsibilities:

•    Supports, Maintains, develops and configures solutions for Oracle EBS 
•    Responds, when required, to triage production issues related to EBS and related integrations and adheres to the Service Level Agreement set forth
•    Oversees code review and migration process by other developers
•    Partners with Architects to lead technical workshops with PO/PM's across the App Delivery teams, and when necessary, business stakeholders
•    Ensures execution of overall ITS solution strategy, standards, and practices
•    Oversees standards of development
•    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  
•    Supports integration of E-Business Suite applications with various applications, including but not limited to Hyperion, Fusion middleware, CC&B, Maximo, Click and other third-party applications
•    Oversees and influences 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 

Required Skills:

•    Proficiency in developing, supporting and configuring within EBS, including custom applications
•    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
•    Requires experience using SQL server, SQL, and relational database
•    Strong understanding of On-Premise Infrastructure, including experience with WebLogic Administration, WebCenter, and EBS
•    Extensive experience in writing technical designs and determining the best path for solution implantation from a simplicity and a performance perspective

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
Education and experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree - Computer Science, Information Technology, or Technical Engineering preferred
•    7+ years of EBS Development, for Supply Chain and Financial Modules.  Prior Experience in EBS Upgrades or implementations is preferred     
•    5+ years of related work experience playing an active leadership role in technology delivery and business analysis
•    5+ years supporting EBS, troubleshooting issues, specifically with approvals management, workflows, XML Publisher, XML Gateway, EDI Gateway, OAFramework, Forms, and Reports 
•    Strong experience in SQL, PL/SQL
•    Experience working with Oracle Web Center Imaging 
•    Oracle Fusion Middleware experience preferred
•    Experience developing in an agile environment a plus
Certificates, licenses, registrations:
•    SAFe certification(s) a plus 

Work environment: 
•    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)

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

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. 

Job Location: St Louis

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