Server Engineer

Date: May 23, 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 a Platform Engineer to implement Data Center server, virtual and storage solutions and help design Spire’s Data Center Architecture. This position will be responsible for building, maintaining, and implementing Data Center solutions across multiple Data Center, working with Cloud engineers to implement hybrid solutions, and ensuring that all Data Center solutions adhere to security and governance standards and best practices. The successful Platform Engineer will have hands on experience with Virtualization technologies, Automation platforms like Ansible and, Windows and Linux Operating Systems, Storage arrays and will excel at finding solutions to challenging problems.   We are looking for someone who can bring their experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to help us deliver on Spire’s strategic vision to Make the breakthroughs today that will energize tomorrow. 

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Building, deploying, and maintaining the physical and virtual infrastructure and storage infrastructure
•    Developing documentation and best practices for the Operations team to support cloud systems. 
•    Collaborating with solutions and enterprise architects, business units, developers, and the innovation team to deliver on corporate initiatives and develop roadmaps
•    Design and implement automation processes to improve and reduce manual procedures
•    Ensure infrastructure meets industry standards for high availability, ensuring uptime SLAs are met
•    Work with the Operations team and Smart Desk to provide documentation, operating procedures and troubleshooting guides for ongoing support. 
•    Work with Information Security on secured configurations and policies for infrastructure systems
•    Assist in Disaster Recover planning, development, and testing
•    Work with the ITSM team regarding change control, incident management, problem management and IT policies in an ITIL driven organization
•    Review and develop procedures and document resolutions contributing to the Knowledgebase and detailing problem resolution
•    Fully embedded in Agile teams, participates in all ceremonies and planning. 
•    Other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

•    Ability to think creatively and strategically; someone who understands and appreciates the business objective behind the creative with a focus on the customer
•     Deep understanding of Agile values and principles and the ability to translate that knowledge to practices
•    Driven to stay up to date on current technology and emerging technologies
•    Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through
•    Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing environment
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish positive rapport with clients and talent
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
•    Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the IT teams
•    Ability to work across multiple teams to build collaboration and trust 
•    Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

•    BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Information Systems or equivalent experience.

•    CISSP preferred, Microsoft, Linux or Virtualization Certifications required

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

•    5+ years Storage architecture and management experience
•    5+ years’ experience in powershell, scripting or some other programming language
•    5+ years’ experience installing, maintaining and administering enterprise level server and storage hardware in a DataCenter
•    7+ years in Windows OS or Linux Administration
•    7+ years proven experience designing, managing and maintaining virtualization platforms like VMware, Hyper-V or Citrix.
•    Experience in key skill areas that include: Automation technologies like Ansible, Active Directory, Docker or Linux containers, Certificate Management, Data Center server and network architecture

Physical demands, environment and schedule

•    Work is performed in a shared, open-office environment
•    Evening and weekend hours may be necessary to meet critical project deadlines
•    Some travel may be required to meet the needs of the business

Posting Requirements

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. 

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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