Systems Architect

Date: Jun 25, 2019

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 7078 
Location: 700 Market St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

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.


We are looking for a technical architect who brings to the organization Microsoft certified architecting capabilities to design and deploy complex solutions to meet business objectives in a fast-paced environment. The Systems Architect will use their critical thinking ability, creativity, , certified expertise and years of experience to design and shape Spire’s Microsoft roadmap to meet business needs in security, productivity and modernization.

Primary duties:

  • Collaborating with stakeholders and subject matter experts throughout the organization to ensure that business requirements, Microsoft design practices and Spire’s Microsoft roadmap are aligned to business objectives
  • Providing in-depth knowledge of Azure, Office 365, SharePoint Online, IIS, PKI, Active Directory, Windows OS and Server OS.
  • Documenting technical designs and workflows
  • Developing standards and best practices.
  • Evaluating, defining and improving Infrastructure processes and procedures
  • Participating in trending and forecasting of usage and services and ensuring Microsoft systems are operating at optimal performance.
  • All other duties as assigned


  • 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
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • None

Education and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience with full Microsoft Office 365 suite design, support and maintenance in a hybrid environment
  • 8+ years direct work-related experience with Microsoft products, including Windows Operating Systems, Active Directory, SCCM, and PowerShell scripting
  • Active Directory Federated Service knowledge and support experience
  • In depth knowledge of design, best practices and configuration of Active Directory, SQL, Group Policy, DHCP and DNS
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Azure including set up, design and strategic planning

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • Microsoft Certifications required, possibilities include:
    • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect
    • Microsoft Certified Architect
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Master

Work environment:

  • Office environment
  • Off hours support of critical systems
  • Some travel will be required

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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