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Software Engineer - Automation

Company: Ameren
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:

The Software Engineer (RPA) will play an integral part in developing automations using industry leading technologies such as Blue Prism while using their core development strengths to help build core platform capabilities

  • Designs, develops and deploys automations utilizing the Blue Prism platform.
  • Guides technical resources on implementation of process automation, and related best practices; reviews artefacts such as models, diagrams and design documents.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifies potential process/system opportunities for automation.
  • Draws process maps and uses business process modeling techniques.
  • Collaborates with business functional leaders to develop and document technical designs for business process automation.
  • Understands relevant machine learning to extend the use of RPA into intelligent automation; assesses the requirement and fit within Ameren's existing structures, and future business objectives.
  • Documents adoption requirements, system requirements and timelines for automation; confers with internal business stakeholders on impact to other related systems/ processes.
  • Provides input/feedback on data and metrics related to automation enabled processes/platforms and solutions to help measure the health and performance of the overall program.
  • Investigates complex production issues, identifies root causes, and directs changes.
  • Independently defines and manages the scope and schedule of medium to large automation projects, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Develops project/release plans and timelines, monitors execution progress and drives resolution to possible scope/time trade-offs.
  • Establishes mitigation plans for time/scope changes from original plan. Identifies and engages impacted teams to ensure understanding of dependencies, risk, and mitigation plans.
  • Manages delivery of projects in partnership with business stakeholders, by demonstrating a deep understanding of the business needs and how automation, AI and Machine learning can produce solutions.
  • Coaches/Mentors less experienced co-workers and provides feedback to enhance skills, and knowledge.
  • Supports training and college recruiting for co-workers.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or business.
  • Will consider candidates without a degree if they have shown/demonstrated having 2+ years equivalent, relevant experience in tools, systems, and initiatives leveraged by Ameren.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience required..

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong working knowledge of object oriented programming languages (C#,.NET, Java preferred).
  • Strong working knowledge of RPA software technology.
  • Strong working knowledge of API's.
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile development methodologies.
  • Strong working analytical skills, interpretation, and evaluation of data.
  • Strong working knowledge of cloud technologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of databases platforms.

Additional Information

Ameren's selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

Keywords: Ameren, St. Louis , Software Engineer - Automation, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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