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NorthWestern Energy Dev Ops Technologist in Butte, Montana

Dev Ops Technologist

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  • 03-May-2022 to 22-May-2022 (MST)

  • Business Technology

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Salary

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: May 3, 2022 through May 22, 2022


Dev Ops Technologist


Business Technology

Work Location

Butte, MT Preferred. Other major office locations in Montana or South Dakota may be considered


5-8 ($50,200 to $113,400)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

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Relocation Benefit



Part-time within NorthWestern Energy service territory


The Dev Ops Technologist work in a fast paced team environment providing top tier application and development support relative to Northwestern Energy's technology systems. This position requires innovative thinking, programming experience, analytical aptitude, and business acumen skills. The successful candidate will work in a team environment to support integration technology, enterprise application development, and other complex systems. Our work is very rewarding and is a highly valued function within the Northwestern Energy Enterprise.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety, physical security, and cyber security standards

  • Must adhere to the NorthWestern Energy's Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Adhere to NERC CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) procedures and policies as required

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives.

  • Maintains and ensures the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Work in a team environment making positive contributions to team processes and goals

  • Comply with NorthWestern Energy's internal controls, policies, practices, procedures and standards, including company and department security standards

  • Undertake complex projects involving multiple disciplines that may impact multiple business units

  • Strong interpersonal service skills required to develop positive end user, team and leadership relationships to facilitate Business Technology business partnerships

  • Some travel, including day trips and overnight will be required, depending on work location and experience

  • Ability to work extended hours as necessary

  • Participation in an on-call rotation schedule may be required

Dev Ops Technologist

  • Understanding of concepts and techniques related to database administration, application development, web development, integration and Windows Client/Server applications

  • Interact with stakeholders to identify problems and develop requirements for solutions

  • Implement, enhance, and support application product delivery

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills to evaluate/troubleshoot complex issues

  • Effectively and efficiently organize, plan, execute and coordinate multiple work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates

  • Utilize established project management documents such as scope, assumptions, and risks

  • Work with vendors and colleagues to research, plan, test, and implement patches, releases, and upgrades

  • Understanding of a virtual architecture, including virtual delivery of applications and desktops is preferred


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year accredited college in associated discipline such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business and Information Technology, or other relevant degree. An equivalent combination of education and related experience may also be considered.

  • Development programming skills in languages such as .NET, C, or JAVA

  • Specialized programming skills such as SAP ABAP/HANA Development or Enterprise Service Bus Integration programming is preferred

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

  • General knowledge of Windows Operating systems, servers, networks, security, and business continuity practices

  • Strong organization skills to coordinate workload and employee development

  • Strong written/oral communication and documentation skills

  • Strong aptitude to understand current technology trends in software, cloud, cybersecurity and automation to apply them to NorthWestern Energy's business processing needs is preferred

  • Self-starter who pursues self-education and is customer and user focused


  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Heath Care and Wellbeing programs

  • including dental and vision for you and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life insurance

  • Company paid basic life

  • Additional employee, spouse and child coverage available

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay with a dependable company

  • Scheduled performance based wage increases

  • Annual incentive opportunities

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid training

  • Paid time off starting day one

  • Paid holidays

*Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3279

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.