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Business Applications Technologist

at NorthWestern Energy

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1192325

Job Description

  • 11-Sep-2019 (MST)
  • Business Technology
  • Butte, MT, USA
  • Regular Full Time



POSTING DATES:  September 11, 2019 through OPEN UNTIL FILLED


Business Applications Technologist


FI Business Technology

Work Location

Butte, Montana preferred (Other major office locations in Montana or South Dakota may be considered)


5-8 ($44,600 - $107,400)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Business Applications Technologist primarily focuses on Enterprise Applications product delivery and support at NorthWestern Energy. The successful candidate is the principal liaison between Business Technology and external business partners, and will work in a team environment integrating processes, data, and technology. Passion, curiosity, and drive to learn about using technology to benefit our business is key to success.


  • Adhere to company safety standards
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, goals, strategic business objectives, Effective Leadership methodology and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • 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 customer service skills required to develop positive customer, 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

Business Technologist

  • Interact with stakeholders to identify problems and develop requirements for solutions
  • Implement, enhance, and support application product delivery
  • Exhibit an enthusiasm for technology, streamlining business processes and introducing new automation
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills to evaluate/troubleshoot complex issues
  • Effectively and efficiently organize, plan, execute and coordinate multiple work assignments to deliver products according to established completion dates
  • Driven to help the business protect assets through adoption and employment of NorthWestern Energy cybersecurity policies, tools, and practices


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year accredited college in associated discipline such as Computer Science, Business and Information Technology, or other relevant degree.  An equivalent combination of education and related experience may also be considered.
  • 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
  • SAP experience and basic programming knowledge a definite plus
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Self-starter who pursues self-education and is customer focused  


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 at 

NorthWestern Energy

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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.