NorthWestern Energy Business Applications Technologist in Butte, Montana

Business Applications Technologist

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  • 09-Jan-2019 to 23-Jan-2019 (MST)

  • Business Technology

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: January 9, 2019 through January 23, 2019


Business Applications Technologist


Finance Business Technology

Work Location

Butte, Montana Preferred (Other major service locations may be considered)


5-8 ($42,300 to $105,600)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Business Applications Technologist position is an integral part of the Business Technology Team and is primarily focused on assisting with the development of new as well as provide ongoing support for Enterprise Applications at NorthWestern Energy. Passion, curiosity, and drive to learn about using technology to benefit our business is key to this position.

This individual will function as the primary liaison between the business, technology and external business partners for project or process improvement requirements. The successful candidate will work in a team environment to provide superior Customer Liaison and technical support as it relates to the overall business strategy and needs of the customer.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong desire and aptitude to understand current technology trends in software, cloud, cybersecurity and automation to apply them to NorthWestern Energy's business processing needs.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. In addition, the successful candidate must be a self-starter who pursues self-education, is customer focused, supports the organization's goals and values, and is willing to work extended hours as necessary.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

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

  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Comply with NorthWestern Energy's internal controls, policies, practices, procedures and 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.

Business Technologist

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

  • Implement, enhance and support application solutions

  • Demonstrate 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 meet project milestones or 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 or Business and Information Technology. 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 preferred

  • Strong organization skills to coordinate workload and employee development

  • Strong written/oral communication and documentation skills

  • Some travel will be required

  • SAP experience and knowledge of Utility operations a definite plus


*All positions require the ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Detailed physical job analysis available upon request.

  • Effectively work without direct supervision while positively contributing to the team's processes and goals

  • Adhere to NorthWestern Energy's Professional Knowledge Worker Competencies

  • Prioritize work tasks taking into consideration BT strategies and directions

  • Read, analyze, and interpret necessary documents and regulations

  • Demonstrate a good safety record

  • Demonstrate the physical, perceptual, and mental abilities required to perform the job

  • Tolerate frequent sitting and standing at the work station and performing computer use

  • See, walk, climb and balance, reach with hands and arms, sit, stoop, kneel, crawl and crouch 1/3 of the time.

  • Stand, sit and use hands to type, finger, handle or feel will be required more than 2/3 of the time as well as being able to talk or hear over 2/3 of the time.

  • Lift up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally

  • Perform safe driving in varying conditions

  • Travel with a laptop computer and other necessary training peripherals

  • Take laptop home each night for disaster recovery purposes

  • Use office equipment properly

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions and key responsibilities. It does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned.


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

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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.