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Software Integration Developer II or Senior

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 32800
Date Posted: Mar 5, 2020
Salary: $68450 to $102750 annually

Job Description

We are looking for a team player who is passionate about programming and finding way to improve solutions for our diverse internal clients. You will interact with clients and other team members to gather requirements for the analysis of business problems to determine feasible solutions. You will develop specifications, construct, enhance, and maintain functions, and install and support vendor packages.  You will also develop programs, prepare and maintain application systems, and create or maintain documentation.

SALARY RANGE:   $68,450 - $120,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Manager, Applications


  • This position may be located in Rapid City, SD or Denver, CO. Learn more about our locations here:
  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to: home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.


  • Design, develop and implement optimal integration solutions.  Develop processes to maintain integration between internal and external systems and vendors.  Monitor and administer automated processes to verify execution and measure performance.
  • Ensure source availability, data integrity, restorability and handle errors appropriately in a timely manner.
  • Develop APIs, Web Services or general integrations to integrate with an application or expose data in an application to other applications, partners or vendors.  Work with internal staff and/or vendor to assist with data integration for applications.
  • Work with Senior Developer to establish/review/renew development standards. Assist in the ongoing development of technical best practices for activities including code management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), security practices, API/Web Service development and access management.


  • Document processes and solutions, create requirements and document final design and implementation of processes.
  • Adhere to a code development and deployment strategy defined by the enterprise.
  • Development of new projects and maintain legacy processes along with support to internal business and technology staff.
  • Administer integration tools and servers.
  • Provide enterprise support for integration and business intelligence toolsets.


  • Three (3) or more years of programming experience required.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages is required. Understanding of object-oriented programming languages is helpful.  
  • Basic knowledge of one or more of the following is required: programming concepts, API development, and system integrations. 
  • Associate degree in Applications Design or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Must have knowledge of or experience with relational databases. 
  • Knowledge of API/Web Services, Queuing is helpful.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and establish ongoing relationships.
  • Capable of quickly understanding how systems are used in order to provide efficient support.
  • Demonstrated outstanding customer orientation using strong communication skills.
  • Ability to lead meetings with technical peers regarding BI/Integration solutions.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be agile and work in a complex environment.

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to crouch and reach. must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be capable of up to 15% travel (e.g. 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

EOE, Including disability/vets.


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