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Cloud Systems Engineer II

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33300
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2021
Salary: $69800 to $104800 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position will be located at our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota. Please see relocation assistance details below.

This position is responsible for the scoping, assessment, planning, design, testing, and technical documentation for the implementation, support, and migration of enterprise cloud solutions.  These solutions include but are not limited to O365, MCAS, Azure Active Directory, Exchange, Teams, OneDrive, and AAD Connect. The Engineer will possess and maintain expertise in these platforms utilizing that knowledge to inspire and inform customers, coworkers, and strategic partners on innovative solutions to address business requirements.  Duties must be performed in accordance with company published policies and procedures.

SALARY GRADE:   $68,450-$102,750 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Sr Manager Cloud Applications

LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota 

  • You’ll find this is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • 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.


  • Day to day system administration and support of Black Hills Energy’s cloud environment, including Microsoft 365 and Azure AD.
  • Engage with business customers to build M365 solutions that drive business value.
  • Performs systems administration functions for assigned applications to ensure supported systems are reliable, efficiently maintained, and available to support customer productivity.
  • Participating in design, planning, configuration, reporting, deployment and day to day operations of cloud applications and related technology.
  • Provide operation support for Exchange On-Prem & Exchange Online.
  • Improve process through scripting and automation.
  • Effectively secure all data and access within assigned systems.
  • Assisting with the resolution of issues and actively participating in problem management activities.
  • Implement proactive measures to ensure availability, reliability and performance goals are consistently met.
  • Ensure system security in compliance with regulations and company policy.


  • Provide monthly status reports.
  • Ability to effectively document procedures for audit and control purposes.
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation schedule.
  • Willingly accept all other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with architecting, implementing, and maintaining highly available mission critical IT environments.
  • Associate degree in Computer Science, MIS, Information Security or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Exchange, M365 Administration, architecture, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows OS, architecture, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of networking technologies and advanced troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of Single Sign On technologies such as SAML and OAuth.
  • Knowledge of Cloud Access Security Broker technologies.
  • Knowledge of PowerShell is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Utility Industry is strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to work from remote locations as required.

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: stoop, kneel, crouch and reach. Employee 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 occasional travel (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

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

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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Cloud Systems Engineer II

Rapid City, SD, United States