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Technical Consultant II

Location: Denver, CO, United States
Job ID: 33372
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021
Salary: $76300 to $114450 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Technical Consultant will be responsible for all aspects of application support, application architecture design and administration. This includes support for basic system architectures, software installation and configuration, security, and performance tuning. The Technical Consultant will also be responsible for troubleshooting, capacity planning, patch management and backup recovery procedures.

The Technical Consultant will be expected to regularly meet with business representatives to verify requirements for designated systems.

The primary focus of this position will be to provide technical support for our Utility GIS Application systems and their supporting systems.

SALARY GRADE:   $76,300.00 - $114,450.00 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Supervisor, Utility GIS Application Systems

LOCATION: This position can be located in any of our three offices in Fayetteville, AR, Denver, CO, or Rapid City, SD.   

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit our locations page on our careers 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide technical leadership in project meetings
  • Provide IT consulting services to other teams in IT and across the business
  • Provide thorough and well written technical reviews of business applications, cloud services and third-party applications 
  • Provide detailed, professional quality architectural diagrams
  • Responsible in support and architectural design of multi-tiered applications
  • Responsible in integrating systems of various technologies.
  • Responsible in troubleshooting system issues including application, database, and network
  • Responsible for the installation and configuration of complex software systems following established IT procedures and change control standards
  • Responsible for post-installation verification, risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Responsible for setting strategy, direction, coordination, and planning for designated systems
  • Work closely with co-workers, application developers and end-users to resolve application and performance related issues
  • Ensure recoverability of designated systems 
  • Ensure security and integrity of designated systems
  • Install, patch, and maintain designated systems in accordance with the IT patching policy
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate policies including but not limited to SOX and NERC/CIP 
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of designated systems 
  • Process work related requests in an accurate and timely manner 
  • Work as part of the Technical Consulting team and provide 24x7x365 support when required

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide various application server support as needed
  • Provide monthly status reports
  • Provide detailed, professional quality architectural diagrams 
  • Assist with supervision and cross-training of your peers and co-workers
  • Ability to effectively document procedures for audit and control purposes 
  • Willingly accept all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three (3) years of experience supporting complex multi-tiered applications required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong knowledge of Linux OS, architecture, and troubleshooting techniques is required
  • Strong knowledge of Windows OS, architecture, and troubleshooting techniques is required
  • Strong knowledge of multi-tiered applications is required
  • Knowledge of database technologies and advanced troubleshooting techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of networking technologies and advanced troubleshooting techniques preferred
  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies (VMWare, HyperV) 
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (PowerShell, Perl, Python etc.)
  • Knowledge of programming languages (Java, .NET etc.) 
  • Understand the principles, theories and practices of effective project management 
  • Knowledge of the Utility Industry is preferred
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to complete tasks without supervision
  • Ability to successfully lead projects
  • 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 

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

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: position self to access lower items, and move about the office. 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: Light work. The employee is continuously required to stand and walk. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be willing to travel occasionally (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 (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 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.

Wage: 76300 to 114450
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Technical Consultant II

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