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Software Developer Analyst I, II, or Senior

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33965
Date Posted: Mar 31, 2022
Salary: $23.2 to $34.66 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

As a Software Development Analyst in the IT Business Applications Department, you will have the ability to work with several programming languages to successfully design, develop, and test software applications. In this position, you will have full access to the software development lifecycle from requirement gathering through system change control and implementation.    

PAY RANGE:   (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

  • Level I: $23.20 - $34.66 per hour
  • Level II: $71,550 - $107,400 
  • Senior: $84,050 - $126,100 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   IT Business Applications Supervisor

LOCATION: This position can be located in Council Bluffs, Iowa or at our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.


  • Responsible for the Meter-To-Cash System maintaining, enhancing and extending the system through applications development, technical management, and support of enterprise applications. 
  • Design, develop and test software applications in large, complex systems, database structures, and data migration/conversion techniques. 
  • Work closely with end-users and business experts in defining requirements, testing, and in coordinating system enhancements and configuration requests. 
  • Implement technical solutions to improve and streamline business processes and procedures that support company priorities and initiatives. 
  • Follow company established coding standards, naming conventions, and documentation requirements. 
  • Provide follow-up to ensure successful implementation of designs and enhancements. 


Level I

  • Minimum of (1) one year of development experience in developing/programming required.
  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Level II

  • Minimum of (3) three years of development experience in developing/programming required.
  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Minimum of (5) years of development experience in development/programming required.
  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++, Natural, Cobol, Eztrieve, Linux scripting, SQL.
  • Demonstrated degree of creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work on projects as part of a team. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and work within challenging situations. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, 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: 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 moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. 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. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.        

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 agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 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, 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.

We are 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: 23.2 to 34.66
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Software Developer Analyst I, II, or Senior

Rapid City, SD, United States