Programmer Analyst I
Minnesota Power/ALLETE - Duluth, MN

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Duluth, MN

Non-Union Position

Close Date: February 3, 2013

This position in ITS Applications will be an integral member of the CIS Replacement project team specializing in, and providing the team with, technical expertise for the Oracle Customer Care and Billing system throughout the duration of the project. The position will be located downtown, initially at the Technology Village, working directly with the CIS Replacement Project Team. After implementation this position will reside in the ITS Applications CIS Support group and provide ongoing support for the new system.

General Purpose

With assistance; develops, documents, and tests required modifications, interfaces, conversions and reports for Oracle’s Customer Care & Billing (CC&B) Customer Information System

Assists with the archival process of historical data.

Provides post-implementation support for Oracle’s CC&B in the ITS Applications CIS Support area.

Work as part of a large cross-functional system implementation team.

Assists with developing, executing and coordinating proper tests to assure system requirements and data integrity are met according to operational and regulatory standards.

Provides technical analysis, programming and support to enable business objectives, including: software design, development, modification, problem resolution and short-term planning in order to meet business objectives.

Responsible for design, requirement analysis, installation, documentation, trouble shooting and monitoring of computer systems.

Assists with training and support to internal staff in the productive use of computer systems.

Required Skills

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in any of the following: information technology, computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering or another related field of study.

Required Experience

0 - 3 years job related experience working with information systems, programming and system analysis is required for this position.

Special Requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required to establish and maintain positive working relationships.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Strong organizational skills to manage and prioritize competing tasks

Able to work independently in a productive, fast-paced work environment.

Applicants must be flexible and able to handle multiple changing work projects and priorities.

Knowledge of application development featuring relational database concepts.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Provide occasional after-hours support.

The ideal candidate will possess development experience using at least some of the following:



Oracle JDeveloper

OAF (Oracle Application Framework)

Web Applications (HTML, JSF, JSP, Java Script)

Data Warehousing

Oracle XML Publisher

Oracle SQL Developer

Microsoft Access

Working knowledge of:


Standard MS Office Applications

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts

Functional and technical knowledge/experience in Customer Information Systems.

This position has been posted both internally and externally. To apply, external candidates must visit . Internal candidates must apply through the intranet homepage, and must notify their current supervisor of the intent to apply.

ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

About this company
ALLETE provides light to the northern climes. Most of its business is classified within its regulated operations, which include electric,...