Monday, March 13, 2017

Chief Business Technology Officer - St Paul, MN

MN IT Services

Minnesota IT Services Partnering with Department of Human Services  |  Saint Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota IT Services is the information technology agency for the State of Minnesota's executive branch, providing enterprise and local IT services to over 70 state government agencies, boards and commissions. Our agency is searching for a Chief Business Technology Officer to lead as the senior executive based at the Department of Human Services (DHS) and MNsure, supporting business operations and customers.
As one of MN.IT's senior executive team members, this role helps set future IT direction, goals and priorities of state agency business partners. This position will lead and provide strategic guidance to key functions within the IT portfolio, including the delivery of major projects, infrastructure, operations, and applications.

* Partner with IT and partner agency leaders to develop a comprehensive IT strategy.
* Establish and maintain relationships with senior leadership across the enterprise.
* Directly lead, develop & manage approximately 600 full-time staff employees & contractors as required.
* Plan and manage an IT budget of over $190M

* Bachelor's degree in Information Technology OR Business Management desired. A relevant advanced degree is preferred.
* A minimum 10 years of professional IT experience, which must include at least 5 years as a manager of information technology services.  In order to be credited, management experience must include responsibility for the development and implementation of IT strategy and direction of IT operations, human resources, and finance.

Desired Characteristics:
* Significant experience advising and representing senior executives and business line leadership on all technology-related issues.
* Comprehensive IT management background within a complex, multi-faceted operation.
* Exceptional influencing skills and preferred experience working across many areas and levels.
* Excellent relationships with key vendors and other relevant industry contacts.
* Highly collaborative; personally and professionally self-aware; able to and interested in interacting with employees at all levels; embody integrity; and represent and inspire the highest ethical standards.
* This is a tremendous leadership opportunity to manage a large and sophisticated information technology organization and apply your experience and expertise to improve the lives of over 5.5 million Minnesotans.   

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Allete, Duluth, Systems Admin

Allete - Duluth, MN
Systems Administrator 1

* Provide technical support and administration of servers in an enterprise network environment.
* Servers are primarily Windows operating systems providing data, security, and application services.
* Systems software supported includes Windows 2000/2003, Citrix MetaFrame, VMWare, Network Appliance and Java application servers.
Additional systems may include Cisco routers and network security systems.
* Effective performance required to assure providing increased efficiencies of operation with minimal impact on existing activities.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills are required to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
* Under supervision, assists with providing technical hardware and software programming support services mainframe, personal, and mini computers, networks, etc., for users and department staff including installation, testing, modification, problem resolution, and short-term planning.

Must possess or obtain a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field by July, 2017.

No experience required.


* Professional certification in Windows, VMWare, Network Appliance, Citrix MetaFrame or Java application servers is desirable. 
* This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude. 
* Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

            External applicants must apply online via  JOB ID: 3271

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Allete in Duluth, MN - Programmer & Web Development

Allete - Duluth MN
Programmer Analyst 1 - Web Development

Who is ALLETE?
ALLETE is an innovative company with more than a century of experience engaged in transforming the energy landscape in the upper Midwest. Our businesses include:  Minnesota Power, the largest electric utility in northern Minnesota; Superior Water Light and Power of Wisconsin; North Dakota-based BNI Energy, ALLETE Properties; and ALLETE Clean Energy. To find out more, watch a short introductory video about ALLETE and visit

What will I do?
If hired, you would join ALLETE's highly collaborative Web Development team. This team is responsible for performing a wide range of IT functions, including: developing, maintaining, and monitoring large-scale .NET websites, custom application development, maintaining the corporate Intranet, and supporting/extending existing enterprise applications. Whatever your IT interests, if you are a motivated self-starter with a passion for digging in and finding creative ways to solve problems, we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.

What sort of candidate are you looking for?
The ideal candidate requires:
* An insatiable desire to learn.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to be flexible in an environment with rapidly-changing priorities.
* Very strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
* Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
* A Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business, Accounting or related field.  
Prior experience is not required.  However, the ideal candidate would possess experience with the following:
* Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server
* Microsoft Server 2012, 2008 and/or Windows 7
* Microsoft Azure
* JavaScript, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Visual Basic, C++, ASP, VBScript, PHP, Java, IIS, HTML, AJAX, JSON, CSS, XML
* MSSQL Database querying or modeling
* API Integration with 3rd party systems
* Adobe Creative Suite
* Previous web development experience
For this position, occasional travel to other company locations and the ability to provide occasional off-hour emergency support is also required.

To view full listing, instructions, & to apply: ID: 3314