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NorthWestern Energy Basis Administrator/Data Center Technologist in Butte, Montana

Basis Administrator/Data Center Technologist

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  • 21-Apr-2021 to 23-Jun-2021 (MST)

  • Business Technology

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: June 9, 2021 through June 23, 2021


BASIS Administrator/Data Center Technologist


Business Technology

Work Location

Negotiable within NorthWestern Energy service territory

Butte, MT or Sioux Falls, SD Preferred


5-8 ($49,000 to $110,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The position, BASIS Administrator / Data Center Technologist, is an integral part of the Business Technology Team. The successful candidate will work in a team environment to provide support for Northwestern Energy's SAP system, database, and infrastructure. Additional responsibilities include support of virtual server infrastructure, backup/recovery system, and data center facilities.


  • Adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Execute BASIS administration functions for NorthWestern Energy's SAP environment

  • Technical configurations including interfaces, profile parameters, and printing

  • SAP software maintenance including planning, installations, upgrades, and patching

  • Monitoring SAP application performance and stability

  • Change management and transport execution

  • SAP database administration including both Oracle and HANA

  • Coordination and management of SAP-related projects

  • Responsible for SAP backup/recovery/DR architecture and administration.

  • Cyclical patching of servers and infrastructure components.

  • Administration of virtual infrastructure

  • Employee will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation and work extended hours as necessary.

  • Some travel will be required

  • Adhere to Northwestern Energy's Professional Knowledge Worker Competencies.

  • Comply with internal controls, policies, practices, procedures, and standards.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions and key responsibilities. It does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned.


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record.

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year accredited college with some related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute BASIS tasks including technical configurations, SAP software maintenance, system performance tuning, and SAP database administration.

  • Experience with HANA preferred

  • Strong technical understanding of SAP ERP systems

  • Experience with technical project management.

  • Strong understanding of Windows and Linux server operating systems.

  • Fundamental understanding of virtual infrastructure including servers, storage, networks, and applications.

  • Fundamental knowledge of data center processes including backup/recovery, OS patching, and monitoring.

  • Fundamental understanding of security requirements and architecture.

  • Fundamental understanding of enterprise networking in a Microsoft environment is preferred, including Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS.

  • Fundamental understanding of the software development lifecycle is preferred.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and adapt to changing responsibilities and priorities.

  • Must be able to continually learn and acquire new technical skills and knowledge.

  • Must have strong organizational skills

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3289

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.