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Otter Tail Corporation Programmer/Analyst in Fergus Falls, Minnesota


We have an opening for a Programmer/Analyst at our headquarters in Fergus Falls. Located in west central Minnesota, Fergus Falls is a friendly, thriving community with vibrant arts, growing businesses, award-winning healthcare, and excellent schools. Our company’s commitment is to environmental, economic, and community stewardship and we balance each decision we make with the impact it has on our friends and neighbors.

Join our more than 750 dedicated employees! For this role, we require a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Experience with data query and manipulation tools is required.

Qualified applicant should have knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Visual Studio Development Environment, scripting languages, web tools and client/server applications. Application development experience utilizing a relational database environment is required with preference to Microsoft SQL Server. Knowledge of power system, transmission and energy market concepts is beneficial. Individual must have exceptional problem-solving skills, strong work ethic and potential supervisory qualifications. Excellent documentation, communication and interpersonal skills are required to work effectively with management, co-workers and client personnel in a team-based setting.


Work with department personnel to analyze and define process and software requirements to meet the business needs of the company. Develop, implement and maintain application software. Design and build software interfaces. Assist in the evaluation and selection of software products. Implement, customize and maintain software products to meet company requirements. Support critical applications during non-core hours.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. In addition to the online application, please upload a current resume . We will accept applications through December 6, 2021.




  • Bachelors or better in Computer Science

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)