Systems Administrator I/II

Organization Summary

Located in Duluth, Minnesota, ALLETE is the parent company of Minnesota Power, SWL.and.P, BNI Energy, and ALLETE Clean Energy. We deliver affordable, reliable energy services in the upper Midwest. If you have an IT-related bachelor s degree with the experience outlined below, ALLETE is interested in your fresh ideas. We are looking for an energetic, intellectually curious individual to join our team.

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Primary Duties
  • Work with appropriate supervision to document, install, test, modify, backup and restore Oracle and SQL Server databases with minimal impact on existing activities.
  • Assist programmers and users to assure appropriate utilization of resources in applications.
  • Investigate, analyze and resolve technical problems with databases and software. 
  • Utilize all available resources to evaluate alternatives and implement the best solution.
  • With guidance, maintain software at supported levels by testing new releases and coordinating installations with intra-departmental staff. 
  • Maintain data integrity, security and availability.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent


  • Level I - No experience required
  • Level II - 4 year or more related experience
    • Related job experience includes:
      • Installing, patching, maintaining and backing up Oracle and/or SQL Server Databases.
      • Linux bash and Powershell scripting.
      • SQL Server Administration


  • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn new concepts and technologies.
  • Intrinsic motivation to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in an environment where priorities can change at a moment’s notice.
  • Occasional off-hours support is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Maintain data integrity, security and availability.
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.
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