ALLETE is an innovative company with more than a century of experience engaged in transforming the energy landscape in the upper Midwest and around the country. Our businesses include: Minnesota Power, the largest electric utility in northern Minnesota, Superior Water Light and Power, North Dakota-based BNI Energy, ALLETE Clean Energy, and New Equity Energy. To find out more visit

New Equity Energy was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. New Energy Equity (“New Energy”) develops and finances solar power generation assets, providing clean electricity to commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility customers under long-term contracts. New Energy has successfully developed over 310MW of solar projects and closed more than $600M in clean energy investments. The company was ranked as the 7th Top Solar Developer and the 8th Top Solar Contractor on Solar Power World’s “2021 Top Solar Contractors” list and was voted as one of the fastest-growing energy companies in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by Inc. Magazine.

ALLETE is looking for an enthusiastic Programmer Analyst I to support New Energy’s growing team! Join a team of highly skilled technology professionals at ALLETE that provides the Cyber Technology Services out to our family of businesses. This role is assigned to New Energy to assist them in their information technology needs across a wide variety of disciplines. Are you a motivated self-starter with a passion for all aspects of IT? Do you enjoy digging into the details of how technology can help business? Do you enjoy finding better ways to do things? Then this job may be for you!

Key responsibilities and opportunities include but not limited to:

  • Work to harden cyber security and improve security posture
  • Administration of corporate devices and network equipment
  • Administration of the configuration and user access for cloud SAAS toolset
  • Partner with internal Subject Matter Experts in the setup of cloud SAAS to meet business objectives
  • Management of IT SOX controls and assist with financial SOX control
  • Develop, execute, train, maintain, and audit general IT controls and policy
  • Manage relationship with third party vendors
  • Internal trouble shooting of cyber issues while providing internal Tier 2 IT support
  • Work as a liaison between New Energy and ALLETE to promote synergies and knowledge transfer between the two entities
  • Manage technology contracts/licensing


  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT related area such as Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or another related field of study required.
  • Experience not required
  • This position will report in person to Annapolis, MD.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license as travel may be required.
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.

The ideal candidate would be someone who has:

  • High analytic aptitude with strong problem solving skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and team-oriented personality
  • Strong decision-making abilities and meticulous attention to detail
  • Solid organization and prioritization skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning with a proven ability to develop expertise quickly
  • Ability to teach/train non-technical co-workers in technical topics and culture
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, with ever-changing focus and responsibilities
  • Enjoys having a breath of knowledge in a wide variety of IT disciplines and tasks

To really grab our attention, tell us about your experiences with any of the following:

  • Cyber Security
  • Network Technology
  • System Administration
  • SAAS Cloud Software (Bamboo HR, NetSuite, others)
  • Applicable qualifications with Microsoft, Oracle, and/or Cisco
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Help Desk Support
  • Compliance/Regulatory

Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

This job posting will be available for application until the position has been filled OR the posting close date noted herein, whichever date is earlier. 

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ALLETE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact our Human Resources department at 218-723-7553.


Location: Annapolis, MD
Application Close Date: 6/18/2024