Systems Engineer II - Billings

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Billings, MT, USA
  • Apr 01, 2024
Full time Banking Computer Science Information Technology

Job Description

What’s Important to You

We know your career is just one aspect of a meaningful, complex, and demanding life. That’s why we designed our compensation and benefits package to provide employees and their families with as much choice as possible.

  • Accrue and use your paid time off (PTO) immediately – no waiting period – plus paid federal holidays in addition to PTO.
  • Child Care Assistance Program for eligible dependent(s).
  • We prioritize wellness by offering eligible employees a monthly stipend, toward a fitness club membership or exercise-related classes.
  • The health and happiness of the places we call home matter to us. Learn a little more about what we do for the communities we serve and why we want YOU to be a part of it.

We encourage you to apply. Reach for what you want and tell us why your work ethic and willingness to learn make you a natural fit for #TeamFirstInterstate.


The primary responsibilities of the Systems Engineer II will be providing management of First Interstate BancSystem's server environment by analyzing requirements, evaluating systems, resolving problems at a senior escalation level, installing hardware and software solutions, and participating in planning for future needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: other duties may be assigned.

  • Documents, tracks, and monitors tasks to ensure accuracy.
  • Assists with specific projects, as required.
  • Requires understanding the principals and concepts of bank operations, loan operations and financial principals.
  • Required to stay abreast of technology needs and regulations of all systems used by FIB.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance, upgrades and patches to systems.
  • Understand how supported applications interact with the underlying technologies including Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, System Center Configuration Manager, Citrix XenApp, network technologies and VMware.
  • Required to understand concepts and principals of a transactions service provider.
  • Documents procedures and guidelines.
  • May be required to work after hours and weekends to accomplish work tasks.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year College or University and five (5) or more years’ experience in a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Industry certifications may be considered in place of a College degree. Certifications could be: MCSE, MCITP, CCNA.


  • Understanding of Microsoft based solutions including Microsoft(s) Active Directory, Group Policy, Windows File and Print Services, DNS / DHCP, SQL, IIS, PowerShell, and System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Deep knowledge of the following computer operating systems.  Windows 7, Windows Server ’08, Windows Server ’12, Windows Server ’16, with Linux variants a plus, including Cent OS, Red Hat, and Ubuntu.
  • Solid understanding of enterprise client/server relationships, SAN environments, VM environments, networking (TCP/IP), and Internet technologies.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to solve complex problems independently.


Strong communication skills are critical to allow effective communication with customers to build positive, professional relationships and to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors and internal customers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


We offer a competitive total compensation package including base salary and benefits. The anticipated pay range for this position is $63,768 to $105,217 per year in WA and depends on a variety of non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills and experience, education, and geographic location. Benefits available for this position include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability benefits and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, employee assistance program, 401(k), Paid Time Off (new hires accrue at .069 per hours worked which equates to approximately 18 days per year inclusive of paid sick time) and up to 11 paid Federal holidays. For more information regarding our benefits, please visit