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OATI Career Opportunities

At Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), your career is always on the move. Our employees have expertise across diverse verticals and technology platforms. OATI combines the agility of a small company with the stability of a large company, where we have built a nurturing and rewarding culture diligently over the last 28 years. Our work culture is collaborative and we encourage every Team Member to go beyond their defined roles and learn more. If you are looking for an energetic, challenging, and rewarding career, then OATI is the place to be!

Customer Support

OATI is recruiting for an entry level Customer Support Analyst positions. Enthusiastic, career-minded individuals with a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork are encouraged to apply. The Customer Support Analyst will respond to queries, run diagnostic protocols, isolate problems, and determine and implement solutions.

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Information Technology

OATI IT Network team is growing and we’re looking for qualified candidates to fill the Sr. Network Administrator position. OATI Network Administrators work with other members of the IT Department to support all aspects of the Network Infrastructure. A successful candidate will have experience working with network infrastructure devices and protocols, and a proven ability to deploy and maintain solutions supporting high-availability network infrastructures. Candidates must be highly motivated and will be required to respond to and provide resolutions to problems on a timely basis. This position involves the planning, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting of a variety of network systems.

Working as part of a team you may be required to perform these tasks on: switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, IP telephony systems, wireless network devices, VPN devices, and other supporting LAN/WAN infrastructure components. Candidates with extensive experience deploying and maintaining IT infrastructure are highly encouraged to apply.

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OATI IT Network team is growing and we’re looking for qualified candidates to fill multiple positions. OATI Network Administrators work with other members of the IT Department to support all aspects of the Network Infrastructure. A successful candidate will have experience working with network infrastructure devices and protocols, and a proven ability to deploy and maintain solutions supporting high-availability network infrastructures. Candidates must be highly motivated and will be required to respond to and provide resolutions to problems on a timely basis. This position involves the planning, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting of a variety of network systems.

Working as part of a team you may be required to perform these tasks on: switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, IP telephony systems, wireless network devices, VPN devices, and other supporting LAN/WAN infrastructure components. Candidates with extensive experience deploying, maintaining, and supporting IT infrastructure are highly encouraged to apply.

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OATI System Administration team is growing and we’re looking for qualified candidates to fill multiple positions. OATI System Administrators work with other members of the Information Technology department to support all aspects of the Systems Infrastructure. The System Administrator will also support internal Development staff with installation, configuration, and support of OATI’s advanced Energy Industry applications. Candidates must be highly motivated and will be required to respond to and provide resolutions to problems on a timely basis. This position involves the planning, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting of a variety of network systems.

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Engineering and Software Development

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), an innovative Minnesota-based technology company, is seeking a Microgrid Controls Engineer to work in the design, programming, and deployment/testing of microgrid systems. OATI’s Microgrid group is growing fast, and looking to add additional qualified staff to the team.
 
Microgrids are an exciting part of the new smart grid. They are electrical systems with the ability to generate their own power, disconnect and reconnect with the grid, and perform services to aid the greater power grid when they are grid-tied. These systems provide benefits such as greener power supply, resilient power through catastrophic events, and financial benefits to the system owners.

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Administrative:

OATI has immediate openings for Administrative Coordinator positions. Administrative Coordinators provide support to OATI staff and customers by performing a variety of complex administrative and clerical tasks in the Administrative Support area. These tasks typically include document organization and formatting, filing, data entry, communication with customers on behalf of OATI staff, internal document routing, and collaboration with other departments to complete inter-departmental projects.

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At OATI, we thrive when our people thrive. We are currently looking for an executive assistant to be the supportive force that empowers our senior leadership. The ideal person for the job will be a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail. They will have previous experience working in an office environment, performing administrative duties and providing support to management. Given the changing nature of the executive landscape, we rely on our assistants for flexibility and foresight, while maintaining confidences related to high-level systems and operations

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OATI has immediate openings for Front Desk Receptionist positions.  The Front Desk Receptionist is responsible for internal and external meeting room reservations and webcast set up; assigning badges to guests as well as new employees. Answering phones and directing callers to the appropriate destination, stocking and managing office supplies; coordination of shipments and deliveries, assessing inventory of building and office supplies and working with outside vendors, booking travel; security: managing gate entrance, observing/responding to turnstile errors (alarms, tailgating, assisting guests, reporting errors), reporting/documenting failed badges to IT, reporting/responding to alarms (turnstiles, parking lot gates, main entrance doors, etc.), and reporting any suspicious activity. This is a perfect position for someone seeking longevity and professional growth. This position will report to the Bloomington location.

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Project Management

OATI is seeking both recent graduates and business professionals for positions as Project Coordinators to assist with coordinating project deployments in the energy industry. These positions require demonstrated proficiency in communication, understanding of project structuring, planning and implementation. Successful candidates will assist in customer, vendor, and internal projects, including administrative functions. These positions provide opportunities in a fast-paced environment working on the latest industry initiatives and the inherent growth opportunities.

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Sales and Marketing

Join a dynamic sales team as an Account Executive supporting both new sales to current and future customers.  A successful candidate will identify, strategize and execute plans to advance the use of OATI products with current customers.

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OATI is seeking a highly motivated Account Executive for Software Sales. This is a sales role that will focus on identifying new market segment opportunities, new customers, growing existing accounts and driving the expansion of OATI solution sales. The Account Executive participates in a team-selling environment, providing the customer with a primary point of contact within OATI. Responsibilities include facilitating successful relations with customers, all sales activities, including: industry analysis, identifying new customers and new opportunities, building customer relationships, sales presentations and demonstrations, customer consultation, and proposal responsibility.

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Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) are actively seeking solutions helping them to effectively incorporate and optimize Distributed Energy Resources (DER) (e.g. solar PVs, energy storage batteries, customer-owned generators, etc.), and Demand Response (DR) asset (e.g. smart thermostats, irrigation pumps, etc.) strategies into their grid operations for cost savings, greater grid resiliency and carbon emissions reductions. This will further be spurred as the national outlook calls for a $400 billion investment over ten years, as one part of a broad mobilization of public investment, in clean energy and innovation.

OATI is seeking highly motivated sales hunters and results-orientated individuals responsible for generating revenue for OATI’s industry-leading Grid Modernization solutions that includes a high field-proven and comprehensive DR/DER management platform and other related solutions. OATI’s Energy only Private Cloud securely hosts these solutions for utilities unburdening utility staff from expensive hardware and software maintenance and upgrade processes.

Successful candidates will possess an aggressive and strategic prospecting skill set and a consultative approach to sales. Successful candidates will have a passion for technology and either will be or will become a subject matter expert on OATI’s portfolio. This position is responsible for developing an annual territory sales plan and identifying specific actions to achieve assigned targets/goals and quotas. Performance will be measured by new bookings, recognized revenue, sales pipeline growth, and the ability to attain other sales objectives. Key responsibilities include: prospecting, building a sales pipeline, moving opportunities through the sales cycle; proposing, presenting, discussing solutions, and closing business. Other responsibilities include: market research, sales strategy development, tradeshow support, and proposal writing, and sales reporting. Collaboration with technical staff, other colleagues, and supporting the overall team effort within the sales organization is expected.

This position requires extensive customer outreach and travel. Experience in electric utility industry operations, DERs, demand management, smart thermostat solutions, and or related fields are highly preferred. Experience working with and knowledge of IOUs are highly preferred as well. Preference is for a Minneapolis-based position but candidates could be based within a designated regional territory upon further discussions. This position has high growth potential.

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As a long time, dedicated, and industry leading, solution provider to the energy industry, OATI has leveraged its core competencies in energy, software development and technology adaption. OATI is seeking candidates passionate about the industry and capable of quickly becoming subject matter experts in various new and innovative software products, including microgrids and specifically the OATI microgrid controller solution. This position presents the opportunity for extensive exposure to customers and thus requires excellent communication, relationship building and sales skills. It will rely heavily on technical information, problem-solving, and the ability to provide advice and support to our customers and sales team.

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Software Development

OATI is looking for Software Developers with experience in building innovative, smart, and complex applications for openings in Minneapolis, MN. Successful candidates will have strong understanding of requirement specifications and software design in order to write code in already developed modules or new module development. This position requires the ability to write efficient and quality code per coding standards from software design.

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OATI offers full-time employment with competitive salary and benefits, including a 401(k) plan with company match, paid time off, and excellent health and dental insurance programs. OATI prides itself on providing a stable, supportive environment for career development with opportunities for future growth and promotion within the company. Applicants must be self-motivated, energetic, and willing to work in a team-oriented company.

To apply please send resume to:
OATI Recruitment: talent@oati.net or visit www.oati.com/recruiting for more information.

OATI is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance, or protected Veteran status.

OATI is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Personnel Services Department at 763.201.2000 x 1262 or hr@oati.net.