Software Development Assistant/Lead – Web Application

Chinook Environmental Services Ltd. (CESL) is in need of an individual to assist in development of a Web Application to compliment their management operations.   The web app is already developed, but is in further development under R&D, feature development and refining, and modification in a manner towards general useablility/marketability.   The placement is under a Co-Op program for the first 4 months to integrate the employee into the position (training, familiarization), then promotion to Lead for the project under a 1 year Maternity placement (Internship).  [Note: the Internship funding has yet to be approved, and employment term will be dependant on its approval for the internship portion].

This is proposed to be partially funded by a government program, so to qualify, the right candidate must have:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee status
  • Must be in their last term of school, and be eligible to a completed Post-Secondary education with a 2-year diploma or 4-year degree (minimum) by Apr. 30th.
  • Must be 30 years of age or younger

The right candidate will have opportunity to obtain & expand their basic and advanced knowledge & skills; assist in some technology development, and gain some skills & insight into the Environmental, Oil & Gas Sectors.

Location: Any remote location in Canada is possible (preference to Red Deer, Edmonton or Calgary).  Generally, an independant work environment will be experienced, either at office in Red Deer, AB and/or at-home.  You will work alongside and underneath a Senior developer, Company Management, and even have field visitations to test software.


  1. A laptop/PC for your useage.  One may be provided in-office.
  2. Very good knowledge of following languages/software:
    1. Web Applications
    1. Angular JS 2+,  Angular 2+, Javascript, HTML, CSS
    1. .NET framework  .NET Core framework – API  
    1. Databases (esp. sql) Databases (esp. MSSQL – MYSQL)
    1. MS Office (esp. MS Excel)
    1. Key markup (kml) / Google Earth/Maps / GIS

Additional skills that will enhance your chances at hiring:

  1. Python
  2. Mobile Development (Ios/Android)
  3. PHP
  4. Deploying Code – IIS Server

The best possible candidate will hold

  • positive, inquisitive attitude with intelligence to learn from others as well as their own growth & mistakes, integration of theoretical knowledge and skills.
  • Precision & Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Hold themselves to professional conduct within work, social and community setting.
  • A variety of knowledge, skills & expertise in basic and advances scientific areas.
  • A knowledge or willingness to learn about oilfield and Environmental industry is highly valuable.
  • Knowledge of various provincial (AB, SK, MB, BC) & federal legislations with respect to the above areas
  • A willingness to travel (as required, sometimes short-notice) to various places for a short period of testin

The term of the contract is 1.25 years; with the first 4 months flexible on hours, days, etc. under the Co-op program (may work while in school).  It may translate into a Full-Time position for the correct candidate, and if the application develops to a commercialization state (which is close).


  1. Flex hours/days.  Except for specific important deadlines & meetings, you can start & finish any times or days.  A work-from-home day is possible 1 or 2 days a month
  2. Salary:
    1. Starting @ $22/hr.; moving up to $22.50 after 2 months/80 hrs.
    1. $23 after 6 months
    1. $24 after 12 months.
  3. Benefits: full package; 100% employer-paid after 6 months (AB Blue Cross).
  4. Possible Health-spending account.
  5. Extended learning programs may be possible, at 100% employer/government funding (on employees own time).

Competition Date Close: Jan. 10, 2020

Start Date: Jan. 20th or sooner

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