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Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta



“Powering Economies and Communities”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries and businesses with safe, low-cost and reliable clean electricity. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


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Through Analytics, Automation, and Applications the Innovation & Data team partners closely with our Generation, Corporate, and Trading teams to reinvent the way TransAlta works. We are currently seeking a Software Developer for our head office in Calgary.  This is a one-year contract position.  As the Software Developer, you'll be part of a team responsible for support of existing Trading and Asset Optimization applications, and the full software development lifecycle as we modernize these legacy tools into a custom responsive web application.



  • Work with our Trading and Asset Optimization customers, developers, and data professionals to distill problems into right-size solutions.
  • Support break-fixes of existing tools which include Java 6, Java8, .net and Python
  • Working on development to modernize existing applications
  • Complete development and maintenance in our React/NodeJS responsive web application and other innovative solutions as required
  • Grow our application infrastructure and processes as our projects evolve.
  • Contribute to initiatives as a technical resource by providing design considerations, cost estimates and identifying best practices




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or in related areas, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of software development experience.
  • Experience with the technologies in our stack:
    • Java 6
    • Java 8
    • .net
    • SQL Server
    • Python
    • React (Hooks) / Material UI Frontend
    • Mixed Apollo GraphQL & Express REST NodeJS API Layer
    • Azure DevOps CI/CD
    • Azure Hosting
  • Nimble and able to pivot as our understanding of the business needs changes.
  • Motivated to take a pragmatic look at each problem and consider unconventional solutions.
  • Able to deliver incremental, iterative value and collaborate frequently.
  • An understanding of effective agile and software development practices.
  • Good communication skills and ability to translate business requirements to technical solutions
  • Knowledge or familiarity in any of the following areas is considered an asset:
    • Power generation, energy trading, electricity, or natural gas markets
    • Data Bricks
    • Azure Data Factory
    • Data science and advanced analytics
    • C#
    • Neo4j
    • PostgresSQL
    • Kubernetes
    • Apache Spark
    • Telemetry and messaging platforms

Come on board!


Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:

It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. Click here for our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.


TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace.