Competition Number:NLH-RE-23-113
Closing Date:July 21, 2023
Line of Business:Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
Work Location:St. John's

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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is focused on delivering safe, reliable service to power our customers.­ We are a company of people who work hard behind the scenes for our customers, the people and businesses of this province.­ We pride ourselves on being strong and steady, tried and true; while innovating in our approaches to our business.­ We value our employees, we take care of each other, we recognize excellence, we respect individuality and we work hard to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace.­ People who work at Hydro feel like they’re part of a community and we give back to the communities where we live and work to make them stronger.­
We’re looking for passionate and performance focused people – people who want to make a difference for our customers and who share our values.
Software Specialist – Operational Technology
Competition #: NLH-RE-23-113
Status: Permanent
Location: St. John’s
In this role, you will be responsible for the detailed system analysis and design of complex highly available systems focused on our utility, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.­ Responsibility would include software development, testing, documentation, deployment, and maintenance of these complex systems.
You will play an integral role in the life cycle management of all software systems the OT Team is responsible for including hydrology, load forecasting, in-house developed applications, and third party systems.­ You will be responsible for coordinating problem resolution with software vendors and/or in-house personnel. You will develop design specifications and provide consultative guidance to project teams. You will evaluate performance of systems and recommend changes to increase operational effectiveness and enhanced security.­ You will perform root cause analysis of complex problems and must have the ability to triage system issues as encountered.­ You will be expected to participate in on on-call rotation.
  • Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • A minimum of 7 years progressive system development experience in a utility/engineering environment, with emphasis on highly complex real-time multi-platform systems;
  • Must have excellent communication skills, solid analytical and organizational skills, and proven ability to meet deadlines and goals, with a strong commitment to customer service;
  • Must have the ability to learn new technologies quickly, work independently or within a team environment;
  • Must have sound knowledge of application development tools, frameworks and methodologies;
  • Competency in C, C++, C#, JavaScript, VB programming languages;
  • Experience with ASP.NET MVC and entity frameworks would be an asset;
  • Experience with the Microsoft software development stack;
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL, T-SQL, and relational database systems;
  • Experience with source code revision control systems;
  • Experience with IIS/Apache Web Services;
  • Familiarity with AVEVA PI Data Archive or data historians would be an asset;
  • Familiarity and understanding of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system architecture would be an asset;
  • Familiarity of Cyber Security utility industry best practices and standards.
­CLOSING DATE:­ July 21, 2023
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro manages our province’s electricity system.­ We are a company of people who work hard behind the scenes because we know our customers are counting on us.­ Through our generation, transmission and distribution operations, we’re committed to meeting the needs of our customers and providing residents, businesses and communities across the province with safe, reliable power.­ For more information, visit

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