Devon Energy Information Technology Co-op Student in Calgary, California

Devon Canada Corporation is the Canadian operating division of Oklahoma-based Devon Energy Corporation, a leading independent energy company. Devon’s Canadian head office is located in Calgary, Alberta with approximately 1,500 employees who support the development and operations of world-class heavy oil properties in northeastern Alberta. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, integrity and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed and have put us on Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list for seven straight years.

Information Technology Co-op Student

Devon Canada Corporation is an experienced senior player in Heavy Oil, with more than 20 years of cold flow heavy oil production in the Lloydminster and Bonnyville regions of Alberta. In the Athabasca oilsands region of northeastern Alberta, best-in-class Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) heavy oil operations have led to exponential growth in Jackfish 1, 2 and 3, exceeding 100,000 BOED of production. Devon Canada knows heavy oil – and it’s what we do best. We pioneered using saline water in the SAGD process, completely eliminating the use of fresh water in our operations and we have the most rigorous wildlife monitoring program in the industry. We are committed to maximizing our assets and finding solutions to help us work faster, safer and better. For seven straight years, we’ve made the list of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Just watch where we go from here.

This 8-month co-op student position will provide a well-rounded IT experience with opportunities to learn about multiple roles. The position will commence on May 1, 2017 and is based in Calgary, Alberta.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Participate in requirement gathering sessions with stakeholders

  • Become familiar with Devon’s SDLC (System Development Lifecycle) through the documentation of Opportunity Evaluations, Business Cases, Business Requirements, Process Flows and Diagrams.

  • Facilitate the training, documentation and support to application and technology users as required

  • Participate in testing and quality assurance procedures

  • Query generation, maintenance, and design of reports and analyses using business intelligence technologies and platforms like Spotfire and Power BI

  • Work with stakeholders to identify opportunities for enhancements, and facilitate the creation of changes to existing or new workflows and establish related best practices


  • Provide applications development and enhancement functions, including analysis, design, coding, testing, and deployments of web, SharePoint and Windows applications

  • Work with business analysts and technical architects to formalize specifications for custom development

  • Attend Knowledge Transfer sessions for all custom work developed prior to release of their duties from the projects

  • Develop and enhance custom solutions using approved technologies and platforms

  • Document and perform unit, string, integration, and regression testing in support of new implementations and releases


  • Currently enrolled in an Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering orComputer Engineering program returning to school in winter 2018

  • Personal commitment to safety

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to present thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Oil & Gas industry experience is beneficial but not required

  • Enjoys working in a team environment

  • Be a self-starter and recognize when issues need to be raised

  • Time management and task prioritization skills.

  • Willingness to travel to field site locations.

Why work for Devon?

Devon Energy’s core values emphasize openness, teamwork and results. Students who work at Devon Energy experience:

  • work-life balance,

  • a fun working environment,

  • consideration for long-term employment,

  • an “open-door” office environment,

  • the opportunity to learn and enhance skills, and

  • working for a successful company that maintains a “small company” work environment.

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Application Process:

Individuals interested in pursuing this opportunity are encouraged to submit their resume, cover letter and transcripts at Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.