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Backup System Administrator


  • Req ID: 99387
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 11/29/2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.


Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager of IS Business Continuity Services, the Backup System Administrator is responsible for the administration, maintenance and design of the company’s backup infrastructure.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility for managing/maintaining all backup infrastructure
  • Manage the backup and replication systems
  • Project Management duties as assigned
  • Perform all file and server restorations
  • Troubleshoot complex issues and provide solutions
  • Monthly backup server patching
  • Experience with enterprise level tool sets related to monitoring
  • Quarterly recoveries per SOX request


Technical Skills and Experience:

At least 2 – 3 years of experience in the following:

  • Enterprise backup solutions
  • DELL/EMC Networker – Preferred
  • VEEAM - Preferred
  • Windows 2012 R2 and newer
  • Linux OS and proficiency with command line
  • Networking skills: IP routing, DHCP/DNS, VPN
  • Cloud Technologies experience (AWS or Azure
  • System performance monitoring and remediation actions (Backup infrastructure)
  • Hardware diagnosis and repair
  • Backup system server patching
  • Knowledge of SAN technology basics
  • Knowledge of Disaster Recovery policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of advanced networking topics
  • Understanding of relational database concepts and applications considered an asset


Educational Requirements and Personal Characteristics:

  • Degree/diploma/certification in computer systems and infrastructure/networking
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills plus the ability to recommend solutions
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to interact successfully with all levels of the organization
  • Work well with a team of peers and other technical professionals
  • Flexible, proactive approach and the ability to work under pressure, adjusting priorities and work schedules, as necessary, to meet project deadlines
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong work ethic



Work Environment:

The Backup Administrator’s position is based out of Calgary or Minneapolis offices. This position requires participation in after-hours, on-call rotation support and requires the employee to be available 24x7x365 for emergency problem escalation.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").


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