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FME GIS Developer

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



The GIS Software Developer plays a pivotal role in identifying, comprehending, implementing, and meticulously documenting the business processes related to GIS ETL. Their tasks involve scripting development for ESRI Enterprise and integrating systems such as AWS, IoT, in addition to data processing and manipulation tasks. This encompasses everything from the inception, testing, deployment, and ongoing support of FME Server processes.

This position is based in Calgary, Alberta or Kansas City, MO.



  • Design, implement, and oversee both real-time and near real-time, as well as historical Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) workflows that manage the flow of GIS data and its integration with various systems
  • Support FME Server and Desktop processes
  • Create and maintain scripts and tools developed for providing GIS analysis and output for business
  • Perform QA/QC in support of day-to-day operational data change requests (Data Change Management)
  • Work with CPKC Change Management and internal business partners coordinating the delivery of ETL requests
  • Troubleshoot incidents or defects that arise in supported applications and ensure a timely resolution. Ensure that all stakeholders are updated on progress
  • Create detailed documentation and improve efficiencies



  • Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science,  Engineering, Geomatics or related discipline
  • 4-6 years of knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, techniques and tools in the areas of GIS and ETL and using Safe Software as core software – FME (Feature Manipulation Engine)
  • 4-6 years of practical experience and knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, techniques and tools in the areas of GIS as mandatory using ESRI as core software is an asset
  • 4-6 years of experience scripting languages which facilitate ETL such as Python is an asset



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan and/or retirement plans
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



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


Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free. 


 Background Investigation:

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


  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Driver's License verification and/or last 3 years of driving history if a requirement of the position
  • Background checks that may include 7 years of employment history and Social Security number verification


Management Conductor Program:

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


For our US applicants, CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities . For Canadian applicants CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).


  • Req ID: 102851
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary , Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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