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Java API 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.



Design, Develop and Enhance rich COBOL, .Net, and Java user-interface applications with middle-tier (messaging) and other back-end processes and applications, in a large, complex, transactional based environment.



  • Gather, refine, and document system requirements to ensure functionalities follow best practice methodologies
  • Code, test, document and deliver requested functionality changes or enhancements to new or existing enterprise applications
  • Produce technical documentation (i.e. requirements, design documents, turnover documentation, test plans) for requested functionality changes or enhancements
  • Work within established CP software development standards and configuration management procedures and processes
  • Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications
  • Provide Functional Support for applications as needed
  • Participate in weekly rotational on call support
  • Responsible for developing and testing solutions, coordinate the implementation and completion of recommended specifications application
  • Provide code and database administration in live and test environments
  • Write technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations, user guide, etc.
  • Participate in meetings with team to discuss progress and issues to be resolved, and report progress on a weekly basis to the Manager and perform various other duties as required



  • University Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent Application development experience
  • 5+ years of COBOL Application Development experience
  • 5+ years of Java Application Development experience
  • Excellent knowledge of any relational databases and SQL technologies
  • Experience working closely with the business to arrive at an optimal solution in terms of functionality, timelines, and implementation



  • Experience with developing .Net applications
  • Experience withpatterns such as MVC, REST, and dependency injection
  • Experience with Micro Focus Visual COBOL and Object Oriented COBOL
  • Experience with Micro Focus Visual COBOL COBJVM integration
  • Experience with COBOL Embedded SQL.
  • Experience with MQ messaging or other messaging systems
  • Working proficiency with Linux in server environments
  • Profound insight of Java and JEE internals (Classloading, Memory Management, Transaction management etc)
  • Integration using JSON and XML based web services and MQ
  • Advanced SQL – modeling, advanced query writing, tuning/optimization of queries
  • Experience with Tomcat, Web sphere Application Server or similar application servers
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Experience in the Spring Framework
  • Experience with test-driven development



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • 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.


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 CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


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: 101719
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 2
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External







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