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QA Automation Specialist

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 CPKC Information Services Quality Assurance team is responsible for ensuring that all Information Services deliverables meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. As the Specialist, Quality Assurance, you will contribute to the successful delivery of business applications throughout all phases of the testing life cycle. 

The Specialist, Quality Assurance will guide project teams in delivering infrastructures and applications that meet their test automation goals:

  • Provide oversight of automation of repetitive or high-volume manual test cases to increase testing efficiency and minimize test cycle durations
  • Support other automation specialists as automation tools’ system administrator
  • Design and develop automated test scripts and framework based on complex manual tests to improve the productivity of the testing team
  • Formulate and develop innovative ideas for automation on new initiatives based on agile methodologies



  • Elicit requirements from the development, functional test and/or business teams want as input to the design, development, execution and maintenance of effective automation test scripts using Tricentis Tosca, MF UFT or an equivalent automation tool for the applications or systems under test
  • Build automations test strategies and test frameworks based on the planned scope
  • Maintain existing or newly built automation test scripts for ongoing changes and maintenance to applications under test. Manage the storage, scheduling and execution of automation test scripts including tracking any issues and defects within Tricentis qTest or Jira.
  • Review results of the tests with various IS teams and clarify any observations. Make recommendations as required to improve the quality
  • Provide thought leadership on the use of Quality Assurance automation testing tools and processes to ensure CP delivers the highest possible quality software aligned with IT industry best practices
  • Manage and coordinate day to day SAP testing activities at the project team level. Coordinate SAP setup of test environments and test data management
  • Evaluate business software and/or system requirements to ensure they can be translated into both functional and non-functional tests. Understand the business future state including the existing software/system capabilities along with any interfacing systems and the planned enhancements being made to both
  • Translate the business software / system requirements into detailed test cases and test sets and record them using Tricentis qTest test management tools
  • Identify and create data required to execute test cases
  • Record any defects found along with supporting documentation and the steps to recreate the problem. Participate in defect review sessions with the software development team, the functional team, the business analyst, and the test manager to ensure clear communication of the defects found
  • Conduct peer review of test cases with other testers to ensure quality. Suggest improvements which would increase the quality of project deliverables
  • Participate in independent quality assessments to ensure the products and services delivered by delivery/project managers, business analysts, test engineers and their suppliers meet or exceed quality standards and objectives
  • Architect, design, write and execute test cases and test plans to support the quality assurance activities throughout the software development lifecycle. Keep detailed and meticulous records on the steps to recreate any defects encountered



  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience required
  • 3 years’ experience automation testing using automation tools like Selenium or Tricentis Tosca or MF UFT or similar tools
  • Certification in Software Quality or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity in one or more of the technologies of networking, database, SAP and/or web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, XML, ABAP, OData, Fiori, SAP CRM, SAP TM, SAP EM and HANA



  • Experience with JIRA is an asset
  • Experience with and effective use of test management tools such as Tricentis qTest or MF ALM, test automation tools such as Tricentis Tosca, MF UFT, Postman and Performance testing tool such as MF Loadrunner is an asset






  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension 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: 101833
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
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  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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