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SAP Quality Assurance

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 (IS) Quality Engineering and Release Testing team is responsible for ensuring that all Information Services deliverables meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. As a member of IS Quality Engineering you will contribute to the successful delivery of numerous, Custom built and SAP based business applications throughout all phases of the testing life cycle.




  • Manage and coordinate day to day SAP / custom software related testing activities at the project team level. Coordinate 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’s 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 standard test management tools. Identify and create data required to execute test cases;
  • Execute efficiently and effectively the test steps and record results in the test management tool. 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 business analyst and the test manager to ensure clear communication of the defects found;
  • Conduct peer review of test cases with business testers on the team to ensure quality. Suggest improvements which would improve the quality of work products;
  • Provide the test manager with input to testing estimates and progress reports;
  • 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;
  • Collaborate with delivery, development, test, and business teams to fully understand the future business state and the proposed application/system changes being planned;
  • Execute requirements review sessions to ensure completeness and full traceability. Review and understand detailed requirements and process flows for the new application/system. Analyze the requirement for testability and identify any inconsistencies or gaps which need correction/clarification from the delivery team;
  • Architect, design, write and execute test cases and test plans to support the quality assurance activities throughout the software lifecycle. Keep detailed and meticulous records on the steps to recreate any defects encountered;
  • Lead the software defect review meetings to provide prioritization and severity assessments of the defects to the business and IS teams. Manages the defect management process with the project team to track defect repair progress;
  • Deliver testing estimates and progress reports to the test manager and project management team. Track testing financials and risks at the project team level;
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the processes (Quality Engineering);
  • Track IS quality within the established framework by providing input into key metrics to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of IS processes and delivery capabilities.




  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience required;
  • Strong experience manual testing in SAP/Custom-based business applications;
  • Experience as a Test Lead / Test Specialist on large or multiple SAP/Custom projects
  • Strong experience with HP ALM or similar test management tools.
  • Experience with Software Test Life Cycle for waterfall, iterative, agile and/or SAP ASAP project methodologies;



  • Certification in Software Quality (American Society for Quality - Certified Software Quality Engineer) or equivalent experience;
  • Experience with TOSCA qTest 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
  • Flexible Work Environment



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: 100990
  • 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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