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SAP Security Specialist (Hybrid)

  • Req ID: 94906
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
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  • # of Positions: 1
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  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/30/2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



The SAP Security Specialist will be a part of CP’s Enterprise Security team and will be responsible for performing a variety of day-to-day and project-related SAP security activities.



  • Administer and support the SAP security functional area for the existing SAP environment and new implementations by performing user and role administration activities;
  • Plan and execute security development for all SAP systems;
  • Work on SAP security projects and day-to-day access requests, incidents and work orders in an effective and efficient manner;
  • Participate in user acceptance testing and help to ensure smooth transport of code to the production environments;
  • Coordinate project planning activities with the SAP functional teams and manage workload for complete and timely delivery of assigned tasks;
  • Evaluate, mentor and provide feedback to junior staff;
  • Gather requirements, design, document and implement SAP security processes within the guidelines of CP’s security standards and threat assessments;
  • Participate in training efforts for the team and business groups;
  • Ability to take a broad view of a position and take initiative to communicate, interact and co-operate with others to ensure that all aspects of a task are addressed;
  • Document SAP security-related processes, procedures, standards and guidelines;
  • Assist with the execution of CP’s information security strategy and roadmap;
  • Participate in the rotational after-hours on-call support;
  • Ensuring that all implemented security changes adhere to the approved policies, standards and practices;
  • Ensure compliance with CP’s SOX controls and control-framework;
  • Provide insight into leading industry and SAP security practices;
  • Stay current with emerging technology trends, and regulations to support business needs;
  • Various other duties as required.



  • University degree or equivalent in an IT related field;
  • Minimum 7 years of core SAP security design, analysis, configuration, compliance and implementation experience;
  • Minimum 7 years of SAP security basics, SAP authorization concept, roles/activity groups, role based access controls and user administration;
  • SOD conflict resolution;
  • Excellent understanding of SAP HR functional requirements and how it relates to SAP security;
  • Experience in SAPECC 6.0, NetWeaver Gateway (Fiori) ,  and GRC 12 environments;
  • Experience creating technical documentation;
  • Experience managing a technical team;
  • Experience adhering and maintaining to SOX controls and working with IT auditors on SAP security related SOX audits;
  • Excellent analytical, investigative and problem solving skills;
  • Good planning and project management skills – including the flexibility to effectively work on multiple tasks and to meet a variety of demands on short notice and with stringent timelines;
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills – including the ability to interpret complex technical matters in simple easy to understand ways.
  • Ability to identify priorities and ensure that work is completed within stipulated timeframes.



  • 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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