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Spec, Business Systems SAP Basis


  • Req ID: 97150
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/18/2022


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada's mandate that all federally-regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status, as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing 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.



The individual is responsible for working at an operational level with an understanding of SAP, its underlying database, operating system, hardware platform and networking principles to keep the environment reliable for day-to-day rail operations.



    • Provide Service - Engage, collaborate, and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to deliver the business values;
    • Control Costs - Control fixed costs, achieve more with fewer resources by automation of repeatable tasks, implement data governance and industry best practices;
    • Optimize Assets - Find opportunities to simplify and optimize processes and methods to give better business values - This includes downtime optimization during patching window, ensuring uptime by HA/DR solution;
    • Operate Safely - Keep SAP systems safe by timey implementing of SAP Security Notes and Critical Patches. Participate in DR rehearsals, annual system and database audits working with internal/external auditors to ensure compliance of systems;
    • Develop People - Must be an excellent team player with great collaboration skills. Mentor and coach junior and intermediate team members;





    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience;
    • Minimum 6 years of experience in SAP Basis support;
    • Excellent problem solving, decision making and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation);
    • Must have in-depth experience in Basis/HANA Administration with core strength in all aspects of system & database administration;
    • Designing and Implementing High Availability/ Disaster Recovery Solutions for SAP Applications;
    • Strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to handle changing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
    • Architecting and deploying SAP solutions on at least one hyperscaler (AWS, Azure or GCP);
    • Ability to lead conversations with Customers, SAP, SAP Partners, Developers, and Architects;
    • Experience in Installation, Upgrades and Maintenance of SAP Net weaver Suite of products like SAP ECC, BI, BO/BODS, PO, GRC, Portal, Solution Manager and HANA;
    • Create documentation related to infrastructure, architectural diagrams, processes, and procedures and updated as required;
    • Able and willing to work in rotating on-call schedules including weekends;
    • Individuals must participate in hybrid work model in CP office (Calgary) or any of the supported regions in CP owned property;



    • SAP Certifications in S/4HANA, OS/DB Migration, NetWeaver and SAP HANA preferred;
    • Hands-on, results-oriented and pragmatic;
    • Strong organizational and problem solving skills;
    • Experience in working with internal stakeholders and managing priorities and deadlines across multiple teams;
    • Stay current with technology trends and participate in development of future SAP roadmap;



  • 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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