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Specialist Business Systems-Unikix/Mainframe Analyst

  • Req ID: 84084
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/05/2021


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.



  • Is accountable for analyzing, developing, testing, implementing and documenting business/system solutions that will contribute to the organization's ability to achieve its goals;
  • Responsible for delivery of business or system solutions within a SDLC methodology;
  • Responsible for support of business or system solutions in compliance with determined SLAs.



  • Analyzes, Implements, maintains and documents system software. Diagnoses, isolates and debugs software problems and performs problem resolutions;
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems, including encoding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale system;
  • Supports implementation of application programs; fixes bugs when they occur;
  • Participates in post-implementation reviews of both application development content and process to maximize and share learning;
  • Leads the analysis of organizational needs for the development and implementation of applications;
  • Ensures that systems are developed which meet their business needs and specifications;
  • Ensures the operating efficiency of existing application systems. Maintains records for the documentation of systems development and revisions;
  • Ensure adherence to best practices for enhancements and support; ensure adoption and adherence to defined support processes (e.g. incident management, request management, etc.);
  • Designs and codes applications programs as needed; creates test transactions and runs tests.



  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science or equivalent practical experience;
  • Proven expertise in Analysis and Problem Solving;
  • Experience with providing on-call support to customers. This role requires participation in a 24 X 7 oncall support rotation;
  • Experience with supporting complex, integrated systems;
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly and somewhat independently;
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle;
  • Knowledge of Testing Strategies;
  • Knowledge of programing best practices;
  • 5+ years of practical experience in with using a wide variety of programming languages(i.e. Cobol, IMS, DB2, CICS, JCL);
  • Experience working in a UniKix TPE / Batch environment is an asset;
  • Knowledge of integration using IBM WebSphere MQ is an asset;
  • 3+ years’ experience with diagnosing, isolating and debugging software problems;
  • Experience with SAP (ABAP, SAP EM, SAP PM, SAP PO/PI and UI5) is an asset;
  • Working experience in Linux / UNIX operating system, bash is an asset;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Team player, skilled at working in a highly collaborative manner;
  • Proven strong communication skills - both written and oral - with technical and non-technical staff and with management;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment where continual change is routine.



  • 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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