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Specialist - Software Developer


  • Req ID: 99344
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 01/02/2023


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



  • 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 analyzing, constructing, testing, implementing and documenting application software solutions
  • Responsible for support of application software solutions in compliance with determined Service Level Agreements
  • Responsible for monitoring application software health, ensuring optimal operation and performance throughout the organization’s software asset life cycle
  • Responsible for adherence to the organization’s chosen SDLC methodology
  • Coach developers on best practices and perform peer review of code.



  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Maintains records for the documentation of systems development and revisions;
  • Designs and codes applications programs as needed; creates test transactions and runs tests.
  • Maintain records for the documentation of systems development and revisions;
  • Participation in a 24 X 7 oncall support rotation;
  • Working on diagnosing, isolating and debugging software problems;



  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science or equivalent practical experience;
  • 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;
  • 3+ years of practical experience in with using a wide variety of programming languages - Cobol- IMS, Cobol-DB2, JCL, CICS, OO Concepts, Unit Testing



  • Working experience in Linux / UNIX operating system, bash is an asset;
  • Experience working in a UniKix TPE / Batch environment is an asset;
  • Knowledge of integration using IBM WebSphere MQ is an asset;
  • Experience with SAP (ABAP, SAP EM, SAP ECC, SAP PO/PI and UI5) 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 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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