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Senior Network Designer

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.



Senior Network Designer will emphasis on the design and operational support of Network Services including Firewall, Load Balancer, VPN, DHCP, DNS, SIP, SNMP, ISP infrastructure.


Network Operations is a leader/service owner in a team responsible for the support, implementation, monitoring, and configuration of CPKC’s Network based infrastructure services.



  • Performs support, implementation, monitoring, and configuration of CPKC’s Firewall, Load Balancer, VPN, DHCP, SIP, SNMP, ISP infrastructure in Canad, US and Mexico. in accordance with CPKC’s telecommunications strategy
  • Provides technology consult to various application and general infrastructure projects;
  • Provides the oversight of vendor provided Network Services
  • Experience with Cisco ASA/FTD, Palo Alto, F5, Infoblox, Ribbon desired
  • Responds to service outages with timely corrective actions as required and takes overall accountability for all complex LAN/WAN/Internet related Severity 1/major business impacting outages. Consults with Telecom Architecture, Design, and Project teams as required in order to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Develops and maintains a consistent process and operational models to ensure timely maintenance of CPKC’s network services infrastructure
  • Understands, analyzes and evaluates service outages through troubleshooting & knowledge management. Collaborates with other internal/external service stakeholders for service related issues and provides proactive Disaster Recovery
  • Participates in On-Call support of the network services infrastructure
  • Supports the business in suggesting solutions to business problems
  • Leads the Network Services Architecture, Design, and Project teams to vet solutions and technology depending upon the size and scale of any new requirements or modifications;
  • Leads/collaborates with CPKC’s Network Services vendors as required to ensure solutions are aligned with defined architecture and associated standards
  • Collaborates with F5 and Firewall vendors as applicable for service related issues, ensuring communication and timely usage of contingency and failover options (helps develop and maintain CP’s IT Disaster Recovery Plan)
  • Has a strong understanding of short and long term telecommunications strategies and designs
  • Helps develop proof-of-concept models to demonstrate proposed architecture/design changes
  • Leads and/or participates in new service implementations
  • Creates documentation and guides users on how the various F5/Firewall/Internet services work & interact



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred  or 10+ years of applicable experience
  • Experience in Cisco, Palo Alto and F5 certifications required
  • In depth knowledge with F5, Firewall and Internet services
  • Strong experience with enterprise F5 and Firewall implementations
  • Strong experience and proven ability to troubleshoot with end users & vendors on F5, Firewall and Internet services
  • Strong knowledge and ability to triage services issues and be able to proactively initiate restoration solutions
  • Experience & understanding of how network services infrastructure interact with Voice Networks, and with CP and other vendor services
  • Specific in-depth knowledge of IP  protocol conversion
  • Proficiency in information management concepts, information delivery architecture with extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN/Internet services
  • Cross-functional knowledge of how departments interact with one another
  • Cross functional knowledge of how LAN, WAN and Internet services interact/relate to VoIP, and Voice Networks infrastructure, and with CP and other vendor services
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact with various levels of management



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free. 


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


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 equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Req ID: 102358
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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