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Specialist, SAP Basis - Winnipeg

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.


  • Req ID: 88664
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 05/27/2022


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



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



  • Coordinate and manage daily operations by monitoring work load, change requests and incidents;
  • Familiarity with SAP backup and restore tools;
  • Designing and implementing High Availability/DR solutions for SAP applications;
  • Assist with proactive development and maintenance of procedural documents used by BASIS team;
  • Deep understating of SAP BASIS work stream in implementing and/or supporting different SAP components such as SAP S/4 HANA, SAP HANA, SAP Fiori/Gateway, SAP PO, SAP Business Objects, BW on HANA, SAP business Suite on HANA, etc;
  • Broad technical background with knowledge of system sizing and architecture;
  • SAP BASIS administration tasks including but not limited to performing transports, landscape and instance maintenance, system refreshes, support patch upgrades, software release management, problem determination, resolution and incident management;
  • Recognize optimization potential and responsible for tracking of processes;
  • Ability to lead conversations with business, SAP, SAP Partners, developers and architects;
  • Participate in DR rehearsals, annual system and database audits working with internal/external auditors to ensure compliance of systems;
  • Keep SAP systems safe by applying Security notes and able to plan actions from EWA reports.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in SAP Basis support;
  • Able to work independently, strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Thorough understanding of SAP best practices concerning the technical landscape and the practical application into a production IT systems environment;
  • Experience as a technology SME from consulting, architectural or operational background;
  • Competent in troubleshooting and perform RCA for major incidents;
  • Experienced in monitoring, tuning and configuring SAP HANA systems;
  • Skilled in Hana system administration using SAP HANA Cockpit and Hana Studio;
  • Working knowledge of network, storage, server hardware technology, and desktop technology;
  • Able to actively pursue and gain knowledge on future SAP technologies;
  • Architecting and deploying SAP solutions on at least one hyperscaler (AWS, Azure or GCP);
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or required;
  • Able and willing to work in rotating on-call schedules including weekends;
  • Individual must be on-site in CP office (Calgary) or any of the supported regions in CP owned property;
  • Compensation will be aligned as per experience.



  • 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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