Job Description


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 cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.


  • 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 including on-call rotation.
  • 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, designs and documents technical specifications that satisfy validated business requirements;
  • Subject Matter Expert on Observability System
  • Participate in modernization design, planning and execution to utilize new and exciting technology capabilities;
  • Constructs software solutions that strictly comply with technical specifications;
  • Creates, executes or participates in all levels of application testing; E.G. Unit, SIT, etc;
  • Executes and supports a range of application software deployment types; E.G. from small standalone applications to highly integrated and complex cross-functional software solutions;
  • Participate in the 24*7 on-call support rotation;
  • Participates in post-implementation assessments of application solutions;
  • Participates in reviews of SDLC deliverables and processes to maximize and share learnings with teams;
  • Analyzes, modifies and supports legacy and new software applications at all levels of integration and complexity;
  • Actively monitors the operating efficiency and stability of systems against determined service level agreements, ensuring optimal usage of the organization’s software assets and its contribution to the organization’s goals;
  • Actively maintains system technical documentation ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information;
  • Awareness of, and adherence to, best practices for application software development;
  • Awareness of, and adherence to, defined support processes (e.g. incident management, change management)
  • Driving the development of system specifications.
  • Configuring the software to business requirements.
  • Developing and executing tests to confirm the functionality.
  • Creating necessary documentation and delivering knowledge transfer sessions;
  • Communicating in a team environment.


  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science or equivalent practical experience;
  • Strong experience delivering technical solutions within a formal Software Development Lifecycle;
  • Relevant experience with diagnosing, isolating and debugging software and/or data related problems;
  • Strong experience with programming languages and environments:
  • Java, any IDE (preference for IntelliJ or Eclipse), Web Services, GIT, Linux application server, working knowledge of observability tools (Datadog, AWS X-ray, CloudWatch or similar tools)
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with problem solving techniques;
  • Working knowledge and practical experience applying programming methodologies.
  • Strong root cause analysis skills;
  • Ability to coach developers on solution designing, documentation and code reviews.


  • Relevant experience with Testing Strategies and techniques; E.G. Unit, SIT, performance, load and similar;
  • Experience with Unit Testing, SQL, CI/CD experience, AWS Cloud, ReactJS, NodeJS, Informix DB, WildFly Server, AD, Go, PostgreSQL;




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension 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.

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 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 employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.


  • Req ID: 101147
  • Department: Information Services
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Level 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



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