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Canadian Pacific Railway Specialist Business Systems - GIS in Calgary, Canada

  • Req ID: 75480

  • 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: 06/19/2019

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.


You will be responsible for developing and maintaining GIS applications and spatial data to support various business units within Canadian Pacific’s Operations, Engineering, Mechanical, Agreements, Marketing and other departments. You will come up with ideas for maximizing the values of CP’s GIS investments and delivering on them. In addition, you will produce and support GIS applications in an agile methodology, thereby delivering incremental value in a very short duration.


  • Create innovative cutting-edge customer-centric GIS solutions for use by the business.

  • Implement new and provide support for components of ESRI’s Enterprise technology.

  • Develop FME data flows to do spatial ETL, near-real-time and historical data visualization and analysis.

  • Create maps (both web maps and classic maps) from various operational data sources and publish them for custom GIS web apps, mobile and custom application consumption and or department use.

  • Design and implement mobile-office editing through ESRI’s Enterprise technology.

  • Design and implement geo-databases and featureclass schemas

  • Develop complex geo-processing services using various methods not limited to .net, ESRI Desktop and FME to determine the relationships between the various GIS layers within CP

  • Develop stream services and publish real time spatial data for GIS Services leveraging GeoEvents Server.

  • Deep Learning / Machine learning 10.7.0 Notebook Server development / exploration

  • Play a very strong hands-on role in the implementation of the GIS platform in an organization that has firmly adopted agile project management processes.

  • Closely integrate GIS with other business systems, both custom and other vendors.

  • Provide technical support and maintenance for GIS Enterprise related services


  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, GIS, Engineering, Science or equivalent practical experience;

  • Knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, techniques and tools in the areas of GIS;

  • Experience building user friendly mapping applications;

  • Experience with ESRI Desktop, ESRI Pro and ESRI Enterprise GIS Software (10.5.x and newer);

  • Experience in deployment of the maps and applications to in-house servers and in the cloud / hybrid;

  • Strong expertise in developing FME workflows on desktop and utilizing FME Server 2018+;

  • Experience designing geo-databases;

  • Good handle on troubleshooting GIS Enterprise and FME server/workspaces within VM environments;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


  • LiDAR – Orbit - ESRI GeoSpatial Viewer and LiDAR management server and desktop

  • Advanced Analytics knowledge

  • Possess hands-on experience with ESRI’s JavaScript API, ESRI’s Web App Builder Developer Edition and other ESRI UI products such as Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS;

  • developing geo-processing services and stream services using Geo-Event extensions;

  • developing SOI / SOE (Server Object Interceptors)


  • 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").