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Canadian Pacific Railway Specialist Database Administrator in Calgary, Canada

  • Req ID: 75259

  • 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: 03/26/2019

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.


The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining database related incidents and requests, fulfilling requests and resolving incidents within Service Level Agreements (SLAs).


  • Review service related reports (e.g. database backups, maintenance, monitoring) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved within established SLAs;

  • Respond to database related alerts and escalations and work with database vendors to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems;

  • Provide operational support for our Database Management Systems;

  • Develop database management tools and utilities and monitor DBMS infrastructure to ensure continued operation against availability and performance service targets;

  • Analyze and sustain capacity and performance requirements;

  • Execute demand and capacity management processes to ensure that the infrastructure can meet upcoming project and organic growth demand;

  • Assist project teams in the proper design and implementation of the database solutions;

  • Develop or participate in database upgrades and patching;

  • Participate in Business Continuity services for Disaster Recovery;

  • Participate in providing 7x24 database supports.


  • University degree or equivalent in Engineering, or Computer Science is required;

  • 5+ years of SQL Server and/or Oracle working experience;

  • Working experience with HANA, DB2LUW and Sybase would be an asset;

  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot performance issues;

  • Good organizational and planning skills, results oriented;

  • Ability to communicate effectively;

  • Must be a team player;

  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot performance issues;

  • Demonstrated capability in leading, mentoring and coaching;


  • 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").