Canadian Pacific Railway Specialist Quality Assurance Automation Testing in Calgary, Alberta

  • Req ID: 53344
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1.00
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/13/2016

Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, 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 Canadian Pacific.


The Canadian Pacific Information Services Quality Assurance & testing team is responsible for ensuring that all Information Services deliverables meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. As the Specialist Quality Assurance Automation Testing, you will contribute to the successful delivery of business applications throughout all phases of the testing life cycle. The successful candidate will guide project teams in delivering infrastructures and applications that meet their test automation goals.


  • Automate repetitive or high volume manual test cases to increase testing efficiency and minimize test cycle durations;
  • Automate execution of test cycles and reporting of results;
  • Design/Develop test scripts based on manual tests to improve the productivity of the testing team;
  • Design and develop automation framework for complex systems involving end to end business scenarios;
  • Devise and develop new innovative automation ideas on new initiatives developed using agile methodology;
  • Elicit requirements from the development, functional test and/or business teams want as input to the design, development, execution and maintenance of effective automation test scripts using HP UFT or HP Load Runner for the applications or systems under test;
  • Build automation test strategies and test frameworks based on the planned scope;
  • Maintain existing or newly built automation test scripts for ongoing changes and maintenance to applications under test;
  • Manage the storage, scheduling and execution of automation test scripts including tracking any issues and defects within HP Quality Center;
  • Review test results with various IS teams and clarify any observations and make recommendations as required to improve the quality;
  • Execute Quality Assurance review processes to ensure the IS releases, projects, initiatives and services are delivered in accordance IS Quality Assurance testing standards and policies;
  • Provide thought leadership on the use of Quality Assurance performance and automation testing tools and processes to ensure CP delivers the highest possible quality software aligned with IT industry best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or in Commerce/Business Administration or equivalent;
  • Certification in Software Quality (American Society for Quality - Certified Software Quality Engineer) or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience across a broad base of IT disciplines including software development, software design, software architecture and/or software testing for legacy, web and SAP environments;
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in IT quality assurance and / or quality control activities for major initiatives;
  • Minimum 8 years of experience on automation tools like HP UFT and HP Load Runner;
  • Certification in one of the following disciplines:
  • CSQE - Certified Software Quality Engineer
  • CSTE - Certified Software Tester
  • ISTQB Advanced - International Software Tester Qualifications Board;
  • Experience with and effective use of test management tools such as HP ALM (formerly HP QualityCenter) and test automation tools (e.g. HP Unified Functional Test (formerly QuickTest Professional) and HP Performance Center (formerly LoadRunner);
  • Specific experience in the following:
  • Ability to write Automation test plans
  • Strong ability to gather automation requirements working with various groups such as BA’s and developers
  • Design, Build and Execute automation scripts using HP UFT against Legacy, Web and SAP applications using VBA scripting language
  • Ability to provide recommendations based on test results
  • Strong awareness of industry of automation standards
  • Ability to implement change and best practices successfully;
  • Professional presentation and demeanour as well as excellent customer liaison skills;
  • Communication and influencing ability at manager and working levels;
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members on automation and performance fundamentals;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with customers;
  • Ability to learn new tools & technologies quickly;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members on automation fundamentals.


  • 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").