SAP Jobs - Specialist Business Systems (SAP-PI) - Minneapolis, MN, 13652

at CP
Location Minneapolis, MN
Date Posted March 13, 2018
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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


As a Specialist within the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) team of Information Services, you will play a key role in providing services that support the delivery of Application-to-Application and Business-to-Business solutions;


  • Design, plan, build and maintain interfaces using SAP Process Integration (PI);
  • Maintain a strong knowledge and understanding of EAI services and how they pertain to the delivery of our PI services;
  • Work with development teams from project initiation through to production implementation in a consultative role, representing both EAI and PI;
  • Provide status updates on assigned project deliverables;
  • Work with application support teams to ensure PI environment availability through effective proactive monitoring and prevention to avoid unplanned outages;
  • Ensure SAP-PI application failures are handled effectively and resolved in a timely fashion;
  • Analyze dumps, traces, and logs in order to determine root cause of specific problems;
  • Manage stakeholder expectations to ensure level of service is understood;
  • Identify and prioritize enhancements to existing SAP PI interfaces and ensure execution per plan;
  • Work with EAI team members to determine best value service improvement opportunities. Actively seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction;
  • Deliver on chosen improvement opportunities following established service development best practices;
  • Ability to define, document, implement and operate repeatable, well-purposed processes;
  • Coordinate diverse groups who contribute to the SAP-PI environment and build consensus for requirements across the various IS groups;
  • Identify assumptions, constraints and anticipate and manage risks;
  • Liaise with architecture to ensure PI functional and non-functional requirements are considered (i.e. security, compatibility, and maintainability).


  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science, Commerce/Business Administration or equivalent practical experience is required;
  • 7+ years of pure SAP PI experience with increasing degrees of responsibility is required;
  • Proven strong communication skills  - both written and oral  - with technical and non-technical staff and with management;
  • Expertise in facilitation, negotiation, gaining consensus and managing conflict of diverse stakeholder groups;
  • Understand and manage change in working environment;
  • Appreciation and understanding of how to deal with different cultural values and sensitivities and how to work in a virtual work environment;
  • Comprehension of Enterprise Application Integration principles and practices;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Work effectively in ambiguous or stressful situations;
  • Ability to stay current with industry directions and technology capabilities;
  • Develop relationships with business partners internally and externally to foster a consistent and outstanding business partner experience;
  • Interact effectively with various levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work both in an independent or a highly interactive team situation;
  • Experience in SAP Process Integration 7.1 EHP 1 or 7.3;
  • Experience in System Landscape Directory (SLD);
  • Experience in Netweaver Administrator (NWA);
  • Hands-on experience in Interface Design & Configuration using SAP-PI;
  • Hands-on experience in ABAP, JAVA & XSLT;
  • Experience with SAP-PI Advance Adapter Engine;
  • Hands-on experience in developing & configuring Adapter Module;
  • Experience with SAP-PI Alert Management;
  • Hand-on experience in defining & configuring adapters such as IDoc, File, RFC, JMS, JDBC, SOAP, Web Service etc.;
  • Hand-on experience in developing Proxy;
  • Experience in defining High Availability of SAP-PI systems, Message Security etc.;
  • Experience with developing B2B scenarios using SAP-PI.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program


As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Drug Test Elements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CP safe and drug-free.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history
  • Social Security number verification

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/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

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