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Principal Software Engineer

Req id:  28256

Pleasanton, CA, US Lexington, KY, US Austin, TX, US Southfield, MI, US San Antonio, TX, US Burlington, MA, US Alpharetta, GA, US Tinton Falls, NJ, US Tucson, AZ, US Indianapolis, IN, US Dallas, TX, US Pasadena, CA, US Waukesha, WI, US Dallas, TX, US Brook Park, OH, US Salt Lake City, UT, US Gaithersburg, MD, US Arlington, VA, US Columbus, OH, US Gulf Breeze, FL, US


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity


The Intelligent Viewing / Core Viewing & Transformation product team is a software development organization that provides publishing and viewing technology that service as the foundational viewing experience for multiple OpenText products in both on-premise and SaaS solutions.  High quality and low latency viewing, and publishing experiences are a baseline expectation from all OpenText customer bases, and this team delivers to those expectations. 


We are looking for talented, experienced software engineers to join the OpenText Intelligent Viewing & Transformation Service Product Development organization. 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to directly support our product and our customers by innovating on new ideas and methods, architectural patterns and practices, and addressing customer issues and feature requests. You will be a senior member of the publishing team and part of a scrum team from design and development through to delivery. You will work closely with peer engineers, Dev & Cloud Ops, QA, documentation, and product management. You will mentor junior members of the team as well as collaborate with lead engineers from other groups within OpenText on best practices and techniques.  If you have a passion for technology and delivering impactful software, you could be a good fit.


You are great at: 

  • Being passionate about software development at all levels: architecture, design, implementation, test, and deployment.
  • Developing C++ based,  Windows and Linux runtime modules, for automated, unattended, parallel processing, integrated with in-house and 3rd party libraries and applications.
  • Communication both written and oral as well as communicating with software engineers and product managers globally.
  • Delivering high-quality software that is scalable, high-performing, and secure.
  • Decomposing work into tasks that can be completed in days rather than weeks or months as a part of Scrum’s framework.
  • Moving products from an idea through feature request analysis, design, development, and test, and then into a production environment.
  • Evaluating & adopting new technologies and innovating on concepts.
  • Reviewing code of other software developers
  • Mentoring junior software developers



What it takes: 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, information systems or related fields.
  • Prefer 10 years of experience developing enterprise-class product solutions.
  • Prefer 10 years working with C++, OO, MFC, ATL, TLB, .NET, MFC,  COM/DCOM .
  • Prefer 5+ years working with Office automation applications object model API (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Visio) and customizing with Office application features.
  • Experience being a technical leader and innovator for a team.
  • Experience with various MS Office documents file format standard, understanding object models for 2D vector file formats, familiar with raster file formats, and  basic Matrix 2D/3D transformations
  • Experience with inter-processes data communication, synchronization, and recovery.
  • Experience developing with MS VisualStudio,  and VB scripting,  .
  • Experience with CI/CD automation and tools such as TeamCity and Gitlab .
  • Experience developing for Linux , C++11 is a plus.
  • Proven history of building enterprise software products with a focus on performance, scaling, high availability, and security

While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact


Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s global vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an OpenText office to maintain a safe workplace for our employees. 


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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