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Lead Software Engineer

Req id:  19142

Boston, MA, US Indianapolis, IN, US



Together Carbonite—a leader in data protection and Webroot—a leader in data security—form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText.  The mission of our joint offering is to make cyber resilience simple, reliable and accessible in the connected world. We enable comprehensive data protection for companies, consumers, and our vast network of partners around the globe.


Our business requires top talent. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit. From engineering to sales and marketing, operations and customer support, our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.


We pride ourselves on hiring standout candidates who shine in a workplace that encourages collaboration and teamwork. We are growing fast, and looking for talented candidates around the globe.  Are you ready to grow with us?

The Role

The Endpoint Engineering team is responsible for some of Carbonite’s core products.  The solutions we build are installed on over 1.5 million machines worldwide and backup petabytes of data to the cloud.  We like solving big problems and we are looking for an Engineer to be the responsible for design, development and enhancement of Endpoint products.  The ideal candidate has a desire to dig into complex issues and hit the ground running.


As a Software Engineer on the Endpoint team, you will be part of the team that is driving Carbonite’s success.  The code you write will be used by hundreds of thousands of people.  You will have the opportunity to help us choose key technologies and drive critical design decisions for our Windows and Mac products.  You will work with an outstanding group of peers and you will be part of an agile team that is continuously improving.


Specific Objectives and Responsibilities


Your First Six Months:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the architecture of the Endpoint mid-market product
  • Build and debug Carbonite’s mid-market endpoint products (Windows/Mac C#/.Net, SQL Server)
  • Take an issue all the way through our process of development, testing, through release
  • Work with quality assurance resources to become proficient at automated testing
  • Participate and contribute on a collaborative agile team


Six to Twelve Months and Beyond:

  • Lead a major feature and guide the team on implementation tasks
  • Analyze and address complex issues/projects in the back end REST APIs
  • Deploy and run the solution in the Azure public cloud
  • Work with product management to understand requirements and propose appropriate designs
  • Champion and demo enhancements to team
  • Develop solid knowledge of continuous integration environment
  • Propose enhancements to internal processes and application stack


Key Challenges to Overcome

For a developer on our team, it is key to internalize the values of developing robust, testable, automated, scalable software. The key driver for this team is to protect our customer’s data and all our development should reflect that goal.


Success Factors


What will make you successful:

  • A track record of good judgment and decision-making in positions with significant responsibility
  • Highly autonomous and able to independently identify high value projects and drive them completion
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in cross-functional team environments
  • High degree of comfort with complex technical environments
  • Having and being able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics


Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in developing and debugging multi-threaded distributed applications
  • Significant development experience with C#/ .Net
  • Experience with JavaScript, Python or similar scripting language
  • Production experience with Continuous Integration
  • Experience working with SQL Server
  • Experience with agile development processes
  • Experience developing on Windows and Mac is a plus
  • Experience with Azure is a plus

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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.

Join OpenText today.

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