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Principal Software Engineer

Req id:  27464

Denver, CO, US


Together Carbonite and Webroot 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 foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit and our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.





Together Hightail, Carbonite, and Webroot form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment, rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit and our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.


As an engineer with Hightail, you will solve challenging and important problems in a highly motivated team environment with exposure to technologies you could not access on your own. You will be encouraged to foster an engineering mindset, creating new and exciting software solutions.  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or an early career developer/engineer, Hightail is committed to providing you with an environment that encourages new ideas and the ability to explore and create what is NEXT.


The position


You will drive the design and planning for our data management systems, balancing project delivery dates with a forward-looking strategic direction for the implementation. The hosting is in AWS with large data sets 100’s of millions of rows.


This role includes hands-on development as well as technical leadership.  As part of a team, you will also oversee the implementation of designs, working with the team members to ensure all designs are scalable, extensible and maintainable going forward.


Projects grow from ideation to proof-of-concept very quickly, so the candidate should be prepared to work in a brisk-paced development environment. The candidate’s success on the team depends chiefly on their drive to understand, their desire to learn, and their ability to convert ideas into practical architecture and production technology.


Role Expectations:


  • Build high performing data storage solutions that promote scalability, reliability, security, and performance
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to design, implement, review and deploy new features at scale
  • Identify and promote opportunities for refactoring data stores into higher performing solutions
  • Develop and evangelize modern database engineering practices. Grow the technical expertise of our teams
  • Collaborate effectively with various functions such as Product, Design, Business, Operations, and other Engineering teams to gain commitments on initiatives
  • Possess a global mindset and develop a positive healthy environment while working internationally across cultures
  • Ready to support customer issues when required.



Required Skills and Experience                                                       


  • 8+ years of experience in DBE/DBA roles on highly available globally deployed systems such as MySQL, or MariaDB.
  • Working Knowledge of other data stores such as Elasticsearch, Cassandra, and Redis
  • At least three years of experience working in a cloud environment (preferably AWS)
  • Experience automating infrastructure deployment using tools such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, Jenkins
  • Monitor database performance, ability to collect and analyze information
  • Large data migration experience - importing large amounts of data from different sources, database replication, archive, backup, and restore
  • Slow queries tune-up, and performance improvement strategies.
  • Ability to work on multiple cross-functional projects, balancing and reprioritizing competing objectives
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about globally distributed software applications
  • Solid understanding of the AWS/GCP ecosystems
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of software development process/Agile


For Colorado, US residents, this job is expected to pay in the range of $154,000 to $232,000 USD in addition to a comprehensive and competitive group benefit and healthcare plan. Individual compensation will be determined based on skills and experience comparable to the job requirements.


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

Additionally, OpenText, as a proud US federal contractor, may be subject in the future to Executive Order 14042 requiring all US employees (in office or virtual) be fully vaccinated.  The Executive Order is current stayed pending litigation.  If the stay is lifted and the Executive Order goes into effect, all employees will be required to comply with the requirement to either be fully vaccinated or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. 

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s Global Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter an OpenText office.


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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