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Lead Software Engineer

Req id:  28406



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: 

We are seeking a Lead Software Engineer to join our team. This position presents the opportunity to shape the future of the entire OpenText Digital Experience and Content Management portfolio.  You will be responsible for continued development and innovation in the product lines.


You will bring strong problem-solving skills with a combination of solid enterprise-class software development experience in Java and the Web2.0 technology stack. 

You will work as a key member of an engineering team and be involved in all aspects of designing, developing and supporting web-based software products. You will also collaborate closely with Product Management, Quality Assurance and Support/Services teams, during all phases of the software development lifecycle.


You are great at: 

•    Design and implement software solutions for the Digital Marketing/Web Content Management domain.

•    Review and understand functional requirements to be able to conceive and present application designs and prototypes.

•    Document and publish technical requirements, design and functional specifications for use by internal teams.

•    Evaluate existing functionality and propose and implement improvements and extensions as required by the overall architecture of the product.

•    Participate in the evaluation and resolution of defect ticket reports for new as well as legacy components

•    Contribute to the team’s software development lifecycle improvement initiatives by utilizing standard practices as well proposing areas of improvement – design, planning, implementation, testing, and documentation.

•    Manage feature development from concept to release and communicate with management and development teams regarding status, progress, and projected delivery

What it takes: 

•    BS in Computer Science or related degree or equivalent experience, MS desired

•    6+ years of software development experience with Java and JSP/Servlet technologies.

•    6+ years of experience in designing and implementing web applications using HTML, Javascript, CSS

•    Strong grasp of object-oriented design and implementation

•    Experience with Java application servers - Tomcat/JBoss/Wildfly

•    Experience with Java application framework (Struts, Spring, JSF, etc.)

•    Experience with XML, Hibernate.

•    Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, Backbone.js, Angular, React

•    Must have development experience with a focus on unit testing

•    Must be proficient on Windows and Linux.

•    Customer focused, works well in a collaborative team-oriented environment

•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

•    Prior experience with Angular web development is a plus

•    Prior experience with Agile methodology is a plus

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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