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Lead Software Developer

Req id:  30459

Mississauga, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA



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.



Company Overview


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 SAFE 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 responsible for design, development and enhancement of the SAFE Client and Server products.  The ideal candidate has a desire to dig into complex issues and hit the ground running.


As a Software Engineer on the SAFE 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 clients or Linux servers.  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 SAFE client and server stack
  • Build and debug Carbonite’s client or server products (Windows/Mac/Linux, C++, MySQL, 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:

  • Work independently on new features
  • Analyze and address complex issues/projects
  • Work with product management to understand requirements and propose appropriate designs
  • Champion and demo enhancements to team
  • Develop solid knowledge of the 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 at Carbonite:

  • You must be willing to learn new technologies
  • You must be a team player
  • You must be a self-starter, able to take a concept and run with it
  • 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
  • Significant development experience with C++
  • Experience working with MySQL and SQL Server
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with Python or similar scripting language
  • Experience in developing and debugging multi-threaded applications
  • Experience with Agile development processes
  • Production experience with Continuous Integration is a plus
  • Experience developing on Windows, Mac and Linux 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


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. 

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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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