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Lead Software Engineer

Req id:  24922

Mississauga, 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.





The Role

We have an immediate requirement in our development teams in Mississauga, Ontario (Winston Churchill Blvd /QEW), for a Lead Software Developer with an established track record of delivering software.


A Lead Software Developer drives the designs for projects, balancing project delivery dates with a forward-looking strategic direction for the implementation. This role includes hands-on development as well as technical leadership.  As part of a team, you will also oversee the technical implementation of the design, working with the other team(s) members to ensure the products are built with high quality and maintainability. You should drive a project from design through execution. Have and be able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics. Design and communicate it with team members and adapt to feedback to ensure that the implementation is correct. Take ownership of the feature/project and dive into it.


Specific Objectives and Responsibilities



Your First Six Months:


  • Establish relationships with the team members
  • Gain a good understanding of the OpenText/Carbonite Server backup product suite
  • Develop new features with the unit, integration and functional tests and bug fixes  
  • Work with quality assurance resources to become proficient at automated testing 
  • Participate and contribute to a collaborative agile team 


Six to Twelve Months and Beyond:


  • In-depth understanding of OpenText/Carbonite Server backup product suite.
  • Work with product management to understand requirements and propose appropriate designs 
  • Analyze and address complex issues to provide robust functionalities
  • Lead projects from a technical standpoint, communicating with other groups as needed
  • Develop a solid knowledge of continuous integration environment 
  • Propose enhancements to internal processes and application stack


Key Challenges to Overcome



A developer on the Carbonite Server Backup team must internalize the values of developing robust, testable, automated, and scalable software. The key driver for this team is to securely protect our customer’s data and all our development should reflect that goal. 


Success Factors



What will make you successful at Carbonite:


  • Make decisions that positively impact the successful completion of critical deliverables
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results constrained by project/function requirements, schedules, and budgets.
  • Work independently on special assignments of a complex nature where the state of the art technical or industry knowledge is required
  • Act as a mentor to other team members
  • Have a focus on self-improvement with an interest in learning new technologies and identifying how the product can benefit from them.
  • Interact with internal and external groups as an in-house expert. Has a formal network with experts outside the field of expertise. Interacts with senior management and/or customers on special projects.
  • Be passionate about software security, performance, scalability, maintainability, and sustainability
  • To succeed, the successful candidate will deeply understand the product capabilities, communicate with others to fully comprehend features/project requirements and work with and listen to others to ensure designs alignments and are embraced by the team members.



Skills & Experience:


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Some post-graduate work may be expected.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • 7+ years software development experience with at least 3 years in a lead developer role
  • 7+ years experience with C# .Net, ASP.NET
  • 5+ years experience with developing REST API
  • 5+ years experience with MS SQL Server and SQL scripts
  • 3+ years experience with Java scripts with a focus on ReactJs and Angular 
  • 3+ Experience with Git/GitHub
  • Advanced Experience with Powershell scripts
  • Strong mindset towards achieving close to 100% code coverage with unit testing frameworks utilizing mocking packages
  • Experience with migrating .NET Framework projects to .NET Core projects is an asset
  • Experience with microservices architecture and domain driven design is an asset
  • Experience with containers and cloud computing is an asset
  • Be able to recognize/negotiate priorities with the ability to multitask





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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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