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Lead Technology Architect

Req id:  27728

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Mississauga, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA Waterloo, ON, CA


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: 
The Lead Cloud Architect is responsible for contributing to Cloud Architecture standards and foundational guidance for the OpenText Cloud.  Solutions are derived not only from OpenText Infrastructure but also OpenText Hyperscaler partners to produce best-of-breed solutions and bolster the OpenText Cloud brand.  This role will focus primarily on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and requires a highly technical and experienced architect possessing demonstrable capability in operating and designing Cloud-first standards and solutions.

The role collaborates throughout product engineering, operations, customer service, and professional services organizations to ingest requirements and set strategy that achieves OpenText global goals.  This is a very visible role where decisions may be challenged and a successful candidate will be able to inspire, defend, influence, and persevere. 

The role will work under the Technology Architecture and Cloud Strategy team in a tactical, agile, and efficient manner to achieve both broad and prescriptive goals.  This position requires strong leadership, excellent communication, attention to detail, and a willingness to go “hands-on” to demonstrate.  The candidate will be flexible and comfortable in working on both small- and large-scale initiatives while balancing priority and setting expectations.

You are great at: 
•    Conveying Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and other Hyperscaler and Cloud best practices based upon experience.
•    Managing vendor relationships to stay informed of roadmap deliverables
•    Providing insightful analyses on the efficiency, quality, and economics of Cloud Operations based on empirical data
•    Developing standards and high-level architecture designs
•    Recommending and acting to direct the analysis of and solution to problems
•    Providing visibility to impediments/risks and helps eliminate them


What it takes: 
•    10+ years of industry experience for a global, high-tech environment, with at least 5 years in a technical leadership role.  3+ years solutioning and architecting in GCP environments.  GCP Certification is highly preferred.  
•    Results-oriented, agile, iterative work and thought process
•    Passion for winning in the Cloud business/industry
•    Ability to work across multiple silos within the organization toward successful outcomes, including an ability to address complex situations into actionable plans
•    Strong ability to interpret data quickly and communicate to executive/business stakeholders
•    Flexible and adaptable to time-sensitive situations and work in a high-pressure environment 
•    Strong business acumen and proficiency in financial and resource management



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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