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Principal Software Architect

Req id:  39446

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

OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.



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 Opportunity:


This is an exciting opportunity for a Principal Software Architect to work with a team of driven, experienced engineers, developers, and data scientists building our next-generation behavioral analytics platform for our fast-growing SaaS business. If you are passionate about building scalable AI SaaS solutions in the Cybersecurity domain leveraging true machine learning and want to be part of a company building solutions that leverage the latest in big data technology, we want to talk to you!!


You are great at:

  • Working closely with other stakeholders – other architects, product managers, customer advocates, and other software development staff – to iteratively design and deliver SaaS applications.
  • Exploring new technology options that help to solve challenging problems or address customer needs.
  • Designing and building solutions that are highly scalable and performant with huge amounts of data.


What it takes:

  • An undergraduate or master's degree in computer science, Engineering or a related field is required.
  • 10+ years experience with recent five years in software architecture, design, and development roles.
  • Minimum of two years working with SaaS, cloud and server-less technologies.
  • Experience with microservice architectures and services (serverless, containers, Kubernetes, API Gateway etc.), REST API development, and event-driven architectures.
  • Experience with automated CI/CD pipelines
  • Comprehensive development experience is essential.
  • Ability to articulate and present architectural approaches and decisions to various stakeholders.
  • A willingness to roll up your sleeves as needed.


Nice to have:

  • Contributions to open-source software (code, docs or mailing list posts).
  • Experience in the XDR and/or cybersecurity domain.
  • Experience in a startup environment.

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We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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