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Principal Software Architect

Req id:  14284

Reading, GB Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA Virtual, 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: 


OpenText™ OT2 is our next-generation Information Management as a Service platform, that enable development and deployment of multi-tenant SaaS applications. We are looking for a Principal Architect to work in partnership with Product Management and Engineering teams on shaping and implementing Developer Cloud proposition on OT2 Platform, to enable our Developer community in building multi-tenant SaaS (software as a service) Applications. Working with a team of experienced Product Managers, Developers and Cloud Operations teams, you will understand the market and lead the architecture, design, and implementation of our Developer Enablement roadmap. This is a tremendous opportunity to get in and shape the direction of the next generation developer tools and environments that OpenText is building for OT2 developers. 


You are great at: 


  • Designing highly scalable, performant and secure cloud propositions -Platform as a Service, Software as a Service Applications 

  • Experience of low-code and pro-code development platforms, Application Lifecycle Management capabilities in facilitating rapid application development and deployment 

  • Providing Technology Leadership and driving a team of Software Engineers in delivering the product roadmap by embracing Agile and DevOps 

  • Collaborating with Product Managers, Engineering Managers and other Architects in shaping and aligning product roadmap and delivery of new features 

  • Presenting complex technical proposals to both technical and non-technical audiences 

  • Understanding the PaaS market and with a curiosity to seek new and better techniques for getting things done 

  • Working with geographically dispersed teams 


What it takes: 


We are looking for a battle-hardened individual with a passion for Technical Architecture and the ability to lead a team of senior, opiniated and passionate software engineers and architects. Applicants will already be working in a Principal / Lead Architect position and have extensive experience with the cloud. She or he will be passionate about the role the Developer plays in bringing new solutions and services to OpenText and serving the needs of the developer community. 

You’ll have a demonstrable passion for Architecture with the following essential skills or proven experience   

  • Strong technical leadership qualities with a passion for delivering leading edge designs and inspiring a culture of technical excellence and innovative solution design 

  • Experience in cloud computing architecture, technical design and cloud native application development leveraging IaaS, PaaS and SaaS delivery models 

  • Deep experience in AGILE/Lean development methodologies, DevOps and Cloud based Application Development and Deployment  

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in a global organization 

  • Strong collaborative approach to problem solving 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience 



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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