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Build and Release Engineer

Req id:  16560

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Mississauga, ON, 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 role Site Reliability Engineer is to build solutions to enhance the availability, performance and stability of OpenText services as well as automating away repetitive work. You'll be working on non-production and production environments, monitoring, data collection and configuration management, as well as disaster recovery planning, capacity engineering, reliability improvement initiatives and platform automation.  Your mission will be to use cutting edge technology for monitoring and maintaining the day to day operations of the entire production infrastructure for OpenText Discovery on our AWS platform. 

This role would be a great fit for someone with creative and innovative problem-solving skills. You will develop and implement solutions that operate at scale. Our teams are empowered and expected to improve our products to truly deliver a reliable experience to customers. #IND1


You are great at:

  • Provide attention to incidents according to Service Level Agreements.
  • Take ownership and accountability for the incident resolution process.
  • Exhibit ownership and accountability for incident resolution in a quality and timely manner.
  • Be the custodian of the application in production and staging, act as a technical liaison between multiple stake holders to evaluate, maintain, identify issues, and report them to product/application owner. bugs.
  • Establish and maintain a good relationship with team members, Product Development, Customer Service and Sales.
  • Participate in training and information sharing activities.
  • Act as backup for other team members when necessary.
  • May requires rotating shift work.
  • On-call rotation is required, as 7x24x365 support is required.


What it takes:

  • The ability to understand and maintain Scripting software, expecting proficiency in one of these: shell, perl or python.
  • Good working knowledge of Linux.
  • Hands on experience with cloud platforms (PaaS) and tools such as: Cloud foundry/ K8/ BOSH/ ELK or Graylog.
  • Working knowledge in cloud infrastructure (IaaS) such as AWS, GCP and good understanding of AWS basics such as EC2, ELB, ALB, etc. and managed services such as S3, lambda, RDS, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of Cloud operations and best practices.
  • Experience with installing, configuring, and operating Tomcat, Apache, JBOSS and Resin.
  • Working and operational knowledge on middleware distributed systems such as Apache Kafka/ Storm / Zookeeper/ RabbitMQ.
  • Operational experience with Cloud platforms such as Cloud foundry and Kubernetes.
  • Deep expertise in Monitoring distributed systems/applications and knowledge of monitoring tools such as: newrelic, dynatrace, nagios/check_mk or Zabbix, Prometheus.
  • Exposure to & maintenance of configuration management tools at scale (ex: jenkis, rundeck, ansible, teamcity)
  • Strong ability to diagnose & troubleshoot incidents & outages.
  • Exposure to system & application level telemetry for large, distributed cloud architectures
  • Diagnosing, resolving problems in high-throughput web applications & network services
  • Expert level troubleshooting skills across different levels of the solution stack to resolve customer issues within prescribed OLAs.
  • Customer-service oriented.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently with an ability to lead, drive and implement highly scalable and complex solutions
  • A strong understanding of Security best practices.


Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with container management and micro-services architectures such as Docker
  • Application clustering / load balancing concepts and technologies
  • General knowledge of TCP/IP, SSL and common network protocols/services such as (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP,DHCP, TCP,IP etc…)
  • Knowledge of any of load balancing technologies like BigIP F5, HA Proxy etc.
  • Knowledge working with RDBMS like MySQL, Postgres, and NoSQL DB like Cassandra, DynamoDB etc.
  • Experience migrating existing on-premise applications and services to AWS
  • Awareness and insight into industry trends (technology, methods and tooling)




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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. 

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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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