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Lead Software Developer

Req id:  29733

Richmond Hill, 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 Opportunity:


OpenText’s EnCase® is the most widely deployed DFIR (Digital Forensic and Incident Response) platform in the world and has been named “The Best Computer Forensic Solution” by SC Magazine for 10 years running.  EnCase solves forensic security and investigatory needs for law enforcement, government agencies and enterprise customers using comprehensive forensic science, powerful evidence processing, and deep analysis.


The EnCase Engineering team seeks an experienced engineer who is ready to collaborate on the next generation of EnCase capabilities. We are looking for a lead engineer with extensive development and architecture experience.




  • Cybersecurity
  • Threat monitoring, detection and response


What You’re Good At:


  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in the design, development and delivery of enterprise security and forensic software, while adhering to strict timelines, coding guidelines, deliverables, and quality
  • Responsible for developing, testing and maintaining applications in accordance with specifications
  • Participate in product-related projects, as well as projects to improve processing and automation
  • Provide non-obvious solutions by researching problems while owning complex areas of the product, that require your ability to dive deep into the code


What It Takes:


  • Minimum 5 years of C++ development
  • Minimum 2 years of C development
  • Solid foundation in Windows OS development and architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in developing multithreaded applications
  • Experience with performance and scalability engineering
  • Experience with automated test development
  • Experience with development on a large codebase with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems, to provide guidance and instruction to others
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish long-term, complex objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion for clean, extensible and maintainable design and architecture
  • Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science or related field




  • Experience with Windows driver development
  • Experience with development on non-Windows OS’s (Linux, MacOS, etc.)
  • Experience with C++/CLI development
  • Knowledge of endpoint security-related monitoring concepts (e.g. MITRE ATT&CK)

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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