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Lead Software Developer

Req id:  38938

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, 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.


OpenText enables the digital world as the global leader in Enterprise Information Management, both on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world.

We obsess over our customers to ensure they are wildly successful in embracing the Digital World. Our customers entrust us with their most important information, we need to be their most trusted partner. What we do, we do well. What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world. If you believe in this and are passionate about enabling the Digital World then let OpenText turn your career vision into reality.



This position presents the opportunity to shape the future of the entire OpenText Digital Experience and Content Management portfolio.  Successful candidates will be responsible for continued development and innovation in the product lines. We are looking for a candidate who brings strong problem solving skills with a combination of solid enterprise-class software development experience in Java and web technology stack. This person will work as a key member of an engineering team and be involved in all aspects of designing, developing and supporting web based software products with an emphasis on cloud technologies. The position will require close collaboration with Product Management, Quality Assurance and Support/Services teams, during all phases of the software development lifecycle.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement software solutions for the Digital Marketing/Web Content Management domain.
  • Review and understand functional requirements to be able to conceive and present application designs and prototypes.
  • Document and publish technical requirements, design and functional specifications for use by internal teams.
  • Evaluate existing functionality and propose and implement improvements and extensions as required by the overall architecture of the product.
  • Participate in the evaluation and resolution of defect ticket reports for new as well as legacy components
  • Contribute to the team’s software development lifecycle improvement initiatives by utilizing standard practices as well proposing areas of improvement – design, planning, implementation, testing, and documentation.
  • Manage feature development from concept to release and communicate with management and development teams regarding status, progress, and projected delivery


Job Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science or related degree or equivalent experience, MS desired
  • 8+ years of software development experience with Java and JSP/Servlet technologies.
  • Experience with Spring Framework and Spring Boot
  • Mandatory Hands-on experience with container and orchestration services (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Experience building cloud native applications from scratch
  • 4+ years of experience in designing and implementing web applications using HTML, JavaScript, CSS and JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, Angular, and React
  • Strong grasp of object-oriented design and implementation
  • Experience with Java application servers - Tomcat/JBoss/Wildfly
  • Must have development experience with a focus on unit testing
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Must be proficient on Windows and Linux.
  • Proficient with source control systems like Git, Perforce, etc.
  • Proficient with build tools such as Maven, Gradle, ANT
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A pro-active self-starter, Customer focused, excellent teammate and works well with others and in collaborative team-oriented environment


Relevant Background:

  • BS in Computer Science or related degree or equivalent experience, MS desired

OpenText's 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at

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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