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Principal Software Developer

Req id:  2372

Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4B 4N8


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. 


Be part of the team responsible for powering some of the largest companies in the world today. The Applications team builds industry specific solutions that enable businesses to thrive in a data driven world, allowing our customers to make a real impact on millions of people all throughout the globe. We are building content-centric applications for the next generation of businesses - that means deconstructing the status quo, moving fast, and forming solutions that will lay the foundation for years to come. 


Principal Software Engineer:
As a Principal Software Engineer you will utilize your knowledge and experience to perform complex product architecture, design, systems analysis, research, maintenance, troubleshooting and other programming activities. You will also play a key role in team development by providing others with direction and leadership. You will also be involved in cross-team planning activities such as providing status updates and coordinating activities. 


Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • Architect and design robust and scalable solutions for cloud applications
  • Ability to write clean code that is well designed, testable, and maintainable
  • Leverage a multitude of services (both internally and externally) to deliver robust, scalable distributed systems.
  • Build software tools that allow for instrumentation, monitoring, and ad-hoc tasks to get executed
  • Make use of TDD and BDD to write tests that run on automate build systems
  • Understand the cost/benefit of different technologies and back up design decisions with thorough analysis and reasoning
  • Collaborate with developers across the organization to build multi-tier systems
  • Demonstrated ability to architect highly available, high volume, distributed systems in a service-oriented environment.
  • Proven ability to architect and design Micro-Services based solutions.
  • Previously worked with contemporary architecture, patterns and technologies and a demonstrated ability to lead solution definition and technology adoption.
  • Utilize superior analytical skills to troubleshoot and fix highly complex code defects.
  • Propose creative solutions or alternatives balancing risk, complexity, and effort to meet requirements.
  • Lead software design/code reviews to ensure quality and adherence to company standards.The ideal candidate will possess deep technical skill in software architecture and cloud computing as well as very strong written and public communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.


Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 11+ years industry experience in building SOA style applications in the cloud
  • Extensive experience with Java and Java based server-side development technologies and frameworks, such as Spring Boot, RabbitMQ, etc
  • Strong experience building out RESTful APIs, and working with a team to consume those API’s using a modern UI framework such as React, Angular
  • Some knowledge of CSS, SCSS, SASS
  • Experience in architecting Kubernetes and Docker based solutions and CI/CI pipelines.
  • Experience building solutions on at least one of the major PAAS Clouds (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • 7+ years of experience building enterprise applications with relational database technologies (preferably Postgres) as well as NoSQL data stores.
  • Experience in handling performance and Security related aspects of web applications
  • Perform development, testing, documentation, and analysis and maintenance activities related to software applications.
  • Experience liaising with groups of people across several geographies
  • Excellent communication and time management skills


Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) or Case Management Model Notation (CMMN) standards
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience using git as a version control system
  • Experience with Apache Kafka, or other machine learning enablement tools
  • Experience with building Big Data solutions on NoSQL technologies
  • Experience with JMS and Kafka as streaming and messaging layers in solutions
  • Experience with architecting SOLR & ElasticSearch solutions



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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