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Sr. Front End Developer

Req id:  15793

Richmond Hill, 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 Position:


As a Front End Developer, you create fantastic experiences for end-users accessing OpenText products. You will take static UX designs and create interactive prototypes and full product implementations using HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, and/or other JavaScript frameworks such as Bootstrap or AngularJS. You should also have experience with the agile methodology.


Your contributions will be integral to the enterprise application teams you will support — and be reused by other development teams across the organization. These shared components will also enhance the day-to-day work experience of other development teams making use of them, increasing both the productivity and satisfaction of the teams you will interact with.


What You Will Do:


  • Turn UX design into functional designs by owning the frontend code from end-to-end
  • Write high-performance, reusable code for UI components, elements and frameworks for use by development teams
  • Work with Back End engineering to integrate into the full product stack
  • Strong knowledge of modern JavaScript and web standards (HTML5, CSS3, Web Components).
  • Strong knowledge of responsive design, W3C standards, CSS-based design, cross-browser compatibility and best practices
  • Experience with developing according to WCAG universal design (accessibility) practices and requirements
  • Deep understanding of protocols related to asynchronous resource fetching (XHR, AJAX, GRPC, etc.) and data transmission formats (JSON, XML)
  • Experience developing rich user interfaces for web applications
  • Expertise in use of JS frameworks such as Angular, React and Vue
  • Knowledge of user centered design interface design principles and best practices with proven scenario development skills
  • Collaboration and presentation skills with an ability to collaborate well with a multi-disciplinary design team
  • Simultaneously work with multiple teams to create HTML5 layouts/templates
  • Knowledge of iOS Xcode Interface Builder preferred
  • Manage code drops in asset and build management systems such as GitHub, and Perforce


What it takes:


  • 3+ years of Professional Web Front End design/development experience
  • 2+ desktop and mobile web user interface development experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent industry experience, Master's Degree preferred
  • Working knowledge in current web technologies (e.g. Angular, React, Vue, ReactNative, Flutter)
  • Comfortable working within an existing code base and writing code from scratch
  • Good communication skills within your team, across teams, with management, and other organizations
  • Writing structured CSS is the key here that not a lot of developers have the know how to do. Following BEM conventions, as well as utilizing SASS mixins and variables are important skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the browser DOM
  • Javascript expertise with a firm grasp of lexical scoping, closures, and OO JavaScript
  • Proficient with native JavaScript as well as one or more frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue
  • A developer should be familiar with writing their own Webpack configuration, ejecting a client-based webpack configuration, using transpilers such as TSC (typescript compiler), and utilizing JavaScript transformational tools such as Babel
  • Expertise in using package managers, such as NPM or Yarn is required.



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 potential. Become an OpenText Navigator.

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