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Principal Database Developer

Req id:  2220

Virtual, 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


The InfoArchive group of OpenText Enterprise Content Management platforms division is focusing on the development and maintenance of the InfoArchive product line. InfoArchive is a unified enterprise archiving platform that stores structured data and unstructured content in a single, consolidated repository. This product enables corporations to preserve the value of enterprise information in a single, easily accessible, compliant, unified archive.


As the sales and usage of InfoArchive is increasing OpenText is looking for people that will join a new development team in ….


As a Principal Database Developer, you will work on a proprietary XML database as part of the continuing success and design of the InfoArchive product. Over time you will work on the backend database systems as the InfoArchive architecture evolves to PostgreSQL and Lucene storage systems. You will work under little to no supervision and within general practices; implement features for a wide range of complex software modules in Java. To ensure product functionality completeness and the highest quality of work, you will work closely with product managers, QA engineers, technical writers, support engineers and other engineering teams worldwide. Assignments may include new products as well as upgrades, and enhancements or fixes to existing products.


You are great at


  • Implementing excellent code employing best practices and applicable design patterns while validating it with unit tests and integration tests
  • Leading design specs, architectural reviews and code reviews
  • Working on unusually complex and sensitive problems and provide state-of-the art solutions that are highly creative.
  • Acting as lead contributor to the team and the organization as a whole. Not hesitating to be involved in developing, mentoring or coaching others.
  • Being accountable for delivery of subsystem, anticipating issues and addressing them proactively


What it takes


  • MS or PhD in CS or a related technical field and 10+ years of enterprise software development experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience (5+ years) with Java development of highly concurrent systems
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, distributed systems, multithreading programming, performance optimization
  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • In dept knowledge with design patterns and architectural patterns (e.g. high availability, disaster recovery, database design, ACID, CAP, locking, transaction management)
  • Working knowledge of XML related standards (e.g. XSD, XQuery, parsing techniques)



  • Working knowledge of archiving solutions for structured data or unstructured content
  • Record Management awareness
  • Practical experience with Perforce, Jira, TeamCity, Maven, Gradle
  • Practical experience with profiling Java code
  • Practical experience with Agile/Lean software development methodologies



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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