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Sr Software Engineer/ Database Developer

Req id:  17860

Virtual, CA 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: 


We are looking for a versatile Senior Software Engineer to join our database development team.  This person will work across the many high-impact projects the hiring team is responsible for. This candidate needs to display leadership and self-motivation qualities and be enthused to take on new problems across various languages and platforms. They will contribute to the applications produced by the team to support OpenText's products and customers alike. This is a key role within Product Development and one at the very heart of OpenText’s future.  


As a lead software engineer in this team you will be contributing to: 

  • The OpenText Digital Experience, OpenText’s flagship platform to deliver intelligent, relevant and efficient omnichannel experiences. 

  • Architecture, designs and foundational guidance for applications and infrastructure that are being developed on the OpenText Cloud.   


You are great at:  


  • Designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining and improving software. 

  • Designing and building cloud-first software infrastructure and solutions. 

  • Building highly maintainable, easy-to-understand code in the cloud. 

  • Assisting in task management and Agile planning, managing individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables. 

  • Being proactive - willing to work on any problem, and willing to find solutions when they fall outside your area of direct expertise 

  • Working as a member of a team and pitching in to ensure the team succeeds with its commitments 

  • Mentoring junior team members with regard to code design, testing and standards. 

  • Working with multiple internal engineering teams to understand and respond to their needs around the platforms and applications maintained by the hiring team. 

  • Keeping a level head in a pressured environment 

  • Working with geographically dispersed teams 





What it takes: 


Required qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or related field. 

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience. 

  • Sybase or Microsoft SQL Server database experience. 

  • Expertise of Solaris and Linux operating systems with a focus on scripting. 

  • Proficient in C/C++ and SQL programming. 

  • Excellent reverse engineering skills. 

  • Proficient in writing stored procedures and designing relational databases. 

  • Working knowledge of database concepts such as replication, performance tuning, creating databases, database partitioning. 

  • Knowledge of high-volume, cloud-based email, SMS and fax delivery systems. 

  • Excellent communication and being a collaborative team player.  

  • Design and implementation of high performance, multi-threaded client/server architectures in a distributed environment. 



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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