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Lead Java Developer

Req id:  21612

Waterloo, ON, CA 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:


We are looking for a versatile lead developer who 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. The successful candidate is almost certain to find themselves in a career-defining role. 


As a lead software developer 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 the 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


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 7-10 years of software engineering experience.
  • Full-stack application development using Java, Spring Boot, Microsoft SQL Server, Rabbit MQ Cluster, REST API Web Services, CGI, HTML, JSON, XML, Maven, IBM MQ, C/C++
  • Application development on SOLARIS 9.0/10.0/11.0 SPARC/x86 & Redhat Linux7.x
  • Excellent reverse engineering skills.
  • Knowledge of high-volume email delivery systems.
  • Knowledge of how email is constructed.
  • Knowledge of MQ, socket, and EPIC interfaces.



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. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


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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