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Lead Software Developer

Req id:  40398

Waterloo, ON, CA

 

OPENTEXT 
OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.

At OpenText, everything we do is based on a simple idea: The fastest way to get results is to build on what you have. Our software solutions enable organizations to do just that. Secure and scalable, with analytics built-in, they bridge the gap between existing and emerging IT—fast-tracking digital transformations across DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security, and Predictive Analytics. In the race to innovate, OpenText customers have a clear advantage.  Our portfolio spans the following areas: DevOps | IT Operations| Cloud | Security | Info Governance | Big Data, Machine Learning, & Analytics

 

Your Impact:

 

A Development role at OpenText is more than just a job; it's an opportunity to impact lives. As a key contributor, you'll be instrumental in constructing cutting-edge Information Management Solutions that contribute to sustainable supply chains, support refugees, and enhance medical information access to save lives. You will engage in solving meaningful challenges within a motivated team, gaining exposure to advanced technologies beyond individual access. You will be encouraged to cultivate an engineering mindset, driving the creation of innovative software solutions that address real-world problems and shape the future.

 

About our product:

 

Fortify is the industry-leading provider of Application Security solutions that empower organizations to develop secure software. Fortify offers a comprehensive portfolio of application security solutions with the flexibility of testing on-premise and on-demand to cover the entire software development lifecycle.  Over 80% of security breaches exploit application vulnerabilities, and at Fortify, you will be at the forefront of one of the fastest-growing segments in the security market. You will work with bright, motivated teammates to implement solutions to some of the toughest code analysis problems in the industry. We develop complex algorithms to scan the code of over 20 different programming languages. Development and testing are done using agile methodologies and techniques.

 

Learn more about Fortify Static Code Analyzer (SAST):

 

Security from the Inside Out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGZrTtx7rLo    

Fortify Static Code Analyzer: https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/products/static-code-analysis-sast/overview

 

 

What the role offers:

 

  • Design and implement static analysis algorithms based on recent relevant computer science research and literature.
  • Develop new analysis features and add support for new languages and language features.
  • Apply recent research developments from computer science literature where we can benefit from upgrading our algorithms and program representations.
  • Write specifications for features as they are implemented.
  • Analyse the quality of security finding results and product performance characteristics.
  • Maintain the Fortify Static Code Analyzer code base using good software engineering practices.
  • Collaborate with a project team of other software engineers, security researchers, and quality engineers, to develop reliable, cost-effective, and high-quality solutions.

 

Education and Experience Required:

 

Master's degree or Ph.D. (preferred) in Computer Science or equivalent, with emphasis on programming languages, static program analysis, compilers, or software security.

 

 

What you need to Succeed:

 

  • Solid enterprise Java backend engineering skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to effectively communicate design proposals and specifications.
  • Qualified candidates have prior expertise in or knowledge of one or more of the following areas: ​
  • Background in knowledge of compiler internals, static code analysis algorithms (abstract interpretation, dataflow, higher order analysis, buffer analysis, shape analysis, separation logic, context-insensitive incremental analysis).
  • Background in Compiler construction (frontends, IR, type inference, program transformations) in one or more programming languages
  • Background in the software security domain

 

Desirable skills:

 

  • Programming skills in additional coding languages and frameworks and desire to learn new programming languages
  • Compiler tools (LLVM, MLIR, Rust HIR/MIR, Eclipse JDT, etc.)
  • Experience with software systems running on multiple platform types.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies

 

Join our experts and help us expand our security team!

 

One last thing:

OpenText is more than just a corporation, it's a global community where trust is foundational, the bar is raised, and outcomes are owned. 

Join us on our mission to drive positive change through privacy, technology, and collaboration. At OpenText, we don't just have a culture; we have character. Choose us because you want to be part of a company that embraces innovation and empowers its employees to make a difference.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at hr@opentext.com.


OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY 
We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

CREATE THE FUTURE 
We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

BE DESERVING OF TRUST 
The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

WE, NOT I 
We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

RAISE THE BAR 
We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

OWN THE OUTCOME 
We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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