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Senior UX Designer

Req id:  16038

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 Position:


User Experience Designers at Open Text research, design, prototype, and test software products that solve critical business needs of our customers. Through a sound understanding of the underlying architecture, product vision, and requirements, we create compelling, usable user interfaces for complex enterprise software applications across desktop, Web, tablet, and mobile platforms. We work as essential development team members in a highly collaborative, agile environment to create industry-leading Enterprise Information Management software solutions.




  • Conceptualize, design and deliver intuitive and compelling designs for a complex, multiplatform (Web/browsers, iOS mobile, iOS tablet, Android mobile, Android tablet, Windows, Mac, Java, etc.) product suite that supports user needs and business objectives.
  • Work with R&D leadership, Product Management, and Architecture teams to create a shared understanding of the impact of technical, architectural, and platform decisions on the user experience.
  • Create interactive prototypes as proof of concept of the software product solution, serving as the starting point for requirements validation, conceptual design validation and basis for iterative development activities.
  • Advocate user needs throughout the development lifecycle in an agile/iterative environment to ensure the team develops the right product.
  • Mentor peers, stakeholders, and teammates on customer-centered design principles and methodologies.
  • Contribute to and help champion User Experience Design team initiatives, such as the creation of design guidelines, process enhancements, toolkits, etc., fostering a customer-centered culture.


You are great at:


  • Strong technical background with the ability to quickly understand complex technical, architectural, and platform trade-offs and provide guidance on their impact on the end user experience.
  • Experience designing complex enterprise applications
  • Experience in DAM, ECM, SAP, RM, BPM, ERP, or WCM preferred
  • UI development experience on Web, desktop, or mobile platforms a plus
  • Knowledge of UI prototyping tools (Axure, Sketch, etc.) an asset


What it takes:


  • 5 - 8 years of relevant working experience with a design team—applicants with eclectic backgrounds welcome
  • Degree in HCI, Human Factors Engineering, Cognitive Science, Interaction Design, Computer Science, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, or related experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conceptualize complex systems
  • Excellent listener, facilitator, communicator, and team player
  • Self-reliant, used to taking initiative, and great at follow-up
  • Creative, with a solid understanding of interaction design best practices/principles
  • Prior experience doing UX within an Agile environment would be an asset
  • Experience with a variety of design, ideation and prototyping tools, Photoshop, XD, Axure, Balsamiq, Sketch, MIro etc.
  • Knowledge of GUI accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG, etc.) a plus



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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