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Principal Security Architect

Req id:  28925

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:

Working in the Global Information Security team, the Security Architect will be expected to understand a wide array of IT security controls, secure product and solution development, processes, and concepts. The Security Architect will provide extensive support for product and solution security architecture reviews, network connectivity analysis, data protection strategies, secure access gateways, and security incident and event processes (data logging and event management). The role will also be required to apply risk review concepts in support of audit controls for ISO27001, SOC1, and SOC2 on the Open Text Commercial platforms for external customers. This is a hands-on role that will require detailed knowledge of security concepts, secure commercial platform architecture, secure software and product development, secure cloud and web application architecture and best practices, risk models, security controls, security audits and other common IT security domain concepts.


You are great at:

  • Leading efforts on behalf of a Global Information Security (GIS) team to service and support governance and risk management initiatives.
  • Conducting security architecture reviews, risk analysis, and controls reviews in adherence to security policy.
  • Working cross functionally with multiple teams and organizations in a collaborative and instructive manner to drive security best practices and ensure the secure implementation of web and cloud-based applications and solutions.


What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, or similar degree, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 7+ years in network, information systems, information security, application engineering or architecture and a passion for security.
  • Deep understanding of network security and commercial infrastructure security concepts.  
  • Strong working knowledge with container security best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of security controls and risk management frameworks & models.
  • Experience with secure cloud web application implementation and product development.
  • Experience with information security concepts, best practices, and standard procedures
  • Working knowledge with common coding and scripting languages.
  • Knowledge of static code analysis tools.  Experience with Fortify a plus.
  • Knowledge of open-source security and license management tools.  Experience with Black Duck a plus.
  • Must be able to evaluate and apply concepts of risk management and prioritization models for security related risk items.
  • Capable of working under pressure in a continually changing environment.
  • Strong inter-personal skills are required to work across multiple internal teams and to handle customer interface meetings on security related topics.
  • Ability and desire to stay current with emerging cybersecurity technologies, best practices, recommendations, and events and incorporate these into business processes, procedures, and policies where it makes sense.
  • Is resourceful in knowing how to research problems and where find information or documentation on related topics.
  • Knowledge of Open Text Commercial products and solutions is desired.
  • Audit framework knowledge for ISO27001, PCI, SOC1 & SCO2 is desired
  • Good analytic, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to participate in key proactive security programs.
  • CISA, CISM, CISSP or ISSMP certifications a plus




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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. 

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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.

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