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Senior PHP Developer

Req id:  9378

Virtual, US



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. 




At OpenText and in IT, we believe in every employee having meaningful, purposeful work. By joining our team, you will join a community of supportive and collaborative peers focused on innovation, teamwork, and driving successful outcomes.  You’ll be expected to bring with you an ideation and “Yes, if” mindset.  And, as you build your network and demonstrate your professional excellence, you will have the opportunity to forge your own career path and professional growth.



OpenText Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technologies and business solutions allow organizations to take full advantage of enterprise information to gain better business insight, capitalize on opportunities to positively impact the business, improve process velocity, reduce risks related to information governance, and protect sensitive information and intellectual property from internal leaks and external threats. With growing volumes and a host of formats to manage and leverage, organizations need to bring structure to the unstructured. By doing so, they will be unleashing the power of information to drive faster decision making, improved agility, strong security policies, and an increased ability to both exploit the opportunities and control the risks of enterprise information.



This position involves being part of a dynamic team environment responsible for designing, developing, configuring, and supporting software solutions to meet business requirements. 

Primarily focused on backend web development on our eCommerce platform. The candidate should have experience developing clean, scalable, secure web applications using modern technologies. The ideal candidate has full stack experience working with databases, servers, and browsers.



  • Lead technical solution discussions
  • Mentor other developers
  • Develop and support a high-volume eCommerce application, including numerous API connections to other systems
  • Work mostly on backend web server development, with some frontend and operations tasks
  • Participate in the migration of data from acquired systems into OpenText systems
  • Investigate and fix advanced (3rd level) application issues
  • Quickly learn challenging new technologies and contribute to modernizing our platform
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle (requirements, design, code, unit test, implementation), including taking complete ownership of any assigned tasks
  • Develop solutions to meet the business requirements while meeting time and cost constraints
  • Translate and validate business requirements and transfer into functional/technical requirement documents working within the framework of the tools available
  • Interact with Business representatives to ensure their requirements are being met
  • Contribute to the evaluation/execution of system upgrades
  • Adhere to IT Change Management and best practices



  • 6+ years of extensive knowledge of server-side web development and common patterns (PHP framework preferred)
  • Experience developing and working with Web Services (React, jQuery, REST preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of Relational Databases (SQL Server preferred)
  • Experience using a source control management system (Git preferred)
  • Experience with Linux servers and working on the command line, Operations experience is desired but not required
  • Cloud experience (GCP preferred) is desired but not required
  • Experience leading projects and mentoring other developers
  • Experienced with handling multiple competing priorities and shifting focus quickly
  • Exhibited skills writing unit tests
  • Experience deriving technical requirements from non-technical sources
  • An aptitude and willingness to learn new technology quickly and adapt to technology changes
  • Strong hands-on experience with web technologies, web standards & protocols
  • An aptitude to deeply understand business processes
  • Experience integrating with third-party APIs
  • A bachelor’s degree, college diploma or equivalent experience in software development
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team



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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