Lead Software Developer

Published date: 2021/05/20
  • Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


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 tooling, platforms and applications produced by the team to support OpenText's products and engineers alike. This is a key role within Engineering 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:

  • OpenText’s Core Viewing Services, Core Transformation Services and Intelligent Viewing, which are used by many Opentext products across the company


You are great at: 


  • Designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining and improving software.
  • Designing and building cloud-first software infrastructure and solutions.
  • Working with and developing for major cloud platforms such as K8s, Cloud Foundry, etc.
  • Building highly maintainable, easy-to-understand code in the cloud, including web services, web, iOS, and Android.
  • 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, with at least 2 years in a technical leadership / architecture role. 
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in modern languages including Java, JavaScript, etc.
  • Proficiency in modern web programming including AngularJS, NodeJS, React, Redux, JQuery
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design.
  • Familiarity with professional software engineering practices across the entire development life cycle; coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.


Preferred qualifications


  • Experience developing software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Experience with continuous integration / continuous deployment for software delivery, using solutions such as Gitlab CI/CD, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes/Docker.
  • Experience with Java microservices in Spring Cloud and Spring Boot
  • Development experience designing, developing and maintaining REST-based interfaces and their clients
  • Familiarity with cloud computing. SaaS and PaaS.
  • Experience working in Cloud Services of AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Strong interest, and the ability to, learn other coding languages, databases, platforms and tools as needed.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project.




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