Principal Technical Architect

Ref#: 14867

Function: Engineering

Location: US, TN, Brentwood

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OpenText enables the digital world as the global leader in Enterprise Information Management, both on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world.

We obsess over our customers to ensure they are wildly successful in embracing the Digital World. Our customers entrust us with their most important information, we need to be their most trusted partner. What we do, we do well. What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world. If you believe in this and are passionate about enabling the Digital World then let OpenText turn your career vision into reality.

The Opportunity:

The Principal Enterprise Architect will be a member of the Enterprise Architecture team, reporting directly to the Chief Architect of Business Networks unit of OpenText.

The Principal Enterprise Architect will have the leading role in defining and governing the architectural vision for the OpenText Business Networks Application portfolio, in alignment with the overall architectural vision for the Business Networks Trading Grid. The work will include defining and executing a program to transform the current applications, working with product managers, product development teams, EA peers, and the SVP of Engineering

You are great at:

  • Collaborating with the SVP Engineering, Chief Architect and members of the Enterprise Architecture team to define and govern the overall architectural vision for the Business Networks Application Portfolio
  • Acting as a technical expert versed in contemporary technologies and patterns, help formalizing standards developed by the EA team, and lead efforts for rollout and adoption of new tools, technologies, and patterns.
  • Working with globally distributed product development, professional services and operations teams to define and implement system architectures within the enterprise architecture plan
  • Interacting with product development teams working in an Agile environment to provide architectural governance and consulting
  • Communicating the architecture in writing and presentations, internally and externally
  • Designing and implementing targeted R&D projects to prove out new technologies or architectural strategies.
  • Function as a senior technical consultant on high priority projects or initiatives
  • Collaborating with product management and business development on strategic initiatives and due diligence activities

What it takes:

The ideal candidate will possess deep technical skill in software architecture and cloud computing as well as very strong written and public communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges. 


  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ experience in designing highly scalable distributed systems
  • Extensive experience with Java-based server side development technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to architect highly available, high volume transaction and messaging solutions in a services oriented environment.
  • Experience with contemporary architecture, patterns and technologies and a demonstrated ability to lead solution definition and technology adoption.
  • Proven ability to architect and design solutions that can be extended through the use of web services (both SOAP and REST). Recent experience with designing Micro Services architecture desirable.
  • Experiencing with asynchronous services (JMS) is a must.
  • 7+ years of experience building enterprise applications with relational database technologies (preferably Oracle) as well as NoSQL data stores.
  • 7+ years of experience building enterprise scale, highly available, Java applications
  • 5+ years working with product managers and/or line of business professionals to architect business solutions
  • Familiar with Linux, Oracle RAC, Java Ecosystem and Virtualization Technologies
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must. Past experience writing and publishing technical whitepapers desirable. 


  • Experience with architecting SOLR & ElasticSearch solutions highly desirable
  • Experience with design high volume message processing solutions using Kafka is highly desirable.
  • Experiences with and understanding of UI Development Frameworks (JSF, AngularJS) and contemporary UI patterns desirable
  • Experience with building Big Data solutions on NoSQL technologies
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience architecting complex web applications involving federated security, extensive data entitlements, and global distribution

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we 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. We draw on our diversity and collective genius as we continue to shape a better future for our customers and be the Best Place to Work for our employees- nothing is off the table at OpenText. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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