Application Architect

Our Architects act as subject matter experts for individual products and/or specific technologies within their domain while driving the definition, agreement, and implementation of technology strategy. Individuals within this role make appropriate use of industry and corporate standards and best practices.

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting (TRTA) is seeking an Application Architect that will have a key role in defining the future state architecture for its flagship product, Checkpoint. The Checkpoint platform is poised to implement major improvements as we embrace technologies such as cognitive computing, deep product integration and cloud-based architecture. This role will require working closely with technology solutions, vendors and business partners to develop fit-for-purpose solutions that are scalable and deliver business outcomes. This position is highly visible and offers room for growth while providing excellent learning opportunities.

About Checkpoint

Tax, accounting and finance professionals rely on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, the revolutionary, easily-searchable online system, to get straight to their answers. Checkpoint blends cutting-edge technology, editorial insight, time-saving productivity tools, online learning and news updates with intelligent linking to related content and software. Thousands of tax and accounting professionals rely on Checkpoint every day to understand complex information, make informed decisions and use knowledge more efficiently.

Key Responsibilities & Technologies

  • Designs technical solutions that will fit into long-term business objectives
  • Initiates and completes highly complex technical projects and participates in development reviews
  • Partners with business and technology leaders, including design teams, to align application development with the strategic data center and/or public cloud direction
  • Collaborates with business unit design and data center support teams on the implementation of infrastructure to support applications
  • Analyzes and validates architecture, balancing tradeoffs between technology and business requirements where necessary
  • Leads functional teams of technical experts and facilitates integration of their work product into complex systems
  • Establishes design principles, standards and best practices to promote the consistency, completeness, interoperability and quality of a solution
  • Assist in defining and communicating architecture vision and strategy for TRTA
  • Clearly communicate design principles, standards, best practices and design decisions to developers, architects and technology leaders

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Able to work in a highly collaborative, dynamic agile team environment
  • Ability to integrate specific elements of functional domain skills to deliver innovative technical designs
  • Strong interpersonal skills supported by exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to successfully operate across organizational boundaries and to influence vendors and technology staff and impact the internal and external technology community
  • Robust analytical skills with the ability to synthesize business requirements with technology capabilities to produce coherent technical designs
  • Experience designing user interface components to ensure performance, flexibility, maintainability and aesthetics
  • Java and J2EE development and analysis experience
  • Experience with SOA, Web services, SOAP, and REST are highly desired
  • Experience in UI frameworks and technologies (e.g. Angular, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) is desired
  • Self-driven and able to work independently as well as in collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple levels of technology staff, from multiple technology and application domains across multiple geographical locations
  • Understanding of REST, Web technologies and Web protocols

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required; degree in computer science or mathematics preferred
  • 10 years relevant technical experience, plus 3 years architectural experience

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