Cloud Architect – Azure

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Position Title: Cloud Architect – Azure

Business Unit: ET&O, Cloud Center of Excellence

Product or Service:

Cloud Center of Excellence – a central team collaborating with technology peers and business partners to build and deploy the foundation for the next generation of modern cloud native software applications and services for Thomson Reuters.

Role Summary:

This position will provide technical leadership as Thomson Reuters accelerates its adoption of Public Cloud services. The successful candidate will combine deep technical knowledge of Microsoft Azure with business acumen and work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that Thomson Reuters achieves the full business benefits of the move to Public Cloud. The position requires a strong background architecting and developing applications in Azure, using cloud-native design principles. In addition to extensive software development expertise, the candidate must have extensive knowledge of architecting solutions across the full stack. The position also requires an ability to communicate effectively with senior level stakeholders in the business and bring strong strategic leadership to these interactions.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

Leadership & Communication (30%)

  • Effectively lead teams of Architects and Engineers building cloud services that may be organisationally and geographically distributed.
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across the business to set standards and best practices.
  • Ability to contribute to, influence, or direct a variety of projects concurrently.
  • Provide technical governance of projects to ensure adherence with standards.
  • Provide technical recommendations to senior management.
  • Ability to mentor Architects and engineering staff.

Strategy (20%)

  • Establish a strategic vision for the Public Cloud.
  • Provide support for creating centers of excellence for cloud services.
  • Ability to make formal and informal technical presentations.
  • Ability to lead and take command of meetings.
  • Experienced in working with vendors.

Technology (40%)

  • Deep technical understanding of cloud-native architecture and engineering best practices
  • Extensive software development experience utilizing Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Extensive experience working with Azure. Knowledge of other cloud providers desirable.
  • Understanding of security best practices for the cloud
  • Knowledge of a wide array of Infrastructure and Platform technologies including distributed data stores, container management and serverless architectures.
  • Infrastructure automation and continuous delivery solutions.
  • Automation Tools supporting provisioning, run book automation, and life cycle management.
  • Design/define processes to best utilize people and tools to solve problems.
  • Experienced at evaluating the impact a given solution will have on application and infrastructure environments.

Financial Responsibility (10%)

  • Partner with business stakeholders to establish budgets.
  • Provide financial analysis for technology decisions.
  • Devise strategies and architectures to optimize consumption of cloud resources.
  • Work with engineering teams and other architects to make cost effective infrastructure choices for business units.
  • Participate with contract discussions that involve technical decisions.

Key Relationships:

Internally:

  • BU architects, BU product teams, Cloud CoE architects and engineers

Externally:

  • Microsoft: account team; Azure product groups; premier support
  • Third party consultancies

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive expertise working with Azure and potentially other cloud providers
  • Deep technical understanding of cloud-native architecture, engineering best practices, software-defined networking and access management
  • Effectively partner with and lead/influence BU project teams (architects and engineers) building cloud services.
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across the business to set standards and best practices
  • Ability to contribute to, influence, or direct a variety of projects concurrently.
  • Provide technical governance of projects to ensure adherence with standards.
  • Ability to lead and take command of meetings.
  • Understanding of security best practices for the cloud

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Provide technical recommendations to senior management.
  • Ability to mentor less senior members of the technology teams.
  • Provide support for creating centers of excellence for cloud services.
  • Ability to make formal and informal technical presentations.
  • Knowledge of a wide array of Infrastructure and Platform technologies including distributed data stores, container management and serverless architectures.
  • Infrastructure automation and continuous delivery solutions.
  • Partner with business stakeholders to establish budgets.
  • Provide financial analysis for technology decisions.
  • Devise strategies and architectures to optimize consumption of cloud resources.
  • Work with engineering teams and other architects to make cost effective infrastructure choices for business units.

Education/ Certifications

  • BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science, or closely related, demonstrating a strong academic record. Preferential consideration to Masters degree in Computer Science
  • Extensive software development experience with solid relevant cloud experience
  • Experience building software following cloud native architecture methodologies
  • Preference for Azure architect certification

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit careers.thomsonreuters.com.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.


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