Cloud Architect

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Position Title: Cloud Architect

Business Unit: Corporate

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:

As part of the Cloud Center of Excellence organization, you will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, energetic, and high performing team at the heart of the Thomson Reuters transformation to developing cloud native applications and services. This group is nimble and creative and will shape our technology roadmap. This role will be instrumental to enabling the current and future world of cloud computing at Thomson Reuters. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concepts to delivery against existing and future needs of our customers.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

Leadership & Communication (30%)

  • Effectively lead teams of Architects and Engineers building cloud services.
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across the business to set standards and best practices.
  • Understand the importance of communicating risk assessments.
  • 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 less senior members of the technology teams.

Strategy (20%)

  • 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 AWS and/or Azure
  • 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: Cloud service providers (such as AWS and Azure)

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive expertise working with AWS and/or Azure
  • Deep technical understanding of cloud-native architecture and engineering best practices
  • 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:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science with a strong academic record with preferential consideration to Masters degree in Computer Science (preferred)
  • Extensive software development experience with solid relevant cloud experience
  • Experience building software following cloud native architecture methodologies
  • Preference for AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and/or Professional Certifications

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.

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