Data Engineer

    • McLean, VA

Job Description

The Data Engineer is a technology expert who works to support the effective implementation of internal and external data enabled solutions supporting the Thomson Reuters Special Services (TRSS) organization. This role requires practical technology applications skills involving the cleaning, integration, extraction, analysis and delivery of structured and unstructured data. This role works closely with other teams across the technology organization and other business units, including the product development and software engineering teams, the data science team, and often pre and post-sales support of the business development team. The role will also have a customer facing component, involving direct implementation and support of existing or new applications at customer locations.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with internal resources as well as customer technology staff to implement and support custom TRSS client solutions and POCs
  • Design, build and support data pipelines and workflows designed to maximize the usefulness and efficiency of internal and external data sets being brought to bear on customer issues
  • Support and continually improve internal processes, to include automation of robotic processes across the organization where possible
  • Provide solution architecture support for business opportunities
  • Provide input to leadership teams using technical expertise and knowledge of customer technology requirements and infrastructure
  • Understand and interpret unique client requirements and mission and provide custom solutions to integrate TRSS content into client applications

Required Technical Qualifications:
  • Experience leading the implementation and customization of technical solutions, preferably for government clients
  • Must have, or be able to acquire and maintain a US Government Security Clearance at the TOP SECRET level (TS)
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages (particularly interested in python, Java but other languages could be useful as well)
  • Experience with Restful web services and current data communications technologies
  • Experience connecting to and querying a variety of relational and document-oriented databases
  • Comfortable in GUI and command line environments in Linux and Windows OS
  • Basic understanding of common data structures including flat files, XML, JSON, graph structures etc.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based infrastructure, including AWS

Desired Technical Qualifications:
  • High level understanding of network troubleshooting techniques and communications protocols
  • Experience with information retrieval technologies such as Lucene and ElasticSearch
  • Experience with connected data and graph databases
  • Experience with workflow management tools, NIFI experience a plus
  • Understanding of public records and open source data
  • Experience working with data visualization tools (Power BI/Tableau, etc)
  • Robotic Process Automation experience
  • Understanding of public records and open source data
  • Experience working in virtualized environments, including the ability to stand up and configure a local virtual machine with locally hosted web applications

Required Personal Qualifications:
  • Passionate, smart, and articulate technologist
  • Self-starter and results oriented
  • Must possess a strong personal work ethic
  • Must be of superior moral and ethical character
  • Must be able to operate under pressure with dynamic and changing requirements

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we've been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news services - Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


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 applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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