Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer

Primary Objective(s)

A Lead Software Engineer analyzes, defines, designs, constructs, tests, installs, modifies, and grows our information systems. A lead provides technical and resource leadership.


About Thomson Reuters

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About This Position

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting (TRTA) is seeking a Lead Software Engineer who will have a key leadership role in the development and enhancement of it's flagship product, Checkpoint. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for designing and implementing product enhancements, redesign of existing product functions, troubleshooting and resolving product defects, unit and integration testing. You will be expected to lead the development of user interface components and implementation of new and existing applications. You will be part of new technology and process evaluations. Active collaboration with internal customers, other developers, Quality Assurance, Business System Analysts, and Customer Support counterparts is an integral part of the role.

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Key Responsibilities & Technologies

  • Leadership: Provide technical leadership. Provide input in project planning sessions with team members to define and analyse requirements, provide design options, and provide work breakdown estimates. Be part of the technical oversight, making modifications to existing software and integrating applications and modules in collaboration with leadership.
  • Teamwork: Foster relationships within R&D and with cross-functional peers. Assist in Quality Assurance processes and customer issue resolution. Collaboration focus on creating, reviewing, and maintaining technical documentation. Delegate tasks to other developers, as appropriate.
  • Autonomy: Work independently, taking ownership of problems. Account for the quality and timeliness of own work.
  • Mentoring: Provide input into assessment and training/mentoring of junior team members. Provide innovative technical input/coaching on performance and skills. Improve the quality of development in the organization and promote best practices.
  • Reporting: Assist in identification and implementation of short-term and long-term solution options, including risk assessments, and recommendations to business and technology leadership.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Develop: Develop program units with software engineering methodologies in Java/J2EE and user interface technologies like Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, JSON, JSP, Angular JS, Google Web Toolkit, thus improving the quality of development in the organization and promote best practices.
  • Design: SOA, Web services, SOAP, and REST are highly desired
  • Maintenance: Debug, troubleshoot, and maintain the codebase for new and legacy applications code. Maintain and grow applications according to business and technology priorities.
  • Methodologies: agile/scrum development
  • Communication: Participate in project planning and estimation sessions and regularly communicate status and provide insight and options where applicable.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 8 years of related experience.

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