Team Lead - Cloud Operations

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly motivated cloud software engineer who combines solid technical and leadership credentials for the position of Team Lead within our Cloud Center of Excellence team. In this role, you will collaborate with technology peers and business partners to build, configure, enhance, and support the foundation our cloud systems at Thomson Reuters.

Are you passionate about using cloud technologies, open-source, and love working with and developing the latest technologies in a dynamic environment? Do you have a burning desire to move fast and be bold? Then we want you on our team!

As part of the Cloud Center of Excellence team, you will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, energetic, and high performing team at the heart of the Thomson Reuters transformation to move to the cloud. 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 deliver against existing and future needs of our customers.

Your role will include working with the following technologies:

  • AWS and Azure cloud providers and related services
  • SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) or IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions
  • Database technologies including SQL and NoSQL
  • Discrete micro services with simple repeatable cloud native architectural patterns
  • Continuous delivery practices such as Blue-Green Deployment, Canary Releases
  • Continuous delivery tools such as AWS Code Services, VSTS, Git, Bash scripts, Jenkins, Jenkins DSL, Spinnaker and Gradle
  • Infrastructure automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Packer, Chef, AWS CloudFormation, Powershell, Azure Resource Tools
  • Programming languages such as Java, .NET
  • Java, .NET, and related open source libraries
  • Scripting languages such as Python
  • Distributed logging such as ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  • Security best practices for cloud
  • Serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda or Azure Functions
  • Container technologies such as Docker, AWS ECS, Azure Container Service or Kubernetes
  • Cloud Monitoring such as Sensu, AWS CloudWatch or Azure Diagnostics, Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Cloud native libraries such as Netflix OSS.
  • Test automation frameworks

If you have the talent and desire to build innovative business critical software services at a rapid pace, seamlessly serving many of the largest companies in the world come join our team!

Responsibilities include:
  • Operational support on a rotation basis with other teams
  • Collaborate with technologists across the company to build cloud native applications
  • Approaching work with a DevOps and continuous improvement mindset
  • Ensure consistency with cloud architectural guiding principles for assigned projects
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging cloud technology trends - open source and cloud vendors such as AWS and Azure
  • Develop and mentor the technical skills of less senior members of the technology teams.
  • Articulate complex problems, concepts and solutions through formal and informal means to global technical and non-technical audiences
  • Be a thought leader and influencer in cloud native development best practices, which includes continuous delivery, security, infrastructure as a code, automation, immutable infrastructure and service discovery.
  • Work in a highly collaborative and dynamic matrix agile team environment with multiple levels of technology staff across various geographical locations
  • Apply principles of trust, transparency, accountability and ownership
  • Anticipate needs and implications of decisions, proactively working to identify, clarify, and resolve issues, and removing barriers within and outside the organization in a timely manner
  • Provide cloud technical leadership for software development teams


Bachelor's degree in related technology program preferred

Minimum of 6 + years software engineering experience including:
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems independently
  • Excellent communication skills, including effective presentation skills

2+ years providing technical leadership within a development team including the following:
  • Effective time management, ability to plan and prioritize work, communicate project status, roadblocks, accomplishments, and effectively manage and prioritize a diverse workload
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of problems, identify solutions and driving resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment and one on one

2+ years of relevant cloud experience including 2 or more of the following:
  • Building cloud native applications and services following cloud native architecture methodologies running in the public cloud
  • Java or .NET experience including open source libraries
  • Scripting languages such as Python, Perl or UNIX/Shell
  • Comfortable working in Windows and *Nix environments including writing scripts

Experience demonstrating best practices through a consultative approach:
  • Customer first mindset
  • Outgoing innovator investigating new technologies and suggesting technology and/or process improvements
  • Creative problem solving, troubleshooting skills, and critical thinking skills

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 more than 45,000 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.

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