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Senior Cloud Engineer

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 3/16/2018 12:52:42 PM Toronto, ON Canada
Job Description

The Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Cloud Scrum Team has an exciting opportunity for a motivated cloud engineer to be part of a growing, results-oriented team developing cloud-based solutions. We’re looking for diverse, passionate, self-starting, cross-functional engineers to help design, develop, and deliver AWS cloud solutions to Tax & Accounting and other areas of the broader enterprise.

The specific solutions we drive are non-functional requirements, including disaster recovery,  security and encryption, CI/CD, configuration management, and more. We take on work directly from our TRTA Stakeholders; collaborate to get input and requirements from across the organization; and build and deliver those solutions. The definition of done for a solution is, “when a customer is using it in production”—we’re extremely delivery focused.  We prefer generalists and cross-functional engineers, as our work encompasses a variety of skills, including  development (especially Python), research and design work, or creating proofs-of-concept.

The team uses the Scrum methodology for agile development. Team members are expected to participate in the various scrum “rituals”, including daily stand-ups, performing demos for stakeholders, sprint retrospectives, and sprint planning. Team members are self-starters, give and receive constructive criticism, and strive to continuously improve themselves and the team as a whole.

Key Responsibilities

  • Specify and develop solutions in Python

  • Ensure code quality, maintainability, scalability, and consumability.

  • Request and perform peer review for code, designs, and documents.

  • Provide work breakdown and estimates for complex tasks.

  • Perform POCs using cloud technologies

  • Participate in design sessions with the team and architects

  • Create technical documentation, diagrams, and presentations

Soft Skills

  • Recognize blockers, escalate to team, and collaborate to remove them

  • Collaborate within the team to learn, mentor, and improve velocity

  • Work together with cross-functional teams (particularly Cloud Center of Excellence) and architects to understand business requirements as well as leverage existing solutions

  • Ability to work with a distributed global team and use collaboration tools for greater efficiency

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Self-starter, self-organizer

  • Willingness to improve, give and receive feedback, and work with others

Required Qualifications

  • Two years experience working with AWS

  • Two years experience coding in Python or similar programming language

  • Two years experience with three or more of the following:

    • Linux OS

    • Windows OS

    • Databases/storage

    • Networking infrastructure (TCP/IP, UDP, routing, switching, load balancing)

    • Network services (DHCP, DNS, NTP, directory services, proxies)

  • Three or more years of experience as a software developer, SRE, or DevOps/SysOps engineer

  • Experience with JSON and/or YAML for interacting with AWS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of application or infrastructure security

  • Experience with Scrum or other Agile software development practices

  • Experience with software development tools and techniques

  • Strong collaboration skills; ability to get work done with and through others

  • Ability to research and learn new and emerging technologies

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and build solid relationships within and outside the team

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to present ideas and documents to business, technology and executive audiences

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or technical certifications; Computer Science degree and/or AWS certifications preferred

  • Experience with distributed revision control systems

Desired Qualifications

  • AWS

    • Experience deploying AWS resources using CloudFormation

    • Experience with IAM policies and/or resource-based policies

    • Experience with Security Groups and Network ACLs (NACLs)

    • Experience with the AWS CLI and/or SDK

  • Experience scripting in Bash (Linux) and DOS or PowerShell (Windows)

  • Understanding of application security best-practices

  • Understanding of infrastructure security best practices

  • Ability to translate business requirements into agile stories and tasks with estimates

  • Experience designing and architecting solutions based on business requirements

  • Experience with development tools such as Git, PyCharm, Nose/Unittest, Flake8

  • Experience with deployment automation tools such as Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Packer

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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Req #: JREQ100533
Locations: Toronto-Ontario-Canada
Job Function: Technology Development
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