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Lead Software Engineer

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 11/13/2017 6:02:42 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

The Thomson Reuters Enterprise Technology & Operations Search Platform Team is responsible for providing enterprise search engine, semantic search and custom relevance solutions across the company.  We provide a mission critical, highly distributed and scalable platform that provides powerful search and retrieval services across many products.

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to solve complex technical challenges and work with cutting edge search and distributed technologies like Elasticsearch, AWS, Azure, Hadoop, and Spark.  You will also build new solution frameworks and be an active member of a highly talented and collaborative team that provides search capabilities across all Thomson Reuters businesses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep working knowledge of Search, which includes developing expertise on Elasticsearch, an open source search technology
  • Build search solutions by developing software that meets the needs of the business
  • Implement software enhancements to our Search platform while adhering to software requirements and design specifications
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to other members of the team
  • Assist in resolving technical support issues
  • Assist in identifying and correcting software performance bottlenecks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field OR equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in software development, including JAVA, REST and JSON
  • Experience with Micro services
  • Demonstrated competence in developing multi-threaded, distributed applications
  • 2+ years leading technical projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Eagerness to learn new technologies

Experience in the following areas is a plus:

  • Advanced scripting and JavaScript
  • Lucene search engine
  • AWS and AWS technologies
  • Azure and Azure technologies
  • ElasticSearch, Logstash, and Kibana
  • Novus Search capabilities
  • Agile development life cycle
  • Continuous delivery

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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Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Req #: JREQ093070
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Technology Development
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