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Lead Systems and Storage Engineer

Thomson Reuters Technology Operations 1/8/2018 9:10:52 AM New York, NY United States of America
Job Description

As part of our mission to make trading better, we are in a dynamic, fast-moving environment and we need our Systems and Storage Engineers to ensure the stability and scalability of our environment. We take pride in coming up with solutions that are drastically different from the ones traditionally used in the financial industry – tools like Chef, Jenkins/Drone, GitHub, Artifactory, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, VMWare, and AWS/Azure are part of our day-to-day job. 

Our platform may have existed for 15+ years, but we are embarking on an exciting journey as an independent, technology startup.  We have innovative ideas and a wealth of exciting opportunities in front of us, and need people who are up for the challenge and believe in the vision.

We are looking for a highly technical senior engineer who will report to the Global Head of EMS Infrastructure Engineering and Operations and manage a team of Linux and windows engineers and consultant responsible for both on-prem and cloud applications.  The systems team is tasked to build and operate modern, scalable, resilient and flexible IT infrastructure. Their goal is to eliminate inefficient manual operations by leveraging existing configuration management tools and implementing in-house automation.  The ideal candidate for the Lead Systems and Storage Engineer position will foresee problems and prioritize productized solutions.  


  • Work with Technical Delivery teams to deliver cloud architectures and procedures including, Cloud, Docker and kubernetes, Infrastructure as code, and Storage and virtualization best practices
  • Translate requirements and provide guidance to the engineering team
  • Manage team’s on-call schedule
  • Encourage automation opportunities that will simplify the configuration management of the infrastructure
  • Interface daily with members of the Technology Infrastructure team
  • Proactive management and monitoring of our environment, together with extensive problem identification, ownership, resolution or escalation
  • Owning resolution of significant system outages, acting as point of escalation with internal users and external vendors when needed
  • Identify improvements that will contribute to increased availability, stability, and performance in our environment
  • Work closely with development, QA and Application Support Teams
  • Work with developers on establishing requirements for new components in our Linux and network infrastructure
  • Identify and develop tools to facilitate the continuous monitoring of our production environment
  • Work with development teams to build a scalable, reliable, and robust environment


  • 5+ years of experience managing teams who build and support mission-critical enterprise trading environments
  • Ability to assess systems and storage needs, generate development plan, and recommend selection of appropriate hardware and/or software
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and provide emergency support
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows Systems (recent versions of RHEL, CentOS, Windows)
  • Good understanding of configuration management concepts – experience with Chef would be ideal
  • Good understanding of public and private cloud technologies and services such as Openstack, VMWare, AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Familiar with virtualization concepts – knowledge of KVM and/or VMWare
  • Familiar with networking concepts such as IP addressing, routing, firewalling and basic network troubleshooting tools
  • Familiar with basic security concepts and best practices related to authentication, auditing and access monitoring
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Terraform and/or AWS Cloudformation
  • Desire to be exposed to new tools and programming languages
  • Desire to be exposed to concepts relevant to the financial industry
  • Ability to get involved in the technical investigation of issues and proactively assume leadership
  • Troubleshooting knowledge of network routing and protocols is beneficial, exposure to packet tracing tools is ideal

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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New York-New York-United States of America
Req #: JREQ094398
Locations: New York-New York-United States of America
Job Function: Technology Operations
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