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Lead Software Engineer

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 2/9/2018 5:08:29 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

Lead Software Engineers are responsible for the analysis, definition, design, construction, testing, installation, modification, and maintenance of optimally engineered information systems, containing software as the major component, to meet business needs. You provide technical leadership for engineers on projects and teams.

Division/Group: Legal Tech – Productivity, Research & Litigation Solutions (PRLS):

Develop and deliver technology solutions for the legal community. These technology solutions are focused on building products that enable our customers to be more effective and efficient in leading their complex workflows.

You can be part of developing and launching new services that power innovation and make a difference in the legal community. Use adaptive frameworks tailored to anticipate the needs of dynamic and evolving markets. Guide and grow skills for yourself and others you lead while building flexible products that exceed customer expectations.

Westlaw for legal professionals is the industry's most preferred online legal research service year after year. With Westlaw, you can find the legal information you are looking for quickly and expertly so you can build the strongest argument possible. We are relying on accurate law - because your practice depends on it.

Key Responsibilities & Technologies

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight, and lead design sessions with team members to define and analyze development requirements, provide design options, and break down work estimates into components
  • Identify and implement short-term and long-term solution options, with risk assessments and recommendations to business and technology leadership
  • Improve the quality of development in the organization and promote best practices.
  • Provide technical input/feedback on performance and skills. Lead performance and talent management for team.
  • Build, review, and maintain user documentation.
  • Work independently, taking ownership of problems.
  • Provide recommendations into assessment and training/mentoring of junior team members.
  • Delegate tasks to other developers, as appropriate.
  • Build and execute unit and integration tests.
  • Account for the quality and timeliness of own work.
  • Maintain and grow applications according to business and technology priorities.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Understand the impact of technical decisions at a team and department level.
  • Experienced in one or more programming languages, software engineering methodologies, and software development tools.
  • Technology leadership experience.
  • Validated written and oral interpersonal skills.
  • Validated collaborative problem-solving capabilities.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Computer science degree preferred.
  • 7+ years of related experience.

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 #: JREQ099194
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Technology Development
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