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Cloud Solution Architect

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 12/21/2017 10:20:51 AM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

We are currently seeking a cloud architect who combines solid technical credentials and experience with a high degree of business acumen for a position within our Cloud Center of Excellence Architecture team.  In this role, you will collaborate with technology peers and business partners to build and deploy the foundation for the next generation of modern cloud native software applications and services for Thomson Reuters.  

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


Leadership & Communication (30%) 

  • Lead teams of Architects and Engineers building cloud services.
  • Collaborate with teams across the business to set standards and best practices.
  • Communicate risk assessments.
  • Contribute to, influence, or direct a variety of projects concurrently.
  • Provide technical governance of projects to ensure adherence with standards.
  • Provide technical recommendations to senior management.
  • Mentor less senior members of the technology teams.

Strategy (20%)

  • Provide support for creating centers of excellence for cloud services.
  • Make formal and informal technical presentations.
  • Lead and take command of meetings.
  • Establish partnerships with strategic vendors

Technology (40%)

  • Establish, enhance and communicate cloud-native architecture and engineering best practices
  • Promote benefits of software development utilizing Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Subject matter expert developing an approach and communicating corresponding benefits of utilizing AWS and/or Azure to business units
  • Work closely with ISRM teams to understand and incorporate established security best practices for the cloud
  • Define processes to best utilize people and tools to solve problems.

Financial Responsibility (10%)

  • Partner with business stakeholders to establish budgets.
  • Provide financial analysis for technology decisions.
  • Devise strategies and architectures to optimize consumption of cloud resources.
  • Work with engineering teams and other architects to make cost effective infrastructure choices for business units.
  • Participate with contract discussions that involve technical decisions.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science with preferential consideration to Masters degree in Computer Science   
  • 8+ years of software development experience 
  • 2+ years of relevant cloud experience to include:
    • Experience building software following cloud native architecture methodologies
    • Preference for AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and/or Professional Certifications
    • Extensive expertise working with AWS and/or Azure
    • Deep technical understanding of cloud-native architecture and engineering best practices
    • Experience partnering with and leading business unit project teams (architects and engineers) building cloud services.
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across the business to set standards and best practices
  • Ability to contribute to, influence, or direct a variety of projects concurrently.
  • Provide technical governance of projects to ensure adherence with standards. 
  • Ability to lead and take command of meetings.
  • Understanding of security best practices for the cloud

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.

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Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Req #: JREQ087916
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Technology Development
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