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Lead Front-End Architect

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 11/9/2017 9:10:57 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Lead Front-End Architect

Business Unit:

Global Brand Marketing

Product or Service:

Enterprise Web Platform

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

At Thomson Reuters, we provide professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We’re looking for an ambitious and talented front-end architect to join us in an exciting initiative.

Building a marketing UI library for a company of our size is a challenging and rewarding undertaking. Your work will be seen by customers all over the world, and used by teams across the organization both in dedicated webapps and enterprise CMSs such as Adobe Experience Manager to deliver creatively-designed content that puts users’ needs first.

You’ll lead front-end development capabilities as part of a dedicated in-house creative agency resourced to deliver excellence, with control over the full stack. We’re using Sketch to design, crafting standards-based semantic HTML, and operating with modern tools such as webpack, React with ES2017 features and PostCSS-cssnext. With broad influence over architectural decisions, you’ll find a receptive team eager to embrace the latest technologies and contribute back to the open-source community.

We use a modern, collaborative workflow, developing transparently with strong documentation and coding standards. Progressive enhancement is key, and your work will scale intelligently to fit challenging demands in accessibility, usability and internationalization, operating within a tiered model of browser and device support that evolves over time. Testing is central to our development approach, and we keenly pursue browser performance as a core feature. You will propose, implement and measure efforts to automate manual workflows, as well as mentor junior developers in the team.

If you’re passionate about building beautiful web interfaces that put the user first, please get in touch. Strong communication (both verbal and written), a sharp eye for detail and cross-cultural awareness are essentials skills to this role, as is experience leading a team of motivated, high-performing technologists.

Essential Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experience leading a team of developers, prioritising and organising resources
  • Applied knowledge of architecting design system front-end code with extensible, sustainable practices
  • Broad experience and knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, including different coding patterns
  • Applied knowledge of a variety of content management systems and marketing automation systems including Adobe Experience Manager, WordPress, SalesForce, Eloqua
  • Applied knowledge of modern development tooling and automation techniques
  • Confidence leading code reviews and implementing scalable development processes
  • Experience developing for an international audience and working in a global team
  • Confidence articulating technical concepts to a non-technical audience

Desired Skills/Experience Required:

  • Applied knowledge of accessibility and usability practices
  • Confidence working with Sketch and other modern design and UX software packages
  • Experience with performance testing and optimization techniques
  • Expertise working with different JavaScript frameworks including React and Angular

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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London-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ093733
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Technology Development
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