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Lead Software & Systems Engineer (SRE)

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 1/12/2018 1:37:20 PM Carrollton, TX United States of America
Job Description

Lead Software & Systems Engineer (SRE)


More US corporations and global accounting firms rely on Thomson Reuters’ ONESOURCE software to manage their US tax compliance obligations than on any other alternative. We seek to extend this market leadership by creating the next generation of tax and accounting software. If you are a talented, results oriented and innovative DevOps engineer, this might be the career opportunity you’ve been seeking.

Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), as part of the product engineering team, are Software & Systems Engineers who are responsible for ensuring the high availability of our mission critical customer-facing products and services. We place a high degree of trust and responsibility in the hands of our SREs and expect them to follow DevOps principles and practices. You’ll have a key role working alongside a very experienced team of architects, developers and analysts, and be involved with helping the team reach consensus on strategies, design, and practices.

Key Expectations

  • Thinking in terms of computing at scale. You help design and construct elastic, secure, fault-tolerant, high-performance, scalable systems.
  • Agile, collaborative and flexible. We are organized around self-directed, largely autonomous Scrum teams. You work well with others, enjoy opportunities to collaborate and readily adapt as strategies evolve and priorities change.

Here are the kinds of skills we are looking for

  • Engineering Excellence. You have at least seven years of experience in a variety of contexts during which you’ve contributed to the construction of secure, scalable, extensible software solutions and systems. You understand technology and possess a passion for excellence, you believe that quality is engineered from the Inside Out.
  • Bias towards action. You believe that speed and quality aren’t mutually exclusive. You’ve shown good judgment about shipping as fast as possible while still making sure that products are built in a sustainable, responsible way - and you’re comfortable making mistakes, failing quickly and safely, learning a lot along the way.
  • Passion and energy. Because you love what you do, you bring infectious enthusiasm to all your endeavors. You always perform at your absolute best and see new challenges as an opportunity to contribute, make an impact, and grow.
  • Commitment. At Thomson Reuters, commitment to customer satisfaction and technology excellence permeates everything we do. You care tremendously about delighting our users and ensuring that our market and technical leadership is sustained and extended. You are your harshest critic and hold yourself personally accountable, jumping in and taking ownership of problems that might not even be in your team’s scope.

All about you

  • Programming in one or more language such as C#, Java, JavaScript, Python
  • Experience in scripting languages - Shell scripting, PowerShell, PERL or PHP
  • Systems configuration and administration: Windows (required) or Linux (desired)
  • Experience with supporting cloud-native applications on AWS is a plus
  • You are good at analyzing and discovering how all components of a distributed system work together using a broad range of skills and tools
  • Strong Monitoring, Network flow analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • Selection, design and tuning storage systems for reliability and performance
  • Configuring, analyzing and tuning (Relational and NoSQL) database systems to improve reliability and performance
  • Configuring and tuning web servers, application containers, message queuing systems and other middleware to improve reliability and performance
  • Strong proponent of DevOps engineering methodologies - driving teams to modern DevOps culture
  • Advanced to intermediate level experience in one or more tools/techniques in each  category:
    • CI/CD  - Jenkins, Jenkins DSL, AWS Code Services, Git, Bamboo
    • Infrastructure automation - Ansible, Chef, AWS CloudFormation, Powershell
    • Build automation - Maven, Gradle, Ant
    • Static scanning – Veracode, Contrast, Fortify
    • Binary repositories - Artifactory, Nexus
    • Container technologies -  Docker, Kubernetes, AWS ECS
    • Distributed logging - ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
    • Continuous delivery practices - Blue-Green Deployment, Canary Releases
  • Strong proponent of Agile/Lean software development methodology
  • Work with architects and other technologists to determine the technical design for feature requirements and effectively communicate the design to others in the team
  • Ability to build and deliver hands-on technology proof-of-concepts and demonstrations.
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development


Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and 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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Carrollton-Texas-United States of America
Req #: JREQ096988
Locations: Carrollton-Texas-United States of America
Job Function: Technology Development
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