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Do you love creating innovative solutions for customers? We are seeking a passionate Lead Software Engineer proficient in Java or Python and cloud-native application development. As a member of Thomson Reuters Labs in Toronto, you will have a direct impact on our company by helping to guide the creation of new and innovative capabilities that will delight our customers.
What do we do? At Thomson Reuters Labs, we experiment, build and deliver. We work with big data sets to discover what new products, services, or insights we can create for our customers. We then work across the organization to build and deliver these capabilities. Thomson Reuters is perhaps most well-known for the Reuters News agency. The company is also one of the top sources of information for legal professionals, corporations and tax professionals. We have over 60,000 TBs worth of legal, regulatory, news and tax data. We work across all business segments of Thomson Reuters.
You will be part of a diverse, agile and interdisciplinary innovation team located in Toronto - collaborating with colleagues located in the United States of America, Switzerland, United Kingdom and India. You will work closely with other engineers, designers, data scientists and stakeholders to build solutions that use data analysis and AI, like machine learning (ML). The science and engineering of AI are rapidly evolving. We are looking for an adaptable learner who can think in code and likes to learn and develop new skills as they are needed; someone comfortable with jumping into new problem spaces; who enjoys directing and supporting the efforts of others.
Is this you? Come join us!
About the Role
In the role of a Lead Software Engineer in Labs, you will:
Guide: Direct the efforts of a small team of developers to deliver AI-based features.
Manage: Ensuring a high-performance culture – nurturing your team’s career development and managing their performance expectations
Develop and Deliver: Applying modern software development practices, you will be involved in the entire software development lifecycle, designing, building, testing and delivering high-quality solutions.
Solve Complex Problems: You will create large-scale data processing pipelines to help researchers build and train novel machine learning algorithms. You will develop high performing scalable systems in the context of large online delivery environments.
Be a Team Player: Working in a collaborative team-oriented environment, you will share information, value diverse ideas, partner with cross-functional teams.
Be an Agile Person: With a strong sense of urgency and a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, you will deliver timely solutions.
Be Innovative: You are empowered to try new approaches and learn new technologies. You will contribute innovative ideas, create solutions, and be accountable for end-to-end deliveries.
Be an Effective Communicator: Through dynamic engagement and communication with cross-functional partners and team members, you will effectively articulate ideas and collaborate on technical developments.
In Labs, we see technology as a tool to solve problems. Technologies tend to quickly change in the, rapidly developing, AI space. If you prefer to solve problems and “think in code” over “developing in technology-X” you may be a good fit for Labs engineering. You should be curious and comfortable with change and learning new things as needed. Fundamentals are key. You should be well-practiced in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). As a lead software engineer, you will help drive the problem-solving process – directing, coaching, and mentoring others. We will look to you to influence and promote new ideas and ways of solving problems.
9+ years of professional software development experience
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience
Proficient in Java and/or Python software development stacks and ecosystems
Proficient in system analysis & design
Experience managing a small (3-5) team
Experience with public cloud services and cloud-native applications, e.g. AWS (preferred), Azure, or a similar cloud platform; DevOps
Python/Java frameworks/libraries (Pandas, Flask, SpaCey, SciPy, etc.) (Spring Core, Apache Commons), Object Oriented (OO) and Functional programming paradigms.
Experience with artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), e.g. Natural Language Processing (NLP),
Experience with deploying AI-based applications to production e.g. ModelOPs, AWS SageMaker, Azure ML,
Experience with big data processing (transformation, analysis) using Apache Spark/Hadoop, AWS serverless variants, e.g. PySpark, Scala, MapReduce, AWS Glue, …
2+ Years AWS software engineering experience in AWS, AWS certification
The work we do in Labs has an impact on our customers and the world! Thomson Reuters is a trusted source of news and other information. By making connections in information our customers use, surfacing it to them in timely and targeted manner we enable them to do their work better and faster. The work we do is very challenging. Sometimes our research does not yield results. We pivot or move on. If this sounds exciting to you, you may be a good fit for Labs! Would you like to learn more about Labs? Check out -
What’s in it For You?
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
Hybrid Work Model: Currently, as part of our COVID-19 response, our employees are working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines with the majority of our offices planning to remain remote throughout 2021. Upon return, we will embrace a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work.
Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.
We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.
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 applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.
We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.
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