Senior Software Engineer: Cloud Development, Virtualization

Thomson Reuters


Eagan, MN

Why you should apply for a job to Thomson Reuters:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2020

  • 4.2/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 83% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 88% would recommend this company to other women

  • 91% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Thomson Reuters offers flexibility

  • Thomson Reuters offers parental leave

  • Thomson Reuters offers tuition reimbursement


    Position summary

    Senior Software Engineer: Cloud Development, Virtualization

    We are currently seeking a highly motivated cloud software engineer with solid technical credentials for the position of Senior Software Engineer within our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure team.

    In this role, you will collaborate with technology peers and business partners to build and deploy the next generation application and desktop virtualization platform based on Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop technology.  Using a cloud-native, automated approach, you will build, test, and deploy AVD infrastructure, machine images, and AVD service configurations for applications that power some of Thomson Reuters core products.

    Are you passionate about using cloud technologies, open-source, and love working with and developing the latest technologies in a dynamic environment? Do you have a burning desire to move fast and be bold? Then we want you on our team!

    As part of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 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 focusing on Microsoft Azure 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.

    Your role will include working with the following technologies:

    • Microsoft Azure and Amazon cloud providers, focusing on Azure services, tools, and processes.
    • SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions
    • Working with the Azure Desktop Virtualization service and related technologies
    • Discrete micro services with simple repeatable cloud native architectural patterns
    • A variety of open-source software and tools
    • Continuous delivery and Infrastructure automation tools such as Git and Azure DevOps
    • Programming languages such as C#, PowerShell, and Python.
    • Distributed data stores such as Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, and Redis cache
    • Serverless architecture such as Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps
    • Directory services such as Azure Active Directory
    • Security best practices for cloud
    • Cloud Monitoring such as Azure Monitor and Datadog
    • Test automation frameworks including source code unit testing, Postman API testing, Datadog Synthetics and more.

    If you have the talent and desire to build innovative business critical software services at a rapid pace, seamlessly serving many of the largest companies in the world come join our team!

    About the Role:

    As a Senior Software Engineer joining our team, you will:

    • Collaborate with technologists across the company to provide a robust and scalable Desktop and Application Virtualization Service.
    • Build IaaS solutions for Logging and Monitoring.
    • Develop for infrastructure continuous build and delivery automation.
    • Implement golden images for Azure including SaaS provided agents.
    • Ensure consistency with cloud architectural guiding principles for assigned projects. 
    • Keep up to date with emerging cloud technology trends – open source and cloud vendors such as Azure.
    • Articulate complex problems, concepts, and solutions through formal and informal means to global technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Work in a highly collaborative and dynamic matrix agile team environment with multiple levels of technology staff across various geographical locations
    • Apply principles of trust, transparency, accountability, and ownership
    • Anticipate needs and implications of decisions, proactively working to identify, clarify, and resolve issues, and removing barriers within and outside the organization in a timely manner.

    About You:

    You’re a fit for the role of Senior Software Engineer if your background includes:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Related fielf, or equivalent related experience.

    • Minimum of 4+ years of software engineering

    • Minimum of 2+ years of relevant cloud experience including 3 or more of the following:

      • Building cloud native applications and services following cloud native architecture methodologies running in the public cloud
      • Strong Python or PowerShell skills.Systems/Platform automation experience is a plus.
      • Exposure to Azure Virtual Desktop
      • .NET or Java experience including use of open-source libraries.
      • Comfortable working in Windows and *Nix environments including writing scripts and configuring systems via code/automation.
      • SQL and NoSQL Databases
      • Using cloud-native technologies with a preference given to Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, Azure Functions, and Azure Logic Apps
      • Developing against/consuming RESTful APIs.API design and development experience a plus.
      • Developing/authoring Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and pipelines to deploy solutions.
      • Experience designing, building, and using monitoring and testing solutions such as Azure Monitor or Datadog
    • Minimum of 3+ functional experience working with cloud technologies (AWS/Azure/GCP)

    • Proven ability to learn new technologies quickly.

    • Proven ability to solve complex problems independently.

    • Strong software, platform, and service design skills

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Customer first mindset

    • Outgoing innovator investigating new technologies and suggesting technology and/or process improvements.

    • Creative problem solving, troubleshooting skills, and critical thinking skills.

    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: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected.  
    • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more. 
    • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, 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. 
    • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency.  Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.


    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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    Thomson Reuters (NYSE / TSX: TRI) (“TR”) informs the way forward by bringing together the trusted content and technology that people and organizations need to make the right decisions. The company serves professionals across legal, tax, accounting, compliance, government, and media. Its products combine highly specialized software and insights to empower professionals with ...

    Why you should apply for a job to Thomson Reuters:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2020

  • 4.2/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 83% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 88% would recommend this company to other women

  • 91% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Thomson Reuters offers flexibility

  • Thomson Reuters offers parental leave

  • Thomson Reuters offers tuition reimbursement