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Lead Software Engineer, Java

Contract Type
IT, Risk
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We're looking for a talented Java developer to work as part of the Risk Development team.

Job Description

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Position Title: Lead Software Engineer, Java
Requisition number: JREQ082966
Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Product or Service: 
Risk is a fast-growing Thomson Reuters Segment, this is a very exciting opportunity to join a business in an innovative and dynamic industry. It focuses on connecting our customers' business to the ever-changing regulatory and risk environment. 

Role Summary: 

As a Software Engineer in the team, you’ll be responsible for the analysis, definition, design, implementation, testing, maintenance and support of the products the team owns. You’ll work closely with QA engineers to deliver to the high standard that our customers expect.

You will also mentor junior team members, working alongside the team management to help further enhance the skills and capabilities of the team.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities: 

Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Experienced software engineer with excellent knowledge of the Java language and underlying JVM
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiar with various design patterns
  • Experience of unit testing
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Understanding of security implications and secure coding
  • Understanding of HTML and XML
  • Self starter - does what it takes to get the job done
  • Superb communication skills, verbal and written
  • Skill for writing clean, readable code and reusable Java libraries
  • Proficient using source code management tools such as Git or SVN
  • Experienced in a formal agile software development lifecycle


Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Experience with RESTful interfaces
  • Experience with web technologies such as Javascript, JQuery and CSS
  • Familiar with continuous build and integration
  • Experience with Test Driven Development and / or Behaviour Driven Development
  • Understanding of multithreading
  • Working knowledge of Cloud technologies


Education/ Certifications: 

  • A good relevant degree is desirable, but experience and the right approach to work are just as important.
  • Oracle Java certification is desirable but not required.


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 over 60,000 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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