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Technical Lead - Web Developer

Company: Thomson Reuters
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Thomson Reuters is seeking an experienced Technical Lead - Web Developer to join a high-performing team of engineers. You will work on web interfaces and back-end services that support multiple digital web properties including WordPress blogs, various content management systems, and homegrown PHP applications. This full-time position will be based in Toronto where you'll be working amongst members of a fun, friendly, and skilled creative team of overachieving developers.

As a member of Thomson Reuters' Digital and Service Technology team, you will work with team members to drive the growth and transformation of our Marketing stack. You play a vital role in building and influencing new technologies, processes, and methodologies. You will collaborate closely with UX designers, analytics and data strategists, product managers, data scientists, and our broader marketing teams to build reusable UI elements for prospect-facing websites, campaigns, and developer-facing tools. You'll use the latest web standards in developing content management solutions such as WordPress to develop websites and web applications that scale and perform well on all devices. As a Technical Lead - Web Developer your day will consist of leading CMS and UI architectural discussions, participation in hands-on coding, as well as being an active influencer in enterprise-wide technical discussions.

About The Role

As a Technical Lead - Web Developer, you will:

  • Show Leadership - lead a small team of developers to deliver components and features on time by giving solid technical direction.
  • Build and Develop: Responsive web sites and web applications, design, build and test scalable web application, create experiences leveraging PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, integrate code with other technologies such as REST Web Services, CMS, 3rd party APIs, etc., create prototypes for proof of concept, use build tools like Gulp or Webpack to streamline development tasks, assess advertising and analytics requirements, evaluate vendor solutions, determine solution design, and implement, identify and document product architecture and solution design
  • Be a Team Player: Regularly review peers' work and provide feedback and collaborate with designers, product managers, ops engineers, client engineers, QA engineers, and various other teams and stakeholders to solve innovative problems utilizing out-of-the-box solutions
  • Be Curious & Innovative: Comfortable with quickly addressing changing and new product needs to help seize business opportunities
  • Be an Agile Person: with a strong sense of urgency and a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment to deliver solutions against strict timelines and conduct regular reviews---with---management on progress---and maintain the communication infrastructure---to ensure transparency and clarity about the state of---your---projects
  • Be an Effective Communicator: Communicate clearly and effectively using Github, Slack, MS Teams, JIRA, etc. to keep all stakeholders in the loop regarding relevant issues, Interact thoughtfully and professionally with everyone including non-technical colleagues and foster open communication between project team members and facilitate---a group through complex issues to decisions
  • Take Ownership: Estimate work scope and time and meet deadlines

    About You

    You're a fit for the role of a Technical Lead - Web Developer if you have:

    Basic qualification
    • 4+ years' experience proven hands-on experience in full-stack software architecture, design systems, and front-end technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, TypeScript, and JavaScript
    • 3+ years professional working experience with WordPress, OOP, PHP, MySQL with hands on experience building, debugging, and ensuring best practices with Themes, Plugins, and the Gutenberg editor
    • Experience using Agile Methodologies primarily Scrum
    • Familiarity with CSS frameworks, and pre-and-post-processors, preferable CSS modules, and SAAS
    • Excellent understanding and experience with vanilla JavaScript, browser architecture, the page rendering process, page loading and page size optimization techniques
    • Ability to write clean, readable code that is easy to understand encompassing semantic HTML, SEO, accessibility, and web analytics
    • Experience with source control such as Git and code reviews/git flow
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to communicate effectively with technical staff, Business Analysts, management, and business team members)

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field with 5 years of progressive work experience
      • Comfortable both leading discussions as well as hands-on development
      • Experience with JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries, preferably React
      • Knowledge of JavaScript build tools such as Webpack, Stencil, etc
      • NPM or similar dependency management tooling experience
      • Familiarity with es6/es7 and newer JavaScript specifications
      • Familiarity with Github, MS Teams, Confluence, JIRA, etc.
      • Working and interacting with a geographically and culturally diverse team
      • Mentoring junior developers and translating requirements from business partners
      • Cloud technology experience (e.g. AWS, Azure), or Docker

        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 caf-- 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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          More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.

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