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Senior Architect

New York, NY
Position: - Senior Architect
Our Company
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Our Financial & Risk business provides solutions to the global financial community – delivering critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investing, financial and corporate professionals.  Financial & Risk serves more than 40,000 customers and 400,000 end-users across the world. 
Thomson Reuters is the market’s largest operator of FX trading venues, with daily volumes of approximately $350bio.  In Fixed Income (FI), Thomson Reuters is a majority owner of Tradeweb Markets LLC, a leading electronic market operator.  Tradeweb’s network of more than 50 dealers supply liquidity to over 2,000 institutional investors in 50 countries, with daily trading volumes of over $250bio.
Thomson Reuters is currently developing a next generation platform for the transactions businesses.  This leading edge platform will provide our company with high performance transactions capabilities for the next decade and beyond. As a result of the above, Thomson Reuters is currently looking for an exceptional individual who is highly motivated, high performing and a world class technologist. The successful candidate will join a global architecture team and realize the platform vision.  The successful candidate will be able to effectively combine long-term strategic vision with hands-on, practical software design, problem solving strengths and leadership skills to help bring about a wide reaching and historic evolution in electronic trading platforms.
Job Responsibilities
  • Be an evangelist for the platform-approach to delivering transactions systems
  • Ensure our open platforms remain secure in a challenging, hostile environment
  • Drive the highest levels of quality and service that customers demand
  • Align technology direction to the wider development organisation
  • Promote enterprise reuse of technology components
  • Understand and review current system architecture
  • Take accountability for the design of future system architectures and transition paths from current system
  • Take accountability for designs for high performance, scalable and low latent systems
  • Understand industry trends and ensure new system designs exploit emerging technologies
  • Review of customer environments and design integration; e.g. data and workflow modelling
  • Lead the design of operational environments
  • Ensure design patterns and best practices are communicated to and effectively adopted by development teams
  • Be accountable to ensure all strategic code development adheres to architecture design and guidelines
  • Communicate and win support from senior stakeholders for business-impacting technology decisions
  • Be the driver of efficiency initiatives: Collaborate with development, QA, Application support and Infrastructure managers to improve the operational efficiency of the organization
  • Demonstrate world class technical excellence / lead by example
Required Skills 
  • Effective collaboration and influence across organizational boundaries
  • Strong stakeholder management and negotiation skills
  • Design and architecture of systems and software components
  • Strong verbal and written communications.  
  • Demonstrated track record architecting systems for quality, scalability, extensibility and security
  • Experience in information security
  • Experience in building high availability systems
Experience with the following a plus:
  • Formal requirements analysis and architecture modeling methodologies and tools
  • Experience delivering Cloud-type services
  • Agile / rapid application development methodologies
  • Real time systems
  • Big data
  • High performance messaging infrastructures
  • Financial markets and trading systems

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