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Lead Database Engineer

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Job Description

As part of our Technology function at Thomson Reuters we deliver software products to support our customers across Indirect Tax business units. We are looking for talented and motivated professionals who want to help us build great software products using their technical expertise and passion for technology. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently on design and development activities while collaborating closely with other team members in order to achieve the highest quality standards. You should have strong knowledge of database programming languages such as SQL Server or Oracle, experience with query optimization techniques, data modeling concepts and best practices for database design. Experience with automated testing tools like TFS, JIRA or GitLab would also be beneficial.

About The Role-

In this opportunity as a Lead Database Engineer you will:

  • Assist in architecting and implementing large scale database solutions using best practice patterns
  • Work with multiple stakeholders including product management teams to understand requirements and translate them into scalable designs
  • Review and implement database schema changes
  • Develop stored procedures/functions, triggers, views, etc. using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and/or PG Admin for Postgres
  • Identify performance bottlenecks within existing systems and develop strategies to optimize queries
  • Monitor system health by reviewing error logs, monitoring metrics, identifying potential issues before they become incidents
  • Participate in code reviews, peer reviews and provide feedback to team members
  • Perform unit tests and participate in integration tests to ensure high quality releases
  • Ensure all changes are thoroughly documented through tickets, source control comments and documentation wikis

About You -

  • 12 years experience including providing support for mission critical production databases(SQL Server / PostgreSQL),experience with cloud-based database offerings like Amazon RDS, Aurora.
  • Empowering team success through coaching and mentoring for on-time releases.
  • In-depth knowledge of relational database design principles (normalization, indexing, etc.)
  • Experience with performance optimization techniques.
  • Experience with data migration and replication tools.
  • Prior working experience using agile development framework and best practices.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines independently toward assigned goals with minimum supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to make presentations to professional peers and work closely with management.
  • Display ability to learn rapidly and adapt quickly to changing situations.
  • Be a role model to the rest of the members within and outside the team in technical, personal, behavioural and corporate citizenship.
  • AWS Certification strengthens candidacy for on-time cloud project delivery.

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 (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, 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.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • 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: Ten 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 26,000 employees across more than 70 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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