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Description : Development Manager – Thomson Reuters Foundation
Join a team which has unique expertise combining the power of journalism and the law to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.
Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently recruiting for a Development Manager to join our team in London. Reporting to the Head of Technology in Product & Technology Department, this role will be the lead of all development projects.
The role will be responsible for delivery of product and technology development roadmap items working across all TRF and external stakeholders. The role will also operationally manage internal/external technology partners, contractors and vendors across transformational projects.
The Development Manager role requires in-depth understanding and proven track records of how to deliver in a Matrix environment.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about software engineering best practices, including agile methodology and has people management experience.
As a Development Manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, you will:
Be managing an in-house front-end developer, maintaining existing sites and services, working in HTML/CSS/Velocity.
Manage development all transformational projects from TRF product and technology roadmap on time and in budget, particularly new web-based projects
Be migrating existing sites and services (as well as potential new ones) to a more robust React-based implementation.
Be Working with our existing CMS, auditing Content Types, Templates etc. to begin designing a more headless CMS model of usage.
Do greenfield work in designing and developing new, React-based web platforms using dot CMS in a headless paradigm.
Be working on other integrations and modifications to existing products, including interfacing with other organizations and technologies.
Have experience of people-management with a junior front-end developer reporting to the role
Be comfortable with problem solving outside of programming – for example, diagnosing DNS/caching/CDN issues (although only at a basic/intermediate level, expertise is not expected).
Drive key development documentation
Enforce Information and Application cybersecurity protocols
Enforce P&T processes and procedures
Drive improvements in TRF development practice of continuous delivery
Have an advisory role to the Director of Product and Technology on existing/new code languages and its best-of-breed practices.
To be considered for the role of Development Manager, you will have:
Degree and/or Master in Computer Science or equivalent level of technical knowledge gained through an alternative qualification or experience. (software development/engineering, web development etc.)
Ability to pick up new skills/frameworks quickly.
Experience with version control software, preferably Git.
Proficient with React and JavaScript in general.
Familiarity with implementing front-end frameworks with HTML/CSS.
Have experience with dot CMS (version 3 LTS onwards) or other CMS software (i.e. WordPress).
Be comfortable working in a small team or alone, sharing responsibilities and communicating with non-technical users.
Good deadline management and reporting on risks log and ways to minimize them
Experience with digital projects dealing with any other CMS, Mobile Apps
Management experience in digital media including experience in a digital marketing campaign role, digital branding, technical role as digital business analyst and in applications development/operations teams
Comprehensive knowledge of website/mobile app building and delivery processes and systems, content delivery processes and content management systems
Experience in building relationships on business, corporate and cross divisional basis – experience of “outsourcing” environment e.g. working with third party tech vendors
Excellent communication and presentation skills for business requirements gathering
Passion for online and media-rich, audio-visual products, KPI/ reporting frameworks, accessibility
Knowledge on Amazon Web Services (preferred)
At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:
Global Perspective and Impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
A Unique Approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
Our Relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
Learning & Development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.
About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.
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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