Location: St. Paul MN
Duration: 6+months

Project Summary and Position Overview: (A detailed description of the
Project and what the Position entails must be included)
The qualified individual will be part of a team developing fixed income
information and analytics products. The team is responsible for enabling the
core infrastructure for fixed income reference data, used by internal and
external Thomson Reuters content clients worldwide. Successful applicant
will be responsible for the design, implementation, QA, documentation,
production release, and ongoing support and maintenance of systems
consisting of web applications, automated processes and databases. This
position is part of an initiative to make major improvements to fixed income
data and infrastructure. This is the same group as the previous St. Paul
openings but while the other project and arm was re-distributing the
content, this arm is the 1st point of content. The position is approved
through the end of the year but extension through 2010 is possible.

Essential Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

Candidate will be working as a senior software engineer in the Unix
environment. Primary skills used will be Perl, Sybase, SQL and general Unix
utilities. The successful candidate may work on any number of projects that
may include: writing data entry web pages, creating new automated data
feeds, working with data analysts to define new QA tools, refactoring data
flow processes, performing support of existing tools, performing bugfixes,
and prototyping new systems on new hardware. The position will work with
staff in multiple locations including St. Paul, New York, Beijing and
Additional Information: (e.g. Shift Resource, % work that is development vs.
maintenance, etc.)

There will be a 30 minute phone screen and then an in-person interview that
would last around 4 hours (both technical and non-technical).

Bachelors degree in computer science or related field or equivalent

Required Skills
(Must have), Necessary industry Experience & associated number of years of
Demonstrated experience in all phases from design to release of production
systems. Strong analytic thinking skills. 6+ years programming preferably in
Perl, C, C++
SQL (any variant) experience (5+ years experience would be a HUGE plus)
2+ years experience with UNIX or Linux variant.
Desired Skills (Nice to have in addition to the Required Skills), Necessary
industry Experience & associated number of years of experience:
Familiarity with agile development techniques beneficial. Optional
languages: XML, HTML, Java, Python, Ruby. Optional products: Sybase SQL
Server, Apache, modperl, Mason, CGI, Augosys, Bugzilla, Wiki, CVS

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