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Application Integration Engineer II

Job ID: 7764

Updated: Apr 10, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions


Develops and implements solutions to integrate applications across the enterprise.  Evaluates business needs and requirements to devise integration specifications and ensure final solutions meets business/organizational needs.  Works within definition of department SDLC framework to design, build, test, deploy and provide operation support for integration solutions.  Consults with and provides direction to vendor teams also involved in portions of the SDLC framework.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Responsible for delivery of technical project work regarding the application integration and API solutions. Ensures a proper design, delivery and operations of enterprise integration while satisfying quality, security and other solutions standards.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to meet enterprise integration needs; contributes to the definition of and ongoing deployment of enterprise integration protocols/process/procedure/SDLC practices; includes working with project teams for effort intake, estimation, design/coding/deployment and operations.
  • Provides expertise/experience for planning and ongoing coordination for needed dev/test environments, as well as defining and managing source code repo, branching configuration, CI/CD and DevOps practices supporting ongoing concurrent releases and maintaining technology toolset stack.
  • Works with Data and Enterprise architecture team to define the application integration design/coding/deployment/operational standards and technology stack; contributes to long term strategy and planning.
  • Works with operations team to oversee stability/performance of integration platform operations, with regard to scheduling, successful execution, and issue resolution of the application integration components in production.   
  • Works collaboratively with other dev teams to guide and review their deliverables against the set standards; promotes reuse and efficiency of enterprise integration platform.
  • Works collaboratively with IT platform, infrastructure and vendor teams to ensure efficiency and promote reuse of integration platform assets and while ensuring policy compliance and operations. 

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in data, computer science or relevant discipline.
  • 8+ years of experience in application/API development and integration; Microsoft preferred.
  • 3+ years of working experience with MuleSoft API integration/management platform required; certification preferred.
  • 3+ years of working experience on Azure application and data platforms highly preferred.
  • Experience working in agile delivery, Jira usage and other agile delivery best practices.
  • Data architecture, Data Modeling, and data warehousing experience is a plus
  • Demonstratable ability to interact with business and vendor teams to create integration specification documents, integration architecture/design artifacts.

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • Certifications in Azure cloud stack, Microsoft development stack, MuleSoft highly valued.   

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