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Senior Applications Developer (SharePoint)

Job ID: 4869

Updated: Dec 26, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

Architect, design and develop applications that extend the Microsoft SharePoint platforms. Ensure the SharePoint best practices are always used throughout SharePoint projects. Play a key role in the application development lifecycle, including analysis, design, coding, unit testing, debugging, and documentation. Utilize SharePoint Search knowledge to plan and implement a search architecture. Establish a governance plan by defining a set of policies, roles, responsibilities and processes. Apply best practices in information architecture, content and metadata management to avoid any inefficiency. Plan and leverage the latest SharePoint social computing and collaboration features to maximize the capture and share of knowledge and expertise within Kirkland & Ellis. A Bachelor’s Degree and 7+ plus years of SharePoint experience is required.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • Analyze, design, configure, develop and implement intermediate-level solutions to meet business needs and objectives.
  • Work with product managers, business owners, DBA(s) and vendors to create integrations both to/from vendors.
  • Provides intermediate Level 3 support.  Investigates operational or systematic problems and provides resolution using intermediate analytical skills and tools as necessary.
  • Prepares project proposals and develops project plans. May lead small projects.
  • Maintains up-to-date awareness of current and future directions of business industry and associated technologies.
  • Investigates and documents present procedures as liaison with user departments.
  • Develop and maintain application security, design and documentation according to legal compliance requirements.


Core Technologies

  • Must understand Microsoft Windows Operating system architecture
  • Must understand Microsoft Windows Office System
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of application SDLC including Agile methodologies
  • Must have experience the Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server
  • Must participate in daily team scrums and code reviews
  • Must understand Sharepoint technologies
  • Must understand Microsoft SQL Server

Current K&E Technologies

  • On premise SharePoint 2013/2016/2019
  • Infopath, Sharegate, Office 365, Harepoint Reporting tools
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
  • .NET, Web services
  • Javascript, JQuery, CSS 3.0, HTML 5
  • C#, VBA
  • SQL
  • Active Directory
  • Entity Framework
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows Presentation Foundation

How to Apply

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