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Senior Applications Developer

Job ID: 4888

Updated: Mar 8, 2019

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

The Senior Applications Developer is responsible for delivering custom business solutions using the K2 platform (SmartForms, SmartStarters, and WorkFlows), and Microsoft technology stack.  He/she will perform analysis, design and implementation of solutions that satisfy Kirkland’s needs. The individual will lead and coordinate projects from a technology perspective, following SDLC activities and standards that are consistent with Kirkland best practices. The individual will drive the architecture and design of user interfaces, business objectives and overall infrastructure. This individual must be able to take high-level direction, formulate a plan to achieve the goals and execute the plan.

Software applications are typically focused around the day-to-day business processes supporting legal and administrative staff.  Job duties may include, but are not limited to research, evaluation, and recommendations of enabling technologies. The job responsibilities will also include mentoring developers and other business users through hands-on assistance, and providing production support activities during non-business hours.   

Qualifications & Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred in mechanical, computer, and/or electrical engineering discipline. 
  • 6 plus years of software development experience with 3 plus years of experience working with K2 (Nintex) tools and technologies (Smart Forms, WorkFlows) and 1 plus years of experience working with .NET technologies (C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server). 
  • Should have strong understanding of K2 platform (Nintex), MS SQL, Stored procedures, Views and a good understanding of SOLID principles, and systems architecture concepts. 
  • Prior experience with K2 (Nintex) smart forms, workflows, jQuery, HTML5/CSS3, responsive design are desired. 
  • Must be familiar with agile or other iterative development methodologies. 
  • Must possess requirement and component level estimation, database design and development skills. 
  • A strong desire to stay current on development best practices using emerging technologies and industry trends. 
  • Knowledge of SharePoint/InfoPath is a plus. 

The ideal candidate must have excellent judgment, problem-solving, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project environment while building positive working relationships. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands on time and attention.  Experience in a law firm or global professional services environment preferred.

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