Job ID: 5925
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
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 Applications Engineer Senior 1 is responsible for coordinating and implementing new components and upgrades to departmental specific applications for the Risk, Litigation and Practice Technology areas. This position will lead and participate in a team that reviews, analyzes, evaluates and implements applications and technical processes to support the Risk, Litigation & Practice Technology departments. This position is responsible for ensuring the accurate documentation of user needs, program functions, and maintenance processes. The Applications Engineer Senior 1 will coordinate the integration of the applications with other systems such as Financial and Human Resources.
The Applications Engineer Senior 1 has a leadership role in all related projects and efforts and will coordinate efforts between IT and the business units (Risk Management, Litigation & Practice Technology). The position will be instrumental in leading systems upgrades and conversions in addition to actively managing the relationship with the Litigation & Practice Technology department.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The Applications Engineer Sr 1 must have a BA/BS in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience with 8+ years’ experience of application support/configuration.
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 environment and build positive working relationships. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands.
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