Application Developer

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Oxford Norwich London Leeds Manchester Cambridge Birmingham
Discipline: IT
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 07587481088
Vacancy reference: 020569
Closing date: 31 May 2023
Startdate: 16 May 2023 - 16 May 2023

Permanent, UK-Wide

The role

Mills & Reeve has a strong belief that appropriate and innovative use of IT can significantly contribute to the success of the firm. In recognition of this, the firm’s investment in its IT systems is considerable. The firm’s in-house development team’s primary role is to help ensure that the return on this investment is maximised by delivering bespoke IT solutions to business requirements.

This role will involve the ongoing integration and development of the firm’s major 3rd party applications - Elite MatterSphere and integrations with Elite 3E and other supporting information systems utilising API and SQL calls. This role represents an unique opportunity for the right individual to be part of an experienced development team and gain exposure to market-leading technologies.

The person

Given the challenges of this role, it is likely that your background and experience will demonstrate:

  • Proven experience of performing a similar role in a comparable environment
  • Experience of MatterSphere workflow development tool
  • Experience of 3E practice management system
  • Ability to work both self-sufficient and as part of a team in designing and developing Windows based workflow applications
  • Demonstrable C# development experience
  • Demonstrable MS SQL Server experience

The role additionally requires someone:

  • is self-managed and confident in setting and prioritising their own work agenda
  • has excellent written as well as verbal communication skills and so is able to demonstrate that they can convey complex matters in a way that different audiences can understand
  • is confident and able to build sustainable relationships with clients, lawyers and internal colleagues is organised and methodical in how they approach their work
  • has excellent attention to detail
  • is a team player
  • is willing to take on new responsibilities and challenges

The activities

  • Full lifecycle design, development and ongoing maintenance and support of complex workflow based applications. This will include developing, testing and maintaining program code relating to the workflow applications
  • Working closely with other members of the IT department (including development, core business systems, support and training teams) and with third party software suppliers
  • Ownership of the software-layer infrastructure supporting the above systems
  • Gain understanding of the relationship and integrations between our core systems
  • In conjunction with the core business team, liaising with stakeholders to determine functional requirements for workflow applications
  • Providing third-line support for applications as and when required
  • Attending any meetings or training sessions as required
  • Carrying out any further duties as required by the IT Development Manager

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The Mills & Reeve Business Services career structure

We have a firm wide Business Services career structure and a published career progression framework.  Within the firm wide career structure there are five career levels.  For the purposes of the framework, this role is at an Advisor level and the role profile that details the outcomes and activities expected of across the firm is included with this job description.  Further information on the firm’s Business Services career structure is available from the HR team.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

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And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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