As a member of the Packaged Solutions team for a global, results-oriented law firm, this position requires a blend of functional understanding with technical proficiency to deliver leadership, guidance and innovative solutions to meet the business needs of our organization. The Senior Applications Engineer provides a deep understanding of Financial applications and how they are being used and integrated and used by other applications, systems and processes. This position analyzes, evaluates and implements business systems and technical processes to support the Finance department. This position is responsible for ensuring the accurate documentation of user needs, program functions, and maintenance processes, and will coordinate the installation, integration and support of business applications and data.
Providing Level 3 operational or systematic support and maintenance for the Firm’s Financial applications; In some specific cases, Level 2 support may be required. Investigates operational or systematic problems and provides resolution using routine analytical skills and tools as necessary.
Coordinating and implementing new components and upgrades to departmental applications. This includes coordination, integration and support of business applications and data. The position will be instrumental in systems upgrades and conversions and actively manage the relationship with the Finance department.
Work with and communicate to professionals at all levels of the organization.
Develop, implement, and maintain internal and external reports and key performance indicators utilizing SQL query tools and/or Microsoft Reporting Services.
Develop or enhance quality control reports and electronic monitoring to assure regulatory and data quality compliance.
Assist the business users create, design and implement analytics to help them interpret their data in order to make better business decisions.
Assist Packaged Solutions team review data elements to streamline and cleanup configurations.
Work with our business owners to develop, analyze and present complex data more efficiently.
Work across Application teams to provide leadership and direction regarding technical design, development and data mapping for projects ranging from very small to firm wide implementations.
Write functional and technical specifications including application design changes and integrations for development.
Gather information, design, develop, test and implement high-quality, user-friendly solutions to meet the Firm’s goals and strategic objectives.
The Senior Applications Engineer must have a BA/BS in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience with 5+ years’ experience of application support/configuration.
Essential job functions include but are not limited to:
Strong understanding of and functional knowledge of Financial System for various business activities such as: Accounts Payable, Budgeting, Cash Management, Expense Management, Time & Billing, Tax, Investment Management and General Ledger Reporting.
Experience with SQL Query.
Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services.
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
Microsoft Internet Information Services
Microsoft Windows Server and desktop operating environments
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