The Senior Applications Engineer is responsible for coordinating and implementing new components and upgrades to departmental applications. This position reviews, 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. The Senior Applications Engineer will coordinate the integration of the Risk Management applications with other systems such as Document Management (Imanage), Cost Recovery, Financial, Human Resources, and Client Services. Additional responsibilities include technology ownership of all application integration projects for the Risk Management group.
The Senior Applications Engineer has a leadership role in all Risk Management System related projects and efforts and will coordinate efforts between IT and Risk Management. The position will be instrumental in systems upgrades and conversions and actively manage the relationship with the Risk Management department.
Essential job functions include but are not limited to:
Experience with Legalkey, Compulaw and/or Intapp Risk products preferred.
Demonstrated experience leading the implementation of Risk Management systems.
Strong understanding of and functional knowledge of Risk Management for various business activities such as: Compliance, Conflicts, Court Docketing, Information Governance, New Business Intake, Preservation Orders, and Records Management.
The Senior Applications Engineer must have a BA/BS in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience with 5+ years experience of application development/support/configuration within the legal industry as well as 2+ year with Risk Management systems. SQL experience is preferred. Additional requirements include:
Ability to take ownership of all technology related processes
Ability to develop and interpret detailed system development specifications based on expert application knowledge
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent manual and electronic organizational skills.
Logical skills and attention to detail.
Ability to develop, execute and document integration tests with interfacing applications.
Excellent/proven oral and written communication skills.
Ability to organize and facilitate effective meetings with diverse audiences, including technologists, business users, and management
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively respond to all customer inquiries and complaints.
Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Current K&E Technologies
Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing
Microsoft Windows Desktop & Server
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
IntApp Integration Builder
Knowledge of appropriate line of business tools and technologies (Risk Management, Finance, etc). Examples: Risk Management Systems (court docketing, Records Management, New Business Intake, Conflicts, Records Policies.), Financial Systems (Time entry, Invoicing, Cash Collection, Budgeting and financial reporting, General Ledger, Purchasing, Payroll, etc.)
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