Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is a mid-sized Chicago Loop law firm seeking an Application Developer who will work as part of a team of experts in the support and administration the application systems at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg. This role maintains responsibility for providing technical project support, and has specific administrative and technical responsibility over the technologies related to SharePoint, Enterprise Search and Web-based application systems. As this position maintains a number of important business systems, on call and after hours availability is necessary to perform this role.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Take part in the development of projects relating to SharePoint, Workflow, Enterprise Search, or other web based solutions, applications and related technologies.
Design, build, and maintain custom developed web applications. Ensure all systems are up to date and in optimum working order.
Collaborate with Management, Systems, Applications, and Helpdesk teams on projects and efforts that require multiple pools of expertise or participation.
Work on project as tech lead, BA, or other supporting capacity as assigned by Application Development Manager or Director of IT.
Excel both as a team player and in independent activities.
Manage 3rd party consultants, ensuring proper knowledge transfer, documentation, and project effort are completed in the appropriate manner.
Manage vendor relationships and support process for multiple vendors, ensuring proper knowledge transfer.
Provide excellent second/third level support on assigned portfolio of business applications is the first responsibility above all other duties.
Document procedures, processes, and disaster recovery plans including documenting application diagrams, and administrative troubleshooting steps to assist the help desk team.
Document, test and configure applications and associated integrations.
Participate in or assist with the creation and execution of end user training.
Work with both primary support and end users to resolve issues.
Learn other firm owned application technologies for back up support to out of office team members.
Maintain and support all technical aspects of SharePoint intranet and related web parts, plugins, web apps, Workflows and Forms.
Maintain and support Enterprise Search.
3+ years development experience in implementing complete application/web solutions.
Experience interfacing and managing SharePoint On-Prem and SharePoint Online intranet solutions.
Experience with SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and Microsoft Graph API is a plus.
Experience working with complex custom workflows/timer job/features/web parts development.
Experience with Workflow and Web Forms construction.
Professional experience in front-end web programming. (UI/UX)
Intermediate level SQL capabilities and knowledge.
Knowledge of network protocols and ability to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
Experience with OpenAuth is a plus.
Experience consuming Web API services, and working knowledge of RESTful API is highly desired.
Experience with AzureDevOps and Git is a plus.
Project Management experience is highly desired.
Experience with managing business critical and/or multiple enterprise application systems simultaneously.
Bachelors in a relevant IT discipline or equivalent work experience is desired. .
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly to multiple audiences.
Microsoft Certifications are highly desirable.
Ability to plan and organize work of the subcontractors.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects effectively.
Position requires 35 hours per week, variable (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday), plus emergency on-call.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP was founded in 1986 by a group of lawyers of widely diverse backgrounds and personalities. Entrepreneurial and independent-minded as individuals, these lawyers were committed to a firm culture and style of practice that encouraged collaboration among colleagues at all levels. Each of the founders brought to the enterprise years of experience in and deep substantive knowledge of specialized areas of law, yet each favored practicing in ways that were broadly interdisciplinary, recognizing the fresh perspectives that approach could bring to every client matter.