Senior Analyst Developer


Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Business Systems

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What are we looking for?

The Senior Analyst Developer will be responsible for analysing requirements, designing, developing and testing robust IT systems to support the firm's rapid expansion and need for enhanced information to support business operations. 

This role will be supported by two Analyst Developers and you should be comfortable mentoring and offering guidance to them. It would suit a developer who is a clear and confident communicator who's looking for the opportunity to build and enhance applications, as well as a team management role.  Ideally you will be a graduate with solid programming experience in a professional environment, ideally in a law firm.  Experience of working in a team split across multiple global locations would also be useful.

The role

The role sits within the Business systems team so you will be developing, enhancing and supporting our business applications alongside our team of finance and systems analysts.  Report design / information visualisation will also be important.  Strong design, UI, development and SQL skills will be required.

As a technical expert, the Senior Analyst Programmer will assess the overall requirements, determine different options for how it might be engineered (including any pros and cons for each option), indicate data flows, specify interfaces, and highlight dependencies on external systems.  They will prepare functional design specifications, prototypes for evaluation, and describe data that can be used to test the solution.  Their designs will be challenged and they will be expected to iterate based on feedback. There is also a strong element of troubleshooting involved in the role.

The Senior Analyst Developer will ideally have familiarity with legal business processes and the sort of IT systems that support them, such as Elite 3E/Elite Enterprise for practice management, Interaction for client relationship management information, and knowledge of the IntApp product suite would be an advantage.

Areas of focus and responsibilities

  • Senior Development resource globally
  • Key technical resource for Systems and transformation projects such as our current global implementation of Elite 3E (expected go-live February '22)
  • Deliver IT applications to meet business needs
  • Collaborate with project managers to ensure that applications are delivered in the timescales expected
  • Help to deploy applications to the firm by following the firm's deployment strategy
  • Prepare technical documentation as required
  • Provide support to live systems
  • Work with and help direct external consultants / suppliers if required


  • Key development and technical resource on a large portfolio of projects including NBI improvements (in IntApp) and 3E roadmap development post go-live
  • Software applications to mobile and desktop users on a Microsoft Windows platform
  • Technical analysis and supporting documentation
  • Solution outlines and detailed specifications
  • System functional design, non-functional requirements, and interface specifications
  • Documentation for deployment configuration, handover and operational support
  • Test data design and key test scenarios
  • Prototypes and evaluation systems (quick return on investment / minimum viable product)

Technical skills required

  • Experience working with a variety of programming languages
  • Experience in SQL including writing efficient queries, stored procedures and ETL etc
  • Good knowledge C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net.
  • Any data integration (middleware) experience (such as IntApp Integration Builder) an advantage
  • Report design / SSRS & Power BI experience.
  • Good knowledge of XML.
  • IntApp Open / Flow or other business process management system
  • Experience using web services and APIs built on REST and using JSON

Interpersonal skills required

  • Highly self-motivated and keen to learn new skills (enthusiastic and willing)
  • Proactive, energetic and enthusiastic with high professional standards
  • Smart and professional manner
  • Ability to plan out and work on a number of tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks to plan
  • Able to work under pressure, calm and not easily ruffled
  • Good communicator with high levels of interpersonal skills                                       -              
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and pragmatic
  • Motivated to complete tasks accurately and on (or ahead of) time
  • Team player, with flexible attitude and collaborative approach to work and work colleagues

The Essentials

  • 9.30am to 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • 12 week probation period
  • 12 week notice period
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, private medical, season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, on site café plus more

About Withers Worldwide

Withers have been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years. We advise clients on their business and personal legal needs both at home and abroad. In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world, the need for integrated and timely advice has never been more urgent.

We are recognised as the only international law firm for successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work.  With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot.

With over 150 partners and more than 450 other lawyers, we have unparalleled expertise in commercial, tax, trusts, estate planning, financial services, litigation and arbitration, real estate, charities, employment, family law and other legal issues facing individuals and their families.  The firm has advised 42% of the top 100 UK Sunday Times Rich List and over 20% of the top 100 US Forbes list, as well as numerous families in Asia.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withers Worldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

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