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We are currently recruiting for a Development Manager to join our London team!
Permanent - Full Time
What are we looking for?
The Development Manager will be responsible for leading a small team of Analyst Developers whilst working closely with the Global Head of Business Systems. You will manage the gathering and analysis of 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 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 managing a team. 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 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. Hands-on design, UI, development and SQL skills will be required alongside the management of the full development lifecycle.
As a technical expert, the Development Manager 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 manage stakeholder expectations surrounding delivery and testing. 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 Development Manager 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
Technical skills required
Interpersonal skills required
Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for 125 years. We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs, both at home and abroad. With offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage and services that other law firms focussed on the needs of the individual cannot. We have represented 66% of the Top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the Forbes 400 List, 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List and 35% of Forbes Asia's Richest Families list.
Information for Recruitment Agencies
Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.
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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