Permanent - Full Time
What are we looking for?
The Analyst Developer role is part of Withers' development team, one of three sub-teams within the growing Business Systems Team (BST), who have overall responsibility for the implementation, maintenance and operation of the firms' legal technology solutions. The development team are specifically 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.
The development team is currently being expanded to meet Withers' growing need for modern legal technology, and will consistent of three developers reporting to the Development Manager, who provides day-to-day line management as well as being on-hand to offer guidance and support. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, hardworking graduate with strong communication skills and solid programming experience in a professional environment, ideally a law firm.
The role sits within the Business Systems Team and focusses on designing, 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 Analyst Developer will assess overall business and technical requirements, determine different options to achieve these within the existing systems architecture (including pros and cons for any options), 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. The Analyst Developer will work with key technical and business stakeholders to challenge and refine proposed solutions in order to reach an agreed design prior to implementation. The candidate will also need to possess excellent problem-solving skills, as there is a strong element of troubleshooting involved in the role.
The Analyst Developer candidate will ideally have familiarity with legal business processes and the key IT systems that support them, such as Elite 3E 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
Interpersonal skills required
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.
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.