Join our Global Tech Team at our brand new hub in Spinningfields Manchester and be part of the exciting changes taking place.
Over the past few months we've set up new enterprise systems to cover all the applications we use. And in 2020 we're moving to a private cloud data centre where we'll work with cutting-edge technologies in Azure.
As part of the Enterprise Finance & Risk Systems Team, you'll work closely with the infrastructure team and client-facing application teams - creating bespoke enterprise solutions that ensure we deliver on our client needs. The Role
Our Enterprise Finance & Risk Systems Team is responsible for global systems for practice management, finance, time recording, and risk & compliance.
You'll gain extensive experience of developing critical enterprise systems software and interfaces to numerous bespoke and enterprise systems.
With extensive internal and external training, this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and strengthen the team. Key Responsibilities
Working with end users, you'll develop, maintain and enhance enterprise applications and derivative solutions, either internally or alongside third parties.
- Maintain and develop bespoke applications built in-house. You'll work in partnership with a scrum team using development tools with full software lifecycle.
- Design, code, test and correct software implementation together with product owners.
- Challenge existing methods and tools to enhance application development and maintenance.
- Assist systems architects with the future design and integration to larger systems.
- Apply data analysis and modelling techniques to establish, modify or maintain a data structure and associated components.
We have two main systems - imanagesystem and TR3E - and we develop and manage over 200 applications using a mixture of external suppliers and our own internal teams. About You
We're looking for a highly motivated team player with excellent verbal and written skills. Essential experience and technical skills
You have experience of building sophisticated server-side and desktop services and applications in C#, using best-practice tools and technologies to deliver high-quality software solutions.
You also know how to build ASP.NET Web applications in both WebForms and MVC, using responsive design and frameworks.
Backend services that use WebAPIs or WCF hold no secrets for you.
Experience of continuous integration and improvement using source control is also essential.
Desired experience and technical skills
- .NET technologies and languages;
- REST, JSON;
You'll ideally have some experience of working in continuous improvement with infrastructure, server-less computing, PaaS integration, design thinking and product development.
- Knowledge of XML, XSLT, XPATH and XML Schemas;
- Exposure to COM/COM+ API technology;
- Familiarity with document management and/or CRM systems;
Legal experience isn't essential; we're all about good tech people who want to deliver the next big thing. Please let us know about your professional qualifications, training or other relevant accreditations in your area of focus. Benefits
Our brand new offices are located in Spinningfields, a vibrant area in central Manchester with good access to other parts of the city. It's a popular destination for entertainment and shopping with lots of bars and restaurants, etc.
- Our hot desking environment ensures a very sociable atmosphere;
- We also offer flexible working, so you'll have the chance to work from home too.
We're the world's oldest global law firm, but we're constantly reinventing ourselves. With more than 270 years' experience globally, Freshfields continues to help clients grow, strengthen and defend their businesses - building on its history of thinking ahead.
The world's biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients most complex challenges, whatever and wherever they arise. Diversity & Inclusion
Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background.
All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing. Please note that in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.
Freshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made. A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer; we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (eg the role you're applying for and the circumstances of the offence). You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.