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Financial Applications Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, 60606
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

Direct hire opportunity for an experienced Financial Application Engineer with Aderant, Elite, Lawson, or SAP support and development skills! Prefer local to Chicago and willing to go onsite a few days a week but if you have the skills, let's talk!


Title:  Financial Applications Engineer

What’s in your toolbox? Aderant? Elite? Lawson, SAP? Bring your Financial Application Support & Development skills to one of the largest and most prestigious law firms on the planet! Not only will we draw on your tech skillset, but we’ll tap into your experience and knowledge of enterprise financial applications!


Well? What are you waiting for?


Essential Functions:

  • Ensures financial applications meet the needs of the business
  • Ensures the evolution of financial applications and needs of the business continue to be met in the future
  • Supports software related to department’s customized or packaged financial applications
  • Performs relevant telephone and desk side support to all staff on all financial applications supported by the Firm
  • Responsible for multiple concurrent large and complex projects
  • Maintains a high level of responsiveness to customer calls and inquiries
  • As required, liaise between Firm management, sponsors, users and other IT personnel to communicate issues regarding overall operations status, operations strategy and plans
  • Where appropriate, attends user groups independently or with senior managers
  • Evaluates new financial products/applications deemed to be appropriate for the Firm’s business
  • Recommends improvement on the use of all Firm financial applications
  • Contributes to financial applications user and systems needs analysis and requirements definition projects
  • Develops and reviews data design, interface, user, functional and technical design documentation
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results
  • Designs, codes, tests and debug programs
  • Ensures that the software development goals support the organizational and business goals
  • Participates in the development, analysis and recommendation of vendors based on prioritized evaluation criteria
  • Effectively communicates information to next supervisory level through appropriate reporting Mechanisms
  • Contributes to financial applications user and systems needs analysis and requirements definition projects
  • Documents and distributes input back to user constituencies for quality-assurance and content




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the functions of the job


Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a IT systems applications environment required
  • 3-5 years supporting high-performance back-office and administrative support systems, including Aderant Expert, and other Finance & Accounting custom and packaged applications.
  • 3-5 years of IT industry experience, preferably in a professional partnership (e.g. law firm) environment


Technical Skills:

  • Experience and familiarity of Aderant Expert (or similar Financial Applications package) preferred
  • 3-5 years working with relevant client-server and web-compliant development tools and products
  • Strong working knowledge of relational databases
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required.
  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations for the purpose of creating business cases, budgets, etc.
  • Strong understanding of technology, architecture, deployment, and quality assurance practices


Performance Traits:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative and a keen level of attention to detail
  • Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning, priority setting, and problem solving, especially when responding to unanticipated business requirements


Physical Requirements:

  • May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.