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Senior Applications Developer (3039)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

In this role you will be responsible for developing business applications and services that deliver value to stakeholders.

Your activities may include:

  • Solving complex workflow problems that impact the entire organisation.
  • Planning and designing business-critical software components.
  • Identifying, creating and applying applications development and security standards and processes.
  • Defining, generating and managing documents issued to clients and colleagues.
What You'll Be Doing
  • Providing guidance and coaching to your colleagues to develop skills and capabilities within the team.
  • Allocating tasks and project work to the relevant colleagues, ensuring quality and performance is monitored in order to provide recommendations or concerns.
  • Planning and driving systems development projects, selecting the appropriate methods, tools and techniques.
  • Designing complex systems, ensuring the design meets the relevant requirements. You'll also contribute to the development of design policies, standards and component selection.
  • Having technical responsibility for configuration development and deployment, ensuring appropriate tools and techniques are adopted.
  • Designing test cases and scripts, mapping back to pre-determined criteria, recording and reporting test outcomes.
  • Maintaining procedures for applications support and enhancements to improve the performance of the business.
  • Adopting security by design as a default practice within the Engineering home team.
What We're Looking For

For this role we are looking for someone that has some previous experience in leading and mentoring a team of software developers, who has previously worked within the legal or financial sector although this is not essential.

It's essential that you'll be able to demonstrate experience of Microsoft’s Power Platform, Dynamics 365 and Dataverse and Sharepoint, as well as knowledge of PowerFX or Javascript.

If you are someone that is an excellent team player who is inquisitive and enjoys learning and developing, as well as having resilience and be able to cope in a fast paced, technically complex environment then this role might be for you.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Sub-Department:
    Engineering & DevOps
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  • Company:
    IM LLP
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    Full Time
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