Application Developer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Manchester, United Kingdom
6d ago


Application Developer

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 iManage system and TR3E and we develop and manage over 200 applications using a mixture of external suppliers and our own internal teams.


We’re looking for a highly motivated team player with excellent verbaland written skills.

Essential experience and technical skills

You’re a skilled JavaScript and AngularJS developer.

You have experience of building sophisticated server-side and desktopservices and applications in C#, using best-practice tools and technologies todeliver high-quality software solutions.

You also know how to build ASP.NET Web applications in both WebForms andMVC, 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 controlis also essential.

  • AngularJS;
  • NET technologies and languages;
  • Desired experience and technical skills

    You’ll ideally have some experience of working in continuous improvementwith infrastructure, server-less computing, PaaS integration, design thinkingand product development.

  • Knowledge of XML, XSLT, XPATH and XML Schemas;
  • Exposure to COM / COM+ API technology;
  • Familiarity with document management and / or CRMsystems;
  • Node.js;
  • Legal experience isn’t essential; we’re all about good tech people whowant to deliver the next big thing. Please let us know about your professionalqualifications, training or other relevant accreditations in your area of focus.


    Our brand new offices are located in Spinningfields, a vibrant area incentral Manchester with good access to other parts of the city.

    It’s a populardestination for entertainment and shopping with lots of bars and restaurants,etc.

  • Our hot desking environment ensures a very sociableatmosphere;
  • We also offer flexible working, so you’ll have thechance to work from home too.

    About Freshfields

    We’re the world’s oldestglobal law firm, but we’re constantly reinventing ourselves. With more than 270years’ experience globally, Freshfields continues to help clients grow,strengthen and defend their businesses building on its history of thinking ahead.

    The world’s biggestinternational organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions ina fast-changing world.

    We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of thewhole firm to solve our clients most complex challenges, whatever and whereverthey arise.

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Freshfields is an equalopportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will beconsidered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone.

    We welcomeapplications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background.

    All offers of employment willbe conditional on the candidate having / securing the right to work in the UK andproviding the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration,Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing.

    Please notethat in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidatesmay not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilledEEA candidate can fill the position.

    Freshfields is a Ban the Boxemployer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when aconditional job offer is made.

    A conviction does not automatically lead towithdrawal of the offer; we make decisions on a case by case basis and take anumber of factors into account (eg the role you’re applying for and thecircumstances of the offence).

    You would have the opportunity to discuss thematter with us before we make a decision.

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