Applications Engineer II

  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Job Location Type: Flex week in office
  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Job Location Type: Flex week in office

Website Kirkland_Ellis Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Founded in 1909

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The Application Engineer II is instrumental in amplifying our firm’s initiatives in legal technology innovation. This role is centered on the configuration and optimal utilization of legal technology solutions, in alliance with the practice innovation and e-discovery teams – engaging proactively with vendors to ensure solutions harness the full potential and inherent efficiencies of applications.

Essential Functions:

Solution Configuration: Collaborate with the innovation and e-discovery teams to adeptly configure technology solutions in line with the firm’s requirements.
Integration: Assure the cohesive integration of diverse data sources, spanning cloud and on-premises environments, into SaaS platforms.
Vendor Management: Establish and nurture productive relationships with technology vendors. Guide them aligned with our firm’s technological standards and best practices, emphasizing the optimization of inherent application efficiencies.
Technical Support: Offer Level 3 support for our suite of applications, occasionally addressing Level 2 support scenarios.
System Enhancements: Oversee system upgrades and conversions, ensuring alignment with non-IT business sectors.
Governance and Compliance: Uphold the firm’s rigorous security and governance standards across all applications.
Documentation: Generate and update documentation pertinent to system configurations, troubleshooting, and integration methodologies.
Data Analytics: Utilize SQL tools to derive thorough data analytics, presenting business users with precise insights.
Operational Support: Render steadfast operational backing, with on-call roles distributed among team members.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education & Experience:

A BA/BS in Computer Science or a pertinent domain (or equivalent practical experience) with a minimum of 5 years in application support and technology configuration roles.


Advanced analytical and problem-solving prowess.
Proficient in both oral and written communication.
Demonstrated ability to excel in a dynamic setting.
Marked organizational acumen with the capability to prioritize tasks judiciously.

Technical Expertise:

Familiarity with Linux and competence in undertaking light coding tasks, e.g., Rest API.
Skilled in SQL Query.
Demonstrable experience in integrating multifaceted data sources with SaaS and on-prem solutions.

As an Application Engineer 2 focusing on innovation and e-discovery, you’ll play a key role in our firm’s approach to legal technology. Your expertise will be central to optimizing our tools and collaborating effectively with both internal teams and vendors. This position is vital in ensuring we deliver streamlined and effective technology solutions for our clients.

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