Chapman and Cutler LLP seeks a Software Engineer to join our Practice Innovations team. The Software Engineer will work on the Chapman Practice Innovations (CPI) team to deliver cutting-edge technology solutions to develop new applications (and improve existing ones) that help automate legal tasks, provide business intelligence and enhance business workflow. As part of the CPI team, the Software Engineer will work with attorneys, clients, and internal Firm departments to develop solutions promoting attorney productivity, transaction efficiency and client service. This position will report to the Chief Innovation Officer. The position can be remote with periodic travel to Chicago office.
The day-to-day responsibilities of the Software Engineer will include:
Full-stack application development
Works with requirements and stakeholders to design and prototype web-based tools and platforms
Designs, develops and manages well-tested code
Improves overall code quality across all our applications, and suggests, promotes and documents architectural and environment recommendations
Extends and integrates internal and third-party systems with web services and API connections
Works with analysts, attorneys, and clients to understand and respond to internal and external stakeholder needs
Troubleshoots issues and resolves as appropriate – i.e., software bugs, user errors, etc.
Continuously looks for ways to improve our solutions from the end user experience
Experience: 2-5 years of experience with full-stack development, including proficiency with the following:
HTML, CSS3, SASS, Bootstrap
SQL (Postgres and MSSQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB) databases
XML, JSON, YAML, and other data exchange formats
RESTful APIs, GraphQL
GitHub and GitHub Actions
Experience with large language models, machine learning and natural language processing
Self-starter, willing to learn new languages, frameworks and overall technologies
Pragmatic approach to working within confines of various enterprise systems and finding cross-system solutions
Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility and how different browsers interact with our systems
Appreciation of conceptual and intellectual challenges, exploring advances in technology to solve problems
Good sense of UI/UX, aiming for an optimal end-user experience
Familiarity with evaluation, selection and implementation of third-party software
Ability to receive and administer constructive feedback and apply lessons learned to future projects
Committed to following all Firm policies and information security protocols
Technical experience with Windows, Mac OS X and iOS devices (Chapman is primarily a Mac workstation environment)
Applicants should submit a resume as well as a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and why it is a good fit for you. All applicants will be considered; however, the hiring decision will be made based on qualifications for the position.
Chapman and Cutler LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO.
Chapman is a law firm focused on finance. We work with the most sophisticated financial companies and institutional investors in the world, providing both practical and strategic legal advice for virtually any financing issue that may arise. Through presentations, publications, and industry advocacy, we share our market insight to help our clients advance their business and product development goals. We stay on the leading edge of legal services innovation, creating new technology and practice management solutions for our firm and our clients to drive efficiency, agility, and service.
The lawyers and support professionals who work at Chapman are highly skilled, and we care deeply about our clients, colleagues, and co-workers. Our culture is defined by individual purpose, teamwork and collaboration, and the freedom to pursue new ideas. Because of this culture and focus on individual fulfillment in work, we are proud to say that nearly half of our partners have spent their entire careers at Chapman and over half of our professional staff have worked at the firm for 15 or more years. When our people can see the difference their work makes every day, they stay. That’s the Chapman ex...perience.
From our innovative work with clients to our talented people to our market insight and perspective, learn more about what makes Chapman unique at chapman.com.