Financial Systems Application Engineer II

Information TechnologyAll Practice AreasPittsburgh, PA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP is seeking an Financial Systems Application Engineer II to join our Financial Systems Support team in our Pittsburgh office. The Application Engineer II for the Financial Systems Support team will provide support for various financial systems with the Elite Enterprise application at the core. This person has a demonstrated ability for working with project managers, vendors and development teams to deploy the most complete solution possible to the end users. Because there is no team above them in the support stack, they are also responsible for assisting those support teams should they be unable to find a solution to an issue. This person has demonstrated experience training support staff, writing documentation and knowledge base articles to prevent unneeded escalations. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
•Assist with installation, configuration, upgrading, patching, and maintenance of Elite Enterprise or Elite 3E programs, modules, and integrated systems.
•Troubleshoot problems related to software performance and functionality.
•Write and support scripts to facilitate reporting and administrative functions.
•Assist performing data analysis to facilitate identifying and resolving issues and problems.
•Develop and document operational procedures and processes for maintenance and support.
•Assist with data integration and data migration activities.
•Contribute to requirements gathering and solution design.
•Develop visual architecture diagrams for deployed solutions or solutions being built.
•Perform testing functions on all financial related systems.
•Provide technical mentoring and training to lower support levels.
•Flexibility to work beyond the typical work day as required; evenings, weekends, etc.
•Write SQL language queries to support Elite applications as needed.
•Effectively manages and communicates confidential issues.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Three or more years of experience with financial/accounting software is required.
-Experience planning and accomplishing goals while performing a variety of complicated tasks in a fast-paced work environment is required.
-Good communication and interpersonal skills with technical and non-technical colleagues is required.
-Experience with PC, Windows Server and Microsoft SQL are required.
-Experience working with vendors on requirements, development and product deployments is required.

•Desirable:                                                                                                                                                                                                              -Experience supporting Elite Enterprise or Elite 3E.?Basic understanding of n-tier application design, network (LAN, WAN, DMZ, Firewall) topologies and web or cloud services.
-Experience working with or as a Project Manager and Business Analyst.
-Experience writing technical documentation and training others.
-Basic understanding of systems administration and automation tools including shell scripting, and PowerShell languages.
-Basic understanding of or the ability to communicate application programming techniques, design patterns or frameworks is desirable.
-Proactively identify issues, make timely decisions and escalate issues engaging manager support when needed.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Accounting or equivalent work in a related field.
Working Conditions:
•Frequent computer use at workstation up to eight hours at a time.
•Frequently work at fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
•Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines.
•Office contact position requiring appropriate business-like apparel.
Any information contained on this form represents the usual method of accomplishing the duties in this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered in appropriate circumstances.  However, as the nature of an accommodation may vary depending on the needs and desires of an individual with a disability, it is impossible to describe in advance specific accommodations which will be considered.


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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