Wolters Kluwer Sr. Application Developer in Riverwoods, Illinois

Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory is a leading global provider of intelligent information and electronic solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business compliance professionals, and expert educational resources for law students and professors.

In an increasingly dynamic world, Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory connects legal and business communities with timely, specialized expertise and information-enabled solutions to support customers' success through productivity, accuracy and mobility. Its major product lines include Aspen, CCH, Kluwer Law International, and MediRegs. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel, health care organizations and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, IL.

The Senior Application Developer is responsible for designing and developing programming solutions to support business development. S/he will work with the Manager of IT Applications Development to implement development strategies and provide input on new designs and system architectures. The ideal candidate can design and develop well-tested, high performance, scalable applications in .NET environment. This role is ideal for self-starters who enjoy solving complex problems and working closely with a strong team of developers, QA analysts, and project managers.

  • Extend and maintain existing software solutions. Take responsibility for applications design, development, and support.

  • Understands business issues, data challenges including weaknesses and recommend process improvement

  • Ensures issues are identified and tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner

  • Design and implement solutions to deliver on new functionality and extend existing capabilities with ability to write programs and code applications from user stories.

  • Conduct code/architecture reviews and participate in estimating and planning sessions.

  • Contribute (hands-on) to the architecture / design, development, and testing of new and existing software solutions. Design and develop platform as an Agile/SCRUM team member.

  • Evaluate risks related to each solution design / project, and work with management to build risk mitigation strategies.

  • Provide leadership on assigned projects to ensure group tasks are appropriately delegated and completed according to an established schedule

  • Document database and applications both from a functional and a technical perspective.

  • Understands database models and applications designs and able to determine effective programming methods to achieve optimal results.

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to understand how projects fit into the service roadmap and architecture

  • Collaborate with offshore developers to ensure timely delivery per the specification

  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance to guide test strategies and troubleshoot identified issues

  • Work on the product backlog of features and bugs as assigned; provides estimation required to code, document and unit test functionality assigned.

  • Participates in planning and end-user review sessions

  • Stay current on new technologies and best practices


Desired Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or equivalent work experience.


  • 6+ years of business applications development experience in a .Net, MVC, SQL Server 2008 and higher, and Agile / Scrum development environment. essential

  • Experience in the planning and estimating of small to mid-sized Web application development & enhancement projects essential.

  • Experience in business / web application development using ASP.NET, C#, VB .NET, XML, XSLT, Angular2, jQuery, JavaScript, JSON, Ajax, MS Ajax toolkit, MVC framework, Entity Framework, Angular, Microservices, LINQ, WCF, .NET WebApi or creating RESTful web services, and other integration tools essential

  • Experience using SQL Server including table creation and the development of stored procedures and SSIS packages, triggers and constraints preferred.

  • Experience in Object Oriented Design and Analysis using UML tools and/or other design tools preferred.

  • Experience with object relational mapping (ORM) tools preferred.

  • Experience with commonly used design patterns preferred.

  • Experience in directing small teams of offshore developers in a tech lead / team lead or supervisory capacity preferred

  • Solid technical and personnel decision making / problem solving abilities; self-starter with a positive team and work ethic.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Publishing industry experience is a plus.

  • C/C++, Java, MarkLogic experience is a plus.

  • Ability to adapt and use emerging technologies quickly

  • Ability to self-manage projects and deliver on time while meeting the businesses' needs.

  • Ability to multitask and manage several projects at one time.

  • Ability to lead small .NET development offshore team

  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical designs and solutions to both technical and non-technical business stakeholders

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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