Applications Developer
Ward and Smith, P.A. - Raleigh, NC

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Ward and Smith, P.A. is seeking a highly organized and well-rounded individual to join the Applications Development team. This valuable team member will be responsible for assisting with the development, support, and implementation of custom solutions throughout the firm. The position requires an individual with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of working in a fast-paced legal environment. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with programming languages, business process management, web solutions, sql development, end-user support, and a thorough understanding of a professional services environment to help support firm initiatives. Must be a team player and have excellent communication and organizational skills.

**Ward and Smith, P.A. has offices in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington. Candidate has the choice of office location.

-Design, development, and implement custom web-based applications and SharePoint solutions
-Develop and institute workflow and business process management solutions to increase efficiency and productivity throughout the firm
-Act as a business analyst to gather requirement, design, develop, and implement solutions
-Assist with evaluation, testing, conversion, and implementation of new products and solutions
-Serve as the primary technical liaison for development related projects, upgrades, enhancements, and bug fixes
-Proactively maintain system health and perform maintenance tasks to ensure continual upkeep of development systems and solutions
-Administer and provide second-level user support for all development related programs, applications, and other deployed solutions
-Serve as the primary point person for all development related escalated end-user issues including troubleshooting code, sql, software, performance, connectivity, and security issues
-Communicate and collaborate with end-users to test, deploy changes, and implement new solutions
-Maintain vendor relations, industry standards, and stay abreast of new software, solutions, releases, product enhancements, and development tools

Technical Requirements:
-Extensive design, development, and support experience
-Ability to efficiently troubleshoot development and application issues with end-users
-Ability to troubleshoot connectivity issues, performance problems, code issues, and other common technical issues
-Experience with the design and development of business process management solutions
-Thorough understanding and experience with Transact-SQL including creating databases, stored procedures, functions, and complex SQL statements in both SQL 2005 and 2008
-Extensive .NET development experience in C#
-SharePoint development experience including SPS 2010, Windows SharePoint Services, and SharePoint Web Parts
-Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio
-Experience with JavaScript and JQuery

Other Required Skills:
-Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
-Strong technical problem solving skills
-Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once with minimal supervision
-Dedication to customer service
-Extensive end-user support experience
-Ability to convey ideas to team members, end-users, and management
-Proactive mindset and forward thinking to foster growth
-Ability to effectively translate and decipher user needs
-Attention to detail
-Motivated self-starter
-Experience working in a professional services organization

About this company
Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in New Bern, North Carolina in 1895. Our Firm serves clients locally,...