Smart & Biggar has been at the forefront of IP and technology law for over 100 years. We practice in every area of IP on behalf of an exceptional international clientele, and we are consistently ranked as Canada’s leading IP firm.
We are committed to hiring people with different backgrounds and experience, who represent the best talent in their field.
Reporting to the Applications Delivery Lead, the Junior Software Developer will work alongside other team members to manage existing COTS based software products utilized in the day to day operations of the firm.
General tasks will include reviewing and updating software releases, managing integrations between platforms and building point solutions for specific scenarios not covered within the platform or to automate manual tasks.
The ideal candidate will also have an analytical mindset and a keen eye for detail. This is an excellent learning and growth opportunity for a new or recent graduate.
Key accountabilities include : Understand client requirements and how they translate in application features Collaborate with a team of IT professionals to set specifications for new applications Design creative prototypes according to specifications Write high quality source code to program complete applications within deadlines Perform unit and integration testing before launch Conduct functional and non-
functional testing Troubleshoot and debug applications Evaluate existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features Develop technical documents and handbooks to accurately represent application design and code Competency Profile : Customer focus Communication Team work Decision making and judgement Planning and organizing Problem solving Results focus Accountability and dependability Preferred Experience / Education : Practical experience with software development would be considered an asset Minimum Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or an acceptable combination of education and relevant experience required Knowledge of web design / application principles and tools, programming concepts, software development cycles, associated tools and platform management Full stack .
Net development experience Experience working with SQL database Ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-
technical audiences Highly self-motivated with a bias to results delivery Strong prioritization skills Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including : A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness A flexible benefits program Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments Employee referral program.
Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession.
We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.