Legal Technology Software Engineer

New York

Job Summary

About Us

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues.  By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

The Opportunity

Skadden is looking for a Software Engineer. This position will participate in all aspects of the product development life cycle from design to delivery. This position will produce high performance web-based and software applications that provide outstanding user experience and are written in Single Page Java script frameworks such as Angular, ASP.NET Core, C#, and windows development with WPF. This position will be based in our New York City office. Responsibilities include:

  • Meet with team members and end-users to establish software requirements.
  • Prepare analysis of processes and requirements.
  • Consult with team members regarding design and implementation of application.
  • Create databases and application interfaces based on analysis of requirements within established guidelines.
  • Write high performance code using established coding standards.
  • Implement security access on applications.
  • Develop unit tests to test code implementation
  • Develop application testing plans and assist with the testing process, including contention with existing desktop applications.
  • Instructs Legal Technology Trainers in use and training of the software.
  • Assist with integration strategies between applications.
  • Research latest technology trends.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Experience in developing applications using C#, WPF/MVVM, ASP.NET/MVC, HTML5, Angular JS, Bootstrap
  • Ability to design SQL database objects for SQL Server 2012/2016, writing stored procedures and user defined functions
  • Thorough working knowledge of PCs, networks and web technology
  • Strong problem solving abilities and an aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Team Foundation Server a plus
  • Experience with SQL Server Reporting Services a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML 5 a plus
  • Thorough working knowledge of PCs, networks and web technology
  • Excellent analytical and trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive matters
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
  • Two (2) to six (6) years of experience

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $100,000 to $120,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Culture & Life at Skadden 

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.


The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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