Applications Specialist

  • 1-4 Year
  • Hamilton
  •   Posted On: July 5, 2018
  •   Skills:  Communication, Quality Assurance/QA, Software Testing

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities


At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Responsible for application installation, configuration and integration of software. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the Information Technology requirements within one or more various practice areas, are addressed and make appropriate recommendations where necessary. Is responsible for automated practice support systems.


  • Providing end-user support for one or more standard applications and proprietary programs used by the Firm and may be first level support to the help desk technicians on these applications.
  • Providing technical support to the System Administrators to ensure the proper configuration and operation of one or more standard applications and proprietary programs in a networked environment.
  • Installing upgrades and maintaining current versions of software.
  • Installing new software as required.
  • Ensuring compliance and consistency with software as used in other Gowling offices.
  • Identifying, testing and evaluating software programs that will meet the needs of the various practice areas.
  • Preparing written evaluations on the advantages and disadvantages of tested software.
  • Participate in various IT projects.
  • Assists in the development of lessons and documentation relating to new applications.
  • Assists in providing training to the users.
  • Any other duties as required.


  • College diploma in Computer Science.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other Firm members, with the aptitude to take care of clients’ needs in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Capacity to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Solid background in the use and support of standard business applications, specifically in the legal environment.
  • Produce a high quality and quantity of work product, occasionally under tight timelines.
  • Able to prioritize and to redefine priorities when necessary.
  • Handle stress in a business-like manner.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) may be required in some offices.

Gowling WLG is proud to offer equal employment opportunities.

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While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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