Wolters Kluwer Senior Software Engineer in Houston, Texas

Senior Software Engineer -- 18-20099 Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer that provides a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise to legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance challenges in dynamic markets and regulatory environments, globally. GRC Solutions serves more than 350,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including 70% of Fortune 500 companies, 92% of the world's top banks, 90% of the Am Law 100 and more than 300,000 small businesses. The division has a global footprint, with workforce in 28 countries. Our clients include corporate legal departments, insurers, small businesses, financial services companies, brand professionals, underwriters, governments and compliance and risk professionals. ELM Solutions (ELM) offers enterprise legal management Solutions to help businesses better manage their practices and processes. This business area brings its solutions to market as Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions. The Senior Software Engineer - Technical Support SWAT, is responsible for providing SWAT and Dev-Ops level technical troubleshooting, patch development, deployment support, and performance tuning for ELM Solutions' products and operations. This may involve research, analysis, data and requirements gathering, documenting proposed solutions, solution verification/validation, and other tasks as necessary to resolve escalated priority issues. This position may also involve development with various programming languages such as .Net, Java, SQL and Groovy. This individual is expected to develop a deep technical understanding of ELM Solutions technologies, will frequently work with underlying data at the database level, and will be required to analyze programming code to identify defects and develop fixes. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Functions: * Provide technical leadership and direction to software development staff, perform code reviews for other software developers * Participate in peer review sessions, root cause analysis sessions and swarming activities. * Responsible for the understanding and application of the organization's processes, procedures, design and coding standards * Provide technical solutions and guidance throughout the support cycle for both the external and internal teams * Coordinate with the client's application team to identify and mitigate any technical issues that may potentially impact the production and supporting environments * Refine effective support processes for continuous improvement * Implement departmental initiatives as lead technical resources * Mentor more junior or 3rd party contract resources in best practices * Work directly with clients (internal and external) to resolve issues with the Company's proprietary software products and services * Recreate and verify complex performance and environmental issues with limited access to the production environment * Analyze product design and implementations to identify and submit defects or change orders * Devise client workarounds/temporary solutions as necessary * Coordinate the sharing of technical information related to resolving complex issues with offshore and nearshore development teams * Test deliverables to ensure resolution meets customer requirements and quality standards * Develop updates to code, data scripts, or configurations to resolve defects and enhancement requests * Record and manage issues within the Agile Kanban process Additional Responsibilities: * Consult with clients to define, recommend, and document appropriate product and solution requirements * Maintain knowledge of best practices in corporate legal environments * Assist in the identification and definition of new product opportunities and enhancements * Participate as part of an Agile Kanban team * Codify frequent issues into documented or scripted processes * Create knowledgebase articles, technical notes and how-to documents * Identify repeatable processes for troubleshooting specific issues * Other duties and projects as assigned by management


Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field or related equivalent relevant experience

  • Technology Specific Development certifications a plus

  • Technical or Support service certifications a plus


  • Minimum 3 years of experience implementing or supporting technology solutions, preferably in corporate legal departments

  • Professional consulting experience is a plus

  • 3 Years Development Experience with SQL Server and SQL syntax

  • 3 Years Development Experience with .Net or Java.

  • Experience managing external clients

  • Business intelligence experience with Business Objects or Cognos a plus

Critical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Corporate Legal Departments a plus

  • Strong experience with server-side web scripting skills in Groovy, ASP.NET, JSP, Angular

  • Strong experience with object-oriented concepts and best practices

  • Experience with managing and configuring IIS, Tomcat and Apache HTTP Server

  • Strong understanding of Internet protocols and security, basic hardware, and HTTPS communication, basic networking including proxy, reverse proxy and firewall configurations.

  • Strong experience with SQL databases and database management practices

  • Able to work well under pressure and time constraints

  • An aptitude for excellent customer service with a focus on total quality management

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, trouble-shooting and detail-oriented skills

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work with virtual teams

  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skill and the capacity to think creatively under pressure

  • Experience with network packet analysis tool such as Wireshark, HTTP proxy tool such as Fiddler is a plus

  • Experience in using source control tool such as TFS, SVN , GIT is a plus

  • Experience with Automation tools such as Jenkins, Octopus and TeamCity a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud systems a plus

  • Experience with JIRA a plus

  • Must be flexible to changing software architectures.


  • 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 €4.4 billion. 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. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

  • 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.


  • For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.

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