• Application Developer

    Job ID
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a technology professional to fill the role of Application Developer. This position requires previous experience working in an agile environment along with the ability to build and maintain software applications that will support PLI business initiatives. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 


    The Application Developer will support design and implementation activities for web, desktop and mobile applications. In addition, the Developer will support integration with software-as-a-service applications and all layers of the application such as front-end, database and back-end.



    • Collaborate with agile team to gather requirements, refine user stories and create solutions.
    • Deliver both functional and non-functional requirements; drive and execute user stories through completion.
    • Perform hands on design and implementation using the appropriate programming languages and development tools/framework/platform.
    • Develop and maintain unit and integration tests.
    • Work with DevOps to ensure the continuous delivery of software via the CI/CD process.
    • Other duties, as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development, or particularly impressive experience of shorter duration.
    • Strong knowledge of the software development lifecycle and common practices (code reviews, SCRUM, etc.) is required.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
    • Development experience using C# and MVC is a must.
    • Web development experience is desirable.
    • Experience with relational (e.g. MS SQL) or non-relational (e.g. MongoDB, REDIS) datastores.
    • Experience writing unit and integration tests using frameworks.
    • Understanding of course code version control (GIT) and CI/CD (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jenkins) processes.
    • Keeps up to date with market trends and other changes in technology.



    • Development platform/ languages: ASP.net MVC, C#, MS SQL, web services, SOAP/Restful, Azure, CIT, CI/CD tools, EpiServer (web CMS), MS Identity Server, JWPlayer, Kafka, Java, Redis, Javascripts, Typescript, React, Bootstrap, Xamarin, Swift, Objective C, Solr, HTML, CSS
    • Agile project management: Jira / Confluence
    • Test automation: Selenium, Cypress, Mocha, Nunit MTEST
    • SaaS: Salesforce, Netsuite, Adaptive, Celigo, Avalara, Meta Comet, Rsuite, Data Harmony, Fastcae, ClearCommerce
    • Databases: MS SQL, Mongo DB




    For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


    In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.




    PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.


    Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


    Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

    EEO Statement

    PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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