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About Herbert Smith Freehills

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With over 5,000 people, including 3,100 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals, operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

The Opportunity

Group / team description:
• Information technology is responsible for everything information systems–related. That includes:
• technical support: IT helpdesks, asset... management (including laptops and mobile devices) and technical training
• infrastructure: networks and systems, servers (real and virtualised), disaster recovery, business continuity and IT security
• development: designing and acquiring business applications.
• While the roles within the division may vary, all involve providing the very best services and systems.
• To succeed, you will have a strong focus on client service, be able to come up with creative solutions and see beyond complexity to identify the core issues facing the business. In return, we can offer a rewarding career at the forefront of the legal and IT professions, with significant scope for professional development

Key External Relationships:
• Relevant third party suppliers and vendors

Key Internal Relationships:
• Information Technology
• Business Sponsors & Stakeholders
• All Global IT Teams
• Efficient and effective IT systems are essential to the effective operation of a global law firm like Herbert Smith Freehills. The information technology team keeps our global team of lawyers and the supporting business services staff connected whether we're in the office or on the move.

Role / Primary Responsibilities:
• To scope, plan, manage and deliver projects, which deliver successful IT solutions to business problems and needs, to the quality required, on time and within budget.
• Task co-ordination of resources across technical work-streams to ensure that solutions are delivered on-time, to quality and within budget.
• Appropriate reporting to stakeholders and relevant parties to provide regular visibility of project progress.
• Build relationships with senior business stakeholders and contribute to the creation of roadmaps that identify business drivers that may result in IT delivery requirements.
• The development of effective working relationships with colleagues across IT and the business to gain commitment, support and resource to deliver technical streams of work
• To ensure delivery complies with the appropriate governance and architectural principles
• Creation and tracking of Initiatives, Epics and Stories to break down projects into value based deliverables.
• Use Scrum and Kanban methodologies to deliver projects

Qualifications, Skills and experience:
• Proven experience in Agile delivery
• Experience in technology delivery management
• Practical involvement in all stages of technical delivery, from feasibility through to support
• Understanding of standard reporting mechanisms, particularly in Scrum/Kanban and how they are used to track progress, e.g. cumulative flow, burn down/burn up charts, velocity and cycle time
• Knowledge and experience of tools and techniques in the following areas is important:
• Workshop Facilitation (e.g. for Story Elicitation, Release Planning, Stand-ups, Sprint Retrospective)
• Structured Problem Solving
• Coaching & Mentoring technical resources

Information Technology, London IT David Peintre Level 2

Working Pattern

Full time


Contract type
Fixed Term Contract

Diversity & Inclusion

At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life
London United Kingdom


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