Applications Specialist


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.


We are seeking a highly motivated, results oriented team player to join our Information Technology team as an Applications Specialist.  This position will be based in the Toronto, Ottawa or Montréal office.


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks, primarily focused on providing application support to several commonly used and legal specific applications.  You will contribute to the ongoing development and upkeep of our automated Windows build and will be responsible for coordinating and reporting on the deployment of software packages and updates.  You will provide quality assurance and testing of software programs prior to deployment; and will perform a variety of tasks relating to application administration. 


The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in administering Microsoft SCCM, with a strong understanding of Microsoft Windows 7 / 10 operating systems, Microsoft Group Policy, and Microsoft automation / scripting (e.g. PowerShell). 

A Microsoft object-oriented programming/development background (.NET, VB) or SQL administration / developer background would be considered valuable but not essential.

Previous experience working in a legal environment and/or supporting multilingual user environments (particularly Canadian French and/or Russian) would be similarly considered valuable but not essential.

The position requires an organized individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.  The candidate will be detail-oriented and should possess excellent time management abilities.

The Applications Specialist position is part of a team of IT professionals who support approximately 1900 users in Canada and Russia.  Gowling WLG offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume via email to , including the job title in the subject line.

Gowling WLG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity. We foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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