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Senior Systems Application Analyst - Dallas Office

This position provides tier 2 and 3 level support and related implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of enterprise software systems.  Primary support of our document management, accounting and other client/server applications.  Must be proficient in SQL administration. Experience in Elite Accounting and OpenText Document Management Systems is preferred.  Must have the ability to work on concurrent projects and manage competing priorities. Plays a significant role in the configuration and deployment of applications and the desktop environment.  Must have excellent analytical, communication and documentation skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Work to ensure that enterprise applications and the desktop software environment is up-to-date, reliable and optimized for use by the Firm.

  • Responsible for all backend SQL database Administration.
  • Responsible for problem resolution at a 2nd and 3rd tier level.
  • Provide advanced user support and problem resolution for application issues, including coordinating and working with vendors as necessary.
  • Ensure client satisfaction by providing timely and thorough responses to client requests.
  • Escalates problems as appropriate to ensure management awareness of problems.
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert of eDocs Open Text Document Management Systems. Responsibilities include managing the DMS Servers and monitoring systems.
  • Provide back office support of Elite Accounting Systems.
  • Stay knowledgeable on latest legal software development by monitoring vendor and industry bulletins for any known vulnerability and bug fixes.
  • Provide dependable and consistent on-call support as needed for back-up and where special expertise is required.
  • Assist in setting standards for Firm software applications.
  • Function as a solid team member of Application Support, including cross training for knowledge transfer within the applications team and desktop support tiers.
  • Demonstrate insight on different jobs functions to assist with problem resolutions, provide back-up for coverage and assist others with skill development.
  • Provide technical guidance to other support members in the IT Department.
  • Create and maintain documentation and standards.
  • Participate on projects for new software implementation and upgrades.
  • Participate in development and management of new software implementations and updates.
  • Provide quality assurance testing for compatibility issues and continuity of knowledge base documentation.
  • Assist in enforcing guidelines related to system access and development for vendors.
  • Experience with SCCM for deploying applications.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Information Technology related college degree or appropriate work experience.
  • 10+ years of previous experience related to Information Technology
  • 5+ years of Law Firm experience in applications support.
  • Experience in Systems Administration of Document Management Systems.
  • Experience in supporting Windows 7 and Office 2010. 
  • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft SQL, including writing queries.
  • Knowledge of Elite Financial Systems a plus.
  • Ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to adapt schedule to changing workload requirements.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Some travel required.

Systems Engineer – Dallas Office

The Systems Engineer has primary responsibility for the technical design, implementation and support of the Firm’s critical enterprise infrastructure and communications systems.  This position will be filled by an experienced engineer with a high level of project management and troubleshooting skills.   We need a team player with exceptional customer service and communication skills.  Attention to detail and documentation skills are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively participate with the IT Director, IT staff and vendors to select products and design solutions to provide 99.999% availability of the Firm’s enterprise infrastructure and communications systems.  Manage and execute project tasks in the implementation of infrastructure and communications technologies.  Take ownership of the monitoring and support of network, virtual server, storage, backup, unified communications (email/voice), document management, financial and other enterprise systems.  Generate and maintain documentation related to the architecture, design, policies and procedures related to same. Works closely with vendors and other support staff subject matter experts to support these goals.  May be the point of escalation for support requests to the Help Desk.  Mentors and cross trains other staff members as appropriate. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and experience in the following platforms is critical:

  • VMWare ESXi, vCenter, (5.0 and above) and SRM.
  • Extensive Active Directory and associated services experience, (PKI, DNS, DHCP, NTP etc)
  • General Windows Services knowledge, file server, dfs, etc.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and above
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010, Exchange Activesync / OWA and associated services
  • EMC VNX Series SANs (Gen 1 and Gen2) (Block and File)
  • EMC Networker Backup Systems (v8.x)

Knowledge and experience in the following platforms preferred:

  • Citrix XenApp Enterprise
  • Open Text eDocs
  • EMC Data Domains
  • Cisco Switching and routing protocols and platforms, Nexus, Catalyst, etc.
  • MPLS Networks, Quality and Class of Service
  • Cisco ASA Firewalls w/ Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Video Conferencing Systems (Lifesize Systems utilizing SIP and H323)
  • IP Phone Systems (Skype for Business, Cisco, Avaya)
  • Websense Web Security
  • System Center Configuration Manager, and System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Fibre Channel Switching (Nexus, Brocade, and MDS Series)
  • HP Servers
  • General PRI and IP Telephony
  • Solarwinds Products, including Orion and Log and Event Manager
  • Mobile Device Management and associated best practices

Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  5+ years’ experience  building and maintaining enterprise infrastructure and communications systems.

Physical Requirements:
Normal office environment requiring extensive use of typical business equipment (e.g., computer, telephone, fax, copier, security system).  Should be able to lift normal office equipment up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:
Works in a typical office setting.  Overtime hours as needed.


Thompson Coe is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers challenging employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to the applicant's ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation, Vietnam era Veteran status, or membership in other legally protected categories.

When available, our Dallas, Austin, Houston, Saint Paul, New Orleans and Los Angeles offices have a variety of staff positions for legal assistants, legal secretaries, information systems specialists, accounting personnel and administrative personnel. We offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package.