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Network Administrator

Cassiday Schade LLP  - Main Office

90 Attorneys; 64 Staff

Reports to:      Director of Information Technology

LOCATION:            222 W. Adams Suite 2900 Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:        HS Diploma or General Degree

EXPERIENCE:      Previous law firm related experience preferred, but not required

DESCRIPTION:     Cassiday Schade LLP is currently recruiting for a Network Administrator. This individual is responsible for the ongoing technical support and daily maintenance of LAN/WAN and VoIP. Provides enterprise wide engineering technical support and is the lead escalation resource for all IT related issues. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS: •Strong Network Administration experience •Serve as point of escalation for complex, enterprise level issues •Demonstrates creativity in solving network engineering challenges in response to defined outcomes•Must possess a strong sense of ownership, urgency, drive and possess outstanding customer service and troubleshooting skills•Must be able to identify issues and concisely communicate re same; provide suggestions and implement solutions and document/monitor the outcome of problem resolutions•Possess the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and externally in a positive, productive, professional manner •Ability to plan, manage time according to schedules, and provide status updates required
•Ability to quickly learn new tools and resolve issues using all available resources•Ability to maintain various operating system architectures, including supporting technologies such as authentication protocols, e-mail infrastructure, anti-virus solutions, backup, document management systems, SAN, Cisco switching, virtualization, VoIP, performing capacity planning analysis on hardware and storage systems; system upgrades, testing and deployment of functional or security patches •Must be detail-oriented and have excellent time management skills/ability to prioritize •Work well independently and as part of a team.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTS: •Design, configure, test, implement, monitor, manage and maintain LAN/WAN including infrastructure support •Active Directory design, planning, support and maintenance •Support and maintenance of VOIP phone systems
•Planning and monitoring servers and server/application activities to meet established Information Services tasks/projects; daily coordination of all activities related to the installation and planning of server, server/application, and server operating platforms
•Delivers engineering and support services for servers, storage, backup, disaster recovery, data replication, databases, messaging, network infrastructure, virtualization, remote access and other critical business systems •Apply systems analysis techniques and procedures to determine hardware and software •Responsible for change control for servers and systems throughout the enterprise •Virtualization platform design, support and maintenance •Oversees system administration functions including system backups and performance monitoring •Financial systems support, e-billing, cost recovery and SQL support •Citrix support •Data backup processing for DR/BC •Serves as point of contact for end-users seeking technical assistance •MS Exchange platform support including archiving
•Provide troubleshooting support and advanced analysis of requests within the Windows Server Environment. •Installs, upgrades, tests and configures workstations, peripheral equipment and software •Perform daily system monitoring verifying the integrity and availability of all systems and key processes, verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups reacting to associated outage alerts •Ability to manage time effectively, to meet schedules and deadlines, to work under time pressure, to multi-task, to plan, organize and prioritize work assignments, and to pay close attention to detail •Create/ document/analyze/design/test/modify the network infrastructure and computer systems •Conduct server builds and system implementations for all assigned infrastructure projects
•Proactive checkouts and monitoring to avoid service outages or limit their impact. Troubleshooting and fault isolation to restore service when necessary. •Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure •Perform other job related duties as assigned

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES: •Prior experience with scripting in PowerShell to automate administrative tasks and or function •Must possess excellent communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills•Experience with Windows Server and Hyper-V environment including activities such as provisioning, maintenance and troubleshooting.•Experience resolving physical and virtual servers in a professional services environment.•Strong working knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Windows GPO's, WSUS and network monitoring, logging and event monitoring, antivirus, server hardening, etc.•Strong working knowledge of Windows Server 2003 through 2016•Strong experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server and desktop.
•SAN experience such as NetApp, EMC•Technical expertise of MS Exchange 2010 and newer•Significant technical understanding of the following technologies: MS Exchange, MS DPM, SQL server, Citrix, VoIP, Virtualization, Document Management, firewalls, routers, switches, printers, backup and antivirus solutions.•Requires after-hours, weekends and on-call work as needed. Will require after-hours and occasional weekend work to implement patches and/or perform system maintenance.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        careers@cassiday.com

Posted: July 6, 2018  

Infrastructure/Virtualization Engineer

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLC  - Main Office

300 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to:      Senior IT Infrastructure Manager

LOCATION:            525 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION:        Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related specialty and four or more years of equivalent technical/professional experience related to the design, installation and maintenance of server, storage, and networking platforms, preferably in a large legal or professional services firm or equivalent combination of  education and experience.  Certifications for VCP, MCP, MCITP, CCA, CCNA or high level are a plus.

EXPERIENCE:      Advance knowledge and experience with Microsoft operating systems, Active Directory domains, directory services.  Proven ability to design and implement virtual environments leveraging VMware vSphere, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell M1000e Blade Chassis and modules, EMC Unity and VNX arrays, Pure Flash storage, EMC Celerra, EMC Data Domain appliances as well as a solid understanding of underlying network, server and back office technologies. •Must possess a solid understanding of client virtualization technologies such as VMware Horizon, and XenDesktop/XenApp including remote access gateway technologies for these platforms such as VMware UAG (Unified Access Gateway) and Citrix NetScaler. •Superior analytical and technical skills with an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic with comprehensive knowledge of software engineering in order to conduct detailed analyses of complex systems software and perform essential duties fundamental to the position. •Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. •Ability to perform detailed mathematical calculations and apply complex mathematical concepts when computing, applying, and configuring probability and statistical inferences.
•Exhibit high degree of initiative in exercising independent judgment with demonstrated troubleshooting, follow-through, and critical-thinking skills in order to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, and consistently changing work environment with the ability to make decisions based upon results of research. •Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with courtesy and diplomacy and efficiently follow written and verbal instructions.
•Ability to provide technical support and training to a diverse group of users having different levels of computer expertise including attorneys, support staff, and clients. •Maintain effective relationships with vendors and consultants. •Excellent organizational skills including record keeping, data collection, and system information. •Ability to compile and analyze data and furnish information in report format, written correspondence, e-mail, or verbally. •Ability to occasionally retrieve and distribute technology-related items, written documentation, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds. •Work occasionally requires more than 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position. •Occasional travel to other Firm locations may be required.

DESCRIPTION:    The Infrastructure/Virtualization Engineer is responsible for the analysis, design, architecture and implementation of a variety of IT infrastructure initiatives with a focus on virtualization technologies.  Maintains professionalism and strict confidentiality in all client and Firm matters. The job duties and responsibilities for this position include: •Typical responsibilities for this position include support of the following infrastructure platforms; Dell server platforms, APC infrastructure, server virtualization platforms e.g. VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V,  EUC (end user compute) virtualization platforms e.g. VMWare Horizon, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp, Liquidware Profile Unity, Microsoft server OS platforms and associated monitoring platforms e.g. Microsoft System Center, VMware vROPS, Liquidware Stratusphere and other related solutions. •Partner with other engineers responsible for other infrastructure areas such as security, networking, storage and backup and recovery to architect solutions tailored to specific business requirements.
•Configuration, operation and administration of any server hardware, operating system and any monitoring or management as they relate to any of the physical or virtual infrastructure in any of the firm’s data center installations.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KATTMUCH2&cws=1&rid=5789

Posted: June 28, 2018  

IT Coordinator

Nyhan Bambrick Kinzie & Lowry  - Sole Office

50 Attorneys; 35 Staff

Reports to:      Director of Administration

LOCATION:             20 N. Clark St. Suite 1000 Chicago, IL60602

EDUCATION:           BA in IT or Business Administrative, or combination of education and relevant experience
EXPERIENCE:       1-3 years help desk or law firm experience..

DESCRIPTION:    Support firm users by assisting with simple IT issues such as printer or desktop support or training • Work with managed care providers (IT, Printer or VoIP) and track tickets to completion• Oversee hardware and software training for new and current attorneys/staff to ensure efficiencies throughout firm• Maintain department knowledge base and best practices• Develop/maintain vendor relationships• Update and maintain firm website (Wordpress)• Update and maintain non-profit website (Joomia)
• Maintain websites including preparation of regular updates, maintain accurate attorney biographical information, and coordination of website contributions including blog postings• Develop and maintain firm mailing lists• Maintain marketing collateral including coordination of new materials and assist with preparation of firm presentation materials including PowerPoints

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        info@nbkllaw.com

Posted: June 11, 2018  

Network Analyst

Vedder Price P.C.  - Main

300 Attorneys; 550 Staff

Reports to:      Manager of Network Operations

LOCATION:             222 N. Lasalle St., Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION:           Bachelor’s degree preferred.  
EXPERIENCE:       2+ years of experience supporting and managing technical systems in a law firm enviroment required.

DESCRIPTION:    Vedder has a newly created position in its IP department: Network Analyst. The Network Analyst position is responsible for participating in the design, implementation and operational support of systems and project initiatives involving the Vedder Price data center, networking, unified communications, and virtual environments. This is an entry-level position for the Network Operations team. Network Analysts provide technical and support services to the firm. They ensure stability, best practices engineering, and detailed troubleshooting disciplines are applied to firm systems. Technical responsibility will extend to all offices of the firm and may require travel to any or all offices. Candidate must be a team player with the ability to effectively participate in projects, demonstrate excellent communication skills and possess the ability to manage a multitude of assignments independently.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:        Apply on our website  http://www.vedderprice.com  or by email: ch.recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: May 30, 2018  

Mobility Engineer

Vedder Price P.C.  - Main

300 Attorneys; 550 Staff

Reports to:      Manager of Network Operations

LOCATION:             222 N. Lasalle St., Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION:           Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and two to four years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  
EXPERIENCE:        Minimum 3-4 years’ of on-premises or SaaS EMM/MDM administration experience is required. 

DESCRIPTION:    We have a newly created position in our IT department: Mobility Engineer. The Mobility Engineer provides technology leadership and subject matter expertise for various aspects of Vedder Price’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system infrastructure, including security, high availability and a positive user experience. The successful candidate will: -Undertake complex projects requiring specialized technical knowledge.-Coordinate with management and practice area leads to determine mobile feature and functionality requirements.-Assist with ensuring system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored in order to increase efficiency.-Perform system support and issue-resolution duties.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:       Apply on our website  http://www.vedderprice.com    or by email: ch.recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: May 30, 2018