Fisher Phillips, a national employment and labor law firm, is seeking a Network Administrator. The position will reside in one of the firm’s three Southern California offices, but travel to other locations will be required. The ability to work independently and take initiative is a must. With over 390 attorneys in 33 offices nationwide, our range of experience and expertise enables us to bring efficient and practical solutions to today's labor and employment law problems. For more information about the firm, please visit us at our website at www.fisherphillips.com.
The Network Administrator's role is to ensure the stability and integrity of in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the Network Administrator will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, server infrastructure, and communication links. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and server related software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.
Strategy & Planning
Collaborate with executive management and department leaders to assess near and long-term network capacity needs.
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes and service records.
Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Acquisition & Deployment
Design, deploy and maintain firm LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, switches, UPSs and other hardware.
Interact with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols and standards to remain aware of developments in the networking industry.
Assist System Administrators with server management, including e-mail, print and back-up servers and their associated operating systems and software. Manage servers including e-mail, print and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software.
Assist with installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software and peripheral devices.
Maintain security solutions including firewall, anti-virus and intrusion detection systems.
Manage network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches and UPSs.
Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
Maintain network asset management including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions and access rights.
Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
Recommend, schedule and perform network improvements, upgrades and repairs.
Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines and other network appliances.
Perform server and security audits and system backups and recovery.
Degree in Network Engineering or Information Technology and/or 5 years equivalent work experience.
CCNA, CCNP or other network certification a plus.
Knowledge & Experience
Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, WLAN AND WWAN design and implementation.
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles and general network management best practices.
Strong hands-on technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including Windows 8.1, 10, 2012r2.
Strong understanding of layer 2 network protocols (VLANs and Trunking Protocols) and layer 3 protocols (TCP/IP, EIGRP, OSPF) required.
Excellent knowledge of telephony systems.
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols and Internet standards.
Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.
Excellent application support experience.
Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.
Good understanding of the organizations goals and objectives.
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
Proven analytical and problem solving abilities.
Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high pressure environment.
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools and to handle other computer components.
Occasional inspection of cables in floor and ceilings.
Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.
No relocation costs. Principals only; no calls please.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Fisher & Phillips LLP
Since 1943, the attorneys at Fisher Phillips have been committed to providing value to our clients. We do one thing - represent employers in labor and employment matters.
Our clients know their legal problems will be treated as business problems and that we strive to help them avoid legal problems. We believe the lawsuit that’s never filed is a better win for a client than a costly defense verdict.
Although skilled and tenacious advocates, our attorneys recognize that the most aggressive and expensive approach may not always be the best solution to a client's problem. We seek to identify the client's primary business objective, design a solution to fit the objective, and implement that solution in the most efficient manner possible.
By performing compliance audits, providing the right policies, procedures and training, and offering thoughtful advice and counsel, we assist clients in preventing employee claims and lawsuits, government investigations, and union organizing activity.
We’re in the client service business and know that many labor and employment problems arise without much warning and require an immediate response. We meet deadlines and provide plenty of adv...ance time where client review of documents is needed. And we communicate with our clients in plain English.
Founded in Atlanta, we're national with 32 offices and more than 350 attorneys. Our attorneys practice before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in virtually every state.