Wiley Rein LLP, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for an Applications Engineer to join its growing Information Services team. As a member of the Desktop Engineer team, this new role works under the direction of the Applications Manager. and is responsible for ensuring the quality, stability, and reliability of the Firm’s core business systems. The Applications Engineer also coordinates, designs, configures, and implements firm business systems and applications.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for the full life-cycle of highly available complex business systems and services • Scope business requirements for new or existing business systems • Translate requirements to physical designs while adhering to business processes and meeting performance requirements of existing systems and services • Integrate multi-tier server-based enterprise systems with client-side applications through the configuration of desktop systems and subsystems. Utilize scripting languages for automation. • Work with firm attorneys and staff to support, troubleshoot, and resolve issues related to business systems and desktop applications • Prepare accurate written functional and technical documentation of user needs, program functions, and maintenance processes. Create technical documentation for inclusion in the firm’s knowledge base to assist with troubleshooting efforts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline or relevant equivalent work experience required • Prior experience in a law firm or professional services environment a plus • Seven (7) plus years of experience implementing, administering and supporting multiple enterprise level business systems and applications • Seven (7) plus years of experience with Windows Server technologies, with advanced understanding of the following areas: Computer Networking, Active Directory, File Shares/Permissions, Windows registry, Common Windows Runtimes, Database Systems • Five (5) plus years of experience reading and writing Windows scripting technologies (i.e. PowerShell) and other command line interface technologies • Ability to read and write simple database queries • Experience integrating, configuring and optimizing business systems and applications • Experience with Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services Manager) and Microsoft SQL Server • Experience using SCCM for application deployments and upgrades • Experience monitoring, deciphering and responding to windows telemetry data • Hands-on experience with remote access and mobile computing solutions
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • The ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form • The ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks while utilizing time efficiently • Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills • Strong customer service orientation • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work effectively and independently with minimal supervision • Possesses the attitude of collaboration and sharing • Willingness to learn and adopt new technologies and methodologies • Position requires adherence to the firm’s Information Service’s policies, change control processes as well as the firm’s security and governance requirements across all administered applications • Ability to perform off-hours support as needed for system monitoring and maintenance and to assist with time-sensitive customer requests • Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Position operates in a professional office environment which is usually quiet to moderate • Position requires that the employee have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment • Position requires that the employee analyze and resolve problems according to shifting priorities, time frames, and resources, as well as document resolutions
• The Firm requires that the duties and responsibilities of this position be performed onsite during scheduled work hours • This position is primarily a sedentary position. However, some duties and responsibilities are required which would require the applicant to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, occasionally move about to access office equipment, file cabinets, etc. • Ability to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
*This description outlines the basic requirements of this position. It is not intended to be a complete description of other requirements which include adherence to Firm policies and procedures as well as Department performance standards.
**Wiley Rein is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence, diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Wiley Rein LLP
Wiley Rein is a dominant presence in Washington, DC, with more than 240 attorneys and public policy advisors. Our firm has earned international prominence by representing clients in complex, high-stakes regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. Many of the firm’s attorneys have held high-level positions in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and in federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Federal Election Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Many of our attorneys also have active high-level security clearances that allow them to quickly “read in” to matters when there is a need to access classified materials. The Legal Times has noted that the firm “represents as perfect a merging of public policy and corporate America as exists in Washington.”
Wiley Rein operates at the intersection of politics, law, government, business, and technological innovation, representing a wide range of clients—from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations to individuals—in virtually all industries. We believe deliveri...ng consistent and successful results is achieved through building true partnerships with our clients. We do this by understanding the industries and economic climate in which they operate and the current and potential legal issues that impact their business. Most importantly, because Wiley Rein remains a Washington, DC-based firm that largely operates out of a single office, we are able to control costs and billing rates in a manner that is nearly impossible in large, multi-office or multinational law firms.