ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS ENGINEER NEW JERSEY OFFICE:
Prominent mid-Atlantic law firm with multiple regional office locations seeks a
Responsible for administration, monitoring and maintenance of the Firm’s Accounting enterprise applications, including, but not limited to, ensuring the stability and availability of the Firm’s Accounting enterprise applications, including, but not limited to, time and billing, conflicts, records, library, human resources, and practice support systems.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer and support the Firm's Elite 3E platform
Serves as the subject matter expert and technical resource for the Firm’s financial system both within the financial group and the IT department by providing expertise on issues of functionality, integration, performance/troubleshooting, design, deployment etc.
Administer all other systems in the Firm’s financial platform including various supporting systems in the 3E Elite application and tools including (but not limited to) Paperless Performa, IDE, Design Gallery (EDG), Workspace.
Responsible for the administration and support tasks related to the Elite 3E system. This can include but is not limited to:
Scheduled month-end maintenance
Upgrades to 3E, Workspace, and other related software systems
Coordinate with database and application administrators on projects which are related to the financial system
Responsible for development deliverables of Elite 3E customizations (forms, inquiries, reports, metrics, etc.) with quality and consistent integration between key financial applications and Document customization solutions.
Analyze and work with the Financial team users and IT team on the impact of vendor software upgrades
Coordinates with both the Accounting and IT team, to prioritize and address issues and objectives for financial systems
Responsible for testing financial system applications during system changes, enhancements, upgrades and monthly system maintenance, as well as, documentation of system integrations, backup and disaster recovery processes
Project Management - create, track and update all Elite 3E customization and new project tasks.
Work closely with the Accounting team to deliver strategic projects
Informs the department and management in a timely manner of project status, issues and proposed resolutions.
Manage vendor support tickets
Track and optimize system performance and storage utilization, plan for necessary hardware or software upgrades to support system growth
Research and evaluate new technologies to improve current application processes.
Utilize tools to protect application source code, and maintain versioning.
Any additional responsibilities as required by management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
3+ years’ experience operating with legal accounting and time management software required, experience with Elite 3E preferred
Experience with maintaining Proforma Tracker, 3E Templates, 3E Workspace and BizTalk.
Proficiency in Elite Application Framework and Tools, including the IDE, Design Gallery (EDG)
Experience administering Windows Server
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL
Application installation and configuration experience
Fluency in the Elite 3E SQL database schema preferred or demonstrated ability to develop such fluency
Ability to learn general functional and technical aspects of the firm’s Accounting applications and associated integrations such as ADP, Foundations, Concur and other integrated systems as needed
Ability to act as a Project Manager for Accounting projects whenever required
Solid technical foundation with the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve complex problems and implement solutions with minimal guidance
Self-motivated person with excellent time management skills
Strong analytical skills with the ability to communicate results
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate with staff of varying technical expertise
Strong relationship building and collaboration
Proficiency Reports/Templates development
Proficiency in XML/XSLT transformation
Knowledge of C# and Visual Basic .Net programming
Responsible for communication, coordination and back up of other members of the Information Technology Department as required to service the firm and its clients.
Exempt position, expected to work additional hours, weekends and holidays, as required in performance of duties.
This position is considered essential to the function of the firm. Therefore, attendance during firm administrative leave and closings may be required.
Perform such other and/or additional duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Support and monitor firm policies and procedures as pertains to the Information Technology Department
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Minimum 3 years’ experience in management, design, and implementation of large enterprise applications in a heterogeneous operating system environment with hands-on experience in maintaining mission critical enterprise applications at a high level of availability.
Requires broad knowledge of the specialized and technical field of computer science, and business/management acumen equivalent to a complete college or university education; includes thorough skills knowledge.
4-year college degree preferred, equivalent experience considered.
TECHNICAL SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management, design and implementation of Windows computer systems. Experience administering and maintaining Microsoft SQL and MS Active Directory is desirable. Experience with iManage document management administration, Thomson Reuters 3e Accounting management systems and Foundations system administration preferred. Proven experience supporting large number (300 or more) of end users.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
Previous employment managing information technology in a legal environment helpful.
Ability to function as a project manager, planning and coordinating the activities of internal and external resources. Requires a high degree of diplomacy and the ability to deal with and influence persons in all types of positions relative to inside and outside contacts.
The ability to read, speak, write and understand English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) preferred, but not required.
OTHER QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards/requirements including meeting and qualitative or quantitative productivity standards.
Ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual and regular attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards/requirements.
Compliance with all firm personnel policies and practices. Proficiency operating a computer in a network environment.
The position of Enterprise Applications Engineer involves tasks associated with the installation, movement and maintenance of computers, routers, switches, cables, and containers of such equipment. This position involves tasks associated with lifting and moving all items stated above. Assistance can be provided when lifting and moving objects which exceed 50 lbs. in weight, and a movable cart will be provided to facilitate the process of moving heavy objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Weight: Occasionally up to 75 lbs.
Use of fingers: Constantly
Horizontal Reaching: Frequently
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined above. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer’s discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time. We offer a competitive starting salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please email resume for consideration to: