Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
Our Greenville, SC administrative office has an opportunity for an Applications Analyst II to join the firm’s expanding Technology Department.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
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Summary of Position:
The Applications Analyst II is responsible for assisting in supporting the full systems life cycle for the enterprise business systems of the Firm, including the Firm’s document management system. Analysts will provide application maintenance and support to minimize service disruption and facilitate operations. This position will also serve the role of project manager for some if not all related activities. Application analysts work closely with business systems support analysts and other specialists, and occasionally train new employees and write technical reports. This position will participate in these tasks with limited supervision and direct execution, as well as through coordinating, overseeing, and delegating with and to Technology department resources as well as external vendors, service providers, contractors, and consultants.
These are the essential functions of the position. Successful job applicants will be able to perform these essential functions with or without requested reasonable accommodations:
Installation, integration, configuration, upgrading, patching, and maintenance of systems programs, modules and related system software packages.
Troubleshooting of application performance problems related to software performance and functionality and assist in determining root cause of issues.
Assist with training of new IT staff
Assist with defining application support standards and processes and writing the related documentation.
Research and propose modifications and enhancements to existing applications to improve their functionality or address any issues that arise.
Vendor management: Coordinates with software providers and related vendors to schedule upgrades and related services and problem resolution.
Database Development Components
Write SQL language queries to support systems applications as needed, including but not limited to select, insert and delete statements and stored procedure creation and maintenance.
Perform data analysis to facilitate identifying and resolving issues and problems.
Assist with data integration and data migration activities.
Monitoring server performance, including system event logs to proactively manage server environment and availability for related servers.
Coordination of server hardware and operating system maintenance with appropriate stakeholders.
Represents systems requirements to parties who are responsible for development and supporting related disaster recovery, backup operations and strategy, and business continuity strategies. Ensures same are appropriate, effective, and periodically tested.
Perform systems analysis to ensure that integrated systems are working properly.
Work with other departments to resolve systems issues.
Develop test plans and perform testing functions on all related systems.
Make recommendations about system components sizing.
Work with stakeholder departments to determine systems and software requirements.
Assist with the development of systems and software related solutions for process related problems and issues as identified by stakeholders.
Function as lead or member (where needed and appropriate) and technical liaison for systems and related systems projects.
Establish deadlines and provide status updates.
Document project information.
Coordinate with other project resources.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, computer technology, management information systems, or related field of study, or equivalent work experience.
5+ years of progressive experience working with enterprise applications in a production environment, including software installations and upgrades, working with Microsoft SQL Management Studio (SSMS) Windows Server.
Experience with an enterprise document management system
ITIL Certification preferred
Applications Administration- Experience with: Client/server database applications, Data integration techniques, Vendor management, Consultant engagement and management, Scheduled maintenance activities, Upgrades and patches, Familiarity with Event and Impact Management solutions.
Systems Administration-Experience with: Microsoft-based systems, Account management, Performance baselining, monitoring, and trouble-shooting, Security and disaster recovery
Database Development – Experience with: Microsoft SQL 2008R2 + or higher, SQL Scripting, Stored Procedures, Reports management
Business Analysis – Experience with: Requirements specifications and capturing, Business unit interface
Project Management – Experience with: Establishment of timelines, Familiarity with Microsoft Project, SharePoint, etc., and ability to function as team lead or technical liaison for projects when required.
Strong Problem Solving Skills, Communication, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Analytical skills
Teamwork - Willing and eager to help others and share knowledge and skills.
We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP.
If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Megan Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Applications Analyst II” in the subject line.
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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins' labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occu...pational safety and health, and construction law.
With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients. Our depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients - Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies.
Although the size and scope of our practice has grown over the past quarter century, our core values remain constant. We are committed to personalized attention, innovative solutions and old-fashioned hard work.
Our approach to providing clients with the resources to solve today's business challenges is always forward-thinking and strategic. We remain committed to providing our clients with an insider's view of the workplace issues of the day.