Note: This position can be homebased.POSITION PROFILEWork in a distributed team environment to not on...
Note: This position can be homebased.POSITION PROFILEWork in a distributed team environment to not only maintain the monitoring and management of legal SQL applications and automations that allow mindSHIFT to deliver managed services, but also drive efficiency improvements through creative solutions using these and other inter-connected tools. Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL administration and automation is desired. Must be a team player, forward thinking, self-motivated and have a strong desire to make a difference in the company.Flexible work hours and travel, often driven by client service requirements or demands.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAccountable for the deployment, upgrade, maintenance, availability and capacity planning of the monitoring and management systems.Discover inefficiencies and problems in the business and find creative ways to improve or correct them.Collaborate with others to develop requirements for new and better automations, reports and processes that improve service quality and reduce costs.Create and maintain scripts and SQL queries to automate common application functions.Design reports to provide valuable data and quality checks for mindSHIFT staff and customers.Create internal documentation and conduct training so that others may effectively and correctly use the toolset.Work with operations to onboard new clients into the systems and/or train those on the deployment teams to perform these duties while acting as an escalation point.Provide escalated support and perform change requests for these applications.Ensure all in-house developed scripts and system designs are documented properly and completely.Ensure technical solutions and systems are secure and tested to meet best practice recommendations.Participate in scheduled client meetings and provide updates and recommendations to team members or directly to clients.Ensure all billable or non-billable time entries are entered accurately and in a timely manner.QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications)4+ years of relevant experience.Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline preferred.Experience in maintaining and managing law firm or legal applications is highly desired.Demonstrated solid knowledge and experience with systems development life cycle; particularly in contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, traceability & verification.Previous experience working in a fast-paced systems integrator or professional services organization.Project Management Experience (PMP not required) but must be able to manage multiple technical projects simultaneously with minimum oversight.At least basic scripting experience (batch files, PowerShell, VB).Experience driving the discovery of requirements and then delivering solutions that meet those requirements.Familiar with major legal applications such as document management systems (e.g. iManage, NetDocuments, EDocs), document production and related components (e.g. records management, other document assembly tools).KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESCommitment to providing high quality service, both to internal coworkers and external clients.Service oriented attitude - will do what it takes to get the job done correctly.Broad technical understanding as well as the self-motivation to always be learning new technologies and techniques.Deep understanding of Microsoft operating systems, patching and applications, including knowledge of how they work, common issues and ways to resolve those issues.Expertise in Microsoft Active Directory and understanding of Group Policy delivery (GPO/GPP).Strong understanding of Windows Server DNS, DHCP, DFS and Active Directory replication.Understanding of TCP/IP, SNMP and WMI.Understanding of databases (primarily MS SQL) and the ability to read and create SQL queries.Understanding of Microsoft SQL clustered environments as it pertains to law firm environments.Familiarity with modern datacenter technologies and implementations (e.g. hypervisor technologies, DR, high availability of applications, centralized storage, VDI environments).Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows deployment technologies (e.g. SCCM, MDT, etc.).Strong organization skills.Strong interest in metrics and results analysis.Excellent oral communication skills; speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.Intense focus on meeting deadlines and objectives.Excellent time management and organizational skills; is dependable, enthusiastic, self-starting and self-motivated.Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.Ability to interpret variety of instructions furnished in written/oral/diagram/schedule form.Ability to read and comprehend written technical information in the form of technical manuals, books and relevant publications.Ability to work in fast paced and changing environment.Excellent teamwork and collaboration attitude.Understands business implications of decisions; aligns work with strategic goals, is cost conscious.Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions.Eager to learn new technologies and easily become proficient in a short time.Prefers knowing a broader range of technologies well as opposed to being highly specialized in a few.Available for after hours or weekend project work.Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.