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Technology Support Analyst II

Job ID: 6700

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

Location: Miami, FL, United States

Category: Information Technology

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About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Technology Support Analyst II is responsible for day-to-day support of PC hardware and software.  This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading of personal computers and related systems.  The candidate must have strong analytical skills and the ability to operate in extreme high-pressure situations, successfully handle multiple priorities and possess a high level of discipline while remaining flexible.  The candidate will also be supporting and maintaining the conference rooms.  Our conference center is used for high level, fast pace, meetings, depositions, video conferences and large events.  The candidate should also be able to work independently when working remote when required.  The individual will also be supporting remote trial setups and support on a regular basis. The individual may also be asked to assist the Global IT Service Desk by providing phone support to our customers if needed. 

In addition to demonstrating considerable experience in the areas of responsibility listed above, the successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in providing prompt, professional and courteous services on all customer requests, problems, and queries.  The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, must show strong interpersonal and customer service skills, and will have the ability to be process-oriented yet flexible.  The candidate must be able to interact with individuals in all levels of the Firm’s business.  He or she must be able to work well with other technical teams to provide troubleshooting steps to aid in resolution of desktop computing issues. 

This role requires participation in firm wide maintenance window with occasional overtime on weekdays and weekends, especially during technology rollouts. This positions requires the individual to be in the office 100% of the time.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Excellent judgment in assessing user issues; intermediate trouble-shooting methodology.
  • Ability to work to the best resolution either through own knowledge or proper, timely escalation.
  • Proficient in Windows 10 OS and core application suite; including the Microsoft Suite and various Kirkland applications.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Remote Computing and Citrix experience.
  • Intermediate PC troubleshooting skills and assists other team members in troubleshooting and diagnosing issues
  • Intermediate knowledge of iOS setup and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of networks including wireless experience.
  • Intermediate understanding and knowledge of Voice over IP (VOIP) telephone systems.
  • Demonstrates the willingness and ability to help other team members on difficult issues.
  • Documents new findings/solutions and processes
  • Adheres to use of call ticketing system for each incident (e.g. request, issues, etc.).
  • Understands and follows ticket ownership guidelines and system usage.
  • Solid ability to research information through internal and external sources.
  • Adheres to written procedures, checklists and all quality control associated with project rollouts.
  • Participates in on-call and overtime on an as needed basis.
  • Ability to setup and troubleshoot video and audio in conference rooms.
  • Support the day-to-day Conference Center Technology operational needs. Set up audio conferences (microphones, sound systems, speakerphones, conference calls).
  • Set up and Support remote Zoom, WebEx, MS Teams and Remo events.
  • Set up presentation equipment (LCD projectors, screens, videos).
  • Become proficient on the operation of Kirkland’s Crestron program.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Education. Computer Science or Technical qualification
  • Minimum of 5 to 6 years of experience in a professional services environment, law firm experience preferable.  
  • A+ and/or Microsoft certification are desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and customer service skills and will have the ability to be process-oriented yet flexible.
  • Audio Visual experience a plus.

Technologies/Software.

Core Technologies

  • Knowledge of desktop computing environment and troubleshooting techniques of hardware and software issues.
  • Knowledge and the ability to support Microsoft operating system, including networking component, hardware, peripheral devices.
  • Knowledge and experience in conference center environment.

Current K&E Technologies

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • iManage DeskSite and FileSite
  • Citrix /VPN
  • Polycom and Cisco Video Conference Systems
  • AirWatch
  • PeopleSoft
  • Carpe Diem
  • Avaya
  • MFA
  • ITSM Ticket Management System
  • Lenovo laptops and desktops

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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