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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs more that 165 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal practice assistants. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply for any Administrative position listed below, qualified candidates are requested to click here.

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - HARTFORD

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Business Development, resident in our Hartford office. The successful candidate will oversee the development of strategic, actionable business development plans for practice groups and industry teams, lead proposal and response to RFP strategy, identify and promote cross-selling opportunities, develop competitive intelligence strategy, including enhancement and standardization of research and briefing books, in addition to assisting attorneys with promoting their practices and developing solid business development plans.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, business or related field. A minimum of seven years of business development or marketing in legal or other professional services environment is required. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

REGIONAL OFFICE MANAGER - STAMFORD

We have an opening for a Regional Office Manager resident in our Stamford office. The Regional Office Manager supports the Firm’s Stamford, Greenwich, and New York offices. The successful candidate must be flexible and willing to perform a variety of tasks needed to keep each office running smoothly, including managing staff, completing administrative, operational and financial functions for each office while working in conjunction with the office partner-in-charge and with senior firm administrators. Specific duties will include assisting with recruiting and staffing, orientation and training for new hires, coordinating staff workflow, counseling staff and addressing performance issues as needed, approving hourly employee timecards, planning and organizing firm events and overseeing all facilities issues including communications with building management and vendors.

Previous law firm or professional services management experience, including management of multiple office locations, is required. A Bachelor's degree is required. The successful candidate must be capable of obtaining the respect of attorneys and staff. The ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, able to work independently, have a professional demeanor and will possess excellent problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with managing staff, leadership ability and top organizational skills are required. Some knowledge of accounting principles, knowledge and experience with or exposure to state and federal laws, policies and best practices pertaining to human resources is essential.

REGIONAL IT SPECIALIST - STAMFORD

Shipman & Goodwin LLP has an opening for A Regional IT Specialist resident in our Stamford office. The Regional IT Specialist is responsible for the coordination, control, and maintenance and support of the Firm systems and hardware in the Firm’s Stamford, Greenwich, New Haven and New York offices. The successful candidate will set priorities and respond to trouble calls and service desk referrals, update associated knowledge databases and follow up as appropriate, research and troubleshoot desktop systems hardware and software problems, removing and replacing defective components as needed. In addition, the Regional IT Specialist shall administer the installation, removal, replacement and maintenance of the Firm’s computers, laptops, printers, fax machines and other communications and computer systems and peripherals including video conferencing and other specialized devices.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years’ experience in computer networks and systems maintenance as well as the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meeting deadlines and working with minimal supervision is essential. MOS, MSCA, HDI, CompTia A+ Certifications are highly desired.

LEVEL II ENGINEER - HARTFORD

We are seeking a Level II Engineer to join our IT team in our Hartford office. The Level II Engineer is responsible for the coordination, control, and maintenance and support of the Firm systems and hardware. The Level II Engineer will respond to trouble calls and service desk referrals, update associated knowledge databases, and follow up as appropriate. The successful candidate will research and troubleshoot desktop systems hardware and software problems as well as administering the installation, removal, replacement and maintenance of the Firm’s computers, laptops, printers, fax machines, and other communications and computer systems and peripherals, including video conferencing and other specialized devices. The successful candidate will also perform routine and periodic maintenance of Firm communication and computer systems, as well as installation and maintenance of practice specific software.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years in computer networks and systems maintenance experience and a proven track record of maintaining IT PMO structure. MOS, MSCA, HDI, CompTia A+ certifications are highly desirable.

ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - HARTFORD

The Enterprise Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment of the enterprise communications systems environment by identifying systems requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring communication systems performance. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of communication systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements. The successful candidate will assist with designing, implementing and administering virtualization, server infrastructure and hardware.

Proven experience in a systems administrator or equivalent role is required. Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure as well as experience with Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired. The successful candidate will have the ability to set up and configure communications systems hardware and software. Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies as well as possessing excellent written, verbal and organizational skills is required.

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER - CT, DC, NY OFFICES OR REMOTE IN U.S.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Manager resident in our Connecticut, Washington D.C., New York offices or working remotely in the United States.

The Information Security Manager will work with executives from all departments and directly with the Director of Enterprise Operations & Information Security, CIO, other members of the IT department, and firm personnel. Successful candidates must be an expert in the current best practices and tools for protecting client, company, employee, and end-user data, communications & systems. The ability to maintain a cyber-risk and security program, recommending, writing and maintaining company security standards and policies, continuous evaluation and audits supporting corporate, financial, and regulatory processes in computer and communications hardware, OS software and applications are essential. The top candidates will be excellent leaders skilled in audit, analysis, assessment and technical writing.

Qualified candidates will have 10+ years of Information Technology experience with a BS or MS in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related technical field, as well as five+ years of specialization in information security. CISSP, CISM, CRISC or CISA security certification desired.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST - CT, DC, NY OFFICES OR REMOTE IN U.S.

We are seeking a Project Management & Procurement Specialist to work with members of our IT department, firm personnel and attorneys, on leading the firm Project Management Office (PMO), managing project alignment, resource management, conducting project conferences, and coordinating on other project related tasks. The Project Management & Procurement Specialist also serves as the central resource for procurement & purchasing related responsibilities.

The successful candidate will lead and serve as primary head of project standardization, building consistency across project lifecycles. Experience with project management frameworks such as PMI, Agile and ITIL as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail are required.

Qualified candidates will have 7+ years of Information Technology experience, with a focus on project management. BS in Information Technology or related field is desired. Experience working with Microsoft Project, Teamwork.com or Zoho Projects also desired.

ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

We have an exciting opportunity for an Enterprise Systems Administrator. The Enterprise Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment of the enterprise communications environment by identifying communications requirements; installing upgrades and monitoring the performance of enterprise systems. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements. The successful candidate will assist with designing, implementing and administering virtualization, server infrastructure and hardware. The successful candidate will also be responsible for administering and maintaining Windows Active Directory domain, virtualization platforms, server hardware and software, and all systems backups.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, in addition to proven experience in an Enterprise Systems Administrator role is required. Hands on experience with VMware, Windows Server 2016, Active Directory, SAN/NAS storage and common backup solutions is essential. The successful candidate must possess excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of enterprise systems and infrastructure in addition to having the ability to set up and configure system related hardware and software.

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING ANALYST

We are seeking an excellent communicator who is excited about learning new technologies, and able to lead forward on various coding and programming-related projects. The ideal candidate will not be strictly a coder, but a thoughtful problem-solver who can code. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the applications and technology needs of various internal teams and providing backup to the Business Technology Manager. Defining specific deliverables, including ongoing Information Systems support plans, new system plans, and the creation, maintenance and service of installed solutions are essential functions of this position. The Business Technology Programming Analyst will work with other Information Systems staff members to implement, update, maintain and troubleshoot applications specific to Practice Group and Administrative areas.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent computer industry experience is required. Three or more years of law firm experience is preferred. Software development, maintenance and project management experience as well as strong verbal and written communication skills required. Solid knowledge of SQL, T-SQL, and Visual Studio preferred.

LEGAL PRACTICE ASSISTANT - STAMFORD OFFICE

We have an opening for a Legal Practice Assistant to support a member of the Firm’s Managing Committee and support his very busy real estate and land use practice. The position is resident in our Stamford office. We are seeking an experienced and organized individual who can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for document production, client billing, expense tracking and reconciliation, time entry, scheduling, calendar and meeting management, and preparation of closing document summaries and closing binders. The ideal candidate must maintain confidentiality and thrive in an environment that is client-focused, fast-paced and deadline driven. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess solid oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and time management skills. The ability to work well under pressure, strong attention to detail and accuracy, as well as being proactive in prioritizing work is necessary. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, is required.

DOCUMENT PROCESSOR - HARTFORD

We have an opening for a full-time Document Processor, resident in our Hartford Office. This position will work collaboratively with legal practice groups and staff, producing high-quality legal documents for delivery to the Firm’s clients. The successful candidate will possess superior technical expertise utilizing the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Office applications. This position requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, including possessing the ability to execute mail merges, generating Tables of Contents, Tables of Authorities, converting PDF files to editable Word documents, and identifying and resolving document issues. Knowledge of the advanced features of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is also required.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent word processing and data entry skills. The ability to type 70-80 words per minute without errors is required. The ability to work well under pressure and be proactive in prioritizing work is necessary.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact:

Debra A. Amato
Director of Staff Recruiting and Retention
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: damato@goodwin.com

No agencies, please.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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