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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs more than 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.

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.

LEGAL PRACTICE ASSISTANT - STAMFORD

We have an opening for a Legal Practice Assistant to support four attorneys in our Business Litigation Practice Group. This 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, calendar and meeting management; expense tracking and reconciliation; time entry and client billing. The ideal candidate must 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 in addition to being highly motivated to learn.  The ability to work well under pressure, strong attention to detail and accuracy, as well as being proactive in prioritizing work is necessary. Solid knowledge of state and federal court rules and procedures as well as experience with electronic filing in state and federal court is required. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, also required. 

IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Immigration Paralegal, resident in our Hartford office.  We are seeking an experience and organized individual who can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.

The ideal candidate must 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 in addition to being highly motivated to learn. 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.  Solid knowledge of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant processes and procedures, the ability to draft forms for H, L and O visa petitions, as well as PERM Applications and related immigrant visa petitions, and proficiency in the use of INS Zoom, is required. 

A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is required.

PAYROLL SPECIALIST

We have an opening for an experienced Payroll Specialist, resident in our Hartford office. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of payroll, and possess a thorough understanding of ADP Workforce Now custom reports, general ledger interface, and time and attendance modules.

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, as well as 5 to 10 years of experience with payroll software (ADP Workforce Now) are required. Certified payroll professional preferred.  Excellent computer skills and General Ledger knowledge with a primary focus on payroll-related expense and liability accounts needed. The successful candidate will have proficient knowledge of MS Excel, Outlook and Word. The ability to work independently and perform well under pressure, multi-task daily, and meet all deadlines is required.  Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and organization skills and demonstrate accuracy on work performed.

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER

We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Manager resident in our Hartford office. 

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 IS department, and firm personnel. The successful candidate 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.

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.

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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