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6 Mar 2023

Full-Time IT Operations Manager – Posted by St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Thompson Coburn, a large full-service law firm with offices in seven (7) cities across the U.S., is looking for an IT Operations Manager to fill a full-time exempt position in its St. Louis office. With over 400 attorneys and experience in 50 areas of law, Thompson Coburn is regularly recognized for its commitment to diversity and for providing clients with outstanding value and service.
This position will work closely with the IT management team to ensure technology changes are properly transitioned, maintained and supported in the Firm’s production environment. You will succeed in this position if you have excellent technical, leadership and time management skills. ITIL Foundation certification and prior experience working with ITSM programs, such as ServiceNow, design and implementation of workflows, service level reports, and CMDB, preferred. Qualified candidates must have the following:
  • Minimum of nine (9) years of experience working with IT and related technologies,
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in an IT Operations capacity function,
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of prior management experience, including managing cross-functional teams and vendor relationships,
  • Prior experience in a capacity that required Crisis Management and driving initiatives to improve services and quality of operational support within IT,
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field and/or equivalent experience with relevant subject matter expertise in core technologies.
The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. This position requires in-office support.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provides supervision and technical leadership to the IT Operations support team which includes Help Desk, Technical Specialists, Operation Technicians and User Access Administration.
  • Manages, directs and supports direct reports with a focus on team leadership, operational excellence, and continuous improvement.
  • Proactively and actively manages vendor service delivery and relationships.  Responsible for monitoring the agreed-upon service level agreements with applicable vendors, raising variances with vendors as needed, and holding vendors accountable to the service level provided.
  • Develops and maintains superior IT services through effective use of configuration management, incident management, crisis management, knowledge management, problem management, and change management.
  • Ensures efficient operational support through analysis of ITSM data and reduce future support needs through continual process improvement.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with IT and non-IT management to develop clear understandings of product/platform strategy, delineate responsibilities, and implement support escalations that maximize user productivity and experience.
  • Manages the upkeep and integrity of IT assets and inventory through well-documented and enforced processes and application of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), including hardware asset lifecycles (in-office equipment and at-home equipment) and new hires and departures.
  • Delivers end-user communications for industry-neutral technology deployments, service interruptions, and feedback surveys.
  • Coordinates the effective distribution of work across teams and engage additional resources as needed through recruitment or strategic outsourcing.
  • Leads the professional development of direct reports by way of providing on-the-job-training, endorsing the pursuit of certifications and ongoing training, and making appropriate project assignments.
  • Provides performance related coaching and feedback to direct reports.  Formally reviews and evaluates the performance and work of team members; prepares performance evaluations and recommends compensation adjustments.
  • Manages support services and escalations within and outside of standard business hours in line with, as well as establishing and meeting service level objections.
  • Ensures the timely declaration of a crisis and its scope and impact on the business.  Engages relevant support personnel, send company-wide communications identifying degraded services and applicable workarounds, and ensures proper crisis closure.
  • Participates and manages contributions to project requirements in anticipation of user-support ramifications.
  • Participates and manages resource allocation for business initiatives such as information governance, security compliance and remediation, and e-discovery processes.
  • Contributes to the annual operating and capital expenditure budget planning process.
  • Contributes to and develops IT policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Supports the development and use of automation via scripting and tools to reduce repeatable inefficient tasks.
Job Requirements
  • Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
  • Ability to assess business impact of incidents, problems, and crises in order to prioritize and resource ideal solutions.
  • Adequate technical skill and ability to serve as a support escalation point and help design escalation workflows.
  • Must have the ability to analyze data design reports.  Additionally, must have the ability to interpret data to form conclusions and/or present solutions to identified issues.
  • Must have the ability to identify and establish standard processes, identify and track Key Performance Indicators, and manage personnel to achieve key metrics.
  • Must have Senior level skill and experience with endpoint technologies and related network connectivity.
  • Ability to work autonomously; capable of prioritizing work, resolving issues, and where necessary escalating issues with recommendations for resolution.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive research into endpoint technologies.
  • Must have the ability to understand business requirements and effectively communicate technical challenges and requirements in lay terms for a clearer audience understanding of capabilities and limitations.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and dictation over the phone.
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
  • Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects and have strong time management skills.
  • Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the use of the Firm’s information technology and policies, procedures and practices and their application in a legal environment.
  • Ability to manage large amounts of complex information easily, communicate clearly and draw sound conclusions.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet changing deadlines and requirements.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Must have the ability to facilitate and lead workgroups and work productively with a wide range of individuals.
  • This is a full-time position which requires working in the office a minimum of 40 hours on a regular basis. Oftentimes, it may also require working outside of normal business hours to ensure completion of position requirements.
    The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the work day, and having the ability to transport twenty (20) pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office.
Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues. In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & ADD policies
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing plans
  • Parking/Transportation Stipend
  • Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
  • Long Term Care
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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