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Business Development & Special Events Assistant Marketing 1 Opening
New York

Job Number: 983

The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Business Development & Special Events Assistant in the New York office.  The Business Development & Special Events Assistant provides support to the Business Development (BD) and the Special Events teams equally.  The BD & Special Events Assistant reports to a BD Manager and Events Manager, but may take guidance and direction from other members of the team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing and updating invitation and RSVP lists.
  • Setting up and executing registration websites.
  • Creating onsite attendee materials and name badges.
  • Assisting during marketing events.
  • Maintaining and managing content for Events pages on the Firm’s internet and intranet.
  • Preparing events reports.
  • Coordinating the Firm’s participation in trade shows and conferences for which the Firm serves as a sponsor or exhibitor. Installing and dismantling the Firm’s exhibits and materials.
  • Managing the client gifts and giveaways inventory.
  • Filling of requests for marketing materials from attorneys and lateral recruiting.
  • Preparing pitchbooks, meeting materials, and other marketing collateral for clients and client prospects.
  • Assisting in the development, editing and production of PowerPoint presentations and other custom marketing materials.
  • Assisting with tracking of business development activities, including data entry and maintenance of the Firm pitch tracking database and coordination of weekly firmwide BD Activity reporting in InterAction.
  • Assisting the transactional BD team members with the league table experience data.
  • Assisting with the drafting of submissions to legal directories (e.g., Chambers, Legal 500).
  • Preparing and processing invoices, bills, and expense reports.
  • Interfacing with the Operations Department concerning administrative requests.
  • Providing administrative support including setting up meetings and conference rooms and meeting materials. Serving as primary contact with conference services.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Events Management or Hospitality preferred).
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in a similar administrative support role.
  • Proficient in a range of computer software applications, including programs and databases such as, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of general office support functions required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong communication and client service (oral and written) skills.
  • Proficiency in handling multiple of projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours (i.e., early mornings, evenings and weekends) as necessary.

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Business Development Manager Marketing 1 Opening
New York

Job Number: 966

The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Business Development Manager in the New York office. The BD Manager is responsible for developing and managing the implementation of focused marketing and business development strategies for the Firm’s Finance practices, assisting them in their client development and retention activities.

This position collaborates with the various functional units within the Marketing and Practice Group Management Departments, including PR & Communications, Events and  Market Research and Business Intelligence  as well as the various departments and programs within the Firm including the Talent Department, Finance and Pricing and others to contribute to joint firm-wide initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Development of a comprehensive business development strategy for the Corporate and Finance areas.
  • Collaborate with Practice Chairs and Group Heads to expand business development efforts including contributing to annual business plans and assisting partners with the implementation and execution of such plans, tracking initiatives and outcomes.
  • Actively participate in increasing the Firm’s visibility in target industry sectors and markets through networking, participation in industry organizations, and developing high-value opportunities and business connections for attorneys.
  • Analyze the assigned practice/industry group/office initiatives and evaluate how those initiatives impact the group's/office's budget to determine if there is sufficient ROI to repeat those initiatives.
  • Evaluate the viability and probability of the development of business prospects and cross-marketing efforts of the practice/industry groups and Firm.
  • Manage the marketing and business development activities for the Finance practice including:
    • Preparation of initial draft of RFPs, pitches and presentations
    • Maintenance of practice/industry group descriptions 
    • Management of League Tables associated with assigned practices
    • Management of experience data associated with practices
    • Coordination and creation of survey and directory submissions
    • Coordination of logistics of seminars, conferences and roundtables with the Events Team
  • Recommend and facilitate the involvement of Firm lawyers in professional organizations that will enhance the visibility of the lawyers and the Firm in local, regional, global and industry platforms.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the lawyers in the practice/industry group/office, coaching and mentoring them as appropriate and as needed.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across all practice/industry groups and offices to develop cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Work with incoming lateral partners and counsel to assist Practice Chairs and Lateral Committee in the integration of new lawyers into the assigned practice.
  • Assist in the production, development and execution of events in respective departments, and for the firm as a whole.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in marketing, business, finance, English, communications or other related discipline preferred.  Advanced degree a plus. 
  • Specific experience with and  knowledge of public and private ABS, RMBS and residential mortgage warehousing, CMBS, marketplace loan securitization, operating asset securitization, CLOs and corporate structured credit, commercial paper conduits, esoteric asset securitization, trade receivables securitization, structured asset funds, distressed asset sales, whole business securitization, warehouse facilities, and derivatives is desired.
  • Excellent computer and internet  skills necessary; proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Minimum of six years of marketing and business development experience, with prior law firm financial services industry or investment banking experience preferred. 
  • Strong project management skills, including independent judgment and decision-making.
  • Ability to gain buy-in and to build strong relationships within the Firm through quality work and thought leadership.
  • Action-oriented, intellectually sharp, capable, good listener and agile.
  • Ability to build rapport and work comfortably with partners.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple competing deadlines whilst maintaining calm.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, mentoring and supervisory skills

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Business Intelligence Coordinator Marketing 1 Opening
Washington, DC New York

Job Number: 975

The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Business Intelligence Coordinator in the Washington, DC or New York office.  The Business Intelligence Coordinator provides lawyers, firm leaders and administrative professionals with industry, company and competitor information that will aid in the development and achievement of strategic goals and tactical objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce and deliver standardized research deliverables, as well as customized reports for more in-depth research requests for specific, imminent opportunities.
  • Produce research on individual clients and prospects in support of client generation and development.
  • Monitor news and intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities, stay current on news and trends relating to key clients and prospects and their markets, and proactively distribute findings to appropriate decision makers.
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, and competitors and deliver objective, meaningful insights in concise, compelling ways.
  • Meet with partners from time to time to gain valuable insight into the marketplace and the ways lawyers can add value to existing relationships.
  • Assist in the review of potential resources for information and intelligence.
  • The position can reside in the Washington D.C. or New York City offices, and some travel to the other offices will be required.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the professional services industry.
  • Law firm experience is preferred, not mandatory.
  • Excellent word-processing and Internet skills necessary; proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong project management skills, including appropriate decision-making skills.
  • Action-oriented, intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.
  • Ability to build rapport well and is a good listener; can work comfortably with partners.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Resourceful and tenacious in pursuit of relevant information, both secondary and primary, and accurate and accountable in its delivery.
  • Strong client service orientation and ability to interact effectively with attorneys, key personnel and clients, to manage and exceed expectations, and to exhibit a high degree of responsiveness, diplomacy, and professionalism in these client interactions.
  • Able to scale communications into various lengths for consumption by busy decision-makers. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
  • Proficient (or able to become proficient quickly) in use of the Firm’s internal business-management and reporting systems (e.g., client relationship-management software, financial systems, etc.)
  • Proficient (or able to become proficient quickly) in searching and extracting information published by information aggregators, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, CapitalIQ, LexisNexis, Hoovers, MergerMarket, etc.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as needed.

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Financial Analyst Finance & Accounting 1 Opening
New York

Job Number: 982

The Finance & Accounting Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Financial Analyst.

As a member of the Firm’s Pricing team, the Financial Analyst will function as the primary legal pricing professional in our New York City office, while reporting to the Director of Pricing and Practice Analysis in Washington, DC. The Financial Analyst will work directly with attorneys to develop pricing strategies, create innovative fee structures, and implement analytics to measure success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pricing - Partner with attorneys in assigned Practices to develop pricing strategies and standardized fee structures that drive sector growth. Help train attorneys on pricing best practices and client value communication.
  • Profitability - Respond to attorney requests for internal metrics using financial models to assess the profitability of new business proposals. Assist in the development of creative, workable pricing solutions using alternative fee arrangements.
  • Practice Analysis - Prepare and provide analysis of Practice specific monthly financial reports (i.e., working attorney productivity reports, key performance indicator reports, client and attorney reports, etc.)
  • Best Practices - Lead individual attorney training sessions as needed. Actively promote the Firm’s legal project management software, tools and matter management techniques.
  • Business Development - Assist with pricing related aspects of RFPs. Collaborate with Marketing to construct client budgets, and alternative fee arrangements that maximize client value and firm profitability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a BA/BS degree. MBA or JD preferred.
  • A minimum of two years' experience in legal, or related financial planning and analysis role.
  • Proven analytical skills with advanced knowledge of data mining using MS Excel.
  • Prior experience with business intelligence or report writing software preferred.
  • Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures. Collegial and consensus-building, with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Collaborates effectively, and professionally, with all levels of the Firm, including clients, attorneys, and co-workers.
  • Able to influence all levels of the organization. Can effectively present complex financial information in a distilled and easily understood format that will enhance decision-making.
  • Able to lead, as well as serve as a team member of, cross-departmental initiatives.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.

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IT Support Specialist Information Technology 1 Opening
New York

Job Number: 981

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an IT Support Specialist in the New York office. The IT Support Specialist is responsible for providing exceptional customer service and support to the Firm and clients of the Firm.  Responsibilities include: Providing end-user support services, troubleshooting assistance, and problem resolution via telephone, remote desktop connection, and/or visits to user locations; exhibiting ownership and timely resolution of all incident tickets and change orders; interacting directly with other IT groups to determine the proper remediation for an issue; setting-up and quality assurance testing of new hardware and software for existing and new end-users in the Firm and other duties as assigned.  The hours for this position are 10:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of four years of experience in end-user support.
  • Two-year college degree preferred.  Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience implementing, maintaining and supporting Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Technical experience configuring and supporting workstations, laptops, printers, and related equipment.
  • Flexibility to work additional shifts as needed.

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San Francisco

Facilities Assistant Facilities 1 Opening
San Francisco

Job Number: 960

The Facilities Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Facilities Assistant in the San Francisco office. The Facilities Assistant is responsible for providing assistance in the areas of office maintenance and services, as well as providing coverage for the receptionist during breaks, lunches and absences and receptionist coverage from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  stocking and organizing supplies & equipment; gathering, sorting and delivering interoffice mail; assisting with shipping and receiving; coordinating conference room reservations; setting up and breaking down conference rooms; interacting with and escorting vendors; and maintaining a safe office space.  This Facilities Assistant will report to the Facilities Manager.

Qualifications: 

  • Prior facilities and reception experience in a law firm or other professional environment is a plus.
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment.
  • Ability to perform general maintenance repairs.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the Firm.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

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Reseach Analyst Research Services 1 Opening
San Francisco

Job Number: 984

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has an opening for a Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites
  • Working with designated practice groups to offer targeted research, training and product support and participating in collection development activities, reviewing materials and recommending changes
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks in the SF office

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two years of recent, professional-level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.

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Tallahassee Operations Center

Accounts Payable Technician Finance & Accounting 1 Opening
Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 958

The Finance & Accounting Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an Accounts Payable Technician in the Tallahassee Operations Center. The Accounts Payable Technician is responsible for accurately and timely processing and paying approved vendor invoices, employee reimbursements,  and authorized Firm expenses using the Firm’s Chrome River tracking software.  In order to maintain accuracy and timeliness, the Accounts Payable Technician ensures that Firm policies and protocols are followed and communicates effectively to resolve any discrepancy as a result of submitted information that is incomplete or inaccurate. The Accounts Payable Technician responds to and investigates inquiries from internal clients and vendors regarding past due invoices. 

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: processing state tax payments on a quarterly basis; entering vendor and invoice information into Aderant accounts payable module and reviewing for data entry accuracy and that duplicate entries/payments have been eliminated per invoice; consolidating and distributing printed checks with appropriate documentation and obtaining proper signatures on checks; requesting cashier’s checks from the bank and ensuring delivery; maintaining vendor files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with departmental procedures and accepted accounting practices; assisting the General Ledger group in the account reconciliation process by researching and correcting outstanding items; researching and following up on outstanding checks; and assisting with monthly closings and reconciliation of the Firm’s electronic payments and credit card payments.

The Accounts Payable Technician reports to the Accounts Payable Manager.

Qualifications: 

  • Two-year college degree preferred.  Equivalent experience considered.
  • Minimum of two years of office/accounting experience.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and automated accounting systems.  Aderant and Chrome River experience, a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare accurate, highly detailed work product.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly. 
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

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Desktop Engineer Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number:939

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Desktop Engineer in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The Engineer is responsible for all aspects of the user computing environment.  As part of the desktop engineering team, this engineer is responsible for building, delivery, and maintenance of stable, high performing, and secure desktop images that provide excellent user experiences.  This engineer also is responsible for the support of all Firm’s desktop applications, integrations, and the efficient delivery and updates of these applications.  This position will report to the Director of Enterprise Applications. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Continuously improves user desktop experiences through OS and application optimizations, automation, and streamlined processes.
  • Evaluates, deploys, and supports all Firm desktop applications.
  • Develops seamless integrations among desktop applications.
  • Performs routine software updates to enhance functionalities and security.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves escalated desktop application and OS issues.
  • Builds hardware agnostic image for desktop and laptop computers.
  • Creates custom group policies and PowerShell scripts for workstations.
  • Manages application package creations, and deliveries through SCCM.
  • Maintains workstation security using various technologies such as endpoint protection software, data encryptions, application whitelisting, and others.
  • Evaluates and recommends desktop, laptop hardware and peripherals.
  • Performs desktop rollouts and data migrations using OSD task sequences and USMT.
  • Creates documentation on system designs, procedures, and processes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in desktop engineering, application support, and supporting operating systems in a Microsoft Windows enterprise environment.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in customer support experience supporting a diverse customer base including C-level executives.
  • Microsoft certifications highly preferred.
  • Expert knowledge in customizing Windows 7, Windows 10, and image creation.
  • In-depth knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and PowerShell.
  • Advanced knowledge with user profile, folder redirection, and Windows registry.
  • Expert knowledge of  Microsoft Office application customizations, and add-ins.
  • Experience with SCCM, packaging and application deployment in multiple offices.
  • In-depth knowledge working with browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) customizations, security settings, policies, and plug-in.
  • Experience in legal specific applications a plus – FileSite, Workshare, Payne Form Assistant, Numbering, IntApp, IPro, Litigation Support Software, and others.
  • Working experience in large scale deployment using technologies including, SCCM task sequences, OSD, USMT, MDT, WDS, App-V and others.
  • Extensive knowledge in information security including, Sophos/CM endpoint protections, Bitlocker, MBAM, Bit9, Zscaler, Windows security policies, digital certificates, file permission, AD security or other similar products.
  • Familiarity with VMWare, virtual machines, and Citrix XenApp, and XenDesktop.
  • Knowledge of general application architectures and SQL a plus.
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts including, TCP/IP, DNS, firewalls, VPN, load balancing, DHCP, VPN, and PXI Boot.
  • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and customer driven minded.
  • Detail oriented and have sense of urgency.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work effectively, and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess strong sense of achievement and willingness to contribute to a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends as needed.
  • Ability to effectively present information, and work with users at all levels in the Firm.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

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IT Project Manager Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 955

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an IT Project Manager in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The Project Manager will work with IT directors, c-level personnel and other senior managers to successfully implement Firm projects. The Project Manager also will function as a Business Analyst working with various administrative departments and practice groups to fully understand and articulate project requirements.  Additional responsibilities include: developing and managing IT project plans and milestones and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements on key enterprise projects; identifying resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities; managing day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope to ensure that projects are completed on-time and on-budget; performing detailed iterative requirement analysis, and document use cases; identifying and articulating project risks early and working to minimize the risks; reviewing deliverables prepared by team before passing on to stakeholders to make sure that the deliverables expectations are met; working with employees within various Firm departments to define clear, concise project requirements and ensuring successful project delivery; coordinating efforts for various IT groups on various projects; communicating regularly and informing the CIO about  operational and project needs, issues, and challenges; and ensuring project documentation is complete, current, and stored appropriately.  This position reports to the Chief Information Officer. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of five years of project management experience in a law firm or professional services environment.
  • A four-year degree is required.
  • PMP certification a plus.
  • Microsoft certification a plus.
  • Experience working with MS Office Suite including Visio, and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of MS Project, Smartsheet or other online PM tools.
  • Experience working in Agile and Waterfall projects.
  • Ability to multi-task with good organizational and time management capabilities.
  • Strong and proven problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong documentation skills to create requirement documentation.
  • Proven experience with running enterprise level technology projects .
  • Understanding of project lifecycle and SDLC.
  • Solid technical background with understanding in AD, SQL, Networking, and web technologies.
  • Ability to lead project teams.
  • Excellent people facing and customer service.
  • Result-oriented, focused on achieving a successful completion of the project.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Excellent organizational, oral/written communication and multitasking skills.
  • Knowledge of how law firms operate desired but not required.

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Manager of Application Development 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 926

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Manager of Application Development in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The Manager will lead a team of application developers and business analysts in a high-pace environment.  This role is responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation, and support of in-house custom applications that align with the needs of the various business units of the Firm. The Manager develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that solutions are delivered with a high degree of quality and in a timely manner via a consistent approach.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a team of application developers responsible for designing, developing, testing, documentation, delivery, and support of in-house developed applications that include, but not limited to, Intranet, Extranet, web applications, SharePoint applications, and mobile applications.
  • Manage a team of business analysts who work closely with the departmental heads and end users to gather requirements, workflows; and accurately define functional and technical requirements of the users for their application needs.
  • Responsible for development, maintenance and enforcement of coding standards and conventions, change and source control, best practices, technical documentation, and deployment methods.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing compliance of a structured software development life cycle methodology (SDLC) tailored to the firm’s needs.
  • Review and assess existing application effectiveness and efficiency, and embrace continuous improvement of applications.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with business units and other IT team managers for scheduling new deployments, upgrades and patches to ensure proper communication and least disruptive to the business.
  • Establish and maintain a code review practice of technical designs and development code to ensure quality releases into production.
  • Develop relationships with vendors and manage contract and consulting development resources when required.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies to ensure that the most effective development applications tools and methodologies are adopted.
  • Implement, champion, and ensure compliance with project management and solution delivery processes which produce on-budget, on-schedule, and to quality expectations.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to staff including development of training, development plans and performance management.
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience of application development team.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in application design and coding as a software developer/Architect.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in project and program management.
  • Four-year college or advanced degree preferred in Information Technology or related disciplines, comparable experience considered.
  • Hand-on experience in SharePoint development, Windows programming, web development, and mobile application development a plus.
  • Experience in .Net Programming, C#, Web Forms, MVC, Java, JQuery, Json, JavaScript, HTML5, Bootstraps, Web API, Visual Studio, TFS, Knock-out, Angular JS, Object-C, Android SDK.
  • Demonstrated experience with SDLC (Agile methodology).
  • Familiarity with various software packages used by law firms, including FileSite, IntApp Open, Microsoft SharePoint, and accounting systems such as Elite and Aderant; HRIS systems such as Ultipro and Epicor.
  • Familiarity with business analysis and user case analysis.
  • Knowledge with Microsoft SQL related technologies - SSIS, SSRS, Stored Procedures, T-SQL, Master Data, Data warehousing, BI.
  • Solid understanding of IP networking, IT infrastructure, Active Directory, Information Security, IIS.
  • Detail oriented and have sense of urgency.
  • Must have in-depth abilities in leading software development and solution delivery.
  • Possess project management skills, PMP certification a plus.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Excellent communication skills a must.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills, great team player, ability to set goals and motivate the team to meet them.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends on occasions as needed.
  • Ability to effectively present information, and work with users at all levels in the Firm.

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Senior Staff Accountant Finance & Accounting 1 Opening
Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 950

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Senior Staff Accountant in the Tallahassee Operations Center.   The Senior Staff Accountant will assist the Accounting Manager in reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and preparing financial schedules as required and will assist the Director of Tax and Payroll, Director of Accounting, and Treasury Controller as needed.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited: Reconciling the Firm’s operating bank account on a monthly basis; preparing monthly journal entries as required; assisting with the review of the Income Statement line items for large actual to budget variances; researching variances before month-end close-out; reviewing the Balance Sheet for accuracy; reviewing and preparing reconciliations on a monthly basis for assigned balance sheet accounts, including deposits and flexible spending; assisting in the interim and year-end audit; preparing schedules as required; tracking submission of requested information from Firm employees; providing information to auditors; reviewing and verifying the financial reports provided by the outside auditors; and responding to general ledger expense queries, providing information and preparing journal entry transfers as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.  Master’s degree in accounting preferred.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in general ledger/fixes asset/financial reporting.
  • Experience at a law firm or other professional services organization preferred.
  • Public accounting or audit experience preferred.
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (data manipulation, advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookups, etc.).
  • A strong general knowledge of accounting, including journal entries, reconciliations, expense variations, etc.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks, with a sense of urgency, while maintaining high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organization skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.  
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as needed.

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Systems Engineer Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 967

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an Systems Engineer in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong record of managing enterprise infrastructure systems, backup and disaster recovery technologies, scripting, project management skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Applying knowledge of VMware ESX and related systems to evaluate and maintain the technical environment.
  • Working closely with Platform team leads and other team members in a proactive manor.
  • Providing support of the VMware environment with the following key responsibilities: Providing expertise and support for virtual technologies. Building, documenting, and testing VMware virtual solutions. Scripting and developing innovative tools to solve operational issues. Providing support for the VMware environments. Evaluating and analyzing current virtualization infrastructure to provide optimum performance on an ongoing basis.    
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of various backup solutions including hardware/software support, training, and special projects.
  • Working closely with application owners to verify successful backups of all necessary data are being completed.
  • Actively seeking to understand end user computing needs and ensuring the design, implementations, management, procedures, and automation align with the policies of the Firm and the needs of the users.
  • Planning and managing the full life-cycle of complex, multi-phase application integration, and implementation projects.
  • Providing written requirements, system architecture designs, test plans, implementation plans and operation guides for designated technologies.
  • Analyzing current enterprise and making recommendations for capacity planning, performance tuning and design issues.
  • Supporting and monitoring Firm policies and procedures as pertains to the Information Technology Department.
  • Identifying and prioritizing system requirements, patches, and enhancements.
  • Communicating status and key business information effectively to both executive management and internal clients.
  • Working closely with key vendors to support infrastructure, address escalated issues, and keep current with technology portfolio.
  • Participating in the on-call rotation to provide infrastructure support for escalated events outside of productions hours, weekends and possibly holidays.
  • Meeting deadlines for deliverables.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in providing VMware and system support in a Microsoft Windows enterprise network.
  • Previous employment in legal information technology is desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following application technologies: current Microsoft server operating systems, Active Directory, VMWare, vSphere 5.x or greater, vCenter, Site Recovery Manager, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, TCP/IP, DFS, Cisco UCS, EMC VNX, NetApp ONTAP, Veeam, CommVault, and FalconStor.
  • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong client service skills with customer service driven mindset.
  • Detail oriented and has a sense of urgency.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work effectively, and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Possess a strong sense of achievement and a willingness to contribute in a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends as needed.

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Washington, DC

Accounting Assistant Finance & Accounting 1 Opening
Washington, DC

Job Number: 948

The Finance & Accounting Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an Accounting Assistant in the Washington, DC office. The Accounting Assistant is responsible for assisting the managers and directors of the Finance & Accounting Department.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: generating memos, emails and reports; preparing departmental letters (i.e., Partner employment verification letters, Partner retirement plan participant cost of living adjustment letters, residency certifications); providing Form W-9 and completing bank verification or vendor verification forms for clients and vendors; maintaining the Firm Trading Database and responding to trade requests; assisting in the administration of the Firm AmEx Corporate Card and PCard program as well as reconciling program usage monthly to ensure users are complying with the Firm Policy; depositing checks received in the office via Desktop Deposit and scheduling and coordinating meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for the managers or directors in the Finance & Accounting Department.

Qualifications: 

  • Four-year college degree preferred.  Equivalent experience considered.
  • Minimum of two years of administrative experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare accurate, highly detailed work product.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage large amounts of data.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly. 
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

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Business Development Assistant Marketing 1 Opening
Washington, DC

Job Number: 974

The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Business Development Assistant in the Washington, DC office.  The Business Development Assistant provides project and administrative support to the Business Development Team preparing pitches, collateral materials and directory submissions. A significant portion of this role is devoted to the collection and data entry of experience items into the firm-wide experience databases.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fills requests for marketing materials from attorneys and lateral recruiting.
  • Prepares pitchbooks, meeting materials, and other marketing collateral for clients and client prospects.
  • Assists in the development, editing, and production of PowerPoint presentations and other custom marketing materials.
  • Assists with tracking of business development activities, including data entry and maintenance of Firm pitch tracking database.
  • Coordinates weekly firm-wide BD Activity reporting in InterAction.
  • Assists with organization, updating, and uploading of experience items to the Firm’s experience database for use in proposal and pitch materials and the Firm website.
  • Takes the lead in managing large volumes of data collected in the business development process to be subsequently entered and stored into various Firm databases. 
  • Helps ensure data quality of the experience database.
  • Monitors the Experience Inbox, and is responsible for handling and/or forwarding items.
  • Guided by BD team members, creates new records and makes changes to the Content Library custom experience pieces.
  • Enters/updates experience items for the website; reviews website experience items for quality control.
  • Assists the transactional BD team members with league table experience data.
  • Assists with the drafting of submissions to legal directories (e.g., Chambers, Legal 500).
  • Serves as primary liaison with Document Processing and Office Services Departments for the creation of marketing materials in service centers firm-wide including training, troubleshooting, and resolving issues as they arise.
  • Provides backup support including web site postings for Marketing Communications Team when assistance is unavailable.
  • Prepares and processes invoices, bills, and expense reports.
  • Provides administrative support including setting up meetings, booking conference rooms, and copying meeting materials.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in a similar administrative support role.
  • Proficient in a range of computer software applications, including programs and databases such as, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of general office support functions required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Strong communications (oral and written) skills.
  • Proficiency in handling multiple of projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.

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Business Intelligence Coordinator Marketing 1 Opening
Washington, DC New York

Job Number: 975

The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Business Intelligence Coordinator in the Washington, DC or New York office.  The Business Intelligence Coordinator provides lawyers, firm leaders and administrative professionals with industry, company and competitor information that will aid in the development and achievement of strategic goals and tactical objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce and deliver standardized research deliverables, as well as customized reports for more in-depth research requests for specific, imminent opportunities.
  • Produce research on individual clients and prospects in support of client generation and development.
  • Monitor news and intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities, stay current on news and trends relating to key clients and prospects and their markets, and proactively distribute findings to appropriate decision makers.
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, and competitors and deliver objective, meaningful insights in concise, compelling ways.
  • Meet with partners from time to time to gain valuable insight into the marketplace and the ways lawyers can add value to existing relationships.
  • Assist in the review of potential resources for information and intelligence.
  • The position can reside in the Washington D.C. or New York City offices, and some travel to the other offices will be required.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the professional services industry.
  • Law firm experience is preferred, not mandatory.
  • Excellent word-processing and Internet skills necessary; proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong project management skills, including appropriate decision-making skills.
  • Action-oriented, intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.
  • Ability to build rapport well and is a good listener; can work comfortably with partners.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Resourceful and tenacious in pursuit of relevant information, both secondary and primary, and accurate and accountable in its delivery.
  • Strong client service orientation and ability to interact effectively with attorneys, key personnel and clients, to manage and exceed expectations, and to exhibit a high degree of responsiveness, diplomacy, and professionalism in these client interactions.
  • Able to scale communications into various lengths for consumption by busy decision-makers. Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
  • Proficient (or able to become proficient quickly) in use of the Firm’s internal business-management and reporting systems (e.g., client relationship-management software, financial systems, etc.)
  • Proficient (or able to become proficient quickly) in searching and extracting information published by information aggregators, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, CapitalIQ, LexisNexis, Hoovers, MergerMarket, etc.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as needed.

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Desktop Engineer Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number:939

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Desktop Engineer in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The Engineer is responsible for all aspects of the user computing environment.  As part of the desktop engineering team, this engineer is responsible for building, delivery, and maintenance of stable, high performing, and secure desktop images that provide excellent user experiences.  This engineer also is responsible for the support of all Firm’s desktop applications, integrations, and the efficient delivery and updates of these applications.  This position will report to the Director of Enterprise Applications. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Continuously improves user desktop experiences through OS and application optimizations, automation, and streamlined processes.
  • Evaluates, deploys, and supports all Firm desktop applications.
  • Develops seamless integrations among desktop applications.
  • Performs routine software updates to enhance functionalities and security.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves escalated desktop application and OS issues.
  • Builds hardware agnostic image for desktop and laptop computers.
  • Creates custom group policies and PowerShell scripts for workstations.
  • Manages application package creations, and deliveries through SCCM.
  • Maintains workstation security using various technologies such as endpoint protection software, data encryptions, application whitelisting, and others.
  • Evaluates and recommends desktop, laptop hardware and peripherals.
  • Performs desktop rollouts and data migrations using OSD task sequences and USMT.
  • Creates documentation on system designs, procedures, and processes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in desktop engineering, application support, and supporting operating systems in a Microsoft Windows enterprise environment.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in customer support experience supporting a diverse customer base including C-level executives.
  • Microsoft certifications highly preferred.
  • Expert knowledge in customizing Windows 7, Windows 10, and image creation.
  • In-depth knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and PowerShell.
  • Advanced knowledge with user profile, folder redirection, and Windows registry.
  • Expert knowledge of  Microsoft Office application customizations, and add-ins.
  • Experience with SCCM, packaging and application deployment in multiple offices.
  • In-depth knowledge working with browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) customizations, security settings, policies, and plug-in.
  • Experience in legal specific applications a plus – FileSite, Workshare, Payne Form Assistant, Numbering, IntApp, IPro, Litigation Support Software, and others.
  • Working experience in large scale deployment using technologies including, SCCM task sequences, OSD, USMT, MDT, WDS, App-V and others.
  • Extensive knowledge in information security including, Sophos/CM endpoint protections, Bitlocker, MBAM, Bit9, Zscaler, Windows security policies, digital certificates, file permission, AD security or other similar products.
  • Familiarity with VMWare, virtual machines, and Citrix XenApp, and XenDesktop.
  • Knowledge of general application architectures and SQL a plus.
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts including, TCP/IP, DNS, firewalls, VPN, load balancing, DHCP, VPN, and PXI Boot.
  • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and customer driven minded.
  • Detail oriented and have sense of urgency.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work effectively, and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possess strong sense of achievement and willingness to contribute to a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends as needed.
  • Ability to effectively present information, and work with users at all levels in the Firm.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

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Document Review Specialist Records Department 1 Opening
Washington, DC

Job Number: 959

The Records Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Document Review Specialist in the Washington, DC office. The Document Review Specialist is responsible for the review and organization of documents before they are scanned into the Firm's records management and document management systems. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Coordinating and organizing material for destruction under the guidelines of the Firm's records retention policy; ensuring the data entry of the Firm's records management system is updated timely and meets the retention schedule; collaborating with attorneys and other legal staff with regards to material that should be maintained in hard copy form and/or destroyed; monitoring the firm-wide retention schedules for both physical and electronic files; coordinating the return of appropriate client files to clients upon their request; and assisting with the retrieval of physical files from off-site storage and assisting with updating the Firm's records management system as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of two years' records management and/or legal assistant experience.
  • Ability to type 30 words per minute.
  • Basic knowledge of scanning equipment.
  • Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of the firm.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Experience with Records Management software, a plus.
  • Ability to work additional hours as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

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IT Project Manager Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 955

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an IT Project Manager in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The Project Manager will work with IT directors, c-level personnel and other senior managers to successfully implement Firm projects. The Project Manager also will function as a Business Analyst working with various administrative departments and practice groups to fully understand and articulate project requirements.  Additional responsibilities include: developing and managing IT project plans and milestones and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements on key enterprise projects; identifying resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities; managing day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope to ensure that projects are completed on-time and on-budget; performing detailed iterative requirement analysis, and document use cases; identifying and articulating project risks early and working to minimize the risks; reviewing deliverables prepared by team before passing on to stakeholders to make sure that the deliverables expectations are met; working with employees within various Firm departments to define clear, concise project requirements and ensuring successful project delivery; coordinating efforts for various IT groups on various projects; communicating regularly and informing the CIO about  operational and project needs, issues, and challenges; and ensuring project documentation is complete, current, and stored appropriately.  This position reports to the Chief Information Officer. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of five years of project management experience in a law firm or professional services environment.
  • A four-year degree is required.
  • PMP certification a plus.
  • Microsoft certification a plus.
  • Experience working with MS Office Suite including Visio, and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of MS Project, Smartsheet or other online PM tools.
  • Experience working in Agile and Waterfall projects.
  • Ability to multi-task with good organizational and time management capabilities.
  • Strong and proven problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong documentation skills to create requirement documentation.
  • Proven experience with running enterprise level technology projects .
  • Understanding of project lifecycle and SDLC.
  • Solid technical background with understanding in AD, SQL, Networking, and web technologies.
  • Ability to lead project teams.
  • Excellent people facing and customer service.
  • Result-oriented, focused on achieving a successful completion of the project.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Excellent organizational, oral/written communication and multitasking skills.
  • Knowledge of how law firms operate desired but not required.

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IT Support Specialist Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC

Job Number: 980

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an IT Support Specialist in the Washington, DC office. The IT Support Specialist is responsible for providing exceptional customer service and support to the Firm and clients of the Firm.  Responsibilities include: Providing end-user support services, troubleshooting assistance, and problem resolution via telephone, remote desktop connection, and/or visits to user locations; exhibiting ownership and timely resolution of all incident tickets and change orders; interacting directly with other IT groups to determine the proper remediation for an issue; setting-up and quality assurance testing of new hardware and software for existing and new end-users in the Firm and other duties as assigned.  The hours for this position are 3:00pm - 11:30pm Monday through Friday.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of four years of experience in end-user support.
  • Two-year college degree preferred.  Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience implementing, maintaining and supporting Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Technical experience configuring and supporting workstations, laptops, printers, and related equipment.
  • Flexibility to work additional shifts as needed.

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IT Support Specialist Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC

Job Number: 973

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an IT Support Specialist in the Washington, DC office. The IT Support Specialist is responsible for providing exceptional customer service and support to the Firm and clients of the Firm.  Responsibilities include: Providing end-user support services, troubleshooting assistance, and problem resolution via telephone, remote desktop connection, and/or visits to user locations; exhibiting ownership and timely resolution of all incident tickets and change orders; interacting directly with other IT groups to determine the proper remediation for an issue; setting-up and quality assurance testing of new hardware and software for existing and new end-users in the Firm and other duties as assigned.  The hours for this position are 11:00pm to 7:30am Monday through Friday.



QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of four years of experience in end-user support.
  • Two-year college degree preferred.  Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience implementing, maintaining and supporting Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Technical experience configuring and supporting workstations, laptops, printers, and related equipment.
  • Flexibility to work additional shifts as needed.        

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Legal Resource Assistant Secretarial 3 Openings
Washington, DC

Job Number: 865

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has three Legal Resource Assistant openings in the Washington, DC office.  The Legal Resource Assistants will assist attorneys and other legal personnel with administrative, organizational and research work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment. 

Responsibilities include the following:  Preparing, editing, and proofreading legal documents; assisting with trial preparation including organizing trial exhibits, notebooks, charts, graphs, and other visual aids; managing calendars and schedules by coordinating meetings, conference calls, and appointments; entering and processing expenses and invoices; coordinating and scheduling attorney travel; maintaining an awareness of attorneys' caseloads and statuses; establishing and maintaining attorneys' files; working with Excel and PowerPoint for a variety of assignments; and performing other duties as assigned.

Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a high school diploma, with a bachelors or two-year degree preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong skills in MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook, various databases and Internet research skills.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time appropriately.
  •  A proficiency with standard office procedures working in a team/collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work a schedule from 10:30 am-7:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

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Manager of Application Development 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 926

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Manager of Application Development in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The Manager will lead a team of application developers and business analysts in a high-pace environment.  This role is responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation, and support of in-house custom applications that align with the needs of the various business units of the Firm. The Manager develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that solutions are delivered with a high degree of quality and in a timely manner via a consistent approach.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a team of application developers responsible for designing, developing, testing, documentation, delivery, and support of in-house developed applications that include, but not limited to, Intranet, Extranet, web applications, SharePoint applications, and mobile applications.
  • Manage a team of business analysts who work closely with the departmental heads and end users to gather requirements, workflows; and accurately define functional and technical requirements of the users for their application needs.
  • Responsible for development, maintenance and enforcement of coding standards and conventions, change and source control, best practices, technical documentation, and deployment methods.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing compliance of a structured software development life cycle methodology (SDLC) tailored to the firm’s needs.
  • Review and assess existing application effectiveness and efficiency, and embrace continuous improvement of applications.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with business units and other IT team managers for scheduling new deployments, upgrades and patches to ensure proper communication and least disruptive to the business.
  • Establish and maintain a code review practice of technical designs and development code to ensure quality releases into production.
  • Develop relationships with vendors and manage contract and consulting development resources when required.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies to ensure that the most effective development applications tools and methodologies are adopted.
  • Implement, champion, and ensure compliance with project management and solution delivery processes which produce on-budget, on-schedule, and to quality expectations.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to staff including development of training, development plans and performance management.
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience of application development team.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in application design and coding as a software developer/Architect.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in project and program management.
  • Four-year college or advanced degree preferred in Information Technology or related disciplines, comparable experience considered.
  • Hand-on experience in SharePoint development, Windows programming, web development, and mobile application development a plus.
  • Experience in .Net Programming, C#, Web Forms, MVC, Java, JQuery, Json, JavaScript, HTML5, Bootstraps, Web API, Visual Studio, TFS, Knock-out, Angular JS, Object-C, Android SDK.
  • Demonstrated experience with SDLC (Agile methodology).
  • Familiarity with various software packages used by law firms, including FileSite, IntApp Open, Microsoft SharePoint, and accounting systems such as Elite and Aderant; HRIS systems such as Ultipro and Epicor.
  • Familiarity with business analysis and user case analysis.
  • Knowledge with Microsoft SQL related technologies - SSIS, SSRS, Stored Procedures, T-SQL, Master Data, Data warehousing, BI.
  • Solid understanding of IP networking, IT infrastructure, Active Directory, Information Security, IIS.
  • Detail oriented and have sense of urgency.
  • Must have in-depth abilities in leading software development and solution delivery.
  • Possess project management skills, PMP certification a plus.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Excellent communication skills a must.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills, great team player, ability to set goals and motivate the team to meet them.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends on occasions as needed.
  • Ability to effectively present information, and work with users at all levels in the Firm.

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Patent Law Clerk Legal Support Services 1 Opening
Washington, DC

Job Number: 957

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for a Patent Law Clerk in the Washington, DC office.  The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training.  Ideal candidates will be organized; detail-oriented; and able to follow up on instructions independently.  Responsibilities include: preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents; conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments; supporting business development;  managing large domestic and foreign dockets and other duties as assigned.

Candidates should have an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., and significant graduate level experience.  Training in the fields of plant biology, genetics, microbiology or entomology are preferred though candidates having experience in other biological science fields also will be considered.  Research experience in RNA silencing, genome editing, microbiomes, or quantitative genetics is desirable.  Successful candidates will have excellent academic credentials and strong verbal and written communication skills.   The ideal candidate will have passed the Patent Bar.  Law school or prior legal training or enrollment in law school is not required.  Benefits include a competitive salary and a tuition reimbursement program when applicable.  Please include a cover letter,  resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample with your online application.

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Systems Engineer Information Technology 1 Opening
Washington, DC Tallahassee Operations Center

Job Number: 967

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has an opening for an Systems Engineer in either the Tallahassee or Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong record of managing enterprise infrastructure systems, backup and disaster recovery technologies, scripting, project management skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Applying knowledge of VMware ESX and related systems to evaluate and maintain the technical environment.
  • Working closely with Platform team leads and other team members in a proactive manor.
  • Providing support of the VMware environment with the following key responsibilities: Providing expertise and support for virtual technologies. Building, documenting, and testing VMware virtual solutions. Scripting and developing innovative tools to solve operational issues. Providing support for the VMware environments. Evaluating and analyzing current virtualization infrastructure to provide optimum performance on an ongoing basis.    
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of various backup solutions including hardware/software support, training, and special projects.
  • Working closely with application owners to verify successful backups of all necessary data are being completed.
  • Actively seeking to understand end user computing needs and ensuring the design, implementations, management, procedures, and automation align with the policies of the Firm and the needs of the users.
  • Planning and managing the full life-cycle of complex, multi-phase application integration, and implementation projects.
  • Providing written requirements, system architecture designs, test plans, implementation plans and operation guides for designated technologies.
  • Analyzing current enterprise and making recommendations for capacity planning, performance tuning and design issues.
  • Supporting and monitoring Firm policies and procedures as pertains to the Information Technology Department.
  • Identifying and prioritizing system requirements, patches, and enhancements.
  • Communicating status and key business information effectively to both executive management and internal clients.
  • Working closely with key vendors to support infrastructure, address escalated issues, and keep current with technology portfolio.
  • Participating in the on-call rotation to provide infrastructure support for escalated events outside of productions hours, weekends and possibly holidays.
  • Meeting deadlines for deliverables.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in providing VMware and system support in a Microsoft Windows enterprise network.
  • Previous employment in legal information technology is desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following application technologies: current Microsoft server operating systems, Active Directory, VMWare, vSphere 5.x or greater, vCenter, Site Recovery Manager, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, TCP/IP, DFS, Cisco UCS, EMC VNX, NetApp ONTAP, Veeam, CommVault, and FalconStor.
  • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong client service skills with customer service driven mindset.
  • Detail oriented and has a sense of urgency.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work effectively, and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Possess a strong sense of achievement and a willingness to contribute in a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends as needed.

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