Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP, one of San Diego’s oldest and most prestigious downtown law firms, seeks an experienced IT Director.  The IT Director is a member of the Executive Management Team.

Job Responsibilities

IT

• Develop, implement, and continuously improve upon IT plans and operations for the Firm’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, Networks (LAN and WAN), virtual desktop infrastructure (VMware), document and records management systems (iManage, cloud), operating systems, application software, hardware, Internet, Intranet, mobile communications litigation support services and training

• Analyze complex business needs presented by the user community and/or clients; recommend and implement technical solutions

• Ensure the consistency and operability of existing applications by creating, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures for technical resources

• Produce detailed timeline for each application release and implement effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status

• Review all designs, code, and unit test plans where applicable

• Participate on all hardware and software evaluations and maintain vendor contracts

• Perform liaison duties between users, operations, and programming personnel in the areas of systems design, modifications or trouble shooting

• Develop, implement, and maintain Computer Security Plans to include data security, system security, disaster recovery, and computer use in concert with internal requirements and external governing agency requirements

• Maintain and upgrade as needed all videoconferencing and audio-visual equipment

• Maintain a professional posture and positive service environment to ensure prompt, courteous attention to internal and external user needs

• Lead and supervise IT Department staff to include:  Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, Help Desk Analyst, Litigation Support Specialist, and IT Training Coordinator

Firm Management

• In conjunction with the Managing Partner and Executive Management Team, plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the Firm’s support functions 

• Develop credibility and value:  1) by providing timely and accurate analyses of budgets, project proposals and business needs and trends and 2) through effective solutions to business challenges

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 

• Ten or more years’ related experience at the senior IT management level

• Experience in the most current hardware, software, networking, databases and programming technologies and products used in the industry

• Experience with virtual desktop infrastructures and document/records management systems 

• Ability to achieve goals through direct and indirect influence and collaboration

• Excellent communication skills

• A self-starter who is organized, highly motivated, takes initiative, is able to prioritize work, multi-task, work independently, and manage the demands of multiple time-sensitive tasks

• Law firm experience is a plus

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