Senior Manager Strategic Planning and Implementation

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington, DC
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Full Time
Overview: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, an Am Law 50 firm, has an opening for a Senior Manager Strategic Planning and Implementation, who will serve as an internal technology management consultant to the CIO.We strongly prefer candidates who can work from our Downtown Los Angeles, Century City, or Washington DC office, but will consider other candidates who can work from one of our other US offices.The other offices we are considering are: Orange County, Downtown San Diego, Del Mar, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Dallas. There is only one opening.The Senior Manager Strategic Planning and Implementation (SPI) will work closely with the firms Chief Information Officer to design, plan, and integrate the major services and applications used by the firm. The SPI may also be asked to provide post implementation oversight and monitoring as needed by the CIO. The SPI should be able to work independently, manage time their effectively, and open to learning and consulting their peers on new technologies. The SPI should be able to collaborate with other Information Technology team members and the firms executive team to fulfill objectives. Responsibilities: Works closely with application owners and other IT stakeholders to provide guidance and oversightResearches IT industry and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise and relates to future operations and projects needs. Analyzes the current business and IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and provides options for improvement.Designs, develops and manages the processes of backend hardware forecasting for organizations mission critical applications.Proven ability and comfort in facilitating deep technical reviews with IT organizations and building a trusted relationship with the CIO and IT Management team.Understand business objectives, research potential strategies, architect and design solutions.Essential Functions:Directs and facilitates enterprise solution architecture for specific initiative by understanding the current state, articulating the desired future state, identifying the gaps between the two, and creating principles and implementation models to close the gaps.Facilitates the development of and documents enterprise standards guiding principles, designs, roadmaps, plans and position papers that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of Information Technology within the enterprise.Consults on application and infrastructure projects to fit them to enterprise big picture.Automate operations and integrate with firms change management and operational systems.Review systems on a daily basis. Document and resolve issues to ensure continuous operations.Provide mentorship and knowledge transfer to other members of the teamMaintain professional decorum when representing the IT department to attorneys and staff.Complete additional tasks as assignedProvide 24x7 support as needed Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Five (5) or more years of progressive experience with comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering in at least two (2) IT disciplines (such as strategic planning, solution architecture, technology architecture, network management, security management, change management, application development, middleware design, information analysis, database management, project management and operations management).EducationStrongly Preferred: Bachelors Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Major: Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related fieldLicense and Certification Preferred: Nutanix, vmWare, Microsoft, Cisco and other enterprise technologiesComputer/Software KnowledgeRequired: Advanced to expert technical knowledge and understanding of architecture, applications, systems design and integration. Ability to see how parts interact with the whole (big picture thinking). Knowledge of multiple components of enterprise architecture. Demonstrate knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.Work EnvironmentOccasionally work will need to be done in datacenters with elevated noise. Able to work evenings and weekends as needed.Travel RequirementsNormal travel might include 0-10% with peaks that may hit 15-25% during projects that may require local implementation oversight.Physical DemandsProlonged sitting/standing at desk, keyboarding, and repetitive hand motion. Need to lift equipment up to 50 lb.We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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