Systems Engineer

White Plains

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a System Engineer to work in our White Plains, NY office.  The Systems Engineer will:

  • Participate in large projects of moderate complexity involving the orchestration of tasks and or technology deployments.
  • Resolve complex technical issues and conduct advance research.
  • Maintain a familiarity industry concepts, best practices and procedures.
  • Develop technical documentation and participate in the establishment of security policies, procedures and standards designed to align IT and firm business objectives.
  • Coordinates activities associated with the installation of operation level services.
  • Provides strong hands-on trouble shooting and installation skills.
  • Provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, attorneys and staff.
  • Recommends alternatives to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
  • Provide technical third level support 24x7, working in weekends is required if necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge of server based operating systems and communications protocols
  • Knowledge of administrative best practices and methodologies
  • Hands on experience working with MS Windows servers running IIS , DNS and DHCP
  • Proficient in server virtualization using VMware ESX and knowledge of  storage virtualization
  • Intimately familiar with networking protocols and concepts including routing, and TCP/IP.
  • Active Directory and  scripting
  • Microsoft Windows  Active Directory design, implementation and support
  • Microsoft 2003/2008 Clustering Services
  • Hands on experience with MS servers working with Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Experience with Citrix Terminal server is a plus
  • Experience with multi-platform computing preferred, e.g. Unix, Linux  
  • Networking protocols and concepts including routing, TCP/IP and FTP
  • Knowledge of Cisco routers, UNIX, Network Management and diagnostic tools are helpful.
  • Experience in a multi time zone datacenter environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Exchange 2007 or later, and SQL 2005 or later is a plus
  • Ability to organize/prioritize work
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs


  • Associates Degree or related job experience, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years experience utilizing the above mention technology
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