Senior SharePoint Administrator

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Title :

Senior SharePoint Administrator

Location :

Los Angeles

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Gibson Dunn is looking for a Senior SharePoint Administrator for its Information Systems Department. The position works directly with members of IS and Marketing as well as members of our internal client teams to understand the business needs and to design technology solutions to meet them. The position will also be in the role of system administration interacting with all other areas of IS, including BI, IS Operations, Trainers, Support Center, and Local Support teams to achieve successful SharePoint-based implementations.

This position is based in the LA, SF, or NY office locations of Gibson Dunn.

The role reports to the Web Development Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, designing, installing, configuring and maintaining the Enterprise-wide Microsoft SharePoint Server environment.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the SharePoint infrastructure and will train other team members as necessary in SharePoint services, administration, and maintenance.
  • Working closely with the cloud administrator, network ops, security and enterprise messaging teams to develop a strategy for optimal use and integration of SharePoint and other collaborative tools within the firm.
  • Performing day-to-day administration and support for SharePoint-based team sites (Intranet, and Extranet sites).

Site Administration, Maintenance & Support

  • Lead SharePoint infrastructure implementation and maintenance, collaborate with SharePoint design and development teams.
  • Install, configure and/or maintain SharePoint 2016, 2019 and Online platforms on across multiple server farms spanning the Internal (Intranet) zone, External (Extranet), and Internet (public site) zones.
  • Install, maintain and support various systems with an emphasis on the membership Extranet and related components (i.e. SharePoint Portal, SQL server, F5 load balancers, e-mail/SMTP, system backups, IIS, Active Directory, DNS, VMWare, etc.).
  • Maintain all farm administration functions across these farms through Central Administration.
  • Assist and train in-house resource in SharePoint Administration including work instructions and best practices documentation.
  • Ongoing SharePoint Operations.
  • Manage Farm Topology

Requirements Gathering & Analysis

  • Works closely with the internal teams and the Business Intelligence group to analyze, define, and document technical requirements for SharePoint based implementations.
  • Analyzes existing systems and programs and develops or recommends new systems or modifications to existing systems.

Change Management

  • Ensures that migration from development and test environments into production are done per the Firm’s Change Approval Board (CAB) process.

Qualifications

  • Essential current technology skills desired including: SharePoint administration, Windows OS (IIS, DNS, AD, SSL, Kerberos, SQL 2016/2019), programming experience in ASP.NET, Web Services, SQL Server, F5, SSRS a plus.
  • Candidate must have strong project management and organizational skills. Ability to globally manage expectations from multiple stakeholders across the firm and communicate schedules, tasks and deadline is a must. Ability to delegate responsibilities, track and manage tasks is key to success. Must exhibit grace under pressure.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate with all levels of lawyers, management, staff and vendors. Requires diplomacy, facilitation skills and the ability to manage conflict.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving ability is required. Must grasp business process, priorities and goals and be able to translate into development initiatives. Must understand basic business relationship and confidentiality principles and adhere to those principles.

Experience

  • MS degree or BS degree in a computer related field or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in SharePoint 2016, 2019 & SharePoint Online (Expert Level).
  • Proficiency in SharePoint and Windows operating system administration (Windows Server 2016/2019/2022).
  • Strong knowledge of Windows architecture, deployment considerations, and structured development methodology.
  • Strong Server Administration Skills – (IIS, DNS, AD, SSL, Kerberos, SQL 2016/2019 and F5 load balancers). VMWare Experience a plus.
  • Strong Knowledge of Office Online.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, routing and routed protocols.
  • Experience with FAST ESP Search Engine Administration and Optimization.
  • Experience with SQL Query Development as it relates to SharePoint databases. DBA experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of C#, VB.NET, ADO.NET, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, AJAX, and XML a plus.
  • Experience with Business Intelligence using SharePoint, SSRS, SSAS, and Excel Services. Experience with Performance Point Server a plus.
  • Development of custom web parts a plus.
  • Experience with SharePoint Workflow Foundation and integration with Infopath.K2 knowledge a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of industry security standards.

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation range for this position is $150-165k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.