IT Technical Systems Analyst, Operations


Permanent - Full Time



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Withers Worldwide

Job title: IT Technical Systems Analyst

Reporting to: IT Applications Manager


What are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced technical systems analyst who has a proactive approach to maintenance and good health of IT systems. The position is primarily an operations role involving day to day responsibility of monitoring, resolving, patching and remediation tasks on the firm's global systems. You will need to be self-sufficient within your daily duties and be comfortable working with senior members of the IT system team and 3rd party vendors.


The individual will work in the London offices as part of the Global Systems Team. The Global Systems Team is located in London and is responsible for supporting and maintaining the firm's technology across all geographical regions. The Global Systems Team is split by two functional but collaborative groups, Applications and Infrastructure.

The Applications group are responsible for the unified communications, messaging platforms, database systems, desktop image and the firms' business applications suite including document management, HR, finance, marketing and know-how systems. The team undertake the day-to-day administration, support, implementation and development of all the Firm’s applications and systems

The priority for all IT activity is to maintain the highest levels of stability and reliability in the services delivered.

This role requires experience of working in a medium to large multi-site professional services organisation and broad experience of legal industry applications.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required with the ability to work with a wide range of people including vendors, project managers, technologists, legal staff, partners, secretaries and other support staff.

A very high level of personal organisation and professionalism is required, together with a 'can-do' attitude and an ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.  This person must inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business.


Technical experience required

  • 3-5 years in a technical support role.
  • Industry recognised technical qualifications or degree educated.
  • Proven 3rd line troubleshooting skills and root cause analyse.
  • Willingness to take ownership of selected products and become the primary owner for that technology.
  • Knowledge and troubleshooting skills around all Office 365 services is a must.
  • Strong knowledge of supporting, maintaining and patching Microsoft operating systems.
  • Strong knowledge of supporting and maintaining the Microsoft application stack such as Exchange, Skype, SQL, SCCM and Office Products.
  • Strong knowledge and ability to support legal-industry applications such as iManage, BigHand, Interaction, Elite, IntApp Suite and Mimecast.
  • Good practical understanding of web filtering products (web proxies)
  • Good practical understanding of IT security and compliance best practices.
  • Good knowledge of virtual technologies such as VMware and Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.
  • Good Knowledge of PowerShell and SQL scripting.
  • Knowledge of MDM solutions.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Experience of working in a ITIL-based support environment and with Help Desk systems such as vFire


Areas of focus and responsibilities

  • Under take daily checks on systems and resolve warning and errors highlighted via monitoring systems.
  • Identify, document and undertake maintenance and administration processes on systems infrastructure globally.
  • Produce and maintain technical documentation and articles for the knowledge base.
  • Assist SME's when appropriate in project related activities.
  • Monitor the team queue in the Help Desk call-logging system to ensure incidents, service requests and problems are managed in a timely manner
  • 3rd line support of all systems, ensuring that the highest levels of stability and reliability are maintained
  • Correctly diagnose software and hardware faults and liaise with 3rd party engineers where needed. Incidents should be actioned within agreed timescales and monitored to resolution
  • Provide technical assistance and know-how to the test and release process. Working closely with application testers and 3rd party vendors
  • Ensure that systems are remediated with latest patches and meet bassline policies.
  • Ensure software deployments are successful and remediate where necessary 
  • Assist with infrastructure / server support and patching
  • Identify major support incidents and liaise with support teams, following the Major Incident process. Inform the Manager  and IT Management of any escalating support issues in order that they may be resolved within reasonable time scales
  • Establish and maintain contact with colleagues in all offices to ensure that a consistent approach is being adopted across the firm
  • Continually maintain and expand strong working knowledge of current Firm-supported and future technologies to provide technically accurate solutions to end-users
  • Actively knowledge share and work with service desk staff to empower 1/2nd line
  • Creating scripts / tools / app's to improve desktop support processes
  • Ensure that the housekeeping and administration of systems are carried out in accordance with the firm's policies and procedures
  • Adhere fully to the Change and Release management processes
  • Adhere fully to the Problem management process and to the investigation of the root cause of outages
  • Ensure security is maintained in line with the Firm’s security standards
  • Contribute to the IT Risk register to identify and manage operational risks and work to eliminate areas of vulnerability
  • Occasional assistance with cover for the global service desk phones and email


The Essentials

  • 9:30 to 17:30 but flexibility is a must
  • 12 week probation period
  • 24/7 on call rota is in place (every 6 weeks)
  • 3 months' notice period
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, private medical, season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, on site café plus more


About Withers Worldwide

Withers have been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years. We advise clients on their business and personal legal needs both at home and abroad. In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world, the need for integrated and timely advice has never been more urgent.

We are recognised as the only international law firm for successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work.  With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot.   

With over 150 partners and more than 450 other lawyers, we have unparalleled expertise in commercial, tax, trusts, estate planning, financial services, litigation and arbitration, real estate, charities, employment, family law and other legal issues facing individuals and their families. The firm has advised 42% of the top 100 UK Sunday Times Rich List and over 20% of the top 100 US Forbes list, as well as numerous families in Asia.


Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withers Worldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

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