Technical Support Engineer

Information Technology Richardson, Texas


Description

Must report to the Dallas office full-time. 

Who we are:  BAL is a team of brilliant people who change lives through elite immigration work and collaborative innovation. We pursue the exceptional in all that we do, but never at the expense of our values. There’s no denying our work is demanding, both in volume and pace, but we’re up for the challenge. We love the balance of hard work and fun – so, you’ll see us in jeans as we shatter glass ceilings and conventional stereotypes. BAL employees feel valued, rewarded, and respected. We seek opportunities to be of service to others and our communities. We are committed to your growth and development, and want to set you up for success here at BAL and beyond.

Who you are: You are looking for work that has purpose. You aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done. You learn quickly. You move fast. You embrace challenge and detail as well as creative thinking.  You believe you have something unique to contribute and you aren’t afraid to raise your hand.  You understand that powering human achievement is ultimately about impacting a real person. You are looking for a place to grow and an environment where everyone has a spot and is genuinely welcome. 

We’re better together:  A bright, driven person like you and an industry-leading powerhouse like BAL? It’s a perfect combination! We truly want to see you succeed here and become an integral part of our mission to provide an experience that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. Come be a part of something special, where you can have an impact and be valued just for being you!

Berry Appleman & Leiden is not your typical law firm when it comes to technology. We've built an in-house Products team from the ground up that is dedicated to building the best technology in our industry. Our Products Team supports our flagship SaaS product, Cobalt, which won the SIIA CODiE award for "Best Legal Solution" in 2020, was a 2020 Tech Titans Finalist for Corporate Innovation and won the 2021 Law.com award for Most Innovative Operations Team. We've also built our industry's first mobile application, a new B2C mobile app and we're looking for new trails to blaze this year!

OVERVIEW: As an IT Help Desk Support Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to be the first point of contact for our employees seeking technical assistance and support, providing timely and effective solutions to end-user issues and requests, ranging from hardware and software problems to basic network connectivity and account access.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • First-line Support: Act as the initial point of contact for employees seeking technical assistance through various channels, including phone, email, or chat.
  • Provide timely and effective solutions to end-user issues and requests, ranging from hardware and software problems to basic network connectivity and account access.
  • Provide prompt and courteous responses to resolve their issues or escalate to higher-level support when necessary.
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and network issues reported by end-users
  • Walk users through the problem-solving process and document troubleshooting steps and resolutions.
  • Account Management: Assist with account creation, password resets, and access permissions for various applications and systems.
  • Hardware and Software Setup: Assist with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of desktops, laptops, printers, and other hardware devices.
  • Install and troubleshoot software applications as needed.
  • Ticket Management: Record and track all support incidents and service requests in the help desk ticketing system.
  • Prioritize and manage workload to meet service level agreements.
  • Knowledge Base: Contribute to the development and maintenance of the IT knowledge base, providing self-help guides and resources for end-users.
  • User Training: Provide basic training to employees on commonly used software applications and technology best practices.
  • IT Inventory Management: Maintain accurate records of IT assets and equipment, including tracking inventory, issuing hardware, and performing periodic audits.
  • Escalation and Collaboration: Escalate complex or unresolved issues to appropriate IT teams and collaborate with other IT specialists to resolve problems efficiently.
  • IT Security: Assist in enforcing IT security policies, such as malware prevention, data protection, and access controls, to ensure a secure computing environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area or a combination of relevant certifications and job experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the PC Support/Help Desk field.
  • Experience with PC hardware and peripherals is a must.
  • Experience with network/server fundamentals is a plus.
  • Experience with phone systems administration is a plus.
  • Experience at a law firm helpdesk is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, 10, and the Microsoft Office 2010,2016 Suite of applications.
  • Knowledge with the O365 cloud base email system.
  • Knowledge of Windows 2003/2008 Server Enterprise Edition and Active Directory processes.
  • Knowledge with VPN and RSA solutions.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures for resolving hardware and software-related issues.
  • General Server/network troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity of workstation imaging
  • Strong troubleshooting ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
     

WORKING CONDITIONS: Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time. Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis. Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone. Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally. Regular and on-time attendance. Must be able to prioritized, schedule and complete testing required for multiple applications with overlapping schedules. A certain degree of creativity and flexibility is required. Hours may exceed 40 hours per week. Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Berry Appleman & Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of BAL to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. BAL prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

BAL does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. BAL is under no obligation to pay any referral compensation or recruiter fee in the absence of a current executed Recruitment Services Agreement. In the event a recruiter or agency submits an unsolicited resume or candidate without an agreement, BAL reserves the right to pursue and hire said candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of BAL. If your agency would like to be considered as a potential recruiting partner, please forward your contact information to [email protected].