Legal Technology Specialist

Information Technology

Job Reference

220001G4

Function

Information Technology

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Sydney, Australia

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

DLA Piper understands that you're building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development.  

That's our commitment. This is your opportunity.

The Legal Technology Specialist role represents an exciting opportunity to reinvent the relationship between IT and the wider business.  This role will be absolutely pivotal in helping shift the perception of the IT function from being one of a reactive 'break fix' service to that of a specialist partner that understands the business, its people and its processes.  A department that coaches, supports and listens to the business and translates its IT needs into customer-focussed projects that deliver tangible benefits.  The goal of this, and our stated mission statement as a department, is to maximise productivity across the whole business through technology.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be joining a technology efficient team and coming with a background in IT you will become the go-to person to assist our lawyers in using technology to work in the most effective way to improve services to our clients. Starting your relationships with our staff from commencement you will perform desk side coaching to ensure our new starters are proficient as quickly as possible in our programs. Assisting staff working within our offices and across secondment roles you will bring awareness of the different technologies and tools available to mobile working. Establishing relationships with staff and reporting lawyers’ IT interests and concerns back into your line manager and Head of IT at monthly and quarterly intervals, you will become the central source of communication around IT. You will also have a hand in high profile incidents and performing basic site management of IT equipment when required.

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Confident and approachable
  • Has he ability to build relationships to influence and shape outcomes
  • Communicate with passion and enthusiasm at all levels
  • Adaptable and reliable
  • Demonstrate innovation, flexibility and alternative thinking
  • Be proactive in your approach
  • A keen interest in technology and its application in the Legal environment
  • Technical competency in software used in a professional services environment
  • Business results-focused when promoting technology to our colleagues
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Champion the needs of your colleagues and our clients by representing them on key IT Projects

It will be an advantage to be familiar with:

  • Worksite / iManage – document management system
  • M365/O365 incl One Drive
  • Azure
  • MS Teams
  • Skype for Business – IM and Telephony
  • Windows OS
  • HP device hardware – machines are built from network imaging. Workstation set up including dual monitors with docking stations and wireless keyboard/mouse
  • Corporate wi-fi access connectivity
  • iPhone – Xenmobile and Intune (corporate mobile device management)
  • Zscaler / Cisco VPN / Citrix Desktop (some usage)
  • Ricoh MFD and Equitrac cost recovery attached to those devices.
  • Front of House / Back of House meeting room support incl plug and play technology incl Crestron touch panels and conference telephony / AV test checking
  • Service Now – ticket management platform
  • Networking equipment desirable but mainly supported by 3rd line technical teams.

If you are looking to take the next step in your career in a supportive environment where your contribution is valued, apply now and be part of our future.

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction.