• Application Support Analyst

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 4 months ago(5/2/2019 10:20 AM)
    Job ID
    Practice Innovation
  • General Summary

    Alston & Bird is seeking an Application Support Analyst (ASA) to work in the Atlanta office.  Under the direction of supervisor, primary responsibilities are to: 

    • Provide advanced technical and informational assistance to users of the A&B computer system in a timely, accurate, and courteous manner.
    • Install software on PC's, including desktops and laptops.
    • Provide one-on-one support to users on the network as needed.
    • Assist with the installation, configuration and support of Windows-based applications in our network environment.
    • Perform requirements planning and product testing to ensure that developed products meet design specifications and are within total quality management limits and standards.
    • Perform moderate to complex bug veri.fications, release testing and beta support.
    • Provide after-hours technical support and coverage when needed


    • Resolve software-related calls referred by the Help Desk, as needed, when the calls are beyond the scope of the Help Desk staff.
    • Install new software packages on both Firm desktops, laptop and tablets, and assist users with getting started and becoming self-sufficient with firm technology.
    • Document software installation instructions and applications that are customized for the firm and implement selected software.
    • Remain current with enhancements made to firm supported software packages as well as other packages that might be beneficial to the firm in the future.
    • Perform functional, boundary, stress, regression and performance tests.
    • Document any and all defects into a problem management tracking system.
    • Write new test plans, test scripts, and provide weekly status reports on assigned project progress.
    • Assist project teams in defining requirements and explaining defects.
    • Provide one-on-one instruction on the use of new firm supported software applications as applicable.
    • Responsible for the completion of assigned project deliverables and identifies implementation issues in a clear, thorough, and timely manner.
    • Assist other staff members with special projects as required.
    • Work collaboratively and build relationships with other project members and third party consultants.
    • Keep manager informed on the status of work/projects, problem areas and customer satisfaction.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Ability to communicate effectively with computer users regarding problems and questions. 
    • Ability to understand and translate technical material for non-technical users. 
    • Excellent organizational skills for prioritizing projects. 
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and applications accessed by A&B users. 
    • Knowledge of relational databases. 
    • General knowledge of PC LANs and networks including Windows. 
    • Ability to quickly learn new applications and upgrades to existing applications.



    • Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment as would be acquired during four years of high school. 
    • Associate or bachelor’s degree is not required but preferred. 
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Windows and network environment.
    • Previous experience in the legal field is desired. 
    • Previous experience teaching computer applications and writing documentation for applications is desired. 
    • ASA will spend a lot of time teaching (in a one-on-one situation), as well as doing, as part of an ongoing process of making users more self-sufficient.


    At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 20 years in a row. 

    Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices. 


    The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. 


    Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position. 

    Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate. 


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