Senior Network Engineer

2 months ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


Role Overview


At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


As Senior Network Engineer, you are responsible for implementation, enhancement, maintenance, and operational support of Cortland’s data networks with associated security aspects.


Roles You'll Play



  • Develop relationships with business area management and users to drive the effectiveness of technology solutions
  • Interact with business partners on an ongoing basis to discuss issues, progress, and planned and potential new functionality
  • Coordinate with associates to assess business issues, to map processes, and to gather and define requirements, design process, and system solutions
  • Provide guidance, documentation methodologies, development specifications, and system information to contractors/consultants as necessary
  • Partner with internal and external team members, technology experts, and external vendors to deliver exceptional network quality and availability in the most efficient and effective manner possible


  • Write effective and detailed business and system design requirements and record system documentation
  • Develop and test technical customizations and integrations in supporting Cortland’s e-commerce and intranet platforms
  • Maintain system and data integrity
  • Keep current on e-commerce, intranet, and internal communications trends and technology
  • Gain understanding Cortland’s processes, system configuration, systems integration, and enhancement points across our various business areas


  • Manage mini-projects and change requests and coordinate with peers and outside resources to ensure a timely implementation and deliver progress reports to the business unit and IT management teams
  • Analyze current systems and provide senior management with alternative methods as applicable
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of network connectivity, utilization, reliability, and latency, keeping existing production systems optimally configured for high performance, uninterrupted operation, and scalability for growth
  • Participate on multiple (and sometimes concurrent) implementation and continuous improvement projects
  • Provide recommendations for e-commerce and intranet systems improvements/enhancements


Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

  • You’re such a people person that everyone you interact with – from associates to contractors – feels like they know exactly what’s going on and are on the same page.
  • Technical mumbo-jumbo is something you’re fluent in, and your superior knowledge of network engineering allows you to shine.
  • As an expert multitasker, you adeptly manage multiple projects and tasks with ease.


Your Building Blocks of Success

  • Strong 7+ years of networking experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in management information systems, computer science, or related field required; networking certification required
  • Strong team collaboration orientation
  • Ability to make sound and logical judgments; proven analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to conduct research into issues and products as required
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast pace, high-pressure environment
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, and keen attention to detail
  • Experience with Cisco or other common brand implementations of LAN, WAN, VPN, firewall, secure wireless, remote access
  • Working knowledge of technologies including VLANs, VTP, 802.1q, 802.1x, PoE, trunks, T1/DS1, MPLS, TLS, PPP
  • Working knowledge of network routing & services
  • Experience with various Cisco products such as WLC, WAAS, IPS, ACS
  • Solid background with firewall security policies involving complex objects, rules, NATs, inspection policies, etc.
  • Experience with VMWare, Citrix, Active Directory


The Foundation of Cortland Partners


At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for over 100,000 residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities in ten states and regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email or call 404.965.3988.


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