Senior Network Engineer

1 week ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


Role Overview


The Senior Network Engineer will be responsible for implementation, enhancement, maintenance, and operational support of Cortland’s data networks including associated security aspects. The Sr. Network Engineer will partner with internal and external team members, technology experts, and external vendors to in delivering exceptional network quality and availability in the most efficient and effective manner possible. This individual will also 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.


The Role You'll Play


  • Gain understanding Cortland’s processes, system configuration, systems integration, and enhancement points across our various business areas
  • Develop relationships with business area management and users to drive the effectiveness of technology solutions
  • Interact with business partners on an ongoing basis on issues, progress, and planned and potential new functionality
  • Coordinate with associates to assess business issues, map processes, gather and define requirements, design process and system solutions
  • Write effective and detailed business and system design requirements, and record system documentation
  • Provide recommendations for eCommerce and Intranet systems improvements/enhancements
  • Develop and test technical customizations and integrations in supporting Cortland’s eCommerce and Intranet platforms
  • 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
  • Maintain system and data integrity
  • Participate on multiple (and sometimes concurrent) implementation and continuous improvement projects
  • Keep current on eCommerce trends and technology
  • Keep current on Intranet and internal communications trends and technology
  • Analyze current systems and provide senior management with alternative methods as applicable
  • Provide guidance, documentation methodologies, development specifications, and system information to contractors / consultants as necessary



Your Building Blocks of Success


  • Strong team collaboration orientation
  • Ability to make sound and logical judgments
  • Ability to conduct research into issues and products as required
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast pace, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, and keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment



Required Knowledge and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field required
  • 7+ years of networking experience required
  • Networking certification required
  • 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



Company Overview


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.


Cortland Partners is a drug-free workplace.


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all persons hired to work in the United States.



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