The IT team is hiring an enthusiastic and independent minded Network Engineer who will be part of the team responsible for administrating the network infrastructure that serves both the resident communities and corporate employees of Essex Property Trust.
We will look toward your unique skill set to identify and solve problems in your own way. Whether engineering a system to address a specific technical hurdle or improving our existing infrastructure and procedures, you are empowered to engage and lead cross-functionally.
In the role of Network Engineer you will focus on the evaluation, architecture, development, deployment, and operation of network, endpoint and cloud systems. You will have a broad level of responsibilities and the freedom to solve problems using your unique experience.
Essential Functions include:
Strong fundamental experience in networking principles and practices.
3+ years of expertise in implementing, administering, and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices, including: firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, wireless access points and controllers.
Strong working knowledge of Palo Alto Networks and Meraki platforms. (3+ years)
Must have experience in network tools such as Cacti, Nagios, RANCID, SNMP and Netflow.
Able to handle multiple, complex, short term projects and incidents simultaneously.
Comfortable documenting and explaining network topologies and diagrams explain and plan for future upgrades.
Resolve production issues minimizing system down time, and ensuring that the network is operational.
Proactively identify and correct network issues, bandwidth bottlenecks, and upgrade both PAN/Meraki software and hardware as needed.
Recommend enhancements for corporate network design and components.
Develop network reports on the health and status of the network.
Document the network and updates documentation whenever changes are performed (change management).
Work closely with other members of the IT Operations Team.
Ability to independently analyze problems, research potential technical solutions, evaluate alternatives, and present recommendations to the leadership team.