The Laramar Group LLC

IT Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington D.C. | US-FL-Orlando | US-FL-Tampa | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Dallas | US-MN-Minneapolis | US-GA-Atlanta
ID
2021-1711
Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Who is Laramar? Founded in 1989, Laramar has grown from a small real estate investment company to a distinguished national real estate investment and property management corporation with a multi-billion-dollar portfolio. For nearly 30 years, Laramar has managed a wide range of properties from high-rise urban to small building to suburban garden-style.

Why should I work for Laramar? Laramar delivers an unparalleled level of service to the real estate industry and our success is attributed to our people. We have a well-trained team of real estate professionals who love their work and honor their commitment to our clients and our residents. If you are seeking a position where your enthusiasm, passion, and creativity are welcome, join the Laramar team!

Are there perks? Yes! Laramar offers excellent medical/dental/vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, Company paid life insurance along with paid short and long-term disability insurance, paid Federal holidays including paid time off from Christmas Day through New Years’ Day, a generous paid time off program, partial work-from-home schedule, and a 401k with Company match.

The IT Systems Engineer position is responsible for management of Microsoft-based on-premise and cloud IT systems and software.  This is a key position in managing current IT infrastructure and planning for what’s next at Laramar.

This role will primarily be remote, and can be worked remotely from Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Washington D.C., Orlando, FL, Tampa, FL, Austin, TX, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities

  • Windows Server, Office 365, Azure administration
  • Exchange Online, Sharepoint, Teams management, policy and security configurations
  • Intune device management
  • Public and private DNS management
  • Hardware & software licensing and purchasing
  • Setup, management and troubleshooting of firewalls, access points, telecom and other network infrastructure
  • Plan and implement complete IT installations at new office locations
  • Evaluate existing office locations technology for improvements, and implement
  • Telecom installation and management at all locations
  • Assist with IoT deployments for our apartment communities
  • Administer varies phone systems, plan and implement upgrades
  • New end user equipment purchasing, setup, and assist with strategy for hardware
  • Tier 3 user support

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. Relevant degree and/or certifications preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years IT experience.
  • Advanced proficiency with Windows, Office 365 (especially Exchange & Sharepoint online), strong networking proficiency.
  • Powershell experience preferred.
  • Experience with Azure AD, and Azure security related implementations desirable.
  • Knowledge with system administration of a cloud phone system required.
  • The ability to travel to our locations, nationwide, for onsite work up to 25% but may fluctuate (increase or decline) based on needs of the business.
  • Must be self-directed, able to anticipate, operate autonomously, constantly reprioritize, and deal with a dynamic environment.
  • Maintains absolute integrity, tact, sensitivity, and confidentiality both personally and among team members with respect to sensitive information.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, keeping two-way communication flowing with key stakeholders, inspiring trust and credibility, demonstrating sound judgment and decision-making
  • Must possess strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check and drug screen.

Skills and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Embodies Laramar Core Values
  • Excellent oral and written communicator
  • Positive attitude, organization with strong attention to detail required
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and Company goals
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and work effectively on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to identify and solve problems effectively and proactively
  • Possess excellent customer service abilities

 

Supervisory Expectations:

This role has no supervisory responsibilities.

Salary Range: 

$75 - 85K/year

Physical Demands and Work Environment: (The phrases "occasionally,” "regularly," and "frequently" correspond to the following definitions: "occasionally" means up to ⅓ of working time, "regularly" means between ⅓ and ⅔ of working time, and "frequently" means ⅔ and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is the typical real estate offce environment. The employee must complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
  • The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing this job's duties, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. This job's specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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