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Cortland Operational Technology Project Manager in Dallas, Texas

At Cortland, 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 an Agile Project Manager, you support the Cortland Building Technology team in planning, leading, organizing, and motivating teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality by delivering business value with an agile mindset. This role is responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects within a fast-paced environment across various community building technology disciplines. These technologies will span hardware (access control, WiFi, cameras, audio/visual equipment, smart home, smart locks, package lockers, and EV charging stations), software and data integration domains in performing these functions, this individual will be expected to have high level of expertise across both traditional project management and Lean/Agile methods. Here are the roles you will play:

The Planner

  • Ability to plan large projects with project management best practices and methodologies to develop project plans, measure progress against agreed deliverables, and mitigate risks and issues

  • Comfortable driving agile delivery processes including work entry, program incremental planning, feature/story level mapping, grooming, demos, and deployment plans

  • Communications across stakeholder channels to for clear understanding of priorities, status, risks, blockers, and decisions

  • Ensure planning, installation and feedback loops run smoothly and consistently

  • Conduct capacity management and capture performance measurements of team such as velocity, quality, lead time and value

The Techie

  • Ability to manage technology vendors and installers, identify existing issues, and coordinate the update and install new technology

  • Support Cortland’s subject matter experts with developing solutions to deploy new technology at our communities

  • Ensure change management, integration and testing (QA,UAT) across team(s) for stable deployments

  • Support the coordination of training and adoption of new functionality with associates and residents

  • Drive plans to ensure stable steady state production operations

The Leader

  • Update and maintain a portfolio wide building technology database including vendors, products, and installers

  • Managing stakeholder expectations for deliverables and team working agreements

  • Create and update strategy for ongoing support for an acquired community’s technology needs

  • Manage regional and portfolio wide technology implementations and upgrades for Operational Hardware and Software initiatives (WiFi, access control, cameras, EV chargers, etc…)

  • Coordinate technology trainings for onsite associates to inform them on the proper use and function of building technology equipment

Collaborate with regional IT support to update information on network and systems setup


  • 8+ years of Technical Project Management experience

  • 3+ years of Agile Leadership experience as a Scrum Master or similar (preferred Scaled Agile Framework SAFe) preferred but not required

  • 3+ years’ experience working in telecom, IoT, networking, or IT infrastructure technology

  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and ask investigative questions

  • Experience driving and maturing continuous integration and quality automations

  • Workflow definition and management with Agile Project management tools such as JIRA, Rally or Version One

  • Proven team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic agile work environment

  • Supported a metrics-driven data culture to drive accountability and transparency

  • Passionate problem solver and motivated self-starter including ability to analyze situation and recommend sound solutions and implementation strategies

  • Experience working as hands on technical resource preferred

Skills & Certifications:

  • 8+ years of Technical Project Management experience

  • 3+ years of Agile Leadership experience as a Scrum Master or similar (preferred Scaled Agile Framework SAFe)

  • 3+ years’ experience working in telecom, IoT, networking, or IT infrastructure technology

  • Scrum Master and/or Product Owner certifications preferred

At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. 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 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 is a drug-free workplace. Cortland participates in e-verify to verify the employment status of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Requisition ID: 2022-8683

Street: 14675 Dallas Parkway

Group: Corporate Group