Motorola Solutions
We help people be their best in the moments that matter.
Chicago, IL

Director of Cloud and Data Infrastructure at Motorola Solutions (Chicago, IL)

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Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home. 

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department Overview
Our IT organization has a critical role in driving extraordinary business results. Through a strong partnership with other areas of our business, we bring innovative thinking to every conversation and deliver with integrity. We’re looking for people who bring great ideas and who make our partners’ ideas better. Intellectually curious advisors (not order takers) who focus on outcomes to creatively solve business problems. People who not only embrace change, but who accelerate it.
Job Description

The Director of Cloud and Data Infrastructure is accountable for leading a global team that drives a hybrid compute strategy across multiple clouds and on-premise computing environments in support of business applications. The leader in this role has the opportunity to shape the computing infrastructure of a global enterprise, creating a highly scalable, secure, and cost-effective environment that maintains Motorola Solutions' position as a cutting edge forerunner in the technology industry. Beyond the technology, the Director of Cloud and Data Infrastructure has the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills to create an effective and high-functioning team that is critical to our company's mission and inspire them to grow and pursue their career dreams. No leader stands alone, and this role also involves close collaboration with peers to deliver on breakthrough ideas across the infrastructure and security organization.

Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations:

  • Continuously optimize footprint by influencing application owners and Business Relationship Managers to leverage optimal multi-clouds (AWS, OCI and AZURE) and On-Premises environments

  • Improving security posture, delivering on security policies and practices to ensure the environment and application are adequately protected from internal and external threats

  • Ensure the stability of the critical environments to meet the business service level agreements and work on initiatives to prevent and predict failures 

  • Increase workflow efficiencies by driving LEAN initiatives and improve the engineering efficiencies using automation and Infrastructure as Code

  • Innovate around cloud consumption models (Platform as a Service, Container as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Software as a service) that create the highest value for the customers

  • Foster the Agile DevOps culture to improve customer satisfaction through rapid, continuous delivery

  • Inspire team members to learn new skills and develop competencies aligned with the Compute team’s vision

Desired Background/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills and experience in managing senior managers

  • Experience with defining and delivering on strategic initiatives

  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, OCI, AZURE)

  • Experience in vendor and contract management skills

  • Strong partnership skills - must be able to develop and build relationships at all levels of the organization based on trust, integrity, transparency, and by delivering on commitments

  • Highly motivated, willing to take calculated risks

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills.

  • Strong technology and business acumen

Behavioral Characteristics:

  • Ability to think strategically and suggest creative solutions

  • Proactive approach and enthusiasm for problem identification and solving

  • Ability to communicate effectively across businesses and IT teams, lead conversations, declare and resolve breakdowns, and influence others

  • Detail-oriented and efficiency-minded – balancing strategy with operational requirement

  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed organizational skills

  • Ability to build partnerships and effectively establish and maintain relationships with internal and external clients and vendors

  • Comfortable interacting and collaborating with different levels of management and leading cross-functional, cross-regional teams

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of stakeholders business and industry

  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in technology related field
  • 10+ years of management experience, with 3+ years of experience managing senior managers

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Any employee who is not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when at a Motorola Solutions site or otherwise meeting with other Motorola Solutions employees or customers. Employees who have submitted proof of vaccination must follow site-specific or local mask requirements. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.

Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
Position Type
Referral Payment Plan

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Where we are

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

Technology we use

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What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Motorola Solutions Benefits Overview

Our U.S. Benefits include:
- Incentive Bonus Plans
- Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
- 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
- 9 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off Packages
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Paid Parental & Family Leave
- and more!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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