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

Industrial Designer 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 OverviewJoin a World Class Design Team!
With 100+ design awards, our team’s purpose built solutions are recognized worldwide by the most distinguished and select design organizations. We are in the Top Ten of companies in North America for IF awards and recognition.
Who Are We?
We are the Innovation and Design Team, our team is embedded in the Chief Technology Office, the innovation engine for Motorola Solutions. We are user-focused and outcome-driven, identifying problems and creating solutions based on research and engagement with our customers.
What Do We Do?
Working to understand our customers' unique "jobs to be done" is a foundational principle of the CTO and our team.
- WE Research to find unmet needs...
- WE Envision an ideal future...
- WE Apply our expertise in user experience and design, user + human factors research, advanced wireless communications, cloud & mobile application architecture, cyber-security, imaging, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI).
- WE Design innovative end to end hardware and software solutions.
These solutions form the basis of many products and systems offered by Motorola Solutions. We also help manage Motorola Solutions Venture Capital investments and intellectual property across the company.
Job Description

About Us:

The Innovation and Design Team is a cross functional group within Motorola Solutions Chief Technology Office. User Centered Design and Research is the fuel that fires the next generation of experiences and solutions for our mission critical customers and users. The team consists of Industrial Design, UI/UX, Research, and Technologist who design for diverse and challenging markets. Police, Fire and Industrial user groups all have very distinct and tangible design problems; whether it’s the dirt, grime and high noise of industrial environments, gloves and turnout gear for Fire or managing intense cognitive loads during police action. Our team is exploring, testing and designing for emerging technologies that will define the next generation commercial, public safety and first responder communication solutions. Your designs will enable a Use Experience and total solution that can save lives in moments that matter.

About You

Are you compelled to impact users in the “Moments that Matter” with your work? Would you like to be on a highly collaborative team using social sciences and user centered design to address a global customer base with mission critical use cases. Do you seek complex challenges to transform them into meaningful designs and critical experiences. Do you embrace a world that is changing faster than ever with lots of ambiguity, and speed. Does empathy for the user provide you purpose, do you desire to build for their needs and wants, so they can be safer and more efficient. Do you know the value of good design, do you insist on it. 

Creative Contributions and You | Work Description and Skills 

  • Integrate effectively into a multidisciplinary group that includes cognitive and behavioral scientists, interaction designers, and human factors engineers and deliver to strict deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Uncover problems and develop them into ideas that become design solutions grounded by end user requirements providing a solid value proposition. 

  • Collaborate with marketing and engineering to assure successful implementation of industrial designs. 

  • Understand and communicate a user journey or product value proposition through various media, storyboards, animations and videos

  • Quickly identify and create appropriate design concepts with follow through to production. 

  • Create world class hardware designs in a fast paced environment.

  • Follow up with manufacturing and production processes as required. Strong 2-D visualization skills are necessary such as sketching, Illustrator and Photoshop software.

Your Creative Tool Kit

This position requires exceptional interpersonal skills. A proven track record must be demonstrated. An ability to appreciate and work with human factors and research. Sensitivity to culture and end users should complement a strong core knowledge in design. 

Tech Skills

  • Strong 2-D visualization skills are necessary such as sketching, Illustrator and Photoshop software. 

  • A solid expertise in at least one 3-D CAD program, such as Solid Works, Pro E and or Rhino or other similar tools is required. 

  • Proficiency in video and animation (Adobe After Effects or similar) for story telling of either user experience or product attributes.

***Must provide a link to a portfolio or digital examples of your work for further consideration***

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in industrial design or related field plus 2+ years of experience OR Master's degree in industrial design or related field


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

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • ITILFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • GoogleEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

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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