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Motorola Solutions
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Front End Web Development Lead at Motorola Solutions (Chicago, IL)

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

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

As a Front End Web Development Lead, you are a key member of Motorola Solutions’ Digital Transformation IT team building next generation customer experiences on our global Digital platforms. You will help define the technical approach for overall UI development and work with our Product Management and UX Design team to drive the implementation for the next generation of our user facing applications. You have digital consumer experience with the Adobe Experience Cloud and expertise in setting up and configuring AEM. You will lead a talented IT team to understand required business outcomes, implement requirements and provide technical advisory and solution delivery for the deployment of a corporate-wide Digital Platform, including content management, eCommerce and self service portals.

Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations

  • Direct aspects of solution implementations based off of IT and business needs related to Content Management, eCommerce and custom front end applications

  • Lead design & front end development effort to implement next-generation applications using development best practices in the latest technologies

  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional environment, along with UX and UI designers, Front End engineers, strategy, and business analysts to develop front-end code based off of wireframes, visual designs and UX specifications

  • Partner with architects to provide solutions that are scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with evolving business requirements and architectural vision

  • Lead and provide technical solutions that can be configured in our digital platform (AEM), and provide outside in thinking to propose alternative solutions where a fit in the existing solution is not optimal

  • Lead and drive configuration of all design, development, and deployment associated with assigned topics, including all technical configuration settings, administration settings, and provide overall platform domain expertise

  • Participate in solution and design discussions with team members and build consensus around how to deliver the solutions imperatively, and minimize the amount of work required to deliver the intended value

  • Help team plan and execute each sprint and assist with impediments to the sprint goal, and in identifying ways to unblock tasks as needed

  • Support product owners from a technical perspective to create well-defined user stories with clear acceptance criteria that meet the team’s definition of sprint-ready, and are good enough to begin work

Desired Background/Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience with designing and implementing large scale solutions. Works with key stakeholders to design complex solutions and lead from inception to production

  • Experience managing a team of UI, Front End Engineers and AEM developers

  • Experience as a Tech Lead for projects, including estimation, scoping, managing project engineering team, client management, and successful delivery

  • Knowledge of the AEM 6.x technology stack; Architect and build advanced dynamic web applications based on the AEM digital marketing stack

  • Experience and proficiency with front end technologies and libraries: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery and JavaScript frameworks (Angular, Bootstrap, React, Node.js) 

  • Experience in front end test automation approaches (such as Mocha, Jest) are desired 

  • Proficient in AEM foundational concepts, including the CRX repository, the CQ platform and the use of core frameworks (e.g., Apache Sling, Apache Felix)

  • Deep understanding of all AEM building blocks, including templates, components, dialogs, widgets, etc., and the AEM development and deployment process

  • Ability to translate UI/UX design wireframes to actual code to produce visual elements

  • Development experience with integrations and maintains complex API interfaces with focus on user experience

  • Ability to lead and mentor developers

  • Proven track in leading web application design and development

  • Practitioner of Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, SAFe, LeSS) and familiarity with change management tools (preferably Jira)

  • Performs technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications

  • Experience with DevOps pipelines and tools (Git, Jenkins, Docker, etc.) and one or more cloud infrastructure providers (ex. AWS)

  • Should have executed projects with an onsite/offshore model

  • Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application infrastructure and cloud services

  • Experience integrating personalization platforms such as Adobe Target desired

  • Proven experience in one or more digital marketing stacks (e.g. AEM, Sitecore) or across multiple solutions within an experience marketing products suite (e.g. Web, DAM, Analytics, Email Marketing)

  • Experience in a scaled Agile environment, preferably SAFe and DevOps experience required

  • Experience with CI/CD best practices and DevOps to production using Jenkins, git, bitbucket or similar toolsets

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or MIS from an accredited university

  • 7+ years experience implementing solutions with one or more content management systems, AEM preferrable. 

  • 7+ years hands-on development experience front-end technologies and libraries ( HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, Node.js) and one or more of client side javascript frameworks (Angular, AJAX, JQuery, Bootstrap, REACT)

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

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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