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

Senior Cybersecurity Architect (US Remote) at Motorola Solutions

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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 OverviewThe organizations within Motorola Solutions providing products and services to our customers are responsible for the development of the company’s mission-critical communications and mission-critical intelligence portfolio, including command center applications (on-prem, SaaS, hybrid), Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and LTE solutions, as well as managed and support services around the world. This list of organizations includes the company’s procurement and supply chain operations.
Job Description

Note: Candidate may reside anywhere in the US with access to major airport for necessary travel


The Senior Cybersecurity Architect will take responsibility for the cybersecurity elements of backhaul networks providing cybersecurity network design and consultative support for the North America Software Deployment & Systems Integration organization for projects from proposal through deployment and system acceptance.


  • Development and execution of security controls, defenses, and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal or external attacks or attempts to infiltrate Public Safety communication systems. 

  • Assistance and support in maintenance of hardware, software, and network firewalls and encryption protocols. 

  • Administration of cybersecurity policies to control physical and virtual access to systems and performs network security audits and testing to evaluate system security configurations to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. 

  • Contributions to cybersecurity incident response by assisting with identifying intrusions and isolating, blocking, and removing unauthorized access. 

  • Research and evaluation of cybersecurity threats including root cause analysis and escalation regarding the impact of theft, destruction, alteration, or denial of access to Critical Communication Systems.

Required Skills and Certifications:

  • Geographic location: North America (US)

  • Travel: 25% to 50% (incident response may require additional travel)

  • Experience in IT or security operations, and/or product development with a cyber focus

  • One or more of the following certifications: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA. Other industry certifications will be taken into consideration, especially cloud-related. 

Candidate Knowledge Should Include:

  • Computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • Capabilities and applications of network equipment including routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware.
  • System and network design processes, including the understanding of security objectives, operational objectives, and trade-offs.
  • Cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • Cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
  • Capabilities and requirements analysis.
  • Authentication, authorization, and access control methods.
  • Cybersecurity and privacy principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
  • Application firewall concepts and functions (e.g., Single point of authentication/audit/policy enforcement, message scanning for malicious content, data anonymization for PCI and PII compliance, data loss protection scanning, accelerated cryptographic operations, SSL security, REST/JSON processing).
  • Network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure, Oauth, OpenID, SAML, SPML).
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery continuity of operations plans.
  • Network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools.
  • Critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations.
  • Multi-level security systems and cross-domain solutions.
  • System fault tolerance methodologies.
  • Configuration management techniques.

Candidate Skills Should Include:

  • Applying and incorporating information technologies into proposed solutions.
  • Designing countermeasures to identify security risks.
  • Designing the integration of hardware and software solutions.
  • Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption.
  • Configuring and utilizing software-based computer protection tools (e.g., software firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware).
  • Configuring and utilizing computer protection components (e.g., hardware firewalls, servers, routers, as appropriate).
  • Designing multi-level security/cross-domain solutions.
  • Translating operational requirements into protection needs (i.e., security controls).
  • Setting up physical or logical sub-networks that separate an internal local area network (LAN) from other untrusted networks.
  • Identify cybersecurity and privacy issues that stem from connections with internal and external customers and partner organizations.

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Information Security - with Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, or Masters degree a plus and a minimum of 5-6+ years experience in information security

  • OR 9+ years of experience in Cybersecurity experience

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
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.

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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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