Motorola Solutions
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Chicago, IL

Senior Security Architect 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 OverviewMotorola Solutions is a global leader in public safety and enterprise security. Our solutions in land mobile radio mission-critical communications, video security & access control and command center software, bolstered by managed & support services, create the most integrated technology ecosystem to make communities safer and help businesses stay productive and secure. With over $7.4B in annual sales (2020), $686 MILLION in R&D investment (2020) and over $4 BILLION in acquisition investment since 2016, at Motorola Solutions, we are ushering in a new era in public safety and security. Today, our 18,000+ employees in 60 countries are committed to designing and delivering the solutions our 100,000 customers in over 100 countries refer to as their lifeline.
Motorola Solutions has created the first and only technology ecosystem built for Public Safety. Radio and broadband communications are unified. Software solutions are integrated from end-to-end. Video is intelligently captured and analyzed. And services ensure Public Safety technology is always protected and always advancing.
This trusted ecosystem was built on our unified data platform to bring consistency to Public Safety data, response, workflows, user experience and communications. It provides a secure foundation, unifies teams and technologies, and strengthens decision-making so public safety agencies can collaborate like never before.
Job Description

The Senior Security Architect will take responsibility for designing and implementing a complex information security system solution for Emergency Call Handling organization. This is a senior technical leadership position with an opportunity to influence the future of product and solutions security direction. Leadership, written, and verbal communication skills will be critical to success in this role given the expectation to communicate effectively with various stakeholders internally and externally.

Job Description

As a Senior Security Architect, your primary responsibilities are:

  • Define overall security strategy and plans for the product solutions

  • Alignment in security compliance, process, and standards, including security engineering and solutions for the product solutions

  • Provide guidance and support to the product and scrum security champions as needed

  • Enhances security team accomplishments and competencies by planning the delivery of solutions and answering technical questions

  • Plans, researches, and designs security architecture for the solutions

  • Develops, reviews, and approves installation requirements for LANs, WANs, VPNs, firewalls, routers, and related network devices

  • Determines security protocols by evaluating business strategies and requirements

  • Responds to, and investigates, security incidents and provides thorough post-event analyses

  • Reviews system security measures and implements necessary enhancements

  • Drive Zero Trust Architecture initiatives across the organization


Additional responsibilities are:

  • Keep abreast of cybersecurity regulations and requirements applicable to SaaS or cloud-based solutions and products

  • Collaborate with the Product Management team and drive compliance requirements into product security objectives

  • Provide technical guidance to engineers and architects in transforming the security standards into specific product and design requirements

  • Document security architecture diagrams and related plans 

  • Provide technical response or guidance to the security content of business opportunities and customers inquiries

  • Review, approve and track security solutions across multiple suites of products

  • Help align adoption of the MSI Secure SDLC framework 

  • Work closely with the product champions, including but not limited to risk management and compliance to MSI compliance requirements

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong working knowledge of IT risks, cyber security, and computer operating software

  • Advanced understanding of security protocols, cryptography, and security

  • Experience with telecom protocols and how to secure them

  • 5+ years of Application Security experience

  • Authentication, authorization, and access control methods

  • Network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure, Oauth, OpenID, SAML, SPML)

  • Cyber defense and vulnerability assessment tools and their capabilities

  • Capabilities and applications of network equipment including routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience implementing security solutions

  • Comfortable working on a team

  • One or more of the following certifications: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA

  • Strong professional experiences in two or more of the following areas: software, cloud, or cybersecurity

Additional Skills

  • Determining how a security system should work (including its resilience and dependability capabilities) and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes

  • Apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)

  • Writing/reviewing test plans

  • 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 or associate degree in computer science, IT, or a related field

  • 10 years experience in IT risk management and information security

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.

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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