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

SIEM Engineer - Remote

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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 position is part of our Cloud Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) organization which operates and manages MSI Public Safety Application SaaS platform. You will be part of a team that is responsible for the security of these mission critical systems that are used everyday by public safety and government agencies across multiple countries. In this role, you will also be working in a world-class team that uses state of the art technologies and techniques. Your efforts will help to shape engineering culture and standards across our software product organization.
Job Description

We are seeking an experienced SIEM Engineer who will be responsible to ensure the systems we develop and deploy are being properly monitored. You will work closely with application developers, platform engineers and the MSI 24x7 SOC to ensure that the appropriate incident monitoring capability is in place. You will perform platform level threat modeling, IOC identification, as well as the generation and tuning of SIEM detection rules. You will further support application on-boarding and incident investigations. You will also build tools or services that aid in security testing and monitoring.

This position is open to remote candidates based in the US with some preference being given to candidates who are able to commute to our offices in Chicago, Salt Lake City, Seattle, or Dallas.



  • Understand SaaS system components and the logs they produce.

  • Identify specific log records needed to detect security events and create alerts based on those identified records

  • Work with product/platform teams to ensure security events are being properly logged and identifiable as security events

  • Create Security Event Dashboards

  • Perform threat hunting using the SIEM, IDS, Azure Security Center and other tools.

  • Investigating indicators of compromise

  • Design, hold and participate in game day exercises with simulated incidents.

  • Work with other members of the cybersecurity team, the cloud infrastructure engineering team and applications development teams to understand the full impact of detected security events.

  • Support forensic analysis by providing information regarding logged network activity, access to storage accounts and other events of interest



  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred

  • 2+ years of security monitoring, SIEM management, security engineering or DevSecOps 

  • 6+ years of experience with cyber security concepts, common attack vectors and threat hunting techniques

  • Experience with threat modeling, threat analysis, threat detection and protective threat monitoring

  • Familiar with the security logs generated by Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, Web Application Firewalls, and IDS/IPS systems

  • Familiarity with using Elasticsearch/Kibana is a plus

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a variety of work partners including developers, product management, tech support, legal, and senior management.

  • Strong familiarity with cloud technologies and Azure 

  • Strong familiarity with Windows and Linux is required

  • Scripting experience with Shell Scripts, Powershell and Python

  • Familiar with modern web based application design and application security principles including industry best practices and standards such as NIST, OWASP, GDPR, ISO, SOC 2, etc

  • Familiarity with IP network concepts. NOC/SOC experience is a plus

  • The following certificates are a plus, CISSP, CCSP, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, or GCFE


This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent fingerprint background check administered by Motorola Solutions Inc. customers.


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred

  • 2+ years of security monitoring, SIEM management, security engineering or DevSecOps 

  • 6+ years of experience with cyber security concepts, common attack vectors and threat hunting techniques

  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain necessary security clearance as required by government contracts. Some contracts may have higher-level clearance requirements. Applicants need not possess a current security clearance.

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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