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Software Engineering Manager

| Chicago

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

Software Engineering Manager - Chicago, ILMotorola Solution’s is building a modern cloud offering for our largest product segment, which serves our public safety and mission critical customers.  We are seeking a dynamic software engineering manager to lead our development team across several design locations worldwide. The software engineering manager will report directly into the Product Development Director located in our new world headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Job Description

The individual will be accountable for driving the following behaviors:

 

Hands on approach to engineering – when we work at Motorola, we are all engineers who are excited about technology. No hiding behind spreadsheets.

 

Creating a culture of excitement around constant improvement – frequent integration and deployment through a robust pipeline, deep end to end testing with automation, and proactive notification of QA and production issues.  

 

Timely execution of Agile processes-

  • Host daily Scrum of Scrums standup with Product Owners from all Agile teams to ensure alignment and that impediments are quickly addressed.

  • Enable Product Owners to have successful backlog grooming and sprint kickoff sessions that are transparently communicated to stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with Product Management on weekly Front End Initiative Planning activities that involve scope option discussions, individual scrum team impact/availability and upcoming commitments – no sprawling list of features that will never be completed.

  • Quickly identify and spearhead needed spikes to enable proper scoping and costing of effort.

  • Host meaningful end-to-end sprint demos with functionality to be promoted to a QA environment. Foster environment where project stakeholders and the engineering team are engaged and providing active feedback on demo.

 

Enforce the zero defect behavior - Daily validation that all teams are prioritizing defects over features to eliminate accumulation of technical debt

Driving personal relationships - Constant focus on growing personal relationships across all team members and finding ways to encourage their individual growth

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing applications for cloud based architecture utilizing microservices and multi-tenant database architecture

  • Development or design experience with feature toggles, canary releases, or subscription management platforms (Chargify / Zuora / Chargebee)

  • Demonstrated understanding / proficiency in application containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)

  • Experienced in common DevOps methodologies and knowledgeable in tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, GitLab, etc.

  • Experience with test automation and continuous integration and deployment

  • Experience with System of Systems Integration via machine-to-machine interfaces

  • User Interface development experience (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript)

  • Experienced in embedded software development

  • Experience designing and implementing web-based User Interfaces

  • Experienced in embedded software development

  • Demonstrated proficiency in software development in a leadership capacity

  • Demonstrated experience working in Agile teams leveraging Scrum, Kanban or other methodologies and/or understanding of Agile development concepts

  • Experience coordinating local and remote international development resources

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience

Travel Requirements

25-50%

Relocation Provided

None

Position Type

Experienced

 

Referral Payment Plan

No

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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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
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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