Emerging Technology Specialist

| 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
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.
The Enterprise Architecture team has a multi-prong charter of being proactive to ensure the IT architecture matches our business vision, assuring the company can handle disruption, to ensure that our solutions and integrated designs match our infrastructure, and to give emerging technology full exploration and enable it for use within our company.
Job Description

This role in the Enterprise Architecture team will emphasize ways to use the IT architecture to discover business improvement activities and technology gaps compared to business plans with a special emphasis on emerging technology. While knowledge of items such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation, and emerging technologies is not essential, the drive and desire to learn these technologies and apply them to a business environment is. 

The role will work closely with our business relationship managers and business teams to identify areas suited for these technologies and drive proof of concepts and trials and implementations of them. Research and investigation into appropriate tools and enabling software will also be performed. This role is a combination of emerging technology work as well as traditional enterprise architecture work of aligning our IT systems to fit our business processes and needs.

  • Emerging technology

    • Research, understand, summarize, and document leading and emerging technologies especially in regards to their applicability to IT and the company

    • Host sessions to explain these concepts to senior leadership and the IT team

    • Collaborate with the IT BRMs and business teams to understand how their use cases may be candidates for further investigation

    • Create proof of concept and other trial evaluations of various technologies

    • Identify leading technology trends and their applicability to the firm’s strategic business needs

  • Enterprise architecture

    • Work with the team to document business processes, map to IT systems, identify areas for improvement, and create roadmaps for missing or old technology, to guide future technology decisions.

    • Create templates and procedures to use the business processes to map against new projects, acquired companies, new product offerings, and other areas, to improve the quality of architecture decisions for these areas

    • Create standard playbooks that will be used IT-wide for integrating acquired companies and other IT projects

    • Research and determine best solutions for architecture standards, software, and tools

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Analytical skills - the ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop alternatives, and recommend sound decisions

  • People skills - a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts

  • Communication skills - ability to drive productive conversations, independently maintain project documentation, drive follow-up on open actions.

  • Have curiosity about new and existing technologies and desire to learn them

  • An attitude and examples of continuing lifetime learning

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Very strong team player, able to foster teamwork and a positive working environment

  • People skills to be able to work with different roles and personalities 

  • Ability to plan and organize work

  • Strong aptitude to learn

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and rapidly changing environment

  • A deep understanding of application data and infrastructure technology layers

  • Experience with large scale enterprise system development and integration

  • At least a basic understanding of some of the commonly understood emerging technologies as they exist today

  • A strong desire to explore new technologies and apply them to practical business applications

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and the ability to form valuable partnerships and working relationships with key stakeholders


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited university and 3+ years of experience or Master's degree in a STEM related field


Travel Requirements
None
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes


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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