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

Sr Systems Technologist 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 Overview
Under limited supervision, this position supports the entire suite of VESTA products/systems to include network, hardware and software applications, interfacing with them via the phone and remote connection. Works with customers to schedule and implement software upgrades on VESTA products. Resolve technical issues if they arise during the upgrade through diligent research, reproduction and troubleshooting.
Job Description


  • Schedule, manage, deploy and support entire upgrade process for customers. This may include hosting co-ordination conference calls in preparation of support of upgrade for large geo-diverse/multi PSAP sites
  • Responsible for conducting pre upgrade checks in advance of upgrades
  • Modify upgrade process as required to improve efficiencies, including testing and validating upgrades in lab and reviewing documentation before release
  • Acts as the Technical Support Lead in escalated issues.
  • Provides technical support over the telephone to customers in solving technical problems incurred during upgrade
  • Acts as VESTA Communications’ second tier technical escalation support to the Technical Support Specialists.
  • Provides mentorship to Technical Support Specialists in the areas of product knowledge, troubleshooting skills, case management, and solidified upgrade process
  • Travels to customer sites to troubleshoot VESTA Communications products, as requested.
  • Works variable shifts dictated by customer upgrade requests.
  • Continually develops, maintains, reviews and delivers technical, product support and workflow documentation
Additional Duties
  • From time to time, special projects may require a departure from, or in addition to, regular duties.


  • Adapts to changes in the work environment.
  • Manages competing demands.
  • Accepts criticism and feedback.
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.


  • Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally.
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form.
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension.
  • Keeps others adequately informed.
  • Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Problem Solving

  • Identifies problems in a timely manner.
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Develops alternative solutions.
  • Resolves problems in early stages.
  • Works well in group problem solving situations.


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Displays commitment to excellence.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality.


  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.
  • Gives and welcomes feedback.
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Puts success of team above own interests.

Technical Support

  • Displays technical expertise and product knowledge.
  • Follows logical process for problem identification.
  • Asks questions to clarify and verify information.
  • Provides clear, understandable explanations.
  • Adheres to practices and standards.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Microsoft MCSE or equivalent experience
  • Cisco CCENT, CCT certifications or related experience
  • In depth installation, configuration and troubleshooting experience for Windows Server 2003, 2008, Windows XP and Windows 7 Operation Systems
  • Experience with Windows Domain architecture/integration / Active Directory
  • Experience in providing Linux/UNIX technical support to customers
  • Experience with troubleshooting various server/desktop hardware related issues
  • Experience troubleshooting LAN/WAN
  • Experience troubleshooting 3rd party application integration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to assist the Technical Services Manager and Technical Support Analysts in training, daily operations, escalations and assignments concerning Technical Support.


  • Experience with VMware virtualization suites
  • Experience with Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Applications
  • Experience with database related technology and administration (SQL Server)
  • Experience with Servers (Dell and HP)
  • Experience with firewalls and security related applications
  • Experience with GIS applications
  • Experience with VOIP applications
  • Experience with PBX and Premise systems

Basic Requirements

Bachelor Degree or 3+ years of equivalent work 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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