System Network Engineer at Motorola Solutions

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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
At Motorola Solutions, we help people be their best in the moments that matter. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. Our work is very meaningful, impactful, and cutting edge and we invite you to explore it. We are the Best!
Motorola Solutions is a world leader in the field of professional mobile communications systems with an impressive heritage of technological innovations and a global base of installed systems. The group's main business is the implementation of mission critical digital mobile communication systems for Government & Public Safety Communications customers.
The T5 South Post Sale Systems Engineering Team supports ASTRO 25 network solutions for State and Local Government Public Safety Communications primarily in the States of IL, IN, NE, IA, KY, KS, or MO.
Job Description

Scope of Responsibilities/Expectations:

Our Company has an outstanding track record of success and strives to build long term relationships with our customers. Customer satisfaction is given great emphasis and we strive to build a trusted advisor relationship with every customer.

The customer team comprises Sales, Project Management, System Engineering and System Technologist personnel working together in a high performance culture, often with demanding cycle times and high customer expectations because we are working on mission critical communication systems.

Many of our systems are designed around the APCO Project 25 communications standard. With the growth of data services some of our customer’s mobile wireless networks are being enhanced with LTE infrastructure for applications such as live mobile video transmission supplementing our traditional core voice and narrowband data networks.

The System Network Engineer acts as a subject matter expert in backhaul design for the State of Illinois public safety system. The System Network Engineer collaborates with the State of Illinois Service team to implement new customer public safety features and equipment into the statewide backhaul design. The System Network Engineer would work closely with Regional Network Solution Architects to implement best practice designs into the State of Illinois backhaul. The System Network Engineer must be self-motivated, possess the ability to work autonomously, and continuously update their skill set as changes in technology and standards are required. 

The System Network Engineer will:

  • Design and Implement ASTRO P25 LMR networks and integration with customer enterprise applications.

  • Solve complex customer and internal problems with unique LAN/WAN designs using MSI and third-party vendor equipment. Assist Field Service teams with troubleshooting network and mobile backhaul issues.

  • Provide the local team with design guidance on customers’ transport network solutions to aggregate services for P25-LMR, LTE, Smart Public Safety, and enterprise applications.

  • Prepare and present technically compelling presentation material on network designs to customers and pre and post-sale engineering teams.

  • Develop and work with software tools for automating network design and implementation tasks.

  • Ability to develop both high-level and detailed network diagrams, as well as, install and test plan documentation

  • Work with test equipment such as LAN/WAN network analyzers and protocol analyzers. 

  • Configure, integrate, and troubleshoot equipment as required; provide support and assistance to third parties for sub-contracted activities.

  • Act as external liaison for customers’ general contractors, subcontractors and trades people as needed during the implementation and support phases.

Travel is required as needed, for all project phases, from design through final acceptance.

25% to 50% travel is expected for this position

Candidate is able to work remotely and preferred to be based in Illinois.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

  • Minimum preferred certifications: Juniper Network Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA), Nokia Routing Specialist I (NRS I), CompTIA Network+, CCNA or equivalent

  • Experience with routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, ISIS, and others as needed

  • Experience with MPLS design and deployments

  • Experience with Juniper, Nokia, HP, Coriant, Extreme, Fortinet preferred

  • Knowledge of different media types: Metro Ethernet, Frame-Relay, Ethernet, SONET

  • Knowledge of physical layers such as fiber, copper, and microwave

  • Experience with converting T1/OC3 backhauls to MPLS/Ethernet backhauls

  • Experience with web based cloud services (Azure)

  • Expert skills at installing, configuring, and troubleshooting routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and virtualized servers

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Motorola Solutions will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities upon request.


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree preferred with an emphasis in Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in design and implementation of mission-critical IP LAN/WAN Networks Infrastructure MPLS Backhauls, Microwave/fiber optic networks, and Firewalls

Travel Requirements
25-50%
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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