Systems 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

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 Engineer will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the assigned project(s) from award until system acceptance.

This involves:

  • Final Design and implementation of the radio network including infrastructure, subscribers, and mobile backhaul

  • Delivering professional presentations

  • System staging

  • System acceptance testing

  • Radio coverage testing and interference mitigation

  • Radio system licensing (FCC/Industry Canada/NTIA)

  • Preparation of system fleetmap, encryption and radio programming templates

  • Develop and maintain engineering designs, diagrams, and bill of materials. 

  • Provide technical support and advice to PM and Installation teams

  • Working with Operations and Project Managers, to complete site walks to determine specific client needs and scope

  • Create project specific install plans, scope documents, and test plans 

  • Configure, integrate, and troubleshoot equipment as required; provides 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.

  • Provide customer and peer training

  • Delivering final customer system documentation 

  • Support Live system upgrades 

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

Over 50% travel is expected for this position

Candidate is able to work remotely in one of the following states: IN, IA, KS, KY or MO. Candidate is preferred to reside near a major metropolitan area in Indiana or Iowa.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree (BSEE/BSCE preferred)

  • 6+ years of Systems Engineering or Wireless Communications experience

  • Experience/knowledge in radio communication systems, radio propagation, RF, wireless or broadband/LTE

  • Experience, good understanding, and working knowledge in IP networking, network design methodologies & troubleshooting (Ethernet, TCP/IP, L2/L3, MPLS)

  • Certifications through CompTIA Network+, Juniper JNCIA-Junos, Nokia NRS1, CCNA or similar

  • Experience directly working with end-user customers is desirable

  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to present complex topics to nontechnical audiences.

  • Self motivated and able to maintain focus in a pressured environment

Preferred Experience:

  • Troubleshoot/monitor network performance and resolve performance and connectivity issues

  • Previous knowledge and experience working with Juniper, Aviat, Cisco, Nokia/Alcatel, Xtreme, Ceragon

  • Experience with switching and routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS, iBGP, eBGP, M-BGP, MPLS RSVP-TE, and LDP)

  • Experience/knowledge in RF System Design and/or line of sight microwave propaga


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree (BSEE/BSCE preferred) and 4+ years of Systems Engineering or Wireless Communications experience

  • 6+ years of Systems Engineering or Wireless Communications experience

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain necessary security clearance as required by government contracts


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
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
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
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
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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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