Systems Technologist 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
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.
Job Description
  • Provide technical support of specialized systems and product applications including troubleshooting of software driven electronics, provisioning of communication system infrastructure and performance optimization of RF and Broadband architecture including, but not limited to, legacy analog, advanced digital P25 and data infrastructure.
  • Program, configure, optimize, test and document complex communications systems.
  • Provide weekly reports of activities and accomplishments.
  • Must have very strong knowledge of wired communications systems, such as local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), must be proficient in computer network installation, configuration and maintenance systems to include cabling, routers, switches, firewalls and bridges.
  • Must be capable of installation of server hardware/OS and software infrastructure and troubleshooting to resolve system/application related issues.
  • Must have knowledge of R.F. systems, such as transmitters, receivers, and antenna networks
  • Must have knowledge in standard telephony and dedicated data circuits, as well as knowledge of packet switching techniques
  • Must be highly computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Must have strong self-management skills and "people" skills to work closely with Motorola’s customers and subcontractor (MSS) community, as well as Motorola Sales, Engineering, Project Management, and customer service teams
  • Must be self-motivated and self-managed to perform the required duties at a distance from direct supervision
  • Must be able to solve customer problems quickly during stressful situations
  • Duties may also include:
  • Perform preventative maintenance routines to ensure proper system operation with focus on trend analysis and documentation of results
  • Develop solutions to difficult technical problems encountered as part of system implementation, upgrades or support issues
  • Totally familiar with the latest technologies and troubleshooting techniques
  • Team with engineering, project management and sales personnel to effectively design, implement, optimize and cutover advanced communication systems which meet or exceed customer expectations
  • The Candidate must have skills in the use of various communications test equipment including:
  • Communication System Analyzers
  • Ethernet Link test sets
  • T1 Test Sets
  • TIMS (Transmission Impairment Measurement Set)
  • Digital RF Power Meter
  • Individual must have a knowledge of one or more of the following: Motorola Conventional, MCC Console systems, Secure Operations and ASTRO A7.x Digital systems and installation procedures.
  • Must be capable of installation of server hardware/OS and software infrastructure and troubleshooting to resolve system/application related issues.
  • Must have experience with one of the following: P25, LMR, Smartnet, SmartZone, RF infrastructure, ASTRO systems, radios or consoles.
  • Applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and Motorola Radio Programming Software suite.
  • Must have excellent communications skills and always present a professional image.

     


Basic Requirements
  • 2 year associate's in electronics or IT preferred
  • 4+ years field experience as a System technician. 
  • Experience with logging recording systems, RF interfaces, wired/wireless communications systems and/or networking equipment

**Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer**


Travel Requirements
50-75%
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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