Motorola Solutions
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Richmond, VA

Sr Systems Engineer at Motorola Solutions

| Richmond, VA
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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 OverviewThis opening is in Motorola Solutions’ North Post Sale Engineering Department. The group's main business is the implementation of mission critical digital mobile communication systems for Government & Public Safety Communications customers. Our team is a group inside the Mid Atlantic (T2 and T3) System Integration (SI) engineering organization with experts focused on System Design who work with experts in all of Motorola’s Disciplines.
Job Description

Develops, designs, evaluates, and/or modifies systems consistent with customer and regulatory requirements. Develops system architecture, and ensures the integrity of the architecture/design. Systems Engineers handle the software configuration to make sure everything works given the various customer configurations.


  • Perform the Engineer of Record role on mid sized projects autonomously

  • Engineer multi-faceted projects requiring a wide range of technical skills including, but not limited to: coverage and capacity design, microwave system analysis, RF LMR system and BDA design, WAN network design, and knowledge of Motorola ASTRO systems.

  • High level of customer and consultant interaction involving customer design reviews, customer witnessed staging and acceptance testing events, coverage acceptance testing, live system upgrades, and troubleshooting efforts.

  • High level of commitment and accountability to project and customer demands as well as ownership of technical solutions, problem solving and project timelines.

  • Work closely with Project Management teams, Engineering teams and the customer to ensure successful project execution.

Desired Knowledge of

  • Basic RF Principles

  • Wireless systems using FDMA and TDMA technologies

  • P25 Land Mobile Radio terminology and two-way subscriber radio provisioning methods.

  • P25 Interoperability solutions such as ISSI and Motorola WAVE, Critical Connect, and SmartConnect.

  • Computer Aided Dispatch and Public Safety related applications.

Desired Experience with

  • Complex communications systems

  • RFDS principles to include Antenna and cable selection, Transmit Couplers, Receive Multicouplers and Lightning protection systems

  • Servers and Related systems to include: VMware ESXI, Linux, and Microsoft operating systems.

  • Construction of Remote communication sites to include: Site selection, grounding, compound development, tower and shelter requirements.

  • Fortinet firewalls, Nokia 7705 series routers, Juniper SRX/MX (Junos) series routers, HP/Arbua switches

  • Remote access using SSH, SCP, SFTP, RDP

  • Working on systems remotely and observing proper security access protocols.

Desired Abilities

  • Create design documents and drawings to provide information to project teams on system construction and configuration

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot applications and operating systems on bare metal servers or on virtualization platforms.

  • Debug new software installations, review log files, and work with development engineers to resolve issues.

  • Configure bare metal network devices from scripts or manual CLI and verify correct operation from CLI show commands.

  • Excellent troubleshooting, critical thinking, and analytical skills with the ability to seek out other internal expertise when needed.

  • Work remote with no local supervision, take initiative, lead customer facing meetings, work with contractors and vendors to drive results, change priorities with little notice.

  • Work multiple concurrent projects and balance priorities.

  • Excellent communications and technical writing skills with the ability to summarize complex technical concepts clearly and present to non-technical team members.

Desired Certifications, Some or All

  • GROL or equivalent experience

  • COMPTIA A+, Network +, Security +


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Masters Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of combined communications system design and advanced troubleshooting 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
Over 50%
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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What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

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 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) 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
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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