Penetration Test Operator (Remote_

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 building talent pipelines to meet future hiring demands. This is a pipeline role, while there may not be an immediate opening, we want to build relationships with prospective candidates. If your background is a match to our requirements, we will follow up with an exploratory conversation.

Job Description

Position Description:

As a Penetration Test Operator in our Products and Services Red Team, you will have the opportunity to apply your "outsider mindset", cybersecurity skills, and experiences to mission-critical products and services. You will be positioned as a technical leader in the Red Team and as a subject matter expert in your areas of specialization like Cloud, Web, Mobile/Apps, Embedded/IoT, Hardware. Work with all parts of the company to drive a cybersecurity culture, establish meaningful relationships, and directly influence the way we create secure, market-leading, mission-critical products. This position has less than 10% travel and a remote location may be considered

Your day to day responsibilities will include the following:
  • Planning and execution of penetration tests
  • Documentation and report writing
  • Data, code, and vulnerability analysis
  • Tool and Script development
  • Collaboration with Development Teams
  • Research and Training

General Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective collaboration and team integration
  • Advanced problem-solving abilities through imaginative and creative thinking
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to ad hoc tasks
  • Be able to self-identify tasks and needs and start work independently
  • Maintain an insatiable curiosity and an aggressive outsider mindset

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
  • Thorough understanding of cybersecurity and penetration testing methodologies like Mitre ATT&CK and Cyber Kill Chain
  • Good understanding of Windows/Linux based Operating Systems and networking
  • A comprehensive understanding of cloud computing models, technologies, and concepts
  • Good skills with some of the following: Ansible, Bash, Powershell, Perl, Python, Assembly, C/C++, C#, Javascript, Java
  • The ability to perform penetration testing activities on Web Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Mobile Operating Systems and Applications, IoT

Additional Qualified Skills:
  • The ability to execute a penetration testing project independently, for the full project lifecycle


  • One or more of the following are desired: OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, GWAPT, GMOB, GAWN, GXPN, and/or the ability to pass OSCP within 6 months of hire

Basic Requirements

Essential Requirements:
In addition, the candidate must possess the following:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and/or Military service
  • 1+ years of substantive Engineering, Software Development, and/or Architecture knowledge
  • 1+ years of active hands-on experience in performing external and internal penetration tests/ethical hacking as a primary responsibility using industry-standard tools
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain necessary security clearance as required by government contract

Travel Requirements

Under 10%

Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:
  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, VisionbenefitseffectiveDay 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PaidParental & 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.


Schaumburg, IL
Chicago, IL
Illinois Remote