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Principal Software Engineer, Azure

Architecture and Engineering


Full Time

On Site


Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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 Overview

Motorola Solution's Video Division, is defining the future of the security industry through innovative end-to-end-solutions. We’re changing the landscape of the surveillance industry through advanced award-winning AI based surveillance systems. Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world and our team is advancing the field as it applies to the intersection of computer vision and real-time video analysis. We are proud to be industry leaders in video analytics with features such as Appearance Search and Unusual Motion Detection along with our innovative cloud service platform.

Our team is a talented set of AI Researchers, Computer Scientists, Hardware Engineers, and security experts who work every day on challenging problems involving artificial intelligence and computer vision. Motorola’s solutions have been installed in more than 120 countries at thousands of customer sites, including school campuses, transportation systems, healthcare centers, public venues, critical infrastructure, prisons, factories, casinos, airports, financial institutions, government facilities, and retailers. If you want to be part of a team that has been doing important work for over 15 years while changing the world – we need you!

Job Description

As a Principal Software Developer on the Cloud Services team, you will help us architect and build new features, enhance our existing software, tools, and experiences to help delight our customers by extending our application capabilities and enhancing the existing AI technologies we use. You will help design and build new APIs, web services, and microservices while supporting the worldwide operations of our cloud-based security solutions.

We are seeking developers who are passionate about distributed computing and who want to build large scale data platforms. As we transmit video and other situational information in real-time from our clients’ devices to their command centers, we turn this data into actionable intelligence that helps to keep people safe. If you’re someone who has developed Microsoft .NET applications, and is also comfortable working with other technology platforms such as JavaScript and React – come join our team!

What You’ll Do

You will be part of an engineering organization that will entrust you to architect, design, develop, and maintain various portions of our applications with lots of autonomy while receiving guidance and feedback to help you grow. You will work with our full software stack along with our team of iOS, Android, and Front End, and Back End Engineers who along with you are responsible for evaluating new tools and technologies, building prototypes, and extending the capabilities of our cloud platform. And you will be expected to collaboratively experiment, prototype, take risks, and document your work while helping to build new applications, web services, and tools used by our Cloud Service offerings.


  • You have outstanding technical problem-solving, design, and coding skills

  • You have 10+ years' experience writing performant, multi-threaded code in a high-level programming language (i.e. C#, Java, or similar)

  • You have 5+ years’ experience developing and deploying web services on cloud based infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Azure) on a large scale supporting at least 5,000 simultaneous users

  • You have developed RESTful APIs used with web browsers, mobile applications, and back-end servers

  • You know how to build SQL queries to manipulate data in a database

  • You can communicate effectively & persuasively, both in person and in the written form

  • You are adaptable, collaborative, and love eliminating ambiguity by figuring things out

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience building Microsoft Windows applications using Visual Studio and have written unit tests using MSTest or NUnit

  • Used tools and written scripts to manage continuous deployment and integration, monitor usage and troubleshooting

  • Familiar with Azure DevOps, Bitbucket, Bamboo and scanning your code using Fortify

  • Double bonus points if you have experience developing applications that handle video data

Basic Requirements

  • You have 5+ years' experience writing performant, multi-threaded code in a high-level programming language (i.e. C#, Java, or similar)

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


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.