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Sr. Principal Staff Engineer- Reliability Engineering

Architecture and Engineering


Full Time

On Site


Colorado, 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 Solutions has created the first and only technology ecosystem built for Public Safety. Radio and broadband communications are now unified. Software solutions are integrated from end-to-end. Video is intelligently captured and analyzed. Our Command Central Public Safety technology is always protected and always advancing.

This trusted ecosystem was built on our unified data platform to bring consistency to Public Safety data, response, workflows, user experience, and communications. It provides a secure foundation, unifies teams and technologies, and strengthens decision-making so public safety agencies can collaborate like never before.

Job Description

The SRE Chief of Staff has a strong full stack foundation in software engineering and the critical service industry. They must have a proven ability to solve problems permanently, encourage and lead large teams, and an interest in continuous learning and digging deep into specific domains when necessary.

You will join a team of talented software engineers who work directly with product and engineering teams to constantly improve reliability across our public safety products. You will be responsible for the overarching experience that provides observability, fault-tolerant architecture, performance metrics, and system maintenance capabilities. You will nurture a DevOps team culture focused on quality and delivering value to customers. You will be responsible for helping build out the platform, tools, and processes to enable these goals.

Job functions include:

  • Champion for quality and best engineering practices to ensure dynamic and resilient distributed systems that also scale across vertical teams

  • Cross-functional collaboration throughout the entire software lifecycle

  • Participating in design sessions and code reviews to elevate the quality of engineering across the organization

  • Providing technical leadership as a mentor to provide training and guidance across diverse vertical teams to build tools and process that scale

  • Continual research, evaluation, and discussion to understand and integrate emerging software paradigms and frameworks into existing platforms

Required Skills:

  • Experience leading and driving engineering projects from inception to shipped software

  • Deep understanding of risk management and mitigation through design and process

  • Experience with software lifecycle management in traditional and modern systems that includes, but is not limited to deployment, configuration, resilience, and integration

  • Significant experience designing, implementing & supporting highly scalable distributed systems and services on both tradition and cloud platforms in production

  • Extensive experience building and managing observability and signaling systems focused on effective measurement of distributed services

  • Detailed experience with data service implementations that include stateful and stateless system design, implementation, and scaling

  • Ability to communicate thoughtfully, collaborate and build long-term relationships in a cross functional organization

Salary: 200,000-240,000

Basic Requirements

  • 20 years software engineering experience in a full stack setting


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

Under 25%

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.