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Embedded Software Technical Lead - Custom Products

Architecture and Engineering


Full Time

On Site


Schaumburg, Illinois, 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

Applied Technology is a prototyping center within Motorola Solutions. We specialize in proof-of-concept and low-volume advanced communications products for government and industry customers using wireless technologies on Android and Linux based embedded systems. Our customer-centric, team-based environment provides an excellent growth opportunity for engineers and developers in enterprise markets where innovation is the primary focus.

Job Description

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain the necessary security clearance as required by government contract

  • In this leadership position, the role will have unique and varied responsibilities. As a key resource across multiple product teams, the successful candidate will handle these and other tasks as assigned.

  • You will be responsible for the design, implementation and testing of complex embedded software applications for a state-of-the-art small form factor Software Defined Radio platform.

  • Leading small project teams, your tasks will often involve hands-on interaction with product hardware for development and debugging.

  • You must have an excellent understanding of real-time embedded software design and be proficient in Linux, C, C++, Perl and other software languages and operating systems.

  • Applicants should have knowledge of Matlab, SYSGEN or other simulation tools.

Technical Leadership:

  • Ability to go deeper into technical depth and be able to help resolve technical issues

  • Help grow technical development and motivation of others across multi-disciplinary teams

  • Develop man-hour estimates for feature work

  • Build relationships and trust, provide open working environment for knowledge sharing across all functional team

System Engineering:

  • Drive product and feature requirements, architecture, design, and test strategy with Customers, Project Leads, Engineering teams, and External Contractors.

  • Lead product and feature development, primarily in the embedded communications space.

  • Develop technology and product roadmaps.

  • Product & Feature Architecture, requirements definition, design, and development experience.

  • Experience with development of wireless communications technology. Knowledge of cellular systems is a plus.

  • Experience with RF, Digital Hardware, and Mechanical architecture & design is highly desired.

  • Embedded Linux OS experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge in microprocessor-based hardware design and an understanding of Digital Signal Processing system design and analysis is a plus.

Primary customer technical interface:

  • Work directly, ongoing with customers to develop use cases and product requirements.

  • Communicate technical status verbally, written, and in monthly customer meetings.

  • Occasional travel to customer meetings may be required.

  • You must be a flexible, results-oriented problem-solver who requires minimal supervision. Projects can vary greatly from one to the next, so you must thrive on variety and enjoy taking on new challenges.


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) degree, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

  • 5+ years embedded software architecture & design experience

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain the necessary security clearance as required by government contract

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 10%

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.