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Sr. Linux Administrator

Computer and Mathematical


Full Time


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 rapid prototyping center within Motorola Solutions. We create proof-of-concept and lower-volume specialty communications products for government and private industry using wireless technologies such as TETRA, LMR, GSM, UMTS, CDMA, WiFi, LTE and 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

The Sr. Linux/Storage Administrator will be responsible for supporting, configuring, and improving Applied Technology’s enterprise Linux and Storage environment. This will involve supporting both server and desktop Linux environments and supporting the Applied Technology staff with day to day issues. This individual will ensure the stability, integrity, security, and efficient operation of critical infrastructure and services in support of core organizational functions and will be a subject matter expert for Linux and Storage technologies. The position will also need to adhere to strict network security policies and baselines to comply with government regulations and standards.

Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations

  • Plan, design, implement, and support multiple Linux Desktop and Server environments in an enterprise setting (Ubuntu / RedHat)

  • Plan, design, implement, and support enterprise NAS storage environments (NetApp, Pure, Synology)

  • Plan, design, implement, and support cloud technology environments (AWS)

  • Manage DevOps applications such as the Atlassian Tool Suites (Jira / Confluence / BitBucket)

  • Perform Tier 2-3 support within Applied Technology to resolve Linux issues for end users and system administrators

  • Support maintenance window activities on production networks when required

  • Adhere to government security regulations such as NIST 800-171 and CMMC

  • Mentoring or providing guidance to other IT team members in executing tasks related to Linux and storage components

  • Ensuring technology documents/certificates such as product registrations, licensing, activations, SSL certificates, maintenance agreements, service contracts, etc. related to technology operations and/or technology services are evaluated, updated, and processed

  • Create and maintain accurate system documentation and baseline configurations

  • Work with vendors to understand applications of their products as it relates to system designs, and determine the most economically feasible solution to meet expectations within established guidelines

  • Study industry trends and information on technological advances and make recommendations on application of these technologies for standard use in the company’s environment to include technical briefings to upper level management.

  • Self-sufficient and have the ability to make engineering decisions within the documented process

  • Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal, customer service, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong documentation skills and experience generating technical documents, diagrams, solutions specifications, guidelines, processes, and procedures

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines with a can-do attitude

  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and tight timelines

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to support Applied Technology’s bi-monthly scheduled downtimes

Desired Experience

  • 5+ Years of hands on administration experience of Unix/Linux system management (Ubuntu and/or RedHat preferred)

  • 3+ Years of hands on experience with enterprise based storage solutions (NetApp / EMC a plus),

  • Experience with configuration management and automation systems such as Puppet/Chef/Ansible

  • Excellent understanding of storage protocols and technologies (iSCSI / NFS / CIFS / RAID / Aggregates / Volumes / etc)

  • Experience with the setup and configuration of cloud computing technologies and services (AWS / Azure)

  • Expert experience with scripting languages needed for day-to-day management of systems (Bash/shell, Python, etc.)

  • Experience with NIST 800-171 or CMMC is highly desirable

  • Experience with containerized environments such as Docker or Kubernetes is a plus

Basic Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain the necessary U.S. Government security clearances as required by government contracts

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or other related studies

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.