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Senior Network Engineer

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 OverviewApplied 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. Network Engineer will be responsible for supporting, configuring and improving Applied Technology’s LAN/WAN networks. This individual will ensure the stability, integrity, security, and efficient operation of network infrastructure, services, and related technologies in support of core organizational functions and will be the primary subject matter expert for everything networking related in the organization. We are looking for a qualified Sr. Network Engineer to design, perform installation, and configuration of network products such as switches, routers and firewalls. This position will also be responsible for configuring and optimizing data, and voice services, driving project planning/execution, and assisting in defining/evolving infrastructure architectures. The position will need to adhere to strict network security policies and baselines to comply with government regulations such as NIST 800-171 and CMMC.

Scope of Responsibilities / Expectations

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

  • Plan, design, implement, and support multiple network systems with mostly Juniper, Fortinet, and Palo Alto switches and firewalls

  • Design and support remote WAN connections to/from remote Applied Technology sites using IPSEC and SSL VPNs.

  • Support and maintain wired 802.1x network authentication systems (Radius) for end-user workstation authentication. Experience with PulseSecure is highly desirable.

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

  • Work closely with Applied Technology project teams on unique setup and configuration of test network environments

  • Managing and frequently updating network configuration settings for internal and external systems, including setting up DNS, DHCP, VPN, SD-WAN and VLANs

  • Support maintenance window activities on production networks when required

  • Adhere to government security regulations such as NIST 800-171 and CMMC L3

  • Assist in the operational, strategic planning, and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions

  • Mentoring or providing guidance to other IT team members in executing tasks related to network components

  • Create, manage and, secure network security (IDS/IPS) related activities

  • 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

  • Work with vendors to understand applications of their products as it relates to data network design. 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 network to include technical briefings to upper level management

Desired Experience

  • Cisco CCNP and/or applicable certifications are highly desirable

  • 8+ Years Experience with Juniper and/or Cisco routing and switching technologies within an enterprise organization

  • 5+ Years Experience with configuring firewalls (Juniper/Fortigate/Palo Alto) within an enterprise organization

  • Experience using encryption technologies (IPSEC, SSL) and network address translations (NAT)

  • Experience with managing advanced routing protocols on large LAN or remote WAN environments.

  • Advanced troubleshooting skills to resolve technical issues at all layers of OSI or TCP/IP models. Proven ability to use built-in and 3rd party tools such as Wireshark to troubleshoot issues

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of networking technologies, design principles, and the practical application of routers, switches, virtualization, storage, storage networking virtualization/zoning, and network security

  • Experience with patching and running fiber, CAT5/CAT6, SFP modules, etc.

  • System Admin knowledge of Linux or Windows is beneficial

  • Working experience with cloud technologies such as AWS or Microsoft Azure

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems and network environments

  • 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.

  • Excellent understanding of network protocols and ports (TCP/IP, SSH, FTP, ICA, HTTPS, etc.)

  • 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 work after hours and weekends if needed

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.

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of network engineering experience or Master’s Degree with 6+ years of network engineering experience

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 RequirementsUnder 10%
Relocation ProvidedNone
Position TypeExperienced
Referral Payment PlanYes

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.