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Penetration Test Operator (Remote_

Computer and Mathematical


Full Time


Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

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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 OverviewMotorola Solutions is building talent pipelines to meet future hiring demands. This is a pipeline role, while there may not be an immediate opening, we want to build relationships with prospective candidates. If your background is a match to our requirements, we will follow up with an exploratory conversation.
Job DescriptionPosition Description:

As a Penetration Test Operator in our Products and Services Red Team, you will have the opportunity to apply your “outsider mindset”, cybersecurity skills, and experiences to mission-critical products and services. You will be positioned as a technical leader in the Red Team and as a subject matter expert in your areas of specialization like Cloud, Web, Mobile/Apps, Embedded/IoT, Hardware. Work with all parts of the company to drive a cybersecurity culture, establish meaningful relationships, and directly influence the way we create secure, market-leading, mission-critical products. This position has less than 10% travel and a remote location may be considered

Your day to day responsibilities will include the following:

  • Planning and execution of penetration tests

  • Documentation and report writing

  • Data, code, and vulnerability analysis

  • Tool and Script development

  • Collaboration with Development Teams

  • Research and Training

General Skills:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Effective collaboration and team integration

  • Advanced problem-solving abilities through imaginative and creative thinking

  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to ad hoc tasks

  • Be able to self-identify tasks and needs and start work independently

  • Maintain an insatiable curiosity and an aggressive outsider mindset

Technical Skills:
  • Familiarity with Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

  • Thorough understanding of cybersecurity and penetration testing methodologies like Mitre ATT&CK and Cyber Kill Chain

  • Good understanding of Windows/Linux based Operating Systems and networking

  • A comprehensive understanding of cloud computing models, technologies, and concepts

  • Good skills with some of the following: Ansible, Bash, Powershell, Perl, Python, Assembly, C/C++, C#, Javascript, Java

  • The ability to perform penetration testing activities on Web Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Mobile Operating Systems and Applications, IoT

Additional Qualified Skills:

  • The ability to execute a penetration testing project independently, for the full project lifecycle

  • One or more of the following are desired: OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, GWAPT, GMOB, GAWN, GXPN, and/or the ability to pass OSCP within 6 months of hire

Basic RequirementsEssential Requirements:

In addition, the candidate must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and/or Military service

  • 1+ years of substantive Engineering, Software Development, and/or Architecture knowledge

  • 1+ years of active hands-on experience in performing external and internal penetration tests/ethical hacking as a primary responsibility using industry-standard tools

  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain 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 RequirementsUnder 10%
Relocation ProvidedNone
Position TypeExperienced
Referral Payment PlanNo

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.