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Product Manager



Full Time

On Site


Chicago, 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 Overview

The Astro Value Stream is responsible for the development of best in class P25 networking infrastructure solutions. There are development teams based in Krakow and in Schaumburg. The product management team is located in Schaumburg. It's an exciting time to be a member of Astro as we are starting on a journey to modernize our portfolio as well as optimizing our development practices to deliver content more efficiently and in a totally seamless manner to our customers.

Job Description

The product manager will be responsible for strategy, roadmap, and feature definition within the Astro VS including interfacing with engineering teams, marketing, working with sales on forecasting, and with finance on profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities.

The product manager analyzes market and competitive conditions and lays out a product vision that is differentiated and delivers unique value based on customer demands. The role of the product manager spans many activities from strategic to tactical and provides cross-functional leadership—bridging gaps within the company between different functions, especially between development, sales and marketing, and support.

The product manager is the person responsible for defining the ‘why’, ‘what,’ and ‘when’ of the product that the development team will build. They are the director of their product -- which means they direct cross-functional teams from a product's conception through to its launch

Product management responsibilities include:

Product Strategy

The product manager is responsible for setting a product vision and strategy. Their job is to clearly articulate the business value to the product team so they understand the intent behind the new product or product release. They own the strategy behind the product along with its roadmap and must work with development to define, prioritize and build what matters.

  • Create and manage backlog, roadmap, and vision

  • Identify customer needs and market requirements

  • Evaluate competitive intelligence

  • Define financial goals

  • Create business plans for new systems and for continuous lifecycle systems

  • Manage strategic partners and third party suppliers

Product Releases

PdMs must plan for what their teams will deliver and when they will deliver it. The product manager owns the release aspect of the product. Release responsibilities include managing epics and dependencies in and across releases, product and support teams; and managing releases with phases and milestones.

  • Define market offer and structure for new systems and for continuous lifecycle systems

  • Make products orderable, deliverable, and loveable

  • Define and support implementation of training, support and deployment requirements

  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality

  • Coordinate overall release project and schedule

Product Visioning

  • Collecting, curating, and promoting the most relevant ideas into epics. Defining which ideas should be promoted to epics to achieve key objectives for the product line and business. Soliciting feedback and requests from customers and field teams and ensuring this is seamlessly integrated into the product planning and development processes.

  • Gather customer and sales feedback and voice of customer

  • Evaluate success of launched initiatives and adjust strategy as necessary

Epic Definition

Responsibility for articulating the ‘what’ and working with development to determine the ‘when.’

Go-to-market Support

Responsible for making product decisions and often becoming the lead resource for the rest of the organization when deep product expertise is required. This includes supporting the organizations that help bring the product to market and working directly with customers including marketing, sales, training and support services.

  • Facilitate global sales and channel training

  • Assist pre-sales with custom project requests

  • Define and ensure implementation of GTM assets including demo environments, training materials, and presentations

  • Demonstrate new pre-release epics

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with cloud services (Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform)

  • Familiarity with on-premises programming techniques (Virtual Machines, Containers,...)

  • Firm understanding of software design & user interaction

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are a necessity

  • Polished presentation skills for internal and external audiences

  • Proactive, enthusiastic attitude toward challenging problems

  • Capable of quickly evaluating and prioritizing new projects alongside customer feedback

  • Strong ability to take complex user requirements and distill them into a format that can be understood by developers as well as non-technical staff

  • Ability to research and analyze product requirements from various stakeholders

  • Ability to understand market trends, financial data, and customer needs and assess competitive intelligence data.

  • Build consensus among stakeholders

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a diverse team spread across multiple continents in a fast-moving environment

  • Ability to multi-task among various assignments

  • Working knowledge of Motorola or competitive P25 Land Mobile Radio systems

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree, MBA or other graduate degree

  • 5+ years progressive experience in Systems or Development Engineering or in Product Planning/Product Marketing/Product Management

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.