Sr. Software Engineer - Elasticsearch/Azure

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline.  Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently.  Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.  Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

Department Overview

The Unified Communications team has a mission to become the leader in creating a highly scalable software platform and communication applications for first responders and industrial workgroups. Our customers rely on these solutions to run their critical business operations in the public safety, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors. Every single day, we are shaping the future of mobile workgroup solutions for public safety and industrial users worldwide leveraging Motorola’s rich heritage in this space. Our solutions include broadband Push to Talk (PTT), multimedia messaging, location based collaboration, video streaming with full interoperability with land mobile radio (LMR) systems. The products include client apps on Android, iOS, and Windows. Our backend software can be deployed On-Prem, in private data centers, or in a public cloud infrastructure.

Job Description

Preferred locations -  Chicago,IL | Salt Lake City,UT | Seattle, WA | Plano, TX

Must be a U.S. Citizen

The Cloud Infrastructure team is responsible for the development and operations of critical cloud infrastructure and platform services, in support of Motorola Solutions' public and hybrid cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for public safety customers.   This team is part of Motorola Solutions’ Software Enterprise division, which offers secure, reliable and efficient team communications, workflow and operational intelligence solutions for mission critical public safety and enterprise markets throughout the world.   Our services leverage Cloud Computing infrastructure on AWS to build at scale. 

The Cloud Infrastructure team is responsible for:~Design and implementation of the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline into multiple public cloud regions~Development and operation of common platform services that can be leveraged by our SaaS solutions moving forward~Overall reliability and security of these services and the environments they are run in~Monitoring and support for these platform and infrastructure services, as well as metrics collection and reporting related to them

As a senior engineer on this team, you will be a key contributor to platform development activities.  Our teams are developing services, tools, and processes to support other Motorola Solutions' engineering teams as well as deliver solutions to our customers. You will be working on a high-velocity, results-oriented team that leverages cutting-edge technologies and techniques. The right individual will be motivated and will have a passion for automation, deployment processes and enabling innovation. Your efforts will help to shape the engineering culture and best practices across Motorola Solutions’ Software Enterprise organization.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Scope, design, and development of custom software solutions utilizing the Elastic Stack and Kubernetes on Azure.

  • Operation of an ElasticSearch cluster used by our services 

  • Develop automation tools and services to minimize delivery time and increase developer productivity.

  • On-call and night and weekend work are occasionally required for services developed by the team


  • BS in Computer Science (or equivalent degree) with 5+ years of professional software development

  • Experience with development of custom network services (HTTP, WebSockets, or similar)

  • Experience with building applications against and operating an ElasticSearch cluster.

  • Familiarity with modern development operations tooling (Trace based application performance monitoring, docker containers, and similar)

  • Experience mentoring more junior team members and leading development work by example

  • A working understanding of at least one server side language (Java or JavaScript preferred)

  • Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer

Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in Linux/Unix Administration

  • Prior experience being on-call for services developed by the team

  • Demonstrated experience developing and deploying services on Microsoft Azure

This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent fingerprint background check administered by Motorola Solutions Inc. customers.

Basic Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science (or equivalent degree) with 5+ years of professional software development or Masters degree and 2+ years of experience
  • Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer

Travel Requirements

Under 10%

Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


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.

Chicago, United States
  • iOS
  • Kubernetes
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • HTTP
  • Android
  • AWS