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Motorola PKI Chief Architect (R26164_Schaumburg)

Architecture and Engineering



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 OverviewResponsible for developing and maintaining a solutions level vision and roadmap that supports the Company’s strategic goals for MSI’s Secure Products Group. Secure Products Group provides encryption, authentication, and key management solutions for MSI customers. Validate and develop ideas based on industry experience and contact with customers and stakeholders. Must possess a blend of business and technical skills. Must enjoy spending time in the market to understand the customers’ needs.
Job Description

Lead Engineer and Architect for Motorola's PKI (MPKI). MPKI supplies x.509 digital certificates for other Motorola products and services to create secure connections.

MPKI services enable Motorola products and services with authentic Motorola PKI certificates. Responsibilities of the MPKI team chief architect include:

  • Design, plan, execute and test capacity expansions, hardware and software upgrades, supporting Motorola PKI services based on requirements from other Value Streams.

  • Design, plan and execute PKI operational activities including creation of new Certificate Authorities and maintaining existing Certificate Authorities using industry best practices.

  • Drive future architectural improvements and changes to support anticipated business needs for MPKI service.

  • Consultative engagements with other technical teams that plan to use certificates in their products

  • Secure workflow design and integration. Designing and implementing how certificates get deployed in products as they are delivered to our customers.

  • Solutions level view of design and implementation.

  • Lifecycle planning and management of the MPKI solution

  • Capital and Expense planning for MPKI

  • Mentoring and providing direction of other MPKI engineering resources

  • Ownership of the risk registry for MPKI

  • Responsible for supporting the MPKI Operations team in troubleshooting and root cause analysis of issues and providing guidance for recovery and resolution.

  • System design and lab system setup and support

  • Document and perform dry run activities in the lab prior to deployment in production environment

  • Documenting system level, CMF product and device level requirements for the proper use and consumption of certificates

  • Drives technical prioritization for MPKI and CMF features

  • Technical lead for 3rd party engagements and integrations, specifically Primekey/Keyfactor and Thales

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to work well across organizations with IT, SCH and KRK teams

  • Ability to communicate well with both technologists and management

  • Self starter with strong planning and organization skills

  • Knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure and certificate management

  • Knowledge secure protocols (e.g. TLS)

  • Knowledge of Windows OS

  • Knowledge HP Server operations and management with VMs (e.g. ESXi, iLO)

  • Knowledge of IP networks and planning

  • Knowledge of Azure cloud services

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's in Engineering or related
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • US citizen

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
Relocation Provided
Position Type
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.