Principal Systems Engineer

Avigilon Corporation

Avigilon Corporation

Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we believe that everything starts with safety. It’s the constant that empowers people to confidently move forward. It can fill a flight or sell out a stadium. It can care for a patient or graduate a class.

As a global leader in public safety and enterprise security, we create and connect the technologies that help to keep people safe where they live, learn, work and play. Our integrated technology ecosystem unifies critical communications, video security and access control, and command center software, enabling collaboration in more powerful ways.

At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security. Bring your passion, potential and talents to a career that matters.

Department Overview

The Post-Sale Systems Engineering team is the technical lifeblood of the Systems Integration organization. Our engineers design and implement the innovative communications solutions that make a difference "In the Moments That Matter". As the solution architect and technical consulting lead, the Systems Engineering team has the end-to-end design, technology consultancy, and implementation responsibility for all post-sale project engagements. The Systems Engineering team delivers customer driven, world-class, leading edge, end-to-end solutions that rise to the challenges of our First Responder and Government customers.

The Engineering team concentrates on the following mission-critical communications technologies at all levels of complexity (ie: from small municipal systems to large metropolitan and state-wide solutions).
- Public safety grade mobile voice and data communications networks
- Advanced mobile devices
- Public safety mobile broadband networks and devices (LTE)
- Integrated Command and Control (911 dispatch consoles, advanced video surveillance, and other public safety applications)

The work we do is meaningful, impactful, and leading edge. You will be part of a dynamic cross-functional client-facing team including sales, system integrators, product engineers, third party vendors, project managers, and senior systems engineers - often on large and highly-visible, multi-million dollar engagements.

Job Description

Note: The candidate must reside in the territory region of WA. The preferred candidate will reside in the Vancouver metropolitan area.

Job Description

Motorola Solutions is building talent pipelines to meet future hiring demands. This is a pipeline role, while there is not an immediate opening, we want to build relationships with prospective candidates like you. If your background is a match to our requirements, we’ll follow up with an exploratory conversation.

Note: The preferred candidate will reside in the Pacific Northwest such as Seattle, Vancouver WA, Portland, or Boise.


The Principal Staff Systems Engineer will take responsibility for and oversee all technical aspects of the assigned project from proposal award until system acceptance.
This involves:
⦁ Final Design and implementation of the radio network including infrastructure, subscribers, power systems design, equipment shelter and tower designs, and backhaul network design including microwave, leased line, and customer provided Ethernet networks
⦁ Customer presentations
⦁ System staging
⦁ System acceptance testing
⦁ Radio coverage testing and interference mitigation
⦁ Radio system licensing (FCC/Industry Canada/NTIA)
⦁ Preparation of system fleetmap, encryption, and radio programming templates
⦁ Complete system documentation
⦁ Live system cutovers and upgrades

Additional Preferred Skills:
⦁ Experience in radio communication systems, radio propagation, RF, wireless or broadband/LTE networks
⦁ Experience, a good understanding, and working knowledge in IP networking, network design methodologies & troubleshooting (Ethernet, TCP/IP, L2/L3, MPLS)
⦁ Certifications through CompTIA Network+, Juniper JNCIA-Junos, Nokia NRS1, CCNA or similar
⦁ Experience directly working with end-user customers
⦁ Excellent communications skills and the ability to present complex topics to nontechnical audiences.
⦁ Self-motivated and able to maintain focus in a pressured environment
⦁ Previous knowledge and experience working with Juniper, Aviat, Cisco, Nokia/Alcatel, Xtreme, and/or Ceragon equipment
⦁ Experience with switching and routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS, iBGP, eBGP, M-BGP, MPLS RSVP TE, and LDP)
Experience/knowledge in line of sight microwave propagation

Note: The candidate must reside in the territory region of WA. The preferred candidate will reside in the Vancouver metropolitan area.

25% to 50% is required within the West Region to support all project phases, from design through final acceptance.

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

Approx. salary range: $93,620.00 - $180,000.00



Basic Requirements

⦁ Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or technical discipline and 10+ years of engineering or similar experience
⦁ OR 15+ years of engineering or similar experience in lieu of an engineering degree

Travel Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  • 401K with Company Match
  • 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.