Sr. Systems Engineer

Avigilon Corporation

Avigilon Corporation

Software Engineering
Remote · Redding, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we're guided by a shared purpose - helping people be their best in the moments that matter - and we live up to our purpose every day by solving for safer. Because people can only be their best when they not only feel safe, but are safe. We're solving for safer by building the best possible technologies across every part of our safety and security ecosystem. That's mission-critical communications devices and networks, AI-powered video security & access control and the ability to unite voice, video and data in a single command center view. We're solving for safer by connecting public safety agencies and enterprises, enabling the collaboration that's critical to connect those in need with those who can help. The work we do here matters.

Department Overview

Motorola Solutions is a world leader in the field of public safety land mobile radio communications systems and innovator of integrated public safety data and video application workflows. We have an impressive heritage of technological innovations and a global base of installed systems. Our Systems Engineers work closely with customers to deliver world-class, leading edge solutions that enhance personnel safety in “moments that matter,” and address the day-to-day wireless communications challenges faced by State and local government First Responder public safety agencies.

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 including RF, Microwave and IP transport technologies
- Advanced mobile devices
- Integration with public safety mobile broadband networks, devices and applications (LTE)
- Integrated Command and Control (911 dispatch consoles, advanced video surveillance, and other public safety applications)

Job Description

Note: The candidate MUST reside in CA. The preferred candidate will reside in the Sacramento-Bay Area or San Diego Metropolitan Area.

The Senior Systems Engineer will take responsibility for and oversee all technical aspects of the assigned project from proposal award until system acceptance. This requires:

  • Final Design and implementation of the radio network accounting for infrastructure, subscribers, power systems design, equipment shelter and tower layouts, backhaul network design including microwave, leased line, and customer provided Ethernet networks
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and the ability to work directly with end-user customers and peers
  • Customer presentations
  • Providing inputs and participating in system staging
  • Developing acceptance test plans and conducting system functional acceptance testing
  • Radio coverage testing and interference mitigation
  • Providing inputs and participating in radio system licensing (FCC/Industry Canada/NTIA)
  • Preparation of system fleetmap, encryption, and radio programming templates
  • Produce as-built system documentation
  • Develop plans and participate in live system cutovers and upgrades

Specific knowledge / skills:

  • Experience in radio communication systems, radio propagation, RF, wireless or broadband/LTE networks
  • Experience and working knowledge of IP networking, network design methodologies & troubleshooting (Ethernet, TCP/IP, L2/L3, MPLS)
  • Possession or ability to pursue certifications: CompTIA Network+, Juniper JNCIA-Junos, Nokia NRS1, CCNA or similar
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to present complex topics to nontechnical audiences
  • Self-motivated and able to maintain focus in a pressured environment

Additional preferred experience / skills a plus:

  • Previous knowledge or experience working with Juniper, Aviat, Cisco, Nokia/Alcatel, Xtreme, and/or Ceragon equipment
  • Experience or knowledge of switching and routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS, MPLS RSVP TE, and LDP)
  • Knowledge of line of sight microwave path design characteristics

Note: The candidate MUST reside in CA. The preferred candidate will reside in the Sacramento-Bay Area or San Diego Metropolitan Area.

Travel: 25% to 50% depending on project assignments throughout the southwest (CA and Pacific Northwest).

**Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by State and local government agencies / customers**

Approx. compensation range - $70,300.00 - $128,800.00

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or a technical discipline (Electrical, Systems or Computer Engineering preferred) and 4+ years of engineering or technical experience, OR

  • Master's Degree in an engineering or a technical discipline (Electrical, Systems or Computer Engineering preferred) and 2+ years of engineering or technical experience

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.