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Director of software development for cloud services

Motorola Solutions

This is a Full-time position in Somerville, MA posted May 23, 2020.

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

We are seeking a passionate Director of Software Development to lead our established Cloud Services team. This team is dedicated to designing and developing cloud features that aid in protecting people and their assets.

Located in Somerville, MA which is home to our Video Analytics and Cloud Services Development Center.

Job Description

A successful candidate will be passionate about data, thrive in a fast-moving environment, and have the ability to collaborate across teams and also drive the rapid decision-making necessary to advance and iterate quickly.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical leadership, management, and input to a talented engineering team across multiple locations

  • Manages personnel activities of staff (i.e. hires, trains, goal settings, appraises, rewards, motivates, disciplines, recommends termination as necessary).

  • Provide on-going employee coaching, mentoring, development, and team building.

  • Promote best practices, and drive the adoption of new technologies to enhance products, improve performance, streamline processes and code, and ensure high quality.

  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership of all the projects and problems being worked on by the teams

  • Participate in software architectural discussions, influencing decisions, and collaborating with peers to maintain consistency across the organization.

  • Effectively communicate and share understanding across engineering and business communities with lessons learned, issues and best practices.


  • 5+ years engineering management experience, with increased levels of responsibility

  • Experience in working with a Cloud Services platform (Azure, AWS)

  • 5+ years experience in building, deploying and managing B2B or B2C SaaS platforms, experience with IoT devices a plus

  • Proven ability to successfully grow a talented software engineering organization

  • Proven experience with CI/CD and developing micro-services

  • Experience working in, and evangelizing for Agile/Scrum product development

  • Detailed knowledge of web application architecture and infrastructure

  • Hands-on web-based software development experience

  • Ability to work in a complex development environment and handle dependencies across multiple teams in multiple sites

  • Strong communication skills: conversational, written, and presentation

Basic Requirements

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience

  • 5+ yeas of building, deploying and managing B2B or B2C SaaS platforms
  • Experience in working with a Cloud Services platform (Azure, AWS)

Travel Requirements

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.