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PCB DESIGNER III - Military Veterans

at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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

The RF Site Hardware team is an organization within the Products and Solutions group of Motorola Solutions. Our team is responsible for developing and maintaining sophisticated and highly reliable communications, infrastructure and networking products for Mission Critical and commercial communication products across a variety of global markets and standards. The RF Site Hardware Engineering team develops state of the art Digital, RF, Mechanical and Power Supply solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

Job Description

  • Collaborates with Electrical and Mechanical engineering in developing designs of new or modified, high density, printed circuit boards from preliminary schematics, part lists and basic description of the board function, configuration and arrangement.

  • Component placement, trace routing, analysis, verification, and related work using Cadence Allegro.

  • Runs checks and validations to ensure that designs are free of potential fabrication and assembly process defects.

  • Prepares fabrication drawings, manufacturing data and Gerber files for PCB production. Works with external vendors to review designs and prepare part quotations.

  • Prepares part lists, placement files, stencil artwork and manufacturing data required for assembly of PCB’s.

  • Develops methodologies to enhance layout productivity.  Participates in tools evaluations and upgrades.

  • Works with CAD Librarians and manufacturing to ensure accuracy and consistency of design and developed internal standards.

Specific Knowledge/Skills

  • 5+ years experience using PCB Layout CAD tools for printed circuit design, packaging, and fabrication. Cadence Allegro highly preferred.

  • Experience with high-density component placement and routing in small spaces using minimal layers.

  • Experience with multi-layer board stack-ups and mixed technologies such as blind/buried vias, controlled impedance, length matching, differential pairs, and RF.

  • Experience with High power RF layout and critical impedance routing and fills. 

  • Experience with high-speed serial interfaces and parallel memory interfaces.

  • Experience with switching power supply, high power layout, and power distribution networks.

  • Experience creating design rules and constraints.

  • Thorough understanding and utilization of DFM principles to ensure manufacturability and quality goals are met.

  • Thorough understanding of PCB fabrication, materials choices, and processing.

  • Familiarity with applicable IPC and IEEE standards for PCB design (IPC CID/CID+ certification a plus).

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.  Skilled at working with external vendors and manufacturing to enable fast turn PCBA prototypes.

  • Organized and self motivated.  Able to juggle multiple concurrent designs and complete all work with minimal direction.

  • Additional experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

Basic Requirements

  • At least a High School Diploma or GED.

  • 5+ years relevant 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally-protected characteristic. 

We are proud of our people-first and community-focused culture, empowering every Motorolan to be their most authentic self and to do their best work to deliver on the promise of a safer world. If you’d like to join our team but feel that you don’t quite meet all of the preferred skills, we’d still love to hear why you think you’d be a great addition to our team.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and accessible recruiting experience for candidates with disabilities, or other physical or mental health conditions. To request an accommodation, please email

Schaumburg, IL

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Every day, our enterprise and public safety customers rely on effortless and reliable communications to keep business thriving and communities safe. They call it their lifeline. At Motorola Solutions, we not only build that lifeline – with mission-critical services, software, video and analytics, backed by secure, resilient land mobile radio communications – we advance it every day through our commitment to innovation. Our drive for continuous innovation and partnership with our customers enables them to be ready – in the day-to-day moments, and in the moments that matter most. 

At Motorola Solutions, you'll discover a culture of people striving to be their best. You'll find an environment where teams focus on solving problems and helping customers and businesses to thrive. By bringing together motivated visionaries and driven innovators, our teams are able to deliver first-rate solutions.

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