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Industrial Designer - 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 Design and Customer Experience (DCX) team is a cross-functional group focused on Human Centered Design and Research that fuels the next generation of experiences and solutions for our mission-critical customers and users. The team consists of Industrial Design, UI/UX, Service Designers, and Researchers who design for diverse and challenging Professional-grade markets. Police, Fire, and Commercial user groups all have very distinct and tangible design problems; whether it’s the dirt, grime, and high noise of industrial environments, gloves and turnout gear for fire, or managing intense cognitive loads during police action. Our team is exploring, testing, and designing for emerging technologies and integrations that will define the next generation of commercial and public solutions. Your designs will help us solve for safer workplaces and communities.

Job Description

Must provide a link to a portfolio or digital examples of your work when applying; otherwise, candidate will not be considered

About You

Are you compelled to innovate? Do you want your work to have benefit and impact in the most extreme situations? Would you like to be on a highly collaborative team using social sciences and human-centered design to address a global customer base with mission-critical use cases? Do you seek complex challenges and transform them into meaningful designs and critical experiences? Do you embrace a world that is changing faster than ever? Do you seek clarity over ambiguity and address speed with urgency? Does empathy for the user provide you with purpose? Do you desire to build for their needs and wants so that they can be safer and more efficient? Do you know the value of good design? Do you insist on it? 

Your Creative Tool Kit:

Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited industrial design program. A Masters degree is a plus. An Industrial Designer is an established and productive professional who works independently and with general supervision. This position requires exceptional interpersonal skills and the capability to collaborate in a team-focused environment. Collaboration and communication skills are critical to communicating designs and outcomes with other leaders and decision-makers in a cross-discipline environment. Ability to appreciate and work with human factors and research to define marketing and user requirements. Sensitivity to culture and end users should complement a strong core knowledge of design. Problems faced are challenging and varied, this role requires the ability to influence others, establishing and defending user-driven and principle-based designs across multiple parallel projects. A designer is expected to analyze the problem to uncover the "real" issues about users, context, and environment. Judge concept effectiveness by linking to use cases, user requirements, and research data. Choose the right plan of action based on available information, timing, and resources.

Work Description and Skills 

  • Integrate effectively into a multidisciplinary group that includes cognitive and behavioral scientists, interaction designers, and human factors engineers and deliver to strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Uncover problems and develop them into ideas that become design solutions grounded by end-user requirements providing a solid value proposition. 

  • Collaborate with marketing and engineering to ensure successful implementation of industrial designs. 

  • Understand and communicate a user journey or product value proposition through various media, storyboards, animations, and videos.

  • Quickly identify and create appropriate design concepts with follow-through to production. 

  • Create world-class hardware designs in a fast-paced environment.

  • Follow up with manufacturing and production processes as required. 

Tech Skills

  • Strong 2-D visualization skills are necessary such as sketching, Illustrator, and Photoshop software. 

  • A solid expertise in at least one 3-D CAD program, such as Solid Works, or other similar tools is required. 

  • Proficiency in video and animation (Adobe After Effects or similar) for storytelling of user experience or product attributes.

Note: Candidate must live in either Plantation, FL or Chicago, IL.

(Hybrid schedule: 2 days a week)


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree with 1+ years of industrial design and/or hardware experience

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required. Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position.

Travel Requirements

Under 10%

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

Plantation, FL

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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