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Transport Technical Lead

Posted: 19 Mar 2021 Closes: 18 May 2021
Basingstoke Competitive Salary + benefits DOE
Fixed term & Full time airwave-motorola-solutions/20210319145543

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

The Transport Technical Lead is responsible for maintaining the availability and delivery of all Transport related activities within the IT function. This is delivered as part of a 24/7/365 support model underpinning the delivery of all associated services and service levels in line with contractual performance levels.

Job Description

FTC 12 Months

Location - Basingstoke

Competitive Salary + benefits DOE


Being accountable in managing all technical aspects and support the operation of the ESN Transport estate.

  • ensuring they are patched in line with support and security requirements.
  • ensuring they are monitored and managed to meet required performance and capacity levels.
  • ensuring they are resilient and available to underpin the business defined uptime SLAs
  • as a lead and 3rd line specialist, support the diagnosis and resolution of complex technical issues escalated via 1st and 2nd  line support or directly through analysis of the system performance and behavior

• Develop existing and new services to meet business requirements

• Conduct, Transport team meetings and regular 1:1’s

• Design and Lead and develop continuous improvement plans for existing services

• Take charge of the technical teams to ensure smooth functioning of technical delivery and operations.

• Support the development of operational roadmaps for existing services

• Work closely with other key staff, including the Infrastructure Architect, on the development of new services

• Delegating tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals

• Writing progress reports and updating work schedule

• Support the testing and operational acceptance of new services and service changes ensuring that tests are developed and implemented to allow effective service delivery

• Engage with the immediate team, and more widely as required, on Knowledge Transfer and training activities to reduce risk of individual members of staff being single points of failure

• On-call duty as an escalation point, 24/7 critical cover for IT Infrastructure

• Support and implement the IT development and service management processes, as required, including Incident, Change, Release, Problem and Capacity and Availability Management

• Comply with other corporate policies and processes as defined

• Act as an external ambassador, representing and promoting MSI to customers and suppliers through all relevant contact

• Support the production of reports relating to the IT Technical Support team and service performance.

Basic Requirements

Knowledge, Technical Skills &

  • HNC in an IT related discipline or substantial relevant experience
  • Deep understanding in routing and switching.
  • Other technical expertise, experience , and knowledge in Windows and linux systems is desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a similar technical lead role
  • Significant experience in the design, implementation and operation of critical IT Network services in an enterprise environment
  • Programming languages (Python, Perl, Bash)
  • F5 load balancing, Irules, performance and optimization
  • Dataflow analysis- Wireshark
  • Automation, SDN
  • Deep understanding of Firewalls and Security-Fortigate, Checkpoint Gaia 80.40
  • Extensive industry experience working in Technical demanding roles demonstrating an analytical approach to solving complex problems
  • Demonstrable ability to identify improvements in Technical Support SLAs e.g. Incident Resolution, Availability Management, Operate and Maintenance etc.
  • Understanding of Mobile and Public Safety Communication technology and services – Desirable
  • Excellent understanding of Extreme switches
  • AWS/Azure private cloud networking


Core Competencies/ Personal Profile:

  • Able to demonstrate the key cultural principles of Collaboration with others, Achieving Service Targets and driving Continuous Improvement
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, keen for new experiences and responsibilities with a clear focus on high quality and operational efficiency.
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance and is proactive and self-driven in achieving goals and objectives.
  • Mature, credible, a team player and comfortable in dealing with key stakeholders of the role. i.e. Reliable, tolerant, approachable and determined.
  • Empathetic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view.
  • Well-presented and business-like. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month within the UK.
  • The individual must be comfortable with cultural transformation.
  • A natural problem solver and logical thinker.
  • Flexible and adaptable


In order to apply successfully, you must be eligible to live and work in the EU.

Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. The candidate will ideally already hold a current UK Security Clearance, or be willing to undergo Security vetting, following a Baseline Personnel Security Screening (BPSS) check.



‘We are an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.’



We’re dedicated to designing and delivering the mission-critical ecosystem our public safety & enterprise customers refer to as their lifeline - mission-critical communications, software, video and services. 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.

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