General Information

Req #
Career area:
Software Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Working time:
Additional Locations: 
* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America

Why Work at Lenovo

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Description and Requirements

Senior Systems Engineer/Systems Application Lead

Motorola Mobility, A Lenovo Company, is one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone providers, creating groundbreaking, affordable, high-quality products designed and built with the global customer in mind. And it’s our people who make this all happen. We are thinkers, risk-takers and problem solvers, working together to constantly challenge the status quo. If you share our commitment to ingenuity, creativity and innovation, we want you to help us define our world of tomorrow. 


We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to support, maintain and improve our engineering tools ecosystem, by identifying improvement opportunities and designing solutions to existing technical challenges. Candidates should have extensive experience in administering on-prem Linux based environments, to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of business critical systems that support core organizational functions.


This role is within our Product Development Engineering Tools team.  We are responsible for providing best in class technical solutions for our developers, engineers, testers and various other roles within Motorola.  We work closely with amazing engineering talent, IT, product development leads and automation staff to provide a robust tools suite which is used to develop our products.  Our team and individuals we support are located throughout the world.  We have a rare opportunity to grow our team by adding someone who is passionate about creativity and innovation while working on the latest in cutting edge technologies.


The candidate needs to be a self-starter and have excellent motivation and strong technical skill to excel at this position.



  • Serve as a primary responsible for the overall health, performance, and capacity of one or more of our critical engineering applications.

  • Design and develop tools to improve our ability to manage our custom applications in a large-scale Linux environment.

  • Participate in a 24x7 rotation for second-tier escalations

  • Plan and deploy new application features, installations and/or upgrades, in a business critical environment.


  • Develop and manage end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery

  • Proactively identify inefficiencies that are holding the team back, and drive better, more efficient workflows

  • Identify and break down complex business problems into solvable pieces that can be shipped iteratively

  • Lead cross-functional software engineering team covering a range of different areas and applications, ensuring that features are designed with "operability" in mind.

  • Design new solutions balancing the business needs with technical constraints.



  • 10+ years of experience working with Linux based systems

  • 7+ years of systems design & engineering experience

  • 7+ years of systems administration experience, including OS & application performance monitoring, setup, configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting.

  • 7+ years of experience supporting and maintaining on-prem business critical applications

  • 3+ years of experience using, supporting and administering source code management tools such as Gerrit and GIT

  • 3+ years of experience using, supporting and administering defect tracking tools such as JIRA

  • 3+ years of experience using, supporting and administering binary repository management tools such as JFrog Artifactory

  • 3+ years of experience using, supporting and administering continuous integration tools such as Jenkins

  • 3+ years of experience working with database solutions such as MySql, MariaDB or Oracle

  • 3+ years in working projects using AGILE methodology

  • Fluent in scripting languages and advanced skills in programming languages (e.g. Bash, Python, Node, Java, etc) 

  • 3+ years of experience in Java and/or Python object oriented programming

  • 3+ years of experience working with container platforms like Docker

  • Proficient at designing and developing software systems - from high-availability large-scale distributed systems to small scripted solutions.

  • Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership.

  • Experience proactively finding problems and ideating on how to solve these problems

  • Experience improving procedures through service redesign via automation or process elimination.

  • Able to diagnose simple to complex system and process problems.

  • Able to identify and propose system and application fixes for performance bottlenecks.

  • Able to evaluate new application requirements for capacity and run-time best practices.

  • Able to evaluate new systems and/or infrastructure solutions for technical feasibility against known requirements and standards.

  • Ability to retain composure under stressful conditions, communicates effectively with a wide array of individuals


  • 5+ years of people manager or team lead experience

  • 3+ years in working projects using AGILE methodology

  • Experience in producing designs, roadmaps, and program charters.

  • Experience working in highly cross-functional environments in leadership roles

  • Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, demonstrated critical thinking, and thought leadership.

  • Experience establishing work relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and multiple partners in different time

  • Communication experience representing work to senior leadership and framing discussions to gain valuable feedback and experience working with technical management teams to develop systems, solutions, and products.

  •  Strong interpersonal communication skills (including listening, speaking, and writing) and ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other SREs, Engineers, Product Managers, etc.

  •  Previous experience working with geographically-distributed coworkers.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Lenovo adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for US-based employees. As a condition of employment, employees must adhere to Lenovo’s US Vaccination Policy and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any applicable accommodations. To be fully vaccinated means individuals must receive the full series of a vaccine either approved by the FDA or WHO and listed by the CDC (e.g. two dose of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines; or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). This applies to all US-based employees, contractors and interns, regardless of work location. As a condition of employment, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or follow Lenovo’s accommodation process.

* Morrisville - North Carolina - United States of America