Electrical Engineer Senior, Electronics LED Digital Signage - Senior Design Engineer

Location US-IL-Danville
Engineering R&D (incl Software) - Electrical / Electronic
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.



Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic growing company, headquartered in Danville IL. We are more than 80 years strong and have been growing steadily.


Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering design to sign installation and service, including circuit board assembly; sign metal cabinet assembly, and final product integration and calibration. Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, exceptional continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities (with more than 35% of our positions filled by promotion). We have been an employer of choice for decades, and are growing strong!



  • Design and test electronics for our products which includes embedded systems, FPGAs, schematics, component selection, mechanical design, and project management.
  • Redesign and optimize existing products to improve functionality and cost.
  • Responsible for evaluating new software tools and components.
  • Create and maintain software and hardware documentation.
  • Specify new products and assist in project progression through production.
  • Cooperate with manufacturing engineering to move designs to production including product testing and regulatory efforts.
  • Utilize a strong focus on Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT).
  • Interact heavily and actively collaborate with teams all throughout our vertically integrated facility.

Required Education/Qualifications

  • Requires BS degree: ECE, EE, CE STRONGLY preferred; EET, Computer Science and other technical degrees may be considered.
  • Requires 5+ years specific work experience in electronics / electrical engineering design and/or optimization with increasing levels of complexity and responsibility.
  • Requires familiarity, coursework or work experience  with Embedded Design, FPGA Design, VHDL/Verilog, C, C++;
  • Requires familiarity, coursework or work experience with PCB assemblies;
  • Requires familiarity, coursework or work experience with both digital and analog circuits;
  • Requires familiarity with System Optimization; Knowledge and configuration of communication interfaces including Ethernet, PCI, UART, SPI, and I2C;
  • Required familiarity, coursework with Autodesk and Cadence products;
  • Strong project management experience desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, collaboration and working across teams for project completion.
  • Location: willingness to work full-time at our Danville IL headquarters (remote engineers not an option).
  • Work Authorization: Must have full authorization to work in the US, without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. Sorry, no H1B, OPT, CPT or other visa requirements are able to be supported for this entry level position.


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