Watchfire Signs headquarters is in Danville, IL - 2.5 hours from Chicago, 1.5 from Indianapolis, 1/2 hour from Champaign/Urbana and University of Illinois.
Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic company, headquartered in Danville, IL. We are more than 85 years strong and have been growing steadily. Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. Watchfire offers excellent comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, and continuing education assistance. Internal promotion and career development are core to our culture. We have been an employer of choice for decades and are growing strong! Watchfire has an exciting work force with a fascinating product line and state of the art facility. We have had consistent double-digit growth since 2009.
This is a middle management position within the R&D department, for candidates with a minimum four-year bachelor’s degree. We are looking for an accomplished technology leader and engineering professional, with expertise in people and project management. S/he will lead from the front to innovate, support attentive issue tracking, and get involved in regular prioritization and timely communication. Proven technical leadership and mentoring skills are highly desirable, as is extensive experience in full software development life cycle processes comprised of requirements-gathering, proof-of-concept, feasibility studies, design, implementation, documentation, testing, maintenance and obsolescence. Experience leading/participating in projects that involve groups of cross-functional engineers from Software, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering disciplines is a plus. S/he must be able to lead designs and development plans of high complexity products, which typically requires a broad background of technical and process knowledge. This position provides expert guidance, drives decision-making, and supports the Software Engineering group in various technical and functional aspects of research and development of new products. A successful candidate will be a strong team player who is able to work across multiple functions and disciplines. The candidate should be self-directed and have experience and knowledge in software design, coding, and testing methodologies. We take pride in our fast-paced environment, and the willingness to learn and adapt (new technologies) will be key to success in our organization. Our software products are a critical differentiator in our market, and we take great pride in our in-house products developed entirely by this team, from embedded systems to exceptional user-facing GUI applications.
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