• Ignite Sports Software Engineer

    Location US-IL-Danville
    Engineering R&D (incl Software) - Software Engineering
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    1st shift
  • Overview


    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. We expanded in 2013 to bring our manufacturing facility to 150k sq. ft and our office facility to 50k sq. ft.  We are a market leader in the fast-growing digital billboard and LED sign markets.  


    Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.


    Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities. We have been an employer of choice for decades and are growing strong! We offer opportunities for career growth and development as well as the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly. Only candidates seeking to make a difference in a growing, collaborative and fast-paced environment should apply.


    We have an opening within our Software Engineering team, for either a Jr. Software Engineer or a Sr. Software Engineer.

    This role could be located in Danville or Champaign, IL


    Watchfire is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. 


    • Create and maintain customer-facing desktop products. Develop rich, intuitive and interactive UI control using C++ and Qt.
    • Help create and review system and software requirements.
    • Follow good software engineering practices. 
    • Prepare test cases (automated and manual) to perform verification and validation of software. 
    • Assist in data gathering and troubleshooting of products, under design or returned/reported from the field. 
    • Follow relevant company procedures and help create and maintain relevant documentation. 
    • Be involved in all aspects of the software engineering process. 

    Required Education/Qualifications

    • BS / MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline
    • 1 - 4 years experience for Junior role
    • 5 - 10 years experience for Senior role


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