NOTE: Danville, IL is 2.5 hours from Chicago, 1.5 from Indianapolis, 0.5 from Champaign/Urbana. This position can work from Danville Headquarters or our Champaign, IL office.
Watchfire Signs is an 85+ year old company that is rapidly growing as an industry leader in the cutting-edge technology of digital LED signs. Our electronic message centers (EMCs) are designed for 24/7 outdoor signage use in all weather conditions. These cutting-edge outdoor LED displays may be as small as a time-and-temperature sign at a local bank or as large as 15'x50' and beyond. Our on-premise division sells to sign companies and dealers who re-sell our EMCs as a portion of a complete signage / business identity package for their customers.
Vertically integrated, Watchfire does everything from product engineering and circuit board assembly through final product integration and calibration. Post-sale, we provide world-class technical service and support. This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.
Based in Danville, Illinois, Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with company 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, offering an opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: This senior level Software Engineer position will be part of the software engineering team, helping build the next generation of our flagship software product for the digital signage industry. A person at this level will research, design and develop software products within a specific technical project. S/he can provide solutions for designs and development plans of high complexity 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 of software design, coding, and testing methodologies. Though the focus for this position will be on designing and developing embedded systems running on micro-controllers, there will be opportunities to work on user facing web and mobile applications.
Our product software is 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.
*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.