Ignite Sports Software Engineer


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



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.


*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.