VP of Engineering

for Swoon Technology Resources LLC in Vernon Hills, IL

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Skills:
QA, quality assurance, UNIX, Linux, FIX, manual, automated, automation, perl, shell, scripting, functional, testing 
Location:
Vernon Hills, IL
Area Code:
847 
Travel Req:
25% 
Telecommute:
no 
Pay Rate:
OPEN 
Tax Term:
FULLTIME 
Length:
Direct Hire 
Posted:
11-17-2014 
Position ID:
SP3015 
Dice ID:
10360791 

JOB SUMMARY

Swoon Technology, on behalf of our client, is looking for an executive to oversee our three engineering disciplines— software, electrical/hardware and mechanical.  This individual will be a member of our leadership team and must have strong leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and help set the future course for our engineering development efforts.  Leading and unifying the engineering development team they oversee is also critically important.  This person needs to be a technology visionary who is aware of the direction our industry is heading and can lead our team. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with R&D and the product development team to oversee the entire process of creating a new product (conceptàdesignàimplementationàproduction)
  • Work with the quality assurance team to make certain that the required standards, stringent license processes and procedures are in place to ensure security and performance
  • Interact with executives and the advisory team—understand how to lead, align, and execute projects
  • Oversee the overall IT strategy for the organization (i.e. research, plan and implement new technologies to drive revenue growth across all areas of the business)
  • Navigate and obtain UL and related certifications

 

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE

  • Strong tenure (10 years minimum of experience) in technology/consulting and/or product development /engineering field with substantial experience leading and building teams 
  • Coin-op and casino gaming experience is a strong plus, but is not necessary
  • Previous management experience for a fast paced corporate business of a similar size (~150 employees)
  • Must possess a successful track record/proven ability to increase efficiencies and consistently drive positive results to the bottom line
  • This role will be the main voice in all technology-related issues and must be able to confidently articulate their vision and knowledge both internally and externally 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Exhibit strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Willingness to build and maintain relationships in a team environment
  • Superior communication and organizational skills
  • Strategic and visionary thinker
  • Ability to encourage, develop and inspire others

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or related field
  • MBA (with concentration in the technological side of business administration) and/or Master’s in Engineering Management preferred

DETAILS

  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Willing to pay for relocation
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience,  potential for annual discretionary bonus (based on company’s overall performance and productivity)
  • Incredible Technologies offers comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401k, and paid time off

 

If you are interested in this position, please contact Spencer Riley at (312) 450-8347 or email spencer.riley@swoontech.com

Spencer Riley
Swoon Technology Resources LLC