Sr. Director of IoT

Aurora, IL

Job ID: 2178 Category: Mobile Development Salary: $170K-$185K

Our client in the western suburbs of Chicago is seeking a  Sr. Director of IoT to lead their growing engineering team!  This is a multifaceted Engineering leadership role which requires technical depth and breadth to support embedded firmware and software, cloud development, app  development and overall product development for connected life safety products.

  • Ability to lead, guide and direct the various engineers in embedded firmware, software, cloud and app development actions of a significant engineering team.
  • Leading internal and external communication, improving transparency, and sharing information 
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog, story definition, acceptance criteria, dependence management including with external vendors
  • Guiding the development team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
  • Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks 


  • Required education level – BS or BA in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Strong Knowledge of app dev, firmware, software development embedded, realtime, highly reliable software design
  • Automated Nightly Builds, Units test
  • Experience with BLE, WiFi, Firmware, RTOS, Sensors, Apple HomeKit, iOS, Android, Amazon services  
  • Experience managing a large independent team. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, Test Driven Development (TDD)

If you are interested in learning more about this role please apply to this ad
IoT, connected home, smart home, BLE, WiFi, Firmware, RTOS, Sensors, Apple HomeKit, iOS, Android, Amazon services  

Zach Thompson

Zach has over six years of recruiting experience and is part of blueStone Recruiting's Mobile and Application Development division. Zach has been married to his wife, Jacky, for 10 years and has two boys, ages 7 and 4. When he’s not connecting with top development talent or spending time with his family, Zach competes in BBQ competitions in Chicago and truly has award winning ribs. He is also a huge Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago White Sox fan.

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