Director, Engineering

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Engineering Director | Industrial IoT

Primary Function

The Engineering Director for Industrial IoT would lead a global team responsible for helping customers and partners understand, adopt, and deploy a solutions stack to solve for their business opportunity. Requires a self-motivated professional who will lead a team capable of accurately representing all of the layers in the IOT Solutions Architecture that leads to a deployable offering that meets the customers’ business objective. The solution stack will represent some combination or all of the sensory layer, Local Area Network, Embedded Control, Network layer / Wide Area Network, Data Platform (on-Premise, Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud) and Security (at the edge, network and enterprise) layer.

The team will support customers and partners directly as well as driving industry requirements back into the Arrow business units and partners for future product development and solutions support. The ability to answer questions and guide customers surrounding embedded software, standards, technologies and protocols, Gateway integration and connectivity are fundamental to success. The team will consist of Solution Architects, Systems Engineers and Software Applications Engineers.

This role will collaborate closely with IoT Business Development Managers and geographical field teams, partners and customers in the customer value chain including but not limited to: oem’s, service or manufacturing enterprises, system integrators, solution integrators, solution providers, ISVs & service providers and managed service providers. Daily activities will include interfacing with Sr. decision makers for Line of Business and Operational Technology, Hardware and Software Design and Development and information technology. The ability to prepare and present proposals that solve for the customer business opportunity will be key to success.

Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Proven professional with a deep understanding of solution sales and the ability to solve customer business needs through innovative application of edge to cloud implementations.
  • Results-oriented, proactive, confident under pressure and demonstrated success in solution selling.
  • Leads a team to schedules and milestones with a SCRUM based agile framework orientated around sprint sessions focused on successful on-time customer outcomes.
  • This leader should have product development experience from ideation through sales and support. Capable of recommending a complete system architecture from sensor to sunset.
  • Out of box thinker, proposes ideas and solutions that have not yet been tried/tested and then realize them.
  • Ability to match the business needs/drivers with the correct technical solution.
  • Excellent at fitting a solution to a targeted price point and operating expense (and can justify any deviations).
  • Always learning this leader enjoys working with IoT Business Development and IoT Technical Marketing, OEM’s, ISV’s, SI’s and other key stakeholders to understand market trends, industry needs, and customer pain points.
  • Ability to positively interact with all levels within the customer base from executive management and sales
  • Strong leadership skills, planning, excellent communication, virtual-team engagement, time management, negotiation and presentation skills are essential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters in Computer Science, Science or Electronic Engineering preferred.
  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering, EE or related technical field required.
  • We seek 10 years minimum experience in engineering, engineering management, product development or R&D with at least five years experience in leading successful engineering teams.
  • Experience in IoT Client Services or Systems Solutions sales within either of Industrial and Factories, Retail, Smart City, Smart Building a plus.
  • Experience in leading teams within a SCRUM Agile Project Management framework desired.

What is in it for you?

  • Training
  • Skills development
  • Performance coaching
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k domestic partners program and more.
  • Community involvement opportunities


At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.

Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.

Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.

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