IoT Software and Connectivity Lead

Location US-IL-Itasca
Job ID
Product Development - Software and IoT Solutions


Serving at the Intersection of Family, Innovation, Quality and Care
Our most important asset is our people. Who we are, what we do, how we do it and why we are passionate are all centerpieces of why we succeed.


Recognized among America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes in 2021 and 2022

Recognized as one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in 2022

Recognized as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace 2022


The IoT Software and Connectivity Lead will lead the strategic planning, development and execution of Fellowes Brands new line of connected products. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a new capability to be extended across the company portfolio.


We currently operate in a hybrid model, which includes two remote days per week. Remote applicants willing to travel into our Chicagland area headquarters regularly are encouraged to apply!


You will...

  • Plan, coordinate and manage the design and development of smart products and IoT solutions from the core product through cloud architecture and apps.
  • Establish a foundation of technical excellence within this new team, which includes providing technical leadership and collaborating with cross functional team members to understand product requirements and address the complete IoT solutions technology roadmap.
  • Collaborate with contract and external firms in the execution of roadmap projects, while building and developing a team internally to eventually support all new and existing IoT initiatives.
  • Introduce and incorporate new processes, tools and team culture necessary to aide in the development of IoT products.
  • Identify current and future connected technology trends; aligning immediate roadmap needs with long-term company vision.
  • Work closely with other senior leaders in shaping the strategy and execution to help evolve as technology and business needs constantly change.
  • Remove barriers faced by the team, through fostering strong stakeholder communication and relationships with a continuous focus on the big picture.

What You Bring to the Team

  • A minimum of 5 years of product development experience, to include technical product expertise in connected products, IoT and software development, specifically within the durable consumer goods space
  • Proven track record of developing and commercially launching innovative IoT solutions
  • Technical knowledge in IoT Platforms, embedded hardware and software, connectivity, cloud architecture, visualization tools & techniques and other IoT technical areas 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and the ability to lead diverse and cross functional groups, including outside vendors
  • Proven project management and analytical skills
  • A degree in Software, Electrical Engineering or related field

Fellowes Brands - A Family Business Since 1917
For over a century, Fellowes has been committed to positively impacting people through our culture, relationships and solutions. We have evolved toward relevance with each decade and generation, responding to a constantly changing world. Today, we are on an ambitious journey to grow our influence and impact in enhancing and maximizing work experiences worldwide. We are a “Brand on the Move” and remain committed to finding new ways to help people work better and feel better.


Visit our Careers Site: www.fellowesbrands.com/us/en/careers/Pages/overview.aspx


Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status


Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes' property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.

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