• Hardware Lab Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Irving
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/24/2018 4:28 PM)
  • Overview


    The combination of the complex nature of the 7-Eleven store environment, which supports a wide breadth of hardware use cases, and the dynamic nature of POS technologies, presents exciting opportunities that will allow us to establish a flexible hardware Platform that can implemented across our store base. We are seeking a seasoned hardware professional to be a part of an amazing transformation in how we operate our stores and become part of our Digital/IT team.



    Store Platforms:

    • Lead POS hardware platform planning, mobilize and supervise the team, define deliverable structure and content, facilitate understanding and acceptance of recommended solutions and direct on-time, quality delivery of defined solutions stay current on hardware developments and digital architectures.

    Hardware & Software:

    • Own the store hardware solution from hardware selection, prototyping, evaluation & procurement to application delivery.

    Technical Leadership:

    • Provide technical leadership and collaborate with both internal and external resources to provide a complete solution including: the hardware/device layer, retrofit and / or embedded technology development, sensor selection and interface, logic and control software development, cloud architecture, and data ingestion, collection, analytics and visualization.

    Resource Management:  

    • Lead a team to establish the next generation hardware platform that can be used to quickly improve 7-Eleven’s ability to manage our store base.
    • Assist in the recruitment and on-boarding of the team.

    Strong Communication & Consensus Building:

    • Clearly articulate the approach and benefits of the solutions at all levels of management ensuring alignment on the selected approach.



    • Bachelors Degree / 4 Years

    Areas of Expertise:

    •  Embedded HW/SW, Cloud, Data

    Specific Knowledge & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or Electrical or Computer engineering or equivalent experience.
    • MS in Electronics, Computer Science, Math, Physics or Computer Engineering.
    • Knowledge of point of sale hardware technologies, ability to demonstrate thought leadership in this space.
    • Working knowledge of edge processing concepts and devices.
    • Understands MQTT, CoAP, ZigBee, Modbus.
    • Strong leadership & communication skills.
    • Ability to interface with existing equipment to unleash the hardware potential and write programs to drive or make use of data from hardware solutions.
    • At least 6 years of relevant experience of which at least 3 years involved leading a hardware delivery team.
    • Deep technical knowledge in one or more areas: embedded hardware & software, connectivity, cloud architecture, visualization tools & techniques, data analytics, and other hardware related areas.
    • The desire to explore, innovate and create.
    • Exposure and working knowledge of Azure and/or AWS infrastructure and platform as a service tools is a plus. 

    Internal Posting Dates: 5/24 - 6/3


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