Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Position

Classification: non-exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    The graphic designer position is responsible for creating and maintaining design projects based on direction from the Director of Marketing. The employee will work with members of the marketing department, sales, sales support and others to ensure continuity in the company’s marketing message. This role adheres to and promotes IPS Group’s values by performing respective duties in a manner that supports and contributes to the achievement of IPS Groups’ goals.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develops graphics, illustrations, logos across all areas of marketing communication, with the focus on print design. Materials include but are not limited to, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, trade publication advertising, tradeshow graphics, infographics. Create multiple initial concepts for multi-channel campaigns by hand drawing or software
  • Meet with internal client and Marketing Director to determine scope of project and message
  • Incorporates changes from clients, directors and marketing team members. Review designs before printing or publishing
  • Lead Brand Ambassador for the company, maintaining brand guide
  • Develop and present new concepts to continue to evolve the company visual identity
  • Following data asset management protocols in place
  • Creates and maintains a library of images for marketing and the sales department
  • Photo adjustment and manipulation of photos already in the asset library.
  • Plans and designs large and small trade shows graphics.
  • Plan print production completes press checks as needed.
  • Completes all tasks within expected deadlines.
  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.
  • Creative direct, plan, shoot and edit Product Photography is a plus

Competencies:

  • Communication Proficiency. Ability communicate clearly and concisely for design decisions and needs is very important
  • Flexibility. This job requires the ability to bounce back and forth between projects throughout the day. Priorities change frequently.
  • Organizational Skills. The marketing asset library is large and continuously growing. The employee will need to be able to keep all files organized and easy to access.
  • Teamwork Orientation. This job requires working within the marketing department and will require interactions with everyone on the team, so being able to work with a team is a must.
  • Technical Capacity. Most of the work is done using Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator or required, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS knowledge is a plus.
  • Thoroughness. Attention to detail is key. Being able to keep high quality work from beginning to end is a must.
  • Time Management. Projects need to be completed on time to ensure production time and development.

Required Education and Experience:

  • College degree in Graphic Design preferred
  • 5 – 6 years of experience as a graphic designer corporate graphic design environment preferred
  • Must have proven understanding of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Portfolio showcasing a proficiency in the above examples of projects and excellence in design

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

The Candidate must have the legal right to work in the US for any employer.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time.

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Bid/Proposal Writer

Bid/Proposal Writer Position

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    Prepares bids and proposal documents by determining concept; gathering and formatting information; writing drafts; obtaining approvals; printing and arranging shipping.

Bid Writer:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attends strategy meetings.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
  • Gathers proposal/document information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposal/document by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.
  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.

Qualifications include:

  • Proven success with bid/proposal writing in high pressure, short timeline situations. Can complete independently as well as collaborating with a team. Experience compiling large comprehensive proposals and responding to multiple RFPs, simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and excellence-focused attitude. Committed and passionate -will go the extra mile.
  • Ability to learn quickly, conduct research, assimilate information and turn thoughts into written word
  • Collaborate well with others to meet objectives and are open to suggestions that allow you to produce superior work.
  • Excellent time management abilities; able to prioritize time and resources efficiently, and prepare for and welcome the unexpected. Works well under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge of MS word and use it as a tool to create aesthetically pleasing documents.

Desired Skills & Experience:

Skills/Qualifications: Presentation Skills, Written Communication, Layout Skills, Problem Solving, Deadline-Oriented, Process Improvement, Coordination, Strategic Planning, Market Knowledge.

  • Solid knowledge of MS Word and its use as a tool to create aesthetically pleasing documents
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Foreign language skills a plus

Experience/Education

  • 6+ years experience writing RFP’s, proposals, bids
  • BA or BS or Masters in one of the following disciplines: Journalism, Communications, English

Physical Demands, Equipment and Machinery
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and storing supplies and materials throughout the day could be typical of this position. Performing work on a desktop or laptop computer requiring manual dexterity to operate keyboards, fax machines, calculators, photocopying equipment, cell phone and multi-line phone could be typical of this position.

Work Environment
The work environment described here is representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position is in an office. The environment is clean and typically free from dust and hazardous materials. This indoor environment is temperature controlled. Occasional travel may be required.
Note: The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this classification. Nothing in the job description restricts IPS Group, Inc. from the right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment as this is an “AT-Will” employer.

It is the policy of the Company not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Systems QA Specialist

Systems QA Specialist Position

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    IPS Group Inc. is expanding into new markets with new features and products. We are looking for a Systems QA Specialist to help with the testing efforts for these new items. This position will round out our current test group adding additional capacity to the team. The position does not require extensive background in computer science or testing. We are looking for solid team members who have great work ethic, attention to detail and a willingness and capability to work well with others.

    The position is an hourly full-time position with company benefits located at 7737 Kenamar Court, San Diego CA 92121. All state and federal job eligibility requirements must be meet as well as your personal skills.

Required Skills:

  • General computer skills include: using MS Office word and excel. Knowing how to use and mange files on the local and network disk drives
  • High School Diploma
  • Prior work experience in any field
  • Attention to details, keep good notes and being organized

Desirable Skills:

  • Software and System test practices and experience
  • Some experience with computer programming
  • Automation of test procedures

Work Environment:

  • The work environment described here is representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The position is performed in an office. The environment is clean and typically free from dust and hazardous materials. This indoor environment is temperature controlled. Occasional travel may be required with equipment.

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Sr. Embedded Firmware Engineer

Sr. Embedded Firmware Engineer Position

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    A skilled engineer with both electrical and software engineer skills. IPS Group Inc. Parking Systems require skills in many fields and require skilled engineers to work with a wide variety of IoT technologies. Such as communications: Cellular and low power RF such as NFC and BLE, IP protocols, security, encryption, local devices: credit card readers, printers, displays and a number of coin validation and sensors. Will work with industrial design, PCB design, head-end systems. Must be skilled at debugging and solving hard firmware and hardware problems quickly.

    This position is a full-time W2 position with company benefits located at 7737 Kenamar Court, San Diego CA 92121. All state and federal job eligibility requirements must be meet as well as your personal skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, maintain and enhance embedded software and hardware
  • Proficiency in C programming
  • Develop efficient, standardized code that is well commented and documented
  • Familiarity with Atlassian suite of products (Jira, Agile, Capture)
  • Experience with GIT distributed version control systems

The Ideal candidate will also possess the following skills:

  • Able to work independently or collaboratively and efficiently meet schedules
  • Excellent communications: oral, written, presentation and interpersonal
  • Able to promptly and efficiently answer support related email, phone calls and other electronic communications
  • Must respond proactively to training, technical support and customer service needs in line with company guidelines
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • Be a team player and participate in mutual teaching and learning across the team

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, 15+ years of embedded systems design
  • Must have experience which demonstrates a degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Must have experience with embedded projects focused on low power
  • Must have be experience with embedded projects that have no Operating System
  • Must be able to show or describe previous work as well as level of involvement in these projects
  • Must be a hands-on developer with skills in helping and leading others

Physical Demands, Equipment and Machinery:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to perform work on a desktop or laptop computer requiring manual dexterity to operate keyboards, fax machines, calculators, photocopying equipment and multi-line phone. Ability to sit for long periods of time, concentrate on a task without being distracted and look at a computer screen to see details at close range.

Work Environment:
The work environment described here is representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position is in our office. The environment is clean and typically free from dust and hazardous materials. This indoor environment is temperature controlled.

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Embedded Firmware Intern

Embedded Firmware Intern Position

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    A candidate currently enrolled in CS, CE or EE BS programs seeking an intern position for part-time work during school and full-time when school is not in session. IPS Group Inc. Parking Systems require skills in many fields and require skilled engineers to work with a wide variety of IoT technologies. Such as communications: Cellular and low power RF such as NFC and BLE, IP protocols, security, encryption, local devices: credit card readers, printers, displays and a number of coin validation and sensors. Must be skilled at debugging and solving hard firmware and hardware problems quickly.

    This position is an intern hourly position located at 7737 Kenamar Court, San Diego CA 92121. All state and federal job eligibility requirements must be meet as well as your personal skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, maintain and enhance embedded software and hardware
  • Proficiency in C programming
  • Develop efficient, standardized code that is well commented and documented
  • Familiarity with Atlassian suite of products (Jira, Agile, Capture)
  • Experience with GIT distributed version control systems

The Ideal candidate will also possess the following skills:

  • Able to work from the direction of a Sr. Team member
  • Excellent communications: oral, written, presentation and interpersonal

Education and/or Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in CS, CE or EE program
  • Must have experience which demonstrates a degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Must have experience with embedded projects focused on low power
  • Must have be experience with embedded projects that have no Operating System
  • Must be able to show or describe previous work as well as level of involvement in these projects
  • Must be a hands-on developer

Physical Demands, Equipment and Machinery:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to perform work on a desktop or laptop computer requiring manual dexterity to operate keyboards, fax machines, calculators, photocopying equipment and multi-line phone. Ability to sit for long periods of time, concentrate on a task without being distracted and look at a computer screen to see details at close range.

Work Environment:
The work environment described here is representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position is in an office. The environment is clean and typically free from dust and hazardous materials. This indoor environment is temperature controlled.

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Engineering Project Manager

Engineering Project Manager Position

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    A skilled project manager with prior experience managing customer requirements and tracking engineering work tasks and progress towards deliverables. These effects will result in better communications and efficiency in engineering as well as communicating status between groups resulting in meeting predictable delivery dates.

    This position is a full-time W2 position with company benefits 7737 Kenamar Court, San Diego CA 92121. All state and federal job eligibility requirements must be meet as well as your personal skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining project plans
  • Gather requirements and assisting in clarifying requirements from customers
  • Communicating status on projects
  • Maintaining a web-based project status page
  • General skills with MS Office and use of the web

The Ideal candidate will also possess the following skills:

  • Able to work independently or collaboratively and efficiently maintain accurate project status
  • Excellent communications: oral, written, presentation and interpersonal
  • Able to promptly answer status related emails, phone calls and other electronic communications
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • Be a team player and participate in mutual teaching and learning across the team

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have prior project management experience with software engineering teams
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of tools like MS Project and other project tracking tools and practices
  • Ability to gather and report on project status with prior experience in understanding the impact on delivery dates

Physical Demands, Equipment and Machinery:
MachineryThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to perform work on a desktop or laptop computer requiring manual dexterity to operate keyboards, fax machines, calculators, photocopying equipment and multi-line phone. Ability to sit for long periods of time, concentrate on a task without being distracted and look at a computer screen to see details at close range.

Work Environment:
The work environment described here is representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position is in an office. The environment is clean and typically free from dust and hazardous materials. This indoor environment is temperature controlled.

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Inside Sales-Northeast Location

Inside Sales-Northeast Location Position

JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Summary/Objective:
    The Inside Sales Account Manager will focus on customer acquisition. This position involves cold calling new potential clients, client business referrals, or web leads. Provide prospective customers/clients with all services offered, and additional presentations as needed. Work with clients to create solutions for their needs and consult through the sales process. Must be energetic, well-spoken, and eager to close sales and increase revenue.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Increasing sales volume
  • Sales quoting and order processing
  • Providing exceptional internal and external customer service
  • In depth customer, product and company knowledge
  • Exceptional time utilization
  • Maintaining data integrity in CRM tool
  • Proactively obtains training on products, services, pricing models, parking industry and contract terms.
  • Proactively promotes new company offerings.
  • Proactively anticipates and responds to client needs in a timely fashion.
  • Creates quotations and processes orders
  • Fully documents customer contacts in CRM program and maintains them for accuracy
  • Utilizes CRM and maintains highest levels of data integrity.
  • Assists with developing account strategies in line with the Strategic Selling principles and territory plans.
  • Supports external team members with internal communications and activities.
  • Minimal travel may be required.
  • Other related duties that arise from time to time.

Job Duties for Inside Sales:

  • Prepare quotes
  • Sales order entry
  • Provide order delivery status to Regional Director and customers
  • Work with customers to fill out all paperwork for product configurations
  • Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up.
  • Understand customer needs and requirements
  • Route qualified opportunities to the appropriate sales executives for further development and closure
  • Research accounts, identify key players and generate interest
  • Excel, Word, QuickBooks a plus

Qualifications Include:

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with business professionals
  • Proven customer support experience or experience as a client service representative
  • Strong phone contact handling skills and active listening
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and practices
  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt/respond to different types of characters
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Proficient with corporate productivity and web presentation tools
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com or similar CRM
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively

Education:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent preferred

If Interested:
Send resume and brief email cover letter to: careers@ipsgroupinc.com. Include position title in email subject line and include an attached resume.

Note: The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this classification. Nothing in the job description restricts IPS Group, Inc. from the right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment as this is an “AT-Will” employer.

It is the policy of IPS Group, Inc. not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
An Equal Opportunity Employer—M/F/D/V.”
Revised 1/18

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