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Technical Product Manager - Compliance

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92618

Company: VIZIO, Inc.

About the team:

VIZIO’s Product Management team is seeking a Technical Product Manager - Compliance for TV products. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to research new features and contribute to product specifications, build technical feature specification documents, manage regulatory and compliance programs, and draft test plans for qualitative testing for chipset vendors and ODMs that has a direct and measurable impact on the company’s product roadmap.


The Product Manager will report to the Director of Product Management - TV and provide support to the Product Management team.   As shared resource this position will also support compliance and certification matters not only for TV but also for Audio and accessory products.


What you will do:

  • Work with product teams to analyze competitive landscape, help define product specifications and create documentation for new and existing TV products.
  • Build product feature specifications and contribute feature PRDs with details for ODM RFPs and VQA testing process.
  • Work with engineering and software teams to evaluate product features and help to define product behavior and performance goals.
  • Manage product life cycle successfully from concept to EOL working closely with all stakeholders, Program, Engineering, Software Product, Business Development, Business Planning, Marketing, Sales, QA, Customer Service teams and ODM partners.
  • Work with NPI teams, key technology partners and ODMs to ensure timely and smooth transition in each NPI milestones – Kick-Off, EVT, DVT, PVT, MP, FCS.
  • Contribute technical roadmaps for future product features and specifications.
  • Communicate the technical feature specification of VIZIO products to Management, Sales & Marketing, Quality Assurance, etc, as well as to ODMs, chipset makers and other third-party vendors.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation and presentation materials to support product roadmaps and specifications.
  • Drive the execution of Product Team specification projects from inception to reporting, including understanding roles and responsibilities for other teams and adhering to integrated timelines to ensure alignment across the team.
  • Research and learn new feature specifications in picture quality and video, as well audio, networking and other related categories for TV products.
  • Collaborate closely with ODMs and vendors to ensure understanding of our product feature requests and specifications and their capabilities.
  • Perform ODM technical design reviews
  • Manage and maintain US Federal, State, and Software/Technology Licensing compliance programs for VIZIO’s consumer electronics hardware including high-definition televisions, home theater, sound bars and other audio equipment, and related accessories.
  • Partner with VIZIO’s supply chain to ensure on-going legal and regulatory product level compliance such as IEC/UL 62368-1, CEC, FCC, ATSC, TSCA, RoHS, etc.
  • Partner with the VIZIO Legal Compliance Team to monitor Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations that could impact VIZIO’s hardware development or sales, including but not limited to product safety, energy efficiency, chemicals restrictions, environmental design, and disabled accessibility requirements.
  • Implement new legal or regulatory compliance policies and procedures related to VIZIO’s hardware as needed or at the request of VIZIO’s Legal Compliance Team.
  • Communicate compliance requirements and compliance data to VIZIO internal teams for reporting or public disclosure requirements.
  • Complete WERCS Registration for VIZIO hardware as required.
  • Assist with Federal and State product compliance registrations as necessary, such as FCC, CEC, and DOE.
  • Other duties as assigned.


About you:

  • You have a minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field.
  • You have 1-2+ years of related engineering work experience.
  • You have 1-2+ years product management and consumer electronics product experience.
  • You enjoy being organized and possess a high attention to detail.
  • You possess good technical knowledge of spec and features of TV products, as well as other modern CE devices, which includes, but is not limited to WiFi, Bluetooth, streaming technologies, audio and video codecs, etc
  • You have experience with regulatory and product safety standards.
  • You have experience with compliance obligations including those mandated by the FCC, EPA, DOE, CEC, DOT, etc.
  • You have experience with technology licensing requirements such as Dolby, DTS, HDMI, ATSC, WiFi, BT, App partners (Netflix, Amazon, AppleTV), etc.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to tell complex stories simply and adapt to questions, rather than just presenting information
  • You have strong project management skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects and cross-functional stakeholders simultaneously to drive outcomes within often tight deadlines or quick turnaround times
  • You have expertise with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Mandarin speaking a plus


About VIZIO:

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Headquartered in Irvine, California, VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America and the #1 Sound Bar Brand in America. VIZIO's mission is to deliver high performance, smarter products with the latest innovations at a significant savings that we can pass along to our consumers. Our loyal following and industry-wide praise continues to grow as we redefine what it means to be smart.


VIZIO, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We will not pay fees to any third-party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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