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DATE ADDED: Thu 05/12/2019

Director Of Entertainment Product Group

San Mateo, CA, US
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COMPANY: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Position Overview Our vision is beyond a connected home, rather a smarter home where technology is your friend and not an obstacle. The Corporate Product & Technology team is focused on next generation innovative sensing, monitoring and control platforms within the home ecosystem; we solve real life problems and bring improvements to the mass. We are infatuated by technology; however only see it as the means and not the goal itself. We accept no boundaries and no problem should remain unresolved. As a member of this team you will be involved in every aspect of next generation platform design and implementation efforts (customer engagements, concept, hardware & software design & development). This would require deep understanding of UEI’s core technologies as well as entertainment industry and technology trends. You will always be faced with a new puzzle to solve, technology to study and limitation to work around. We are all students here, and we do what it takes to achieve the goal. We are looking for a hands-on fellow user-centric technologist to join the fun. We ship hundreds of millions of products and care for scale at inception. Our cloud services already serve billions of transactions every year, our connectivity software has reached over half a billion devices, and we have just started. Simplifying entertainment control and bringing more pleasant experiences to the living room has been the core foundation of our company and we’re excited about what lies ahead, and our Emmy Award winning products continue to set the standard in the industry. As the leading provider of smart remote control products and technologies to well known and loved consumer brands, we’re defining what is to come next. Responsibilities The Director of Entertainment Product Group is responsible for leading and expanding the team defining our entertainment centric products, translating consumer needs into products, platforms and technologies that enhance the media consumption experience. This requires end-to-end responsibility for product definition, architecture, and driving a successful implementation to translate customer needs into viable & unique solutions that UEI can offer. Define and develop product roadmaps for our entertainment control products with user centric beautiful designs for handheld smart controllers for a smarter living, and voice interfaces backed by our industry leading QuickSet Cloud solutions. Define and lead the development of brand new device categories to enhance media experience, and deliver new services. We are well positioned for next generation of entertainment solutions. Deliver products that fit our B2C (One for All) and B2B channels including Subscription Broadcast, Consumer Electronics, and others. Engage with global commercial teams, and strategic customers to identify common consumer and industry needs to address including an expanding range of AV centric accessories and new device form factors. Drive multiple cross department multiregional designs from concept through realization (hands on in every aspect of the process) Study and benchmark emerging technologies and solutions to define technology roadmaps Design and develop innovative & highly optimized solutions integrating advanced communication and navigation technologies for a connected home ecosystem Requirements A Leader, Innovative and passionate for results MSc & 8 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field (PhD preferred). Proven track record of building high performing teams Extensive experience in consumer electronics or media & entertainment business, with a focus on user centric products and solutions Embedded wireless product expertise with full product life-cycle ownership from concept to production for internal product concepts, as well as external customer-driven designs E xperience & Passion in Consumer Electronics, Human-Machine Interactions, Media & Entertainment, User Behavior Analysis, etc. E xperience with wireless communication standards, e.g. Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Thread, Z-Wave, etc. E xperience in design of high volume highly optimized products and HaaS solutions for connected home use cases Comfortable with C-level interactions Additional Tasks Collaborate and discuss new technologies and approaches with technology partners and customers, build strategic customer & vendor relationships Work with Commercial Teams, Cost Management Engineering on business plans and pricing strategies Manage Engineering and Project/Product Management in initial phase Support technology introductions and new product launches at global trade events & customer events We have a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), bonus plan, vacation pay, holiday pay, and tuition reimbursement. Universal Electronics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you share our passion for technology, and possess the position requirements listed above, please email your resume and salary history to the link below.
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