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Product Director

Company: Universal Electronics
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Our vision is beyond a connected home, rather a smarter home where technology is your friend and not an obstacle. Consumer electronics is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Trends in Technology change every season and new devices are making way into the homes of people faster than ever. Interacting with these devices is a challenge. Our team is focused on next generation distributed platforms for the connected home ecosystem; we solve real life problems and bring improvements to the masses. 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.
Our products and technologies are touched by well over 450 million people every week, and were just getting started! We design & developed an extraordinary number of products for the connected home, backed by a complete ecosystem of data driven software solutions & cloud services for connected devices from leading brands in mobile, gaming and consumer electronics segments! Visit our links for more insight:
The Product Director is responsible for translating consumer needs into corporate hardware products, platforms, and technologies. This requires end-to-end responsibility for a team, product definition, architecture, and driving a successful implementation to translate customer needs into viable & unique solutions that UEI can offer. As a key contributor and leader within this team, you will be involved in every aspect of next generation platform design and implementation efforts (customer engagements, concept, hardware & software design & development). Here you will continue to develop your deep understanding of UEIs core technologies as well as smart home industry and technology trends. You will always be faced with a new puzzle to solve, technology to study and limitation to work around. Your influence on our product development will help us advance and expand across industries. The duties listed below are intended only as examples of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define and implement product roadmaps for our expanding range of corporate hardware platforms and products ranging from low power wireless SoCs, advanced wireless devices such as sensors, smart thermostats, as well as newer/futuristic hardware products
  • Engage with global commercial teams, and strategic customers to identify common consumer and industry needs to address
  • 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
  • Collaborate and discuss new technologies and approaches with technology partners and customers
  • Build strategic customer & vendor relationships
  • Write product specification document for sales purposes
  • Work with Cost Management Engineering on unit costing and with Sales to develop pricing
  • Define and document detailed product features, functions, and requirements
  • Manage Engineering and Project/Product Management in initial phase
  • Travel with Sales to strategic customers in pre-production phase in order to assist in selling the technical concept of the product
  • Support technology introductions and new product launches at global trade events
    Skills and Experience
    • Self-motivated & a Leader, Innovative and a passion for results
    • 10 15 years of experience; at least 2 years as a people Leader
    • Extensive experience in Embedded Wireless product design, including embedded software, firmware, hardware, and low power wireless communication ecosystems in the smart home
    • Full product life-cycle ownership from concept to production for internal product concepts to external customer-driven designs
    • Experience & Passion in Consumer Electronics, Human-Machine Interactions, etc.
    • experience with wireless communication standards, e.g. Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Thread, Z-Wave, etc.
    • Experience in design of high volume highly optimized products and solutions for connected home use cases
    • Comfortable with C-level interactions
      • BS/MS (preferred) in an Engineering discipline preferred

        Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home. Its broad portfolio of patents includes QuickSet software that utilizes the worlds most complete knowledge graph to detect and interact with thousands of entertainment and smart home devices. The company designs, develops, and manufactures innovative products that are used by the worlds leading brands in the audio, video, subscription broadcasting, connected home, home energy management, and mobile device markets. UEIs many first-to-market innovations have helped transform the home entertainment control, home security, and home energy management and sensing industries.
        Universal Electronics Inc. is an equal employment opportunity Jobble

Keywords: Universal Electronics, Scottsdale , Product Director, Executive , Scottsdale, Arizona

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