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Senior Program Manager I

Company: VIZIO, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About the Team

We are looking for a Senior Program Manager to join our team who can champion Program Management for -Hardware -product development across multiple platforms and -product categories such as TV, Sound bar and Accessories. Candidate must have a high level of experience and understanding of the product development lifecycle process. This person must be highly organized, detailed-oriented and possess the right skill set to lead overall NPI schedule assessments, drive cross-functional teams and ODM Partners to schedule execution for both Hardware and Software committed milestones. PM will assess product development at ODM manufacturing plants during all key development stages. This position requires someone with strong communication skills across technical and non-technical audiences as well as internal and external partners. The ideal candidate must be a critical thinker with a strong technical background who has strong oral and written communication skills; excellent problem solving, leadership, and analytical skills; a proven track record of project delivery; and comfort interacting with all levels of management. Applicant should be an expert in project management software and have experience using tools like JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, Smartsheets, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, etc. As a critical technology area, this role provides excellent career growth opportunities. This position oversees Program Management for -SOC Software -product development across multiple platforms and -product categories such as TV, and Sound bar products. It involves working with ODMs, platform providers, software developers and quality assurance testers to produce and deliver quality Software -platforms for consumer electronics applications. This position requires someone who can provide both technical and personal leadership. This candidate should be technically proficient with TV and Audio platforms and have a working knowledge of Linux and Android embedded architectures. Applicant should be expert in project management software and tools like JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, etc. The teams delivering the software are globally based, so we expect candidates to have excellent communication skills and experience working with globally distributed development teams. As a member of the product team, this position must have the skill set to do overall schedule assessments in order to manage vendors and to communicate extremely effectively both internally and externally. As a critical technology area, this role provides excellent career growth opportunities.
What You Will Do

  • Manage all ongoing TV, Audio & Accessory Hardware & Software programs across multiple vendors
  • Strategize and develop plans that identify detailed program scope & schedules for all critical milestones with Product Marketing Management, Product Management, Legal, Engineering and Quality Assurance team members
  • meet corporate business goals
  • Drive the cross-functional execution of hardware consumer products on time and overall company objectives
  • Schedule, participate and chair program team meetings with cross-functional leads as required
  • Work closely with Industrial Design teams, Product Managers, Engineers, Factories, and other internal & external teams to ensure newly developed products are manufactured to the highest quality and deadlines are met
  • Collaborate with Software Program Managers to plan, schedule and coordinate software platform development in sync with Hardware launch timelines
  • Work with local and remote teams to deliver supporting software and services in sync with launch timelines
  • Generate detailed program development plans with cross-functional teams' consensus that
  • Manage and track all 3rd Party App Partner & Compliance Certification activities and schedules
  • Review Vendor & App Partner open issues, drive corrective action plans, align on Software release schedules and tracking SW sign off
  • Participate in JIRA bug scrubs with all stakeholders such as SOC, ODMs and Internal team members
  • Participate in daily and sometimes nightly -ODM/SOC product meetings
  • Work with the Quality/Eng/Prod Mgmt teams on product issues and driving resolutions in a timely manner
  • Assist members of functional organizations by providing direction of program activities, prioritizations, and issues resolutions.
  • Communicate regularly with senior management on status, risks and change control
  • Present weekly program status to upper management as required
  • Interact with Product Marketing and Product Management to define program plans and meet NPI schedules and goals
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams (incl. Business Dev, Business Planning, Prod Marketing, Prod Mgmt, Eng., Quality) throughout the planning and execution phase
  • Ensure lessons-learned from predecessor programs are incorporated into new programs
  • Identify process improvement opportunities across teams, and drive improvement
  • Identify risk areas and develop mitigation plans as required to meet quality, schedule and cost targets
  • Participate in roadmap reviews
  • Coordinate & align with Software Program team to deploy major software releases to consumers
  • Understand user conceptual requirements and needs
  • Set high standards for personal and team interaction. Facilitate the resolution of complex team issues, build consensus, maintain process focus, overcome barriers, encourage and inspire other team members and foster relationships with other team leaders
  • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline-driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
    About You

    • Passion and experience delivering high quality products. This PM will be instrumental in ensuring product success
    • Detailed understanding of the embedded software development and testing for consumer electronics; hands-on experience with actual software development is required
    • Extremely detailed & clear communication Skill
    • Clear understanding on schedule deadlines and knowing when to incl. management team on critical issues
    • Proven track record of managing programs in high tech industry
    • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Word
    • Proven ability to plan and deliver quality hardware and software
    • Program management, driving and communication skills, effectively managing projects and working with global cross-functional teams
    • Ability to relentlessly track and follow-up on open issues and action items
    • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a highly dynamic environment
    • Must be very good with logistics, planning, well organized, detailed, -and resourceful
    • Self-starter with the ability to work through ambiguity and evolving requirements
    • Working with multiple program tasks, setting the right priorities, and understanding program needs
    • Fluent with using Jira issue-tracking software application
    • Fluent with team collaboration & testing software applications, such as Confluence, TestRail, Microsoft Teams and Slack
    • PMP Certification is highly desirable
    • Must be able to travel worldwide to vendors during planning and critical development stages
    • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
    • Understand and follow company rules and regulations
    • Perform all other duties as assigned or required
    • You have a BS degree or BA degree in related field or working experience -
      About VIZIO

      We are Beautifully Simple. 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.

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