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Head of Hardware

Company: Hudl
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

We believe each moment in sports can change the plan, change the game and change lives. That's why our mission is to build the world's most powerful network of sports video and data to empower teams to make every moment count. How? By hiring people around the world who want to help us support coaches, players, analysts, recruiters, teams, clubs and fans. Hudl customers use our products to capture video, analyze data, share highlights and a lot more. They stay ahead of the game with the latest technology and we help them achieve their goals. Want to join us? In this role, you will own the success of Hudl's hardware products which means continuous improvement of our existing hardware product line and executing on developing new products. You will own the product development lifecycle and lead the hardware business unit consisting of product managers, engineers, designers, and supply chain experts. You'll work with them to deliver products consistently, on time that meet the market/customer need. You will also be responsible for successfully crafting and delivering a cohesive product strategy working with other business units to ensure the best user experience for coaches and athletes. This isn't just a product role, or an ops one, or even just a hardware one. This is a growing whole new division and meaningful unit within Hudl.This role requires a strong product leader with a mix of skills across product management, manufacturing, engineering, and industrial design. You'll need to be able to lead and hire a great team to ensure we have the right mix of talent to ensure success over a growing catalogue of products. We are currently scaling from thousands of units to tens of thousands of units annually. This is happening in conjunction with a big increase in international demand. This position is able to work remotely within the Eastern or Midwest US or out of our Lincoln, Omaha, or Boston offices. You Are

  • Professionally qualified and experienced-with knowledge and wisdom honed by years of successes and failures bringing hardware products to market.--
  • Familiar with all aspects of hardware product development processes, from market research, design, prototyping, production and quality.
  • Fueled by the customer love that your products create.
  • Abled to lead and manage hardware operations, contract manufacturing and supply chain experts.
  • A problem solver. When something isn't going according to plan, you find another solution quickly.
  • Not one for the status quo. "That's the way we've always done it" isn't in your vocabulary. You constantly look for ways to innovate and make things better. Good is never good enough.
  • Experienced with leading contract manufacturing and supply chain
  • A vocal leader. You have experience managing new initiatives and projects. You're able to influence and challenge teams to incorporate best practices in everything they do. You Will
    • Lead the Hardware business unit to achieve Hudl's overall business and customer goals.
    • Bring expertise to Hudl to help scale the hardware product line.
    • Create and evangelize Hudl's hardware product strategy.
    • Own the roadmap, timelines and budget for bringing hardware products to market.
    • Implement a product development lifecycle process to scale hardware creation.
    • Work with Hudl's OEM/ODMs to prototype, refine, QC, and launch new products on an efficient schedule.
    • Oversees the success of sales and operations planning
    • Scale hardware from US-only to global--
    • Oversee fleet management (e.g. EOL strategy, operations and systems that scale to manage existing installed hardware)
    • Drive continuous improvement. Hardware is a newer piece of Hudl's product portfolio, so there's plenty of opportunity for us to improve on the way we develop and produce new products.
    • Measure a lot. You'll ensure metrics are in place to measure to track the performance and business outcomes of Hudl's hardware products. We Will
      • Celebrate work at Hudl retreats. We like to gather our Hudlies from around the world to showcase achievements and strategize for the future.--
      • Treat you like an adult. We're all about a healthy work-life balance. We'll give you unlimited vacation time and have company-wide timeout days (no meetings allowed).
      • Provide career growth. We're lifelong learners who encourage professional development. We'll give you tons of resources and opportunities to keep growing.
      • Supply you with tools for success. We've invested in our office spaces, designing them with our employees in mind. You'll have the enriching, flexible environment and powerful hardware you need to do your job well.
      • Support your mental and physical health. We care about our employees' wellbeing. Our Employee Assistance Program, Employee Resource Groups and fitness partner Peerfit have you covered.
      • Cover your medical--insurance. We have multiple plans to pick from to ensure you'll have the coverage you (and your dependents) want.
      • Contribute to your 401(K). Yep, that's free money. We'll match up to 4% of your own contribution. Diversity at Hudl Hudl is an equal opportunity employer. We understand the power of a diverse team, celebrate differences and promote inclusion. We also know-- imposter syndrome --is real and-- the-- confidence gap --can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply-we'd love to hear from you. If you heard about this job opportunity from a current Hudl employee, tell us their name.
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        Voluntary self-identification, gender and race We'd like to know how well we're doing to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in our recruitment processes. To help us reach this goal, we'd appreciate if you'd take our diversity questionnaire. Your voluntary choice to complete it will create a separate, confidential record of your name, where you learned about the role you applied for, and information about protected characteristics (UK: the Equity Act 2010). This information will be automatically removed from your profile prior to reviewing your application. Your data is kept strictly confidential and won't be used as a part of the selection process. We'll only use it to measure our recruitment activity and to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Comp letion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Hudl are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary . Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.
        The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the applicable national data processing regulations (together, the " Applicable Legislation ") for candidates applying to the positions in the EU give rights to individuals in respect of personal data held about them by others and as directed by the above Applicable Legislation Hudl provides you the following information:
      • Hudl Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.hudl.com/privacy .
      • Hudl and its affiliates act as data controllers in relation to the personal data Hudl collects in connection with its recruiting and hiring processes, as well as with data subprocessors engaged by Hudl to help manage those processes. Hudl's headquarters and its sub processes are located in the USA. If you are located outside of the USA, your personal data will be transferred to the USA once you submit it through our careers site.
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