Product Compliance Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 83067-280664
    • Job Location: Herndon, VA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 13, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 5 + Years
    • Starting Date: September 11, 2018
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Job Description:

VT iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative Product Compliance Specialist who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. VT iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continue to break new ground and create significant opportunities for the network operators, service provider’s resellers, and the corporate networking professionals.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

•Ensure iDirect achieves and maintains an effective product compliance posture to prevent and/or resolve product impacts/delays to the customer while minimizing business risk to iDirect
•Establish, track and research applicable regulatory requirements and method of demonstrating compliance for iDirect hardware. Document standard operating procedures and protocols for the hardware regulatory compliance process
•Ability to apply hazard/risk analysis, to identify compliance deficiencies, opportunities to improve product safety and/or quality; effectively document, communicate and track results to resolution
•Provide expert product technical guidance and serve as the technical resource in your area(s) of expertise
•Provide cross-functional guidance to assure new and existing iDirect products, components, and materials comply with pertinent regulations world-wide
•Provide guidance for regulatory marking and documentation requirements on products and packaging
•Examples include FCC, UL, CE, RoHS, WEEE, REACH, etc.
•Manage processes to demonstrate regulatory compliance through third-party analysis and test
•Manage the preparation, submittal, sharing, and archival of all iDirect hardware regulatory documentation
•Act as a liaison between expert regulatory and legal consultants and the iDirect cross-functional team
•Ability to work/communicate effectively with engineers, technical specialists, and management, cross functionally, in a multi-disciplinary, global environment; Comfortable interacting with regulators, outside agencies, industry trade groups/associations, and customers as required
•Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills; exercises sound judgement in applying these skills
•Strong collaborative, organizational and project management skills. Excellent written/verbal/communication and presentation skills
•Keeps abreast of changing standards and product regulations (LVD, EMC Directive, REACH, RoHS), and industry guidance documents, and communicates effectively to the organization necessary actions to maintain compliance

•Has a ‘can do’ attitude - willing to dive into and take ownership.
•Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
•Must be able to analyze and solve complex problems.
•Must have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
•Can work under pressure in high visibility situations.
•Flexible - able to quickly adapt to changing conditions and make decisions based on incomplete data.
•While we emphasis the ability to work in a team, the candidate must also be effective as a single contributor as the situation warrants

Experience and Skills:

•Degree in Electrical Engineering, 2 years of Safety, EMC or RF experience.  Will concern one area of focus and train on others if needed. 
•2+ years of International Regulatory Compliance experience in a testing lab or engineering project development environment with focus in Safety/EMC/RF
•Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards
•Candidates for this position are required to have hands-on experience on Safety/EMC/RF testing
•Good understanding of global consumer electronics EMC/EMI/RF standards such as, FCC/IC rules, EN/ETSI, RED, etc. is a must
•Candidate must be able to write technical documents clearly and concisely. Candidate must have knowledge of local certification processes and must be able to interact with local certification authorities
•Ability to adjust and set priorities to meet deadlines
•Strong persuasion and negotiation skills, including conflict resolution skills
•Ability to work independently; self-motivated with ability to drive projects
•2 – 5 years of industry experience in working in a 24x7x365 multi-shift environment (Main focus = fault isolation and problem resolution via phone, email or chat for a global customer base) or equivalent combination of education and experience

•BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, mathematics, or equivalent experience

•The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
•Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions