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Product Compliance Engineer

PRODUCT COMPLIANCE ENGINEER

We design. We build. We code. We think. We craft. We engineer. We teach. We learn. We invent.

At littleBits, we’re on a mission to democratize hardware by empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. And we believe this mission starts with you. When you join the team, you’ll enter a workspace that encourages innovation, creative expression, teamwork and transparency. We also encourage spontaneous sing-a-longs, furry friends, roaming robots, and lots of laughs. If you are genuinely excited about our mission, and about working with a smart, dedicated and talented group of inventors, artists, and doers, we want you on our team!

If you share this insatiable drive to make things better, you may be the PRODUCT COMPLIANCE ENGINEER we want on our mission to get the world inventing. We are looking for a compliance specialist who can drive the success of littleBits as we grow and expand markets. This role reports to the Sr. Director Quality. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO AS THE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE ENGINEER:

  • Lead all product compliance activities for littleBits
  • Conduct research on globally enacted and proposed consumer product safety safety/packaging laws and standards and monitor industry trends
  • Work with new product development groups to integrate compliance strategy during the design process
  • Identify regulatory needs and strategies
  • Provide regulatory guidance to engineers that apply regulations to concepts
  • Monitor the impact of changing legislation and regulations on client’s product
  • Participate in various industry organizations and attend conferences and meetings as required
  • Conduct research into market or regional business issues in support of domestic and international corporate strategic planning initiatives
  • Assist in updating/maintaining a client-focused database of relevant consumer product laws, standards and guidance documents
  • Develop and review SOP documents
  • Provide general administrative support, including data gathering and compilation, report writing, creation of presentation material, etc. as required by Manager
  • Provide back-up support as required to other staff members

THE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEED TO BE THE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE ENGINEER:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a regulated industry
  • Understanding of children’s products/toy industry regulatory compliance (16 CFR 1500.xx, ASTM F963, EN 71, and ISO 8124) strongly desired
  • Strong research skills and experience researching domestic and international laws and regulations
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical information, and summarize the content into easy-to-understand summaries and updates
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, applying critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills (technical writing skills a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technical environment
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A deep understanding of the product culture
  • Extremely disciplined and organized approach to product and project management

 

THE PERKS YOU’LL ENJOY AS THE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE ENGINEER:

  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful inventing at the heart of all we do
  • Sweeping views of the Hudson, a tricked-out office and fully stocked kitchen.  We're listed as one of the top 11 office spaces in the US
  • All the oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, microscopes, microchips, soldering irons, laser cutters, 3D printers, craft supplies and googly eyes you could ever want
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, commuter checks, FSA, paid family leave and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period
  • Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup
  • Flexible working hours and unlimited sick days
  • Generous vacation policy
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