Product Manager (VC-6 Professional Video & Imaging)

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 1 month ago(20/05/2021 13:02)
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V-Nova, a London based IP and software company, is dedicated to improving data compression by building a vast portfolio of innovative technologies based on the game-changing use of AI and parallel processing for data, video, imaging, and point cloud compression, with applications across several verticals. This is achieved through deep-science R&D (300+ international patents) and the development of products that test, prove and continuously enhance the technology portfolio.

V-Nova has contributed part of its IP to drive standardization of two codec formats, MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC), a low-complexity enhancement video codec, and SMPTE VC-6 (ST-2117), a high-performance AI-based video and imaging codec. V-Nova has developed multiple award-winning software products to kickstart the ecosystems for its technologies and allow their immediate deployment, addressing use cases in TV, media, entertainment, social networks, eCommerce, ad-tech, security, aerospace, defence, automotive and gaming.

We’re committed to the extraordinary and rely on the talent of our high-performing diverse teams to provide innovative solutions and deliver what we promise. We’ve worked hard to create a company where talented, passionate people can thrive in a culture that values individual empowerment and excellence and achieves through teamwork. We’re constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals who thrive off solving challenging problems and want to make an impact. With groundbreaking technology, a fast-paced collaborative environment and major growth plans, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us.





V-Nova is a high growth technology start-up shaping its place in a challenging and competitive market and seeks leaders who bring expertise, passion, and collaborative skills in order to help it succeed.  They must be able to illustrate a vision, build good working relationships with peers and senior management, and roll up their sleeves to get the job done, and must be able to embrace the risk and challenge that a start-up brings.


Product Managers are accountable for the conceptualisation, definition, delivery, and commercial performance of V-Nova’s products, including strategy and future roadmaps. Product Managers manage all aspects of the product lifecycle.


SMPTE VC-6 ST2117 is the latest video and image standard from SMPTE. VC-6 has been created by V-Nova and its core to our IP, product strategy and go-to-market. Key to this commercially focussed product role is the definition of a go-to-market and product strategy for VC-6, engaging with potential customers to capture requirements and identifying the right opportunities. In this role you will be working with product marketing and sales to articulate the value proposition of VC-6 and deliver it to potential customers in a variety of different applications including professional video production, AI-driven detection and recognition, cameras, etc. You will deliver demonstrations, trials and proof-of-concepts to inform product decisions and create the product roadmap leading the development team. You will champion quality product conceptualisation, definition, delivery and support, and ensure the business operating model supports your plans.  Roll up your sleeves and get it done – develop our unique VC-6 technology into something we can both be proud of.  Build, sell, and maintain a compelling forward roadmap that is deliverable and keeps our customers and prospects happy and interested in a promising future with V-Nova.  Work with your peers and colleagues in Marketing, Sales, R&D, Engineering and Delivery to help them realise your vision.



  • Have commercial responsibility for the VC-6 based product line.
  • Identify and prioritize key market segments to create top targets for licensing VC-6
  • Lead and own engagements with top vendor targets to drive them towards revenue generating commercial agreements
  • Assess current product offering, market appetite and trends, and IP potential and build a product strategy to deliver on our ambitious goals in the professional video and imaging markets
  • Ensure the VC-6 product suite is commercially structured to drive revenue and profitability for V-Nova, and is complementary to our Distribution strategy.
  • Build the VC-6 product roadmap, and manage prioritization and trade-offs against engineering resources and experience, commercial value, customer experience, and time to market
  • Own and lead product feature prioritization, Minimum Viable Features (MVF) definition, Minimum Marketable Features (MMF) definition, wireframes, user scenarios and user experience definition
  • Help establish a collaborative working environment between Product and the Marketing, Sales, R&D, Engineering and Delivery teams
  • Own and represent the VC-6 product vision internally and with customers and key external partners. Become the product expert.
  • With your peers in the Product team, proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
  • Maintain and expand industry networking to stay abreast of relevant technical developments and market trends
  • Own the product’s pricing structure and policy. Work collaboratively with the Marketing and Sales team to ensure it reflects market positioning and customer expectations.



Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within the professional video industry, ideally with a relevant equipment vendor or system integrator.
  • Experience in a technical business development or commercial product role bringing new, commercially successful technologies and/or solutions to market
  • Proven track record in delivering commercial outcomes with partners
  • Experience of defining, introducing and delivering product strategy
  • Ability to lead from the front and instil confidence in peers across the business
  • Solid organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task in a fast-moving environment
  • Strong communicator with excellent relationship building skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement, creative thinker and innovator, solution oriented
  • Demonstrable experience helping a small business or business unit deliver high growth


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