Denver Expansion Office Begins Recruitment of 100 New Tech Employees
DENVER – Governor Jared Polis and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced today that VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO), the American-based television innovator, has selected Denver as home for its new tech innovation office. VIZIO’s latest domestic expansion will add more than 100 new Colorado-based tech career opportunities to the company’s new Denver operations.
"The entrepreneurial spirit of Colorado’s tech talent is the perfect fit with VIZIO’s culture of innovation, and these high-quality jobs are a huge win for Colorado,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. “VIZIO’s desire to be a long-term community partner is exactly the kind of thoughtful corporate investment that Colorado values."
VIZIO’s engineering and tech team represents the heart of VIZIO’s products and entertainment ecosystem, developing innovative products and providing endless entertainment for millions of consumers right out of the box. The SmartCast ecosystem was purpose-built to guarantee interoperability between popular consumer devices with software that evolved with the customer through automatic updates.
“This move positions VIZIO for growth in a market with a great pool of talent and VIZIO’s adventurous spirit with a balanced work life culture,” said David Rudnick, Senior Vice President of Engineering at VIZIO and lead on the Denver office opening. “Denver provides a perfect market to attract innovators, driven to provide the best experience for consumers with technologies that are built for the future of TV and the connected home. We look forward to establishing VIZIO as a partner to the state and the education system, inspiring future careers for Colorado college students.”
VIZIO’s new tech and engineering office will join the company's more than 600 employees across six domestic locations including its Irvine, California headquarters and offices in Dakota Dunes, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco and New York City.
“Having a tech company like VIZIO expand to Denver shows that our city remains an ideal market for innovation, but more importantly, that the foundations of our economy remain strong and primed for recovery,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Our quality of life remains an asset to grow and attract top talent, and we’re thrilled to have VIZIO as a new partner in our mission to create an inclusive economy for all Denver residents.”
VIZIO will begin its recruitment this month. Interested candidates should visit the VIZIO career webpage. Candidates should also consider attending the company’s virtual job fair on April 28th. To learn more, please visit VIZIO’s LinkedIn profile.
About Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor Jared Polis, we strive to advance the State’s economy through financial and technical assistance that fosters local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. OEDIT offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention services, business relocation services, and business funding and incentives. Our office includes the Global Business Development division; Colorado Tourism Office; Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office; Colorado Creative Industries; Business Financing & Incentives division; the Colorado Small Business Development Network; Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media; the Minority Business Office; Employee Ownership Office; and Rural Opportunity Office.
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, VIZIO's mission is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. VIZIO is driving the future of televisions through its integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast operating system. VIZIO also offers a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. VIZIO's platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads to a growing audience that is increasingly transitioning away from linear TV.