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PPL Corporation Product Team Leader in Allentown, Pennsylvania

6729BR

Internal Title:

Product Team Leader

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Develops, refines, and documents requirements in the form of user stories and acceptance criteria for prioritized feature development.

  2. Advocates a customer centric mindset through closely partnering with the Design team to pull in relevant data and assisting in synthesis which the team can easily digest.

  3. Serve as the day-to-day contact for the team on clarification of requirements and drives backlog grooming on recurring basis.

  4. Participates in daily scrum with the dev team and scrum master.

  5. Supports the product manager in executing and delivering on product roadmap commitments.

  6. Assist with system design in partnership with Engineering teams ensuring the design meets the business needs and user experience.

  7. Perform necessary backlog maintenance, such as identifying stories and define them for ready for work.

  8. Stay in sync with the product manager on priorities and day to day execution, while exercising strong decision-making across the team

  9. Support the product managers in collaborating with cross functional teams and leadership, to ensure team strategy aligns with overall product vision.

  10. Prepare and support the team on product demos for leadership team.

  11. Supports release planning for production ready customer features.

  12. Facilitates meetings with Business, Design, Dev Team, and other events as needed.

  13. Supports product testing activities prior to release, assuring we built what aligns to agreed features and capabilities.

  14. Assists in setting, gathering, and tracking product performance metrics.

  15. Collaborate with business stakeholders and tech organization on innovative technology initiatives that create business value either through growth opportunities or operational improvements.

  16. Manages and mentors product analysts on job responsibilities.

  17. May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

  18. The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Requisition ID:

6729BR

Position Summary:

The Product Team Leader is responsible for understanding business needs, and for analyzing and translating them into functional and non-functional requirements for delivering the necessary technology service to business. They assess both business and wider technology trends (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, internet of things), and design technology solutions to help a business operate more efficiently and effectively. The Product Team Leader analyzes wider technology trends and best practices to identify best in class IT solutions to enable to business priorities. The Product Team Leader is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization and works independently, under minimal guidance from Manager. May have direct responsibility of leading a small team of Product Analysts, as required. Progression to Team Leader is limited based on business requirement.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:

Manager

Recruiting Location:

PA-Allentown

Additional Requirements:

This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree and 7 years of related work experience OR 10 years of related work experience

  2. Excitement, curiosity, and passion for shaping the future through digital technology.

  3. Familiarity with the latest technologies, trends, standards, products, and applicability

  4. Strong problem solving and analytics skills to be able to develop technology solutions that solve business problems quickly.

  5. Ability to collaborate with internal and external agile teams to unblock critical issues during product development.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:

Regular

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree in relevant technology/industry areas

  2. Ability to collaborate with team members across different functional domains and technologies.

  3. Utilities industry experience

  4. Excellent interpersonal relations skills

  5. Familiar with design thinking and how to leverage that output to shape a product and customer experience.

  6. Experience with building and releasing Minimal Viable Product (MVP) and managing on-time releases.

  7. Degree in related field to product management, product development, etc. is a plus.

  8. Acts as a ruthless “prioritizer” while balancing the needs of customers and stakeholders.

  9. Ability to work as part of a team and build collaborative relationships.

  10. Excellent communicator both oral and written, with strong documentation skills to articulate business and technical process flows.

Full-time or Part-time:

Full-Time

Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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