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PPL Corporation Associate Developer in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Associate Developer

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Advance in depth emerging technology and software delivery knowledge

  2. Collaborate with business users, system analysts, developers, and ecosystem partners to bring innovative ideas from conception to launch at scale.

  3. Assist in analyzing and researching new and existing products, procedures, and/or workflow needs associated with business systems.

  4. Work in an iterative/Agile environment and be a strong team player.

  5. Adopt emerging technologies and launch products / services faster with rapid prototyping & iterative methods.

  6. Proven ability to take prototypes to production, following engineering best practices.

  7. Build, configure, or customize the technical solution (reusable components, preconfigured solutions, cloud solution and services)

  8. Work very closely with the System Architect and multiple Technology teams to champion the adoption of patterns, platforms, and tools to support the usage and conformity of solution architecture.

  9. Manage automation and monitor application integration as code iteratively goes through assembly and product tests.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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Position Summary:

The Developer designs, develops, and tests solutions based on the functional and technical specifications to meet quality & performance requirements. They are expected to be proficient in a variety of technologies and languages (MEAN, MERN, C#, Java, C++, etc., Microservices, Cloud Architecture and API’s) to develop applications. The developer approaches software holistically, catering to both user experience and functionality. The developer dabbles in emerging technologies (e.g., machine learning, internet of things and Artificial Intelligence etc.) to develop solutions that improve business performance (e.g., proactive customer service, outage management, grid balancing, fraud detection, IoT security).

The Associate level uses established procedures under immediate guidance and instruction from Team Leader or more senior level Developers.

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:

Entry Level

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Additional Requirements:

Business Line Specific Qualifications Summary Required

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree OR 4 years of related work experience

  2. Background in software development and is familiar with one or more software languages such as C#, Java, Python etc.

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

  4. Familiar with the latest technologies, trends, standards, products, and applicability

  5. Ability to effectively adapt to rapid technological and business change while maintaining enthusiasm and displaying sound judgment.

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

  7. Ability to collaborate with internal and external 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:


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. Working knowledge in one or more of emerging technologies (e.g., Microservices, DevOps, Multi-Cloud technologies, IoT, Intelligent Automation, RPA, Test automation, artificial intelligence, etc.)

  4. Self-starter mentality and an ability to spin up, configure development and test environments.

  5. Utilities industry experience

  6. Excellent interpersonal relations skills

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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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