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PPL Corporation Application Technical Lead in Providence, Rhode Island

Company Summary Statement

As one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the United States, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), is committed to creating long-term, sustainable value for our 3.5 million customers, our shareowners and the communities we serve. Our high-performing regulated utilities — PPL Electric Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Rhode Island Energy — provide an outstanding experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best utilities in the nation. PPL’s companies are also addressing challenges head-on by investing in new infrastructure and technology that is creating a smarter, more reliable and resilient energy grid. We are committed to doing our part to advance a cleaner energy future and drive innovation that enables us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining energy reliability and affordability for the customers and communities we serve. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.

Overview

Looking for a Technical Lead who possesses strong technical/development and analytical skills, proven ability to anticipate technical issues and proficient in building applications across platforms and products using ERP like Infor FSM Application. Experience in designing Workflows and Events in an ERP system. The lead is expected to be performing/guiding team for Functional setups and creating functional Design Specifications for Finance and Supply Chain. Proficient in integrating applications between Infor FSM and HxGN EAM products or third-party applications. Well-versed in comprehensive understanding of functional specifications and designing technical specifications. Hands-on experience in trouble shooting, root cause of analysis, and debugging. Familiar around APIs, Message processing and Integration. Well versed with software code development life cycle, delivery and Agile methodologies (Scrum/Sprints/Scrum Life Cycles etc.,) to participate in agile ceremonies as needed. Sound knowledge on understanding and utilizing Azure DevOps applications. Expert in documentation and presentation skills in various stages of business cycles. Good Industrial knowledge on domains like Energy, Utilities and Gas, Retail Management is preferred.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience of leading and delivering end to end solutions across various technologies. Self-motivated and a self-starter looking for next challenge, performs assigned development activities with no guidance and guides the team, leads the code reviews. Candidate must be able to deliver and investigate the problem from start to finish and be able to work with the team to investigate, find solution and see it through completion. Candidate must be able to manage task priorities and manage multiple competing priorities at any given time.

This position is available remote or hybrid with working locations in Louisville, KY; Allentown, PA or Providence, RI.

Responsibilities

  1. Performs coding assignments with limited guidance.

  2. Identify functional gaps and provide corrective actions and implement solutions.

  3. Skilled in managing problems, presenting solutions, performing root cause analysis.

  4. Collaborate with Product Analysts, Technical Consultants to provide technical solutions. Able to manage expectations with business and product peers.

  5. Extended capabilities to provide full support for Finance and Supply Chain management business operations.

  6. Strong Analytical, verbal/written communication, time management, critical thinking, detail oriented, interpersonal, and organizational skills needed.

  7. Serving as a Technical Point & Subject Matter Expert (SME) in specific business domains, will be responsible for the successful implementation of technology solutions.

  8. Performing technical setups and creating technical design specifications for Finance and Supply Chain Modules listed below Finance and Supply Chain modules, Finance - Accounts Payables, Invoice Management, General Ledger, Asset Accounting, Billing, Cash Management Supply Chain- Inventory Controls, Customer Order Management, Purchase Order Management, EDI - Electronic Data Interchange (Hansen), Wearhouse Management and Processing, Contract Management, Strategic Sourcing, Requisition Processing.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree with 8 years of related work experience OR 10+ years of related work experience

  2. Significant experience in software development with one or more software languages such as Java, Python etc. In addition C# will be a big plus.

  3. INFOR ERP – EAM / FSM experience a big plus.

  4. Experience in API / Microservices architecture implementation and Cloud – Azure App Services

  5. Standard development tools- such as Intellij– demonstrated experience is a must have.

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

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

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

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

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

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 ERP based system.

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

  5. Utilities industry experience

  6. Excellent interpersonal relations skills

  7. Bachelor's degree with 8 years of related work experience OR 10+ years of related work experience

  8. Significant experience in software development with one or more software languages such as Java, Python etc. In addition C# will be a big plus.

  9. INFOR ERP – EAM / FSM experience a big plus.

  10. Experience in API / Microservices architecture implementation and Cloud – Azure App Services

  11. Standard development tools- such as Intellij– demonstrated experience is a must have.

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

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

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

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

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

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 ERP based system.

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

  5. Utilities industry experience

  6. Excellent interpersonal relations skills

  7. Performs coding assignments with limited guidance.

  8. Identify functional gaps and provide corrective actions and implement solutions.

  9. Skilled in managing problems, presenting solutions, performing root cause analysis.

  10. Collaborate with Product Analysts, Technical Consultants to provide technical solutions. Able to manage expectations with business and product peers.

  11. Extended capabilities to provide full support for Finance and Supply Chain management business operations.

  12. Strong Analytical, verbal/written communication, time management, critical thinking, detail oriented, interpersonal, and organizational skills needed.

  13. Serving as a Technical Point & Subject Matter Expert (SME) in specific business domains, will be responsible for the successful implementation of technology solutions.

  14. Performing technical setups and creating technical design specifications for Finance and Supply Chain Modules listed below Finance and Supply Chain modules, Finance - Accounts Payables, Invoice Management, General Ledger, Asset Accounting, Billing, Cash Management Supply Chain- Inventory Controls, Customer Order Management, Purchase Order Management, EDI - Electronic Data Interchange (Hansen), Wearhouse Management and Processing, Contract Management, Strategic Sourcing, Requisition Processing.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

Remote Work

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.

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.

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