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PPL Corporation Developer Team Leader- Mobile iOS (Remote) in United States


Internal Title:

Developer Team Leader- Mobile iOS (Remote)

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. Extensive software development skills including Objective-C, C and/or C+4. Mastery of Apple’s development tools and development environments and how to deal with different screen sizes

  4. Experience working with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics and Core Text, Core Location, etc.

  5. Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect iOS applications to back-end services

  6. Strong knowledge of iOS UI design principles, patterns, and best practices

  7. Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning

  8. Ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “touch”

  9. Familiarity with the use of additional sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers

  10. Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

  11. Strong Expertise in developing enterprise applications on iOS

  12. Avid follower of the technology industry and current technology trends

  13. The ideal profile is for someone who has extensive experience working on iOS and/or MacOS X applications, at all levels from product design down to scalable infrastructure

  14. Proven leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and lead other talented developers and work collaboratively with designers

Familiarity with Cocoa, Cocoa Touch and other SDKs for mobile app development

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

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

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

  4. 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

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

  6. Manages and mentors’ developers on job responsibilities

  7. 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.

  8. 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:

Full remote opportunity

The Development Team Leader (Lead) designs develops, and tests iOS Mobile apps based on the functional and technical specifications to meet quality & performance requirements. As a lead you will be responsible for the architecture, design, code review, technology build and deployment activities of the iOS Mobile apps. They are expected to be proficient in a variety of technologies and languages (Objective-C, C and/or C++, etc., Microservices, Cloud Architecture and API’s) to develop applications. The lead approaches software holistically, catering to both user experience and functionality. He/She 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 lead is recognized as an expert in their functional area within the organization and works independently, under minimal guidance from their manager. May have direct responsibility of leading a small team of Developers, as required. Progression to Team Leader level is limited on the basis of business requirement. This role works under the guidance of the System Architect.

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.

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Basic Qualifications:

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

  2. Background in software development and is familiar with one or more software languages such as Objective-C, Swift, Cocoa, Cocoa Touch and other Mobile SDK’s 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. 2 years leadership experience

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

  4. 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.)

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

  6. Utilities industry experience

  7. 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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