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Technical Product Owner

Eaton Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted November 22, 2022.

This would be an individual contributor role – SB09 Technical Product Owner
– Grid Automation
– Utilities Eaton Electrical Group Position Overview There is no better time to join Eaton than in this exciting era of power management.

We arereimagining innovation by adapting digital technologies — connected devices, data models and insights — to transform power management for safer and more sustainable and efficient power use.Our teams are collaborating to build the best digital solutions for our customers.

We are looking for digital talents who want to help set the direction for this digital transformation and create new ways of working and thinking, for ourselves and our customers.

As a company specializing in automation solutions related to the energy field, Eaton’s Utility sector is seeking for a highly motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic embedded systems Technical Product Owner (TPO) to lead the development of our next generation of SMP platforms.

Reporting to the Software Engineering Manager, the TPO is responsible for the whole product lifecycle.

The TPO works with product marketing and development teams to ensure that business, quality, and functional goals are met with each product release.

The TPO is responsible for the design, usability, quality and delivery of products and features.

The TPO is the key decision maker on priorities and design decisions and works to ensure that all stakeholders are aligned at each stage of the development lifecycle.

The TPO understands both the engineering and business side of the product release and is ultimately responsible for representing the end user’s needs.

We strive to deliver dependable, simplified, and best-in-class solutions to help utilities leverage their assets and manage a smarter grid.

Essential Responsibilities: Take lead of global distributed agile teams as the Technical Product Owner, keeping abreast with agile best practices.

Define the vision for the Linux-based SMP firmware platform in collaboration with, and with input from, the platform’s adopters and stakeholders (including Offer Management, other products using the same firmware, the SMP Gateway products, etc.).

Maintain the product roadmaps for existing and upcoming Linux-based SMP products in collaboration with Offer Management and Engineering leadership, and with input from the products’ stakeholders.

Work closely with marketing product managers and technical leads/architect owners to create and maintain product backlogs prioritized according to business value.

Develop appropriately detailed specifications for product features so that they are clearly understood by the development teams.

Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency.

Communicate with stakeholders across the board including product leaders for other products, customers, business managers, and the development teams to communicate the vision and inform the roadmap.

Ensure quality assurance processes are followed including liaising between R&D and V&V, documenting requirements, approving test plans, and approving work items making sure they meet quality requirements.

Ensure that the teams always have an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on.

Provide backlog management and iteration planning.

Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities.

Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful teams’ completion of release/sprint goals.

Assist the PMO in project management for products that involve the teams and/or the products.

Train stakeholders on new product features.

Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.

Minimum of 10 years of experience in delivering software projects, acting as a technical product owner or technical project manager.

Experience with defining system requirements for embedded software.

Experience with full life cycle software development using standard software processes Exceptional ability to lead, collaborate, openly communicate, influence others, present and negotiate effectively across disciplines and stakeholders (marketing, engineering, customer support, etc.).

Experience in writing clear and concise user stories, functional and non-functional requirements.

Demonstrated experience delivering results in an ambiguous and changing environment, with the ability to work independently and be a self-starter, working multi-task on several initiatives at one time, in a fast moving and evolving business.

Sound judgment and decision-making skills, ability to juggle multiple competing priorities, delegate within team, and ability to work under deadline pressures.

Fluency in English is required for this position in order to communicate with colleagues, customers, and partners located outside of Quebec, as well as to understand technical documentations in the field of our industry.

Preferred Qualifications: Solid understanding of embedded systems development, including firmware and software.

Knowledge of secure development practices.

Knowledge of advanced networking concepts.

Knowledge of communication protocols fundamentals.

Knowledge of the Electrical Domain (Smart Grid, SCADA systems, Substation Automation, etc.).

Teamwork, communication, strong interpersonal skills across cultural and organizational boundaries.

Experience working with global teams.

Experience with Agile Development Processes, and working in an agile team environment, using SCRUM or any other framework.

Eaton expect that the person suitable for this role will have an embedded systems background that has focused or wants to focus more on product aspects rather than technical aspects of embedded systems development.

Eaton has in place accessibility policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.

If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation, please let the recruiter or hiring manager know so that we can work to make reasonable adjustments that best suit your needs.

Accessibility information may be found at: Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere.

We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future.

By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century.

We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world.

Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status.

Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate.

It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Engineering Region: North America – Canada Organization: EPG EAS Electrical Automation Solutions Job Level: Individual Contributor Schedule: Full-time Is remote work (i.e.

working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Hybrid Does this position offer relocation?: No Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time