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Software Product Owner

Mississauga, Canada


Job Description

Eaton’s LD Lighting division is currently seeking a Software Product owner to join our team. This position is based at our Mississauga, CA. facility.


The Software Product Owner will be responsible to deliver best possible enterprise lighting management application that will unlock the true value of Eaton’s connected lighting system. The enterprise lighting management application will be hosted on Eaton’s on-premise and Cloud IoT platform. In this role you will closely interact with product line managers, architects, development leads, IT and technology partners.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours

  • You will work closely with the product line managers (wired, wireless control systems) to translate their requirements defined as epics into detailed requirements as user stories.

  • You will work closely with the User Experience team and other software/hardware Product/Service Owners to ensure an elegant end-to-end “customer experience”.

  • You will work closely with the software development team by providing vision and direction to the software development team. As such the product owner will be attending daily scrums, sprint planning meetings and retrospectives. The product owner will also contribute to the design and architecture meetings.

  • You will manage the product backlog by prioritizing the user stories that best achieve the goals and objectives of the business.  The product owner will actively mitigate risks and issues impacting successful team completion of goals.

  • You will conduct User Acceptance Tests to ensure the integrity and quality of the final software deliverable.

  • You will support product line managers with the market introduction activities by providing demos and helping train all stakeholders.

  • You will contribute to the multi-generation planning activities to define the roadmap for the enterprise lighting application.

Eaton has announced its intent to spinoff its Lighting Business into publicly traded company (“SpinCo”).  This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and this position is expected to remain with SpinCo.   The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  The Lighting Business is in the process of developing its total rewards philosophy, strategy and structure, including the design of its benefits and annual and long-term incentive plans that will take effect when SpinCo becomes a publicly traded company. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when SpinCo becomes an independent, publicly traded company, you will be eligible to participate in SpinCo’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that SpinCo’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s. 




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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Computer Science or Engineering Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Previous working experience in software development or similar function for 2 years in an agile environment
  • Experience in one of the systems used in building automation ( Lighting, BAS, HVAC, Security, Access Control)
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a fifty mile radius of the geographical area will be considered
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Scrum PO certification PSPO1 or 2 or Scrum Master or equivalent certification
  • Experience with Jira and/or other online software development management tools preferred
  • Participation in Strategic Product Planning and Product Road mapping
  • Marketing and collateral development, including specification and technical writing

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Marketing

Region: North America – Canada
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 069315