Digital Home Product Owner - #603891

Trane Technologies plc

Date: 11/25/2021 19:31 PM

City: Arlington, Virginia

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King® - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what's possible for a sustainable world.

The Role:

This Product Owner position is critical to the success of Trane's Residential Digital business. You will lead an agile software development team in the creation and expansion of a consumer facing mobile and web application that interfaces with Trane HVAC controls and equipment. The successful candidate for this role will have demonstrated the ability to lead an agile development team to deliver high quality consumer-facing digital applications from fruition to launch.

The product owner will define and lead software development sprints, create user stories, and drive team goals through prioritization. You will be leading the gathering, writing, & management of functional and non-functional requirements, technical requirements and acceptance criteria in epics, user stories & tasks. You will be responsible for the collection, analysis and testing of statistical information and data for further presentation to technical and business stakeholders using diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, documents and reports. You will work with portfolio and business leaders to create the product vision and contribute to the development and execution of the business and portfolio strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide full accountability and transparency for delivery and success of the assigned product

  • Provide effective leadership to onshore and offshore development teams including creating user stories and acceptance criteria, planning sprints, selecting individual stories to go into any given sprint, managing backlog, organizing stories into customer releases, and making final determinations of whether any given piece of work is complete

  • Define and lead the execution of the product vision within the context of building consumer product features that help drive their loyalty to our brand

  • Work closely in a "hands-on" style with development team including addressing daily prioritization needs, providing real-time feedback and answering questions on an ongoing basis

  • Collaborate with other leadership as needed to align on strategy and execution path to most effectively deliver results

  • Provide updates, information and demos of product features and progress against timelines to stakeholders including business leadership and external partners/vendors

  • Conduct or facilitate voice of customer activities to identify business, customer, and user needs based on stakeholder interviews, focus groups, "day-in-the-life" studies, and advisory panels. Represent the needs of identified target personas in all activities. Capture user and business needs in the form of user stories, functionality expectations, performance requirements, test plans, acceptance criteria, and system interactions

  • Effectively collaborate with other engineering groups within the business unit to coordinate integrated software / firmware / hardware releases


  • Bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields

  • Agile product ownership experience

  • 3+ years of experience as hands-on business analyst, product owner, or product manager of consumer facing software based solutions

  • 3+ years of experience in one of the following industries/focus-areas: HVAC or similar controls or IoT based platform with digital customer interface

  • Demonstrated success working with engineering teams to plan, develop, refine, and launch successful software products

  • Ability to research and explore product and feature opportunities and user experience improvement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to quickly adapt to change and navigate ambiguous problem spaces

  • Self-starter and ability to work with little instructions and collaborate with a diverse team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or higher in identified or applicable field

  • 5+ years of experience as hands-on business analyst, product owner, or product manager of software based solutions

  • Knowledge of/experience in HVAC system domain

  • Familiarity with Confluence, JIRA, and user experience (UX) design

  • Experience working within an entrepreneurial environment; potentially with a startup or consultant agency with agile practice

  • Experience working within a greenfield software development environment

  • Experience leading or collaborating with remote teams (including international)

Key Competencies:

  • Leadership & Accountability: Possesses the mind-set of a business leader, with a focus on delivering measurable business and customer value and optimizing ROI

  • Decisive: Makes decisions and prioritizes effectively using data and facts

  • Communication: Strong communicator of business and technical information at all levels of the organization. Demonstrates excellent collaboration skills.

  • Business knowledge: Strong familiarity with software development processes

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what's possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Benefits*: Trane-Technologies-Benefits-Offered.pdf

Base Pay Range (for Colorado Residents): Minimum: $106,000, Maximum: $221,000

Additional Compensation: Up to 15% annual bonus

Disclaimer: This "range" could be a result of seniority, merit, geographic location where the work is performed, education, experience, travel requirements for the job, or because of a system the employer uses to measure earnings by quantity or quality of production (so, for example, positions that may not have traditional salary ranges).

  • Benefits vary by region, business alignment, union involvement and employee status.

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